INSIDER : Aerospace
Aerial Robot Morphs in Flight

An aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight paves the way for a new generation of large robots that can move through narrow passages, making them ideal for exploration as well as search and...

INSIDER : Aerospace
Corrosion Evaluation System Makes "Sense" for Aircraft Coatings

Through a Small Business Innovation Research project with Luna Innovations, the Air Force supported the development of CorRES, an improved system for coating materials...

INSIDER : Aerospace
Flight Control System Virtually Eliminates Pilot Error

The L1 adaptive flight control system maintains aircraft performance and maneuverability even in the presence of severe failures - ultimately increasing aircraft safety, resilience to...

INSIDER : Aerospace
NASA Demonstrates X-ray Navigation in Space

In a technology first, NASA demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space. This technology could work in concert with existing spacecraft-based radio and optical systems.

INSIDER : Motion Control
Origami Techniques Expand Compacted Spacecraft

Origami has once again inspired engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Besides aesthetic beauty, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding addresses a persistent problem faced by JPL engineers: how do you pack the greatest amount of spacecraft into the smallest...

INSIDER : Aerospace
Exo-Brake “Parachute” to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft

Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA have been testing its Exo-Brake technology as a simple design that promises to help bring small payloads back through Earth’s atmosphere unharmed. An Exo-Brake is a tension-based, flexible braking device...

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