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Aircraft Cabin Safety and Interior Crashworthiness

Additionally, DO-160 environmental, cooling and ventilation requirements will be discussed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to cabin interior safety and crashworthiness requirements as specified in the CFR Part 25 Airworthiness Standards. 

Aerospace & Defense Technology: May 2024

Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order What's the Best DC Motor for Your Commercial Aerospace Application? Aerospace Production: Overcoming Challenges in Composite Machining Understanding the Limits of Artificial Intelligence for Predictive Maintenance Pushing the Limits: Engineering Advanced RF Interconnects to Meet the Challenges of Hypersonic Missile Development Expanding Possibilities for Superconducting Qubits With Niobium Researchers Help Robots Navigate Efficiently in Uncertain Environments A new algorithm reduces travel time by identifying shortcuts a robot could take on the way to its destination.
Technical Paper

Wireless Power Transfer in Aircraft Systems

Challenges in meeting the certification standards as per the RTCA DO-160 for EMI/EMC and power quality are discussed. From various Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) techniques, the technology, architecture suitable for aerospace application is discussed.

Aerospace Standards Index - 2024

This valuable resource lists all Aerospace Standards (AS), Aerospace Recommended Practices (ARP), Aerospace Information Reports (AIR), and Aerospace Resource Documents (ARD) published by SAE. Each listing includes title, subject, document number, key words, new and revised documents, and DODISS-adopted documents. AMS Index - Now Available!

Aerospace & Defense Technology: December 2023

How Distributed Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Add a Surge to Military Supplier Strategies Ensure Aerospace Composite Quality with Force Measurement, Material Testing How Business Networks Can Help Stabilize the A&D Supply Chain A blueprint for modernizing the supply chain for greater connectedness and collaboration. Unlocking the Potential of 3D-Printed Polymers in Aerospace and Defense How to Select the Right Silicone for Space Applications Key Measurements to Maintain Performance of Critical Electronic Systems on Military Aircraft and Warships Physicists Develop a New Type of Antenna Towards Sustainable Recycling of Epoxy-Based Polymers: Approaches and Challenges of Epoxy Biodegradation Composites are especially important for the development and implementation of sustainable technologies such as wind power, energy-efficient aircrafts, and electric cars.
Technical Paper

Development of a Robust Surface Ply for Pneumatic Deicers

The purpose of this paper to is to review the methodology applied by Collins Aerospace to develop, test and qualify a more robust surface ply rubber compound that has demonstrable improvements in durability and performance at sub-freezing temperatures. Using in-service products as a reference, pneumatic deicers in use on regional turboprop applications were selected as a basis for operational characteristics and observed failure modes. Custom test campaigns were developed by Collins to comparatively evaluate key characteristics of the surface ply material including low temperature elasticity, erosion durability, and fluid susceptibility. Collins’ proprietary engineered rubber formulations were individually evaluated and built into fully functional test deicers for component level testing to DO-160G environmental exposure, comparative ice shed performance in Collins’ Icing Wind Tunnel and erosion in Collins’ Rain Erosion Silo.

Wing Inspection Lights - Design Criteria

This SAE Aerospace Recommend Practice (ARP) is intended to cover the external lights on fixed wing aircraft for illuminating the wing leading edge and engine nacelles and the upper surfaces of the wing. The addition of an ice detection system should be implemented when the areas to inspect are not visible from the aircraft cockpit. It is not intended that this recommended practice require the use of any particular light source such as halogen, LED, or other specific design of lamp.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: December 2022

Why are Aerospace & Defense Companies Embracing Additive Manufacturing? Simplifying Power Design with Modular Architectures The Role of DevSecOps in Modern Edge Systems Making Machines Curious Designing Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Systems Using Optical Interconnects Solving Military Satellite, Radar and 5G Communications Challenges with GaN-on-SiC MMIC Power Amplifiers Advanced Airborne Defensive Laser for Incorporation on Strike Fighter Aircraft A technical and operational analysis of an airborne "hard-kill" Ytterbium fiber laser-based anti-missile system for use on strike fighters. Additive Manufacturing Utilizing a Novel In-Line Mixing System for Design of Functionally Graded Ceramic Composites Exploring the development of a direct ink writing system with multimaterial and in-line mixing capabilities for printing inks composed of high solids-loaded ceramic particulate suspensions.


This document describes Airborne Collision Avoidance System X (ACAS X) functionality and provides the necessary interface definitions and protocols to accommodate the requirements of RTCA DO-385: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Airborne Collision Avoidance System X (ACAS X) ACAS Xa and ACAS Xo) (latest version applies) and the requirements of RTCA DO-386: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Airborne Collision Avoidance System X (ACAS X) ACAS Xu (latest version applies). Additionally, this document describes interfaces and protocols necessary to accommodate Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI) based on the reception of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data and Traffic Information Services–Broadcast (TIS-B) data. The equipment becomes ACAS X with ADS-B IN applications added, as defined by RTCA DO-317C: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for (MOPS) for Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA) Systems (latest version applies).


Mark 4 Air Traffic Control Transponder (ATCRBS/MODE S) describes an Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System/Mode Select (ATCRBS/Mode S) airborne transponder with Extended Interface Functions (EIF). The ATC surveillance system is made up of airborne transponders and ground interrogator-receivers, processing equipment, and antenna systems. Mode S is a cooperative surveillance system for air traffic control with ancillary communications capabilities. ARINC 718A supports elementary surveillance. Provisional enhanced surveillance functionality is also defined as a customer option. The Mark 4 transponder, like its predecessor, will support Collision Avoidance System which includes TCAS and ACAS X functions.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: October 2022

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS) What Is It? What Does it Do? How Does It Work? Using Virtual Reality to Improve Product Development Overcoming eVTOL's High-Power Connectivity Challenges Optimized Cutting Tools for Tomorrow's Sustainable Aircraft DC to DC Power Distribution in MilAero Applications Paving the Way for the Next Wireless Breakthroughs Solving Signal Interference Challenges in Aerospace and Defense Electronics In-situ Atmospheric Intelligence for Hybrid Power Grids: Volume 2 (Automated Data Flow Tests) To achieve battlespace dominance, energy flow characterizations of individual platforms and the aggregate battlespace must be developed to adapt and exploit the variable operating conditions.


The difficulty in locating crash sites has prompted international efforts for alternatives to quickly recover flight data. This document describes the technical requirements and architectural options for the Timely Recovery of Flight Data (TRFD) in commercial aircraft. ICAO and individual Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) levy these requirements. The ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and CAA regulations cover both aircraft-level and on-ground systems. This report also documents additional system-level requirements derived from the evaluation of ICAO, CAA, and relevant industry documents and potential TRFD system architectures. It describes two TRFD architectures in the context of a common architectural framework and identifies requirements. This report also discusses implementation recommendations from an airplane-level perspective.


The purpose of this document is to evaluate Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) Distributed Radio architectures and the feasibility of distributing the RF and systems processing sections to ensure the following: Reduce cost of equipment Reduce Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) Ease of aircraft integration Growth capability built into the design Maintain or improve system availability, reliability, and maintainability It provides a framework to determine whether it is feasible to develop ARINC Standards that support CNS distributed radio architectures.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: April 2021

Developing a 6DoF Aircraft Munitions Optical Tracking System Plasma Nitride Surface Hardening of Titanium for Aerospace and Armament Applications The Future of Aircraft Electrification Shielding Aerospace Systems from Electromagnetic Interference Improving Transmit/Receive Module Test Accuracy and Throughput Army Detects Broadest Frequencies Ever with Quantum Receiver A Comparative Evaluation of the Detection and Tracking Capability Between Novel Event-Based and Conventional Frame-Based Sensors This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors and applies it to the development of a detection and tracking algorithm. Sensory Integration Balance Deficits in Complex mTBI: Can Early Initiation of Rehabilitation with Wearable Sensor Technology Improve Outcomes?

Aerospace & Defense Technology: August 2020

Reverse Engineering the Boeing E-3 Sentry's Secondary Flight Controls Vanadium - A Green Metal Critical to Aerospace and Clean Energy Thrust in Space - The Nuances of Thruster Valve Design 3D Printing Aerodynamic Improvements Cryogenic-Capable Isolators Improve the Performance of Millimeter-Wave Systems by Lowering Noise Levels Detection with Quantum Radar A new radar prototype utilizes quantum entanglement as a method of object detection. Preliminary Development of an Integrated Mobility, Lethality, and Survivability Soldier Performance Testing Platform Developing a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment could help guide equipment manufacturers during product development and acquisition. Bore Elevation and Azimuth Measurement System (Beams) Newly developed laser apparatus verifies that the pointing accuracy requirement of a weapon's fire control system is met.


ARINC Specification 628, Cabin Equipment Interfaces (CEI) Part 5 Parts Selection, Wire Design and Installation Guidelines, provides design and mounting guidelines for electrical installations, mainly for supplier of cabin furnishing equipment. Part 5 addresses several aspects of installation and is divided into five sections: Introduction, Parts Selection, Electrical Wire Design Guidelines, Wire Installation Guidelines, and Documentation Guidelines. Guidelines regarding design, safety, and other subjects relevant to acceptance of the end item are addressed. Notes explaining the reason for setting a guideline or suggesting methods for performing the task are provided in commentary. The content of the document is designed to make it usable for reference by industry, particularly manufacturers of seats and equipment.