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Construction of a CubeSat Using Additive Manufacturing

This paper examines the use of additive manufacturing and the composite SLS material Windform XT to build a 2U CubeSat with an integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) propulsion for space flight. The flight of this satellite is intended to examine and test the use of additive manufacturing utilizing Windform XT to produced CubeSat's, as well as certifying a warm gas propulsion subsystems with a magnetic stabilization for CubeSat orbital altitude adjustment. ...The flight of this satellite is intended to examine and test the use of additive manufacturing utilizing Windform XT to produced CubeSat's, as well as certifying a warm gas propulsion subsystems with a magnetic stabilization for CubeSat orbital altitude adjustment. ...The flight of this satellite is intended to examine and test the use of additive manufacturing utilizing Windform XT to produced CubeSat's, as well as certifying a warm gas propulsion subsystems with a magnetic stabilization for CubeSat orbital altitude adjustment. The RAMPART project uses additive manufacturing techniques to build the satellite structures, propellant tanks, printed circuit board cages, solar panel frames, antenna deployment mechanisms, etc. at a fraction of the time of current methods.

CubeSat prototype to use water as propellant

A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites, or CubeSats, uses tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft.

NASA invests in aerospace start-up, university projects on CubeSat platform

NASA Science Mission Directorate officials in Washington are funding three new projects selected from a pool of 25 received in response to the NASA Earth Science Technology Office’s (ESTO’s) solicitation for the In-Space Validation of Earth Science Technologies (InVEST) program element A.49 of ROSES (Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences) 2017, supporting the Earth Science Division (Solicitation NNH17ZDA001N).

ISS launches largest satellite to date to test active debris removal

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have launched RemoveDEBRIS, the first satellite with space debris-removal capabilities and the largest satellite ever deployed from the ISS. RemoveDEBRIS, a low Earth orbit test bed for determining the efficacy of active debris removal (ADR) systems, is a multinational effort involving space agencies, aerospace experts, and technologies from throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the U.S.

Tech Briefs April 2018

Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) Changing the Face of Modern Warfare Loop Thermosyphons Gravity-Driven Two-Phase Cooling for the 21st Century CompactPCI Serial Space A New Embedded System Specification Takes on Extreme Environments Plain Bearings for Aerospace Applications Additive Manufacturing Materials for RF Components NASA CubeSats: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology Content Addressable Memory (CAM) Technologies for Big Data and Intelligent Electronics Enabled By Magneto-Electric Ternary CAM New associative memory approach based on the propagation of spikes provides ultra-low energy search operations.

Design for Additive Manufacturing: Concepts and Considerations for the Aerospace Industry

In the coming decades, the growth in AM will likely be driven by production parts that leverage this increase in design freedom to manufacture parts of higher performance and improved material utilization. Contrary to popular opinion, however, AM processes do have their constraints and limitations - not everything can be manufactured with AM, and even when it is feasible, not everything should. Design for Additive Manufacturing: Concepts and Considerations for the Aerospace Industry, edited by Dr. Dhruv Bhate, is a collection of ten seminal SAE International technical papers, which cover AM from the perspective of the appropriateness (should) and feasibility (can) of using AM for manufacturing of parts and tooling. Although AM technologies have been around for three decades, many in the industry believe that we are merely at the beginning of the revolution in the design-driven aspects of this technology.


Knowledge wins at 2017 Formula SAE Lincoln The University of Pennsylvania and Texas A&M win the Electric and Internal Combustion Classes, respectively. Flying high at SAE Aero Design New for the twin 2017 competitions in Texas and Florida was a requirement for planes registered in the Regular Class to carry "passengers." Pedal to the metal at Formula SAE Michigan More than 100 university teams compete in this premier student racecar design competition combining static and dynamic events. Removing bumps on the path to fully automated driving Inaugural workshop for new AutoDrive Challenge student competition held at SAE World Headquarters.

Momentum: October 2015

Finding success on an international track Student members of the University of Missouri's Formula SAE team are learning firsthand that international collaboration is the future of engineering. A vision. A car. A cause. New Mexico State Aggies are tough enough to race pink. CyberAuto Challenge helps close talent gap Having a supply of high-quality young engineers is key to beefing up the automotive industry's cyber defenses.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: October 2016

Achieving Performance Advantages in Unmanned Systems Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) are reaching new levels of functionality and performance, and it's not just for air vehicles either. COTS Embedded Systems and Link Budgets The days of proprietary embedded computing systems in military systems are numbered. Custom Designing Enclosures Using 3-D CAD Modeling Due to the advancement of 3-D computer-aided design software, enclosure manufacturing is not what it used to be. Technology advances industry. Fiber Optic Multi-Sensing Platforms Enabling Innovation Across Aerospace Organizations RECAT Wake Turbulence Recategorization New Concept for Improving the Performance of Electrically Small Antennas Microwave Radiometer for Advanced Nanosatellite Control Systems Secret Sharing Schemes and Advanced Encryption Standard SIPHER: Scalable Implementation of Primitives for Homomorphic Encryption Using Mathematics to Make Computing on Encrypted Data Secure and Practical

Aerospace & Defense Technology: February 2021

Empowering Soldiers Through ISPDS Dispensable Gels vs Gap Filler Pads An Analysis of Thermal Management Materials Electronic Warfare Vying for Control of the Electromagnetic Spectrum More Bang for the Buck A New Design and Manufacturing Method for Deep Penetrating Bomb Cases A Comprehensive Way to Use Bonding to Improve RF Performance of Low Noise Amplifiers Army and Universities Deploy New Warfighter Communication Technology Radiation Effects on Electronics in Aligned Carbon Nanotube Technology (RadCNT) Characterizing the fundamental mechanisms and charge transport phenomena governing the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation with carbon-based (nanotube and graphene) field-effect transistors (FETs) devices and integrated circuits (ICs).

Aerospace & Defense Technology: June 2022

Designing for Space and Other Extreme Environments The Next Generation of Mission-Critical Communications Infrastructure is Here Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector From Product Design to Manufacturing & Operations 3D Printing Metal Parts on a Ship What Does the Navy Require to Make the Dream a Reality? Pushing the Boundaries of RF Passive Hardware with Additive Manufacturing What is Pulse Shaping? Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Support Environmental Applications within USACE Civil Works The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has identified a number of research and development (R&D) opportunities to help reduce disaster risks, including cost-efficient technology, such as un-manned aircraft system (UAS) technology for accurate, detailed, and timely two-dimensional and three-dimensional monitoring of coastal and riverine landscapes.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: October 2021

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft An Automated System for Multi-Physics Modeling Taking the Tactical Cloud with You Small Form Factor, Modular Data Centers at the Edge of the Battlefield Remanufacturing Reimagined How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit Impact of Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on Modern Naval Operations Determining whether afloat availability of satellite ISR, a technology that is relatively new, fundamentally changed naval operations and if so, to what degree. 3D Data Acquisition Platform for Human Activity Understanding Implementing motion capture devices, 3D vision sensors, and EMG sensors to cross validate multi-modality data acquisition and address fundamental research problems involving the representation and invariant description of 3D data, human motion modeling and applications of human activity analysis, and computational optimization of large-scale 3D data.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: December 2020

How Solid-State Technology Impacts A&D Equipment Testing The Role of Prototype/Test Systems in Next-Generation C5ISR Development Using Advanced Computational Engineering Software to Meet Aerospace & Defense Industry Challenges How Advanced Vacuum Bag Kits Streamline Composite Parts Manufacturing Replacing Multiple RF Receivers with Just One Using Channelization Air Force Technology Tracks "Sporadic E" Progress on Zirconia-Polyurea Matrix Hybrid Composites Incorporating zirconia particles into polyurea elastomers to form hybrid composites and designing them into state-of-the-art body armor has the potential to achieve lightweight ballistic efficiency. Bioenvironmental Engineering Guide for Composite Materials Developing a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers and materials for base-level Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) personnel.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: December 2015

Touch and go Avionics developments are changing life in the cockpit and at airborne work stations Sandwich cores for the future Decreasing weight while increasing strength is always critical, from airliners to future space missions to Mars. Research in sandwich cores today may lead to radical improvements in the future.

Aerospace Engineering: July 9, 2014

Simulations for safety Improved design tools let aircraft developers ensure that systems, software, and mechanical elements all work together.

Aerospace Engineering: May 7, 2014

Defying convention Rapid prototyping has the potential to play a beneficial role in unconventional autonomous airship design. By reducing model cost, build time, difficulty of construction, and maintaining acceptable surface quality and finish, designers have greater ability to analyze several configurations of airships and to change the geometry to increase stability, reduce drag, or fulfill mission requirements.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: September 2017

On-Orbit Satellite Refueling Flow Measurement The Path from Concept to Operational Status Radiation Tolerant "Smart Backplanes" for Spacecraft Avionics Using Heat Pipes to Cool Embedded Computers Electronically Dimmable Aircraft Windows How do you block the light of the sun? Eliminating Electrical Arcing in Satellite Systems NASA Miniaturizes Century-Old Radio Sounder Technology Developing an Airborne Optical Systems Testbed (AOSTB) New Class of Excimer-Pumped Atomic Lasers (XPALS) Research demonstrates the viability of an atomic laser having a quantum efficiency greater than one. Hydrodynamic Drag Force Measurement of a Functionalized Surface Exhibiting Superhydrophobic Properties Comparing the skin friction drag effects of a superhydrophobic flat plate to an untreated flat plate of the same material and geometry.