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2011-02-05
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“If the U.S. military increases its use of alternative fuels, there will be no direct benefit to the nation's armed forces,” according to a recently released Rand study.
2010-01-28
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NASA is developing a primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope, comprised of 18 hexagonal mirror segments, that is 21.6 ft in diameter. To ensure that the mirror segments can withstand the extreme space environment, cryogenic temperature testing is being performed at Marshall Space Flight Center.
2008-06-30
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For a guy who said he did not have the obligatory joke to go with his speech, engineer extraordinaire David Urie managed to coax quite a few laughs out of his AeroTech audience.
2013-04-22
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U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on April 23-24 will hold a hearing focusing on the design and certification of the 787's battery system.
2015-04-24
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Boeing is in the midst of several months of flights with its ecoDemonstrator 757 in a first-round effort to evaluate new technologies in 2015 that are expected to reduce environmental effects on natural laminar flow as a way to improve aerodynamic efficiency while reducing noise and carbon emissions.
2012-10-15
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The 4-ft Transonic Wind Tunnel (4T) was recently shut down to undergo a major upgrade, to include a new data system, captive trajectory system (CTS), flex nozzle actuators and controls, roll system, and new diffuser seal flaps.
2014-01-08
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Dassault Aviation has built into its upcoming Falcon 5X flight controls and displays experience not only from the Falcon family of business jets but also from the Rafale multi-role combat fighter.
2015-07-23
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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.
2012-06-27
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Aircraft companies are racing to give passengers unique abilities to go online for entertainment, information, and business activities in an effort to gain market share and revenue.
2012-08-29
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Atmospheric radiation causes single event effects in electronics, resulting in various system failure conditions, including hazardous misleading information.
2017-07-14
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It is clear that as each new airplane design emerges, the trend toward more electrically powered systems is going to gain momentum. EPSs offer improved performance and reliability while saving weight.
2008-10-23
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Teamwork is a critical element in all NASA flights, but never was it more important than when Apollo 13 came perilously close to disaster in April of 1970.
2015-08-27
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Airbus Group and V-Nova have partnered to explore applications of PERSEUS technology in aerospace applications.
2016-10-20
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Imperial College London researchers are working on technology that could allow drones to stay airborne indefinitely simply by hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge.
2009-09-21
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Neptec's TriDAR computer vision system, space-tested on the last NASA shuttle mission, may help pave the way for astronaut-free docking in the future.
2010-10-18
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Through the use of a common software methodology and reuse of some of the same code, Vermont Tech students have produced robust, high-assurance software for use in extremely demanding environments.
2008-11-04
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RFID tags have typically been read over the air using RF energy from an interrogator, obtaining a 96-bit number that makes up its electronic product code. The latest RFID tags can contain 64 kbits or more of data and can be read by simply touching them with an appropriate probe.
2009-04-30
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Today’s avionics and ground-vehicle electronics designers voice common concerns about power supplies, including the need to reduce weight, improve both efficiency and reliability, and hot-swap ability and load sharing.
2011-06-24
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With a cut in funding for NextGen likely, FAA and industry will have to pick up the slack. But progress is being made.
2010-11-13
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ARP 5598 offers a brief overview of the flight hazards associated with laser exposures and identifies areas requiring research necessary to fully understand their effects on pilot performance.
2008-06-30
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Orbital Sciences Corp. and Aerojet recently conducted a test firing of the jettison motor, a key component of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for NASA’s Orion next-generation human spaceflight program. This successful firing marked the first full-scale rocket propulsion test for the Orion program.
2014-08-20
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A soon-to-be-published SAE International standard, AS6500, is designed to encourage suppliers and OEMs to put more focus on manufacturability during the early phases of a product’s life cycle. The objective: more reliable, affordable, and on-schedule weapon systems.
2012-05-04
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Rolls-Royce's first manufacturing facility outside of the U.K., the new Seletar industrial campus, contains research and training, wide-chord fan blade production, and assembly and test facilities, along with other resources to support the 1000 staff who will work there.
2010-06-09
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The U.S. FAA spells out the performance requirements for aircraft-tracking equipment that will be required under the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
2011-03-03
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Commercial airframe and engine manufacturers get serious in the fight for the biggest shares of next-generation short-haul aircraft programs.
2014-07-09
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The U.S. Army and GE Aviation have signed five cooperative agreements to advance technology development for GE's next-generation turboshaft engine designs.
2011-02-16
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To facilitate the need to address energy optimization during the aircraft design process, it is necessary to model the energy exchanges between the various subsystems and to predict the detailed distribution of power within the vehicle.
2010-02-18
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ANSYS CFD software used to help calibrate meteorological instruments on Phoenix Mars lander.
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.
2008-11-16
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GE Aviation and NASA are coming together for a wind-tunnel test program to evaluate counterrotating fan-blade systems for open rotor jet engine designs, which could sharply reduce fuel consumption.
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