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Impossible Aerospace US-1 makes long-distance flight over Nevada salt flats

2019-08-20
During a public demonstration, an unmodified production Impossible Aerospace Corporation’s US-1 quadcopter, carrying both a FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera and HD video transmitter, crossed Nevada’s “playa,” or salt flats. In repeated 72-minute flights, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flew with and against prevailing winds, covering distances of 29 and 21 miles, respectively.
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Nylon shapes and custom parts

2014-04-16
TECAST cast nylon stock shapes and custom parts from Ensinger offer a combination of physical and wear properties, along with inherently lighter weight, to provide users with a cost-effective alternative to metal parts.
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Dual-purpose engine stand

2014-04-16
Champion GSE has developed a dual-purpose stand for its -1B and -2B GEnx engine platforms.
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Rugged pressure switches

2014-04-21
Ashcroft pressure switches offer a selection of features to meet the requirements of most industrial applications.
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Thin-film chip resistors

2014-04-16
Vishay Intertechnology’s PTN series precision, surface-mount, thin-film chip resistors in the 2512 case size offer a power rating to 2 W.
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High-power contacts

2014-04-16
Deutsch 5015 high-power contacts from TE Connectivity deliver improved performance and reliability, and comply with the MIL-DTL-5015 specification for military and aerospace markets.
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Design software targets germs, dry air

2014-01-22
Concerns about airborne diseases and flu pandemics coupled with increasing passenger concerns about environmental conditions are prompting some aircraft designers to take a closer look at ventilation systems. In many instances, improvements in air quality and cleanliness are being expedited by using design tools such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
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Electronics take charge

2014-01-15
Digital controls are handling more engine control tasks on a wider range of aircraft.
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The future of autonomous vehicle engineering now starts in middle school

2019-01-25
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are pervasive in nearly all aspects of the mobility engineering, from vehicle design, manufacturing, operations, and maintenance. To prepare the next generation of the workforce, educators are beginning to incorporate AI courses into curriculum starting as early as middle school. Teachers at David E. Williams Middle School in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania have developed the United States first middle school-level AI program.
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3-D printing in aerospace: not just winging it

2014-04-25
The demand for innovative manufacturing technology that produces lighter parts with stronger material grows each day in the competitive aerospace industry. 3-D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is at the center of this innovation.
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New sensor payload helps Global Hawk stay relevant

2017-03-28
Northrop Grumman recently completed its successful inaugural flight test of the UTC Aerospace Systems MS-177 sensor payload on an RQ-4 Global Hawk. The ability to carry more powerful sensors close the capability gap between the RQ-4 and soon-to-be-retired Lockheed U-2.
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Innovate, collaborate, adapt—find a way to space

2017-12-20
Large, traditional satellites require complex systems and often a dedicated launch vehicle to place them in orbit. The immense costs associated with these endeavors have led to growing demand for cost effective “nanosatellites.” A multitude of various companies are innovating and adapting to meet that demand, including Monroeville, NC-based CRP USA.
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