Aerospace Engineering 2012-02-15

    • Bright outlook for glass cockpits
      Cockpits are adopting larger screens and touch input, using modularity to ease upgrades.
    • Composites give copters a lift
      Design, fabrication, and analysis of a tail rotor blade made of composite laminated materials for a heavy transport helicopter.
    • Taming overruns with simulation
      For aerospace projects, cost overruns and program delays start in the concept and proposal stage. How could using today's advanced CAE simulations earlier reduce that risk?
    • Going modular with airborne radar
      Innovative approaches to solving the affordability challenge posed by too many specialist airborne surveillance systems.
    • Efficient & effective leadership
      Frank O. Klegon, a 30-year SAE member and former product development VP at Chrysler, brings 'customer first' approach to term as SAE International's chief elective officer.