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INSIDER: Power

Aerospace engineers designed a 1-megawatt electrical motor that is a stepping stone toward electrifying the largest aircraft.

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Special Reports: Manned Systems
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Aerospace Manufacturing - February 2023

Learn about advances in 3D printing of spacecraft, large-scale aerospace composites manufacturing, cutting tools for tomorrow's sustainable aircraft, and more in this compendium of recent articles from...

Briefs: Materials
Researchers at NASA Langley are developing polymer coatings that reduce impact ice adhesion strength.
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Quiz: Internet of Things
The chances are very high that you're familiar with GPS. However, do you know how it came to be? Its trials and tribulations? Take this quiz to find out.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-efficient catalysts were developed that are cost-effective to make and simple to scale.
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Articles: Aerospace
The sustainability crisis extends to low-Earth Orbit (LEO), where human-made debris poses a ubiquitous threat.
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Quiz: Propulsion
How much do you know about the advances regarding to electric aircraft?
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Blog: Defense
Using mPOD, “adversary” pilots can emulate enemy jamming techniques accurately, conditioning aircrews to evolving threat scenarios and better preparing them for real combat.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
An experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Acoustic optimization for anti-phase asymmetric rotor.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Gust load alleviation is an increasing concern for the design of fixed-wing aircraft with ultra-high aspect wings.
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Briefs: Motion Control
A lightweight alternative to rudders for aircraft with spanwise adaptive wings.
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Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Aviation is emerging aggressively from the pandemic to turn setbacks into comebacks.
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Articles: Energy
Electric aircraft hold tremendous potential to improve emission, noise, and operating economics across a range of different applications in support of the goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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Articles: Manned Systems
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 and would have applications in air and space travel.
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Facility Focus: Aerospace
Learn about the aviation, space, cybersecurity, and engineering achievements happening at Embry-Riddle.
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Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the technologies being developed at NC State, including vehicle armor, a monitoring patch for plants, and origami-inspired materials.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include avionics, data storage, process control, reconfigurable manufacturing lines, and civil and structural engineering.
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Articles: Internet of Things
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
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Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Jetpacks Take Flight?

The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company has developed a commercially viable jetpack. The Martin Jetpack contains two cylinders with propulsion fans attached to a carbon-fiber frame. A strapped-in pilot uses two joysticks to control the wingless pack. The company aims to have the jetpack available for commercial...

News: Aerospace
Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Makes 100th Test Flight

The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. The unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights -- the seventh and eighth flights for the X-48C since it...

News: Aerospace
Army Developing New Aircraft Maintenance Technologies

Researchers at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) are testing new technologies it created for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that could give commercial and military maintenance programs earlier warning of problems. Condition-based maintenance, known as CBM, will get safer aircraft...

Podcasts: Aerospace
Dr. Jacqueline Quinn, Environmental Engineer, NASA’s Surface Systems Office, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Dr. Jacqueline Quinn is an environmental engineer with NASA’s Surface Systems Office at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In 2005, a groundwater remediation technology she helped develop, called Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron (EZVI),...

Blog: Manned Systems
NASA News

Following severe heat and drought in the West and Southeast this summer, NASA and the U.S. Forest Service are testing technologies developed by NASA and the military to improve wildfire imaging and mapping capabilities. Through September, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is conducting flights of a remotely piloted unmanned aircraft...

Who's Who: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Weather forecasters in the middle of the United States are making better local predictions for pilots thanks to an airborne sensor being tested by NASA's...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
System for Better Spacing of Airplanes En Route

An improved method of computing the spacing of airplanes en route, and software to implement the method, have been invented. The purpose of the invention is to help air-traffic controllers minimize those deviations of the airplanes from the trajectories preferred by their pilots that are needed to...

Briefs: Physical Sciences

In the summer of 2001, the Helios prototype solar-powered uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV) [a lightweight, remotely piloted airplane] was deployed to the Pacific Missile Range...

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