Aerospace

Application Briefs: Materials
Software Helps Optimize World’s Largest All-Composite Aircraft

Collier Research Corp.
Newport News, VA
HyperSizer.com

When the Stratolaunch aircraft...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Assists NASA with Wearable CO2 Monitor

SST Sensing Ltd.Coatbridge,
UK
www.sstsensing.com

Studies show that heightened carbon dioxide...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fabricating Optical Mirrors for Use in Outer Space Measurements

There are many ways to manufacture an optic depending on the complexity of the component and the application. From choosing the best substrate, to detailing the numerous operations...

Application Briefs: Software
Making VR a NASA Reality

NASA researchers want to prove that a virtual reality headset like the Oculus Rift is not just a toy. Josh Kinne, a deputy project manager at NASA Langley Research Center, sees a future role for virtual and augmented...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
System Recycles and Purifies Large Volumes of Helium for SLS

Helium reclamation system
VACCO Industries
South El Monte, CA
626-443-7121
www.VACCO.com

Recyling and purifying high-flow helium allows uninterrupted...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Custom Machines Create Engine Lip Skins on Boeing Aircraft

MJC Engineering, a custom machine tool builder in Huntington Beach, CA, specializes in metal-spinning machines for such applications as sheet spinning, flow forming, wheel spinning, and...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA Sensor Supports Flexible Aircraft Design

A NASA-developed fiber optic sensor provides the kind of detailed feedback that could guide the direction of flexible wings and other next-generation aerospace parts. The multi-core fiber (MCF)...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Machined Parts Accelerate Design Tests for NASA

Proto Labs, Inc.
Maple Plain, MN
877-479-3680
www.protolabs.com

University student Mel Du was searching for a source to manufacture metal parts for a student research...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Control Solutions Synchronize Operation of Space Launch System Heavy Transporters

Beckhoff Automation
Savage, MN
952-890-0000
www.beckhoffautomation.com

Large NASA production facilities, such as the Michoud Assembly...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Solar Orbiter Instrument Filters Powered by Brushed Motor

maxon RE 13 brushed DC motors
maxon precision motors
Fall River, MA
508-677-0520
www.maxonmotorusa.com

In 2018, the European Space Agency (ESA) will send the...

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