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2015-03-24
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In the area of electronics enclosures, traditional metal structures conduct and spread heat over large surfaces, but composites act as insulation. Heat generated by components causes internal temperatures to rise and has detrimental impact on the performance and reliability of the electronics.
2015-03-24
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Aerojet Rocketdyne recently completed a series of hot-fire tests of additive manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine at its Sacramento test facility.
2015-03-20
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QinetiQ’s onboard computer, core of the flight control system with a reliability rate of 99.997%, ensured the IXV’s fully automated return to Earth.
2015-03-11
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The objective of DARPA’s ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into existing aircraft to enable operation with reduced onboard crew. Sikorsky is leading a team for Phase 1 development.
2015-02-26
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The system is based on Elbit’s ClearVision EFVS for fixed-wing platforms and provides helicopter pilots with increased situational awareness.
2015-02-25
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The inventors of semiconductor chips or electronic parts most likely never imagined that over 50 years later, the aviation, space, and defense industries would be faced with the availability or proliferation of counterfeit electronic parts in their supply chains.
2015-02-25
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Delcam’s 2015 version of its PowerINSPECT inspection system includes automatic collision avoidance, faster import of large CAD files, quicker preparation of longer inspection reports, and improved display of results from point-cloud data, plus many other customer-requested enhancements.
2015-02-19
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Conventional CT scanners cannot accommodate long or bulky aircraft components.
2015-02-12
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NASA has expanded its use of Exa's PowerFLOW software for the simulation of concepts to reduce aircraft noise within NASA's Environmentally Responsible Aviation project.
2015-02-11
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At the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, an F-35 will ultimately be tested in all the meteorological conditions representative of those locations from which it will operate, ranging from the heat of northern Australia to the bitter cold of the Arctic Circle.
2015-02-10
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EOS and MTU Aero Engines are cooperating to apply new quality-assurance technology to direct metal laser sintering. The strategic partnership is expected to help advance EOS’ existing control and monitoring processes and further promote product quality in AM series production.
2015-01-30
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Unveiled at Dassault’s Bordeaux-Merignac the 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin in the Falcon line, along with the most extensive selection of cabin configurations.
2015-01-30
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A new electrode design for lithium-ion batteries has been shown by Purdue researchers to potentially reduce the charging time from hours to minutes by replacing the conventional graphite electrode with a network of tin-oxide nanoparticles.
2015-01-30
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Bathymetric lidars—devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water's surface—are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 lb, the systems are large and heavy, and require piloted aircraft to carry them.
2015-01-29
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The A321neo 97t will have, with 4000 nmi, the longest range of any single aisle airliner “available today and tomorrow,” claims Airbus, making it suited to transatlantic routes.
2015-01-21
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The CC10S multi-display controller board from MEN Micro is based on a Freescale ARM i.MX 6 Series processor.
2015-01-21
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The SCD-B line of CalSensors single-channel detectors from Opto Diode features anti-reflective-coated silicon windows.
2015-01-20
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The air-cooled 3U nine-slot D2D chassis from Curtiss-Wright comes in a 3/4 ATR tall long format.
2015-01-20
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The No. 1031 is a 650°F electrically heated walk-in oven from Grieve, currently used at a customer location for curing composite components.
2015-01-12
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Oxford Performance Materials launched in December the first two grades of its OXFAB 3-D printing technology—OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD—suitable for aerospace and other industrial markets, including transportation, energy, and semiconductor applications. The company claims this is the first time PEKK is being used for 3-D printing in aerospace and industrial applications.
2015-01-12
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3-D laser scanning from NVision helped a certified FAA repair station document its work on a passenger jet part with such precision that the station was able to obtain the necessary FAA approval for the repair in much less time than is usually required.
2015-01-08
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Jet Aviation Basel recently received CAR-145 approval from the Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India to provide full maintenance services to Indian-registered Dassault Falcon 7X, Falcon 900 (series), and Falcon 2000 (series) aircraft.
2015-01-08
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VISTARA, a new carrier based in New Delhi, has signed long-term Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package (FHS-TSP) contracts with Airbus with the entry into service of its 20 A320 leased fleet. The FHS-TSP contract provides an integrated and guaranteed service ranging from components supply and repair to full airframe maintenance and engineering service.
2015-01-08
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The Air Force Research Laboratory and ThermAvant Technologies are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites.
2015-01-05
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Treating molten metal with ultrasound is cleaner and more efficient than using argon rotary degassing to produce high-quality castings, according to scientists at Brunel University London. Cost reduction is another benefit, demonstrated in the research team's pilot-scale trials.
2015-01-02
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Flight testing is being conducted at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA, to determine whether flexible trailing-edge wing flaps are a viable approach to improve aerodynamic efficiency and reduce noise generated during takeoffs and landings.
2014-12-31
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Engineers designed a unique aluminum round structure capable of resisting temperatures as low as -200˚C and weighing less than 60 kg.
2014-12-31
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Gaining advanced knowledge in propulsion, turbomachinery, and lightweighting contributed to the successful conclusion of the German research project AVIGLE.
2014-12-31
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NASA has formed unfunded partnerships with four U.S. companies to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities (CCSC) initiative is designed to advance private-sector development of integrated space capabilities through access to NASA's spaceflight resources and ensure emerging products or services are commercially available to government and non-government customers within approximately the next five years.
2014-12-30
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With air traffic expected to increase four-fold between now and 2050, a global fleet of composite planes could help reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, a value researchers say roughly corresponds to current emissions levels.
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