Latest Briefs & News

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Why should one measure pressure and vibration under cryogenic conditions? Find out in this 30-minute Webinar, which will cover common applications of cryogenic measurement, the piezoelectric...

Upcoming Webinars: Defense

For the past 75 years, the U.S. Air Force has pushed the boundaries of technology. From breaking the sound barrier to the establishment of the Space Force,...

Upcoming Webinars: Materials

There is growing interest in the use of thermoplastic composite materials within the aerospace and automotive industries. These materials can be...

Upcoming Webinars: Aerospace
Covering evolving battery advancements and requirements across the automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace, and defense sectors, the Summit will help you successfully navigate and succeed in this rapidly evolving market.
On-Demand Webinars: AR/AI

Adoption of unmanned aircraft technology continues across military and civilian applications. As these vehicles become increasingly...

Tech Talks: Materials

There are numerous applications for which flexible composite sheeting and extrusions are uniquely suited, which will be highlighted in this 20-minute Tech Talk, along with new...

White Papers: Aerospace
How to Check and Quantify the Five Deadly Problems

This paper begins by reviewing the current research on aeration within the lubrication context. A solid understanding of the symptoms and effects of aeration are required to build an...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Launcher depends on Velo3D to 3D-print complex rocket components for low-cost, small satellite delivery systems.
White Papers: Aerospace
Overcoming Clean Room Challenges: How to Move Massive Equipment

Transport, position, and rotate unlimited load size and weight without impact to the clean room environment or damage to floors. How? With AeroGo air casters: the hovercraft...

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Aerospace & Military Robotics - September 2022

Autonomous robots explore the deep sea...AI-powered machines think for themselves in hazardous places...advanced bipedal robots combine walking with flying. These are just a few of the...

Special Reports: Medical
Test & Measurement - September 2022

Test strategies to track hypersonic threats…overcoming challenges of EV battery and electric aircraft testing…an innovative way to measure the thermal properties of materials. These are just a few of...

Briefs: Aerospace
NASA’s new COROTUB boom is flattened, rolled, and stowed in a small package for easy transport to remote locations. When unfurled, it expands into a load-bearing structural boom.
Briefs: Design
An experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels.
Briefs: Aerospace
This simple, elegant invention can control flow separation resulting from the high flap deflections required by simple-hinged flap systems making such flaps a viable option for aircraft designers.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
Issue Archive: Lighting Technology
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White Papers: Defense
Overcoming Connectivity Challenges in Defense Applications

Designers of products for defense applications face a complex set of challenges. They must address continually growing data volumes and bandwidth requirements in systems that are...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace

Integration of modeling and simulation in a common platform enables rapid evaluation of airframe design changes. This 60-minute Webinar will...

Quiz: Aerospace
Before it goes — after more than 20 years on the job — take this quiz to test your knowledge about the ISS' earthbound benefits.
Application Briefs: Software
How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.
White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cause and Effect: The Fundamentals of Aerospace Failure Analysis

There are millions of large and small parts, assembled components, subsystems, and structures built by a myriad of suppliers that all must come together to manufacture the...

White Papers: Aerospace
Combining Customizable High-Speed Interfaces with FPGA Coprocessing

Built for harsh environments, high performance, and sensitive budgets, the new FPGA-based XMC meets VITA 47 rugged specs and offers custom or pre-configured high-speed...

Quiz: Design
There are many NASA technologies that have become commercial products and services on Earth. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about NASA “Spin-Offs.”
Special Reports: Internet of Things
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Articles: Aerospace

“ G odspeed, fellas. Let’s go have some fun.” These were the words of encouragement from mission control at the Kennedy Space Center — only this time for the first private astronaut...

Briefs: Aerospace
New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.
Briefs: Manned Systems
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
Briefs: Manned Systems
Advanced analyses shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines.
Briefs: Design
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.