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Aerospace

Question of the Week : Transportation
Would You Ride in a Flying Car?

A flying car, also known as a rotable aircraft, is something that inventors have been dreaming about for a very long time. Stuck in traffic? Just take-off and get out of there.

Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
CES 2020: NASA Arrives, Ready to Partner Up
NASA came to CES with a message: We're going back to the Moon, and we'll need help from industry to do it.
Stuck in traffic? The Pegasus flying car can get you out of there.
Question of the Week : Aerospace
Will We Use Satellites to Fix Satellites?

A recent INSIDER described one researcher’s idea to fix a broken satellite: Send up a repair satellite! Read the Tech Briefs Q&A for details.

As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Helping Autonomous Vehicles See Around Corners
A system senses tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.
Application Briefs : Test & Measurement
NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
A carbon nanotube heat shield can better protect extremely fast aircraft.
This technique lowers airstream noise generated at the side edges of deployed flaps, elevons, or slats.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
Application Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
NASA's Thirst for Water on Mars Quenched by Student Innovators
NASA and universities from across the country are teaming up to support a continued human presence on the Moon and ultimately Mars.
These barrier coatings protect high-performance components in extreme environments.
Facility Focus : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
Applying a surface-active agent makes metal easier to cut and shape into parts and pieces.
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.
This technology enables methane metabolism by yeast.
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Load-bearing structures in cars and airplanes could be manufactured from the metal foam.
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
A new method of estimating the optimal trailing aircraft position in a formation increases fuel savings.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
CubeSat Form Factor Thermal Control Louvers
These louvers provide passive thermal cooling for CubeSats.
Briefs : Nanotechnology
Microrobot Powered by Soft Muscles
This microrobot with soft actuators can crash, fall, and collide without being damaged.
Blog : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
How to Fix Satellites — With Satellites
If a satellite breaks in orbit, there's not much that can be done. A professor envisions a new idea for refueling and repair.
Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Countdown: The Top Stories of 2019

Tech Briefs in 2019 celebrated historic NASA anniversaries, new ways to power electronics, and innovative hacks of our “smartest” technologies.

On-Demand Webinars : Aerospace
Update on Civil Certification of Multicore Processing Systems in Commercial Avionics

The transition from traditional federated systems to consolidated multicore platforms gives aerospace suppliers a competitive edge. This 60-minute Webinar examines the industry’s remarkable journey bringing multicore processing to avionics systems as well as...

Parylene coatings are being used in the medical industry and even space. Our expert explains why.
Question of the Week
Will Cooling Coatings Catch On?

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Software

Using Simulation to Design Robust Adhesively Bonded Structures

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Energy

Thermal Management Crisis: Knowing Your Passive Solution Options

Upcoming Webinars: Internet of Things

IoT’s Role in Today’s Transportation Systems

Dynamic White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Precision Bellows Couplings: 3 Secrets to their Success

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Testing and Inspecting 3D-Printed Parts