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Aerospace & Defense Technology: February 2023

Using an Open Architecture Approach to Military Avionics Can Embedded Electronics Components Meet the Demands of Hypersonic Missiles? CMOSS/CMFF Trades Interoperability for Free-Thinking Innovation Exploring High-Performance Applications for Distributed Transport Property Thermoelectrics Heterogeneous Integration and SiPs Benefit SWaP-C Reduction The Future of Automated Guided Vehicles for Aerospace and Defense Next-generation AGVs are already starting to deliver labor and cost savings for the U.S. defense industry, and the commercial aerospace sector is watching closely Deep Reinforcement Learning Achieves Multifunctional Morphing Airfoil Control Smooth camber morphing aircraft offer increased control authority and improved aerodynamic efficiency. Smart material actuators have become a popular driving force for shape changes, capable of adhering to weight and size constraints and allowing for simplicity in mechanical design.
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Aerodynamic Analysis of Heavy-Duty Vehicles Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach

In recent days, gasoline prices have been raised high, so the HDVs need to be designed to be more fuel-efficient. Many studies reported that aerodynamic optimization is one of the most important advancements in terms of fuel-efficient HDVs. ...Many studies reported that aerodynamic optimization is one of the most important advancements in terms of fuel-efficient HDVs. The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool or approach is widely accepted for aerodynamic analysis.

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.

Aerospace & Defense Technology: June 2021

Advanced CT Inspection and Data Analysis Designing for the Connected Battlespace Engineering an Aircraft Hydrogen Powertrain Open System Software for Critical Applications Making Fully Digital Beamforming for Radar and Electronic Warfare Applications a Reality Defeating Commercial Drone Threats with Software Defined Radio Quantifying Eye Movement Trajectory Similarity for Use in Human Performance Experiments in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Research Using ScanMatch, a Matlab software package, to determine the similarity of two strings of eye tracking data provides useful background and recommendations for potential applications in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) research. Stochastic Surveillance and Distributed Coordination Designing fast and unpredictable motion strategies for robotic surveillance agents in complex environments using Markov chain modeling and optimization methods.

Boeing reports on its environmental efforts

The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to collaborate with communities around the globe and create products focused on environmental performance, emissions and waste reduction, and lower levels of water and energy consumption at work sites.

Boeing completes assembly of the first 777X

In a major production milestone called “final body join,” Boeing teams connected the major fuselage sections of the first 777X long-range, wide-body airliner in the company’s factory in Everett, Washington.

GE Aviation and DM3D to ramp up 3D-printed fan blade production for GE9X engine

GE Aviation, the Evendale, Ohio-based subsidiary of General Electric has been working with DM3D Technology, LLC. of Auburn Hills, Michigan and Windsor, Connecticut-based Barnes Aerospace to develop DM3D’s proprietary DMD technology for a ramp-up to full-scale production of 3D-printed GE9X fan blades in 2020.

GE Aviation, Jetoptera join forces on fluidic propulsion system

Engineers at Jetoptera in Edmonds, Washington, and GE Aviation in Evandale, Ohio, are collaborating on a 500 pound-force (lbf) class fluidic propulsion system leveraging a gas generator based on GE Aviation’s H-Series turboprop engine. Jetoptera’s Fluidic Propulsion System is, officials say, both revolutionary and a remarkably simple approach to producing thrust for powerful, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)-capable aircraft.

Lockheed Martin will merge machine learning with 3D printing

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md. and the Office of Naval Research are exploring how to apply artificial intelligence to train robots to independently oversee and optimize additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, of complex parts.


Universität Suttgart tops the field at Formula SAE Michigan A team from Universidad Politecnica de Valencia in Spain surprised the field by capturing third-place overall and first place in the Endurance event on a course that featured a hairpin turn. AutoDrive Challenge: cultivating a new generation of engineers This newest SAE International Collegiate Design Series competition serves as a proving ground for engineers interested careers related to autonomous driving. RIT brings home the Mike Schmidt Memorial Award for best Baja SAE season RIOT RACING ends Michigan Baja Racing's three-year reign as season champion. Lords of the skies A new rule for SAE Aero Design 2018 required planes in the Micro class to carry PVC piping as payload.


The Advanced FMCS provides expanded functions beyond that defined in ARINC 702 to support the anticipated requirements for operation in the CNS/ATM operating environment. GNSS and RNP based navigation, air-to-ground data link for communications and surveillance, and the associated crew interface control/display definitions are included. The NextGen/SESAR concepts and their relative effects on the FMS are addressed in this document. The functional requirements also apply to a Flight Management Function (FMF) in an Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) architecture with software partitions.

Tech Briefs: August 2018

Designing a High-Speed Decoy Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Using Thermoplastics in Aerospace Applications In-Flight Real-Time Avionics Adaptation Using Turbine Flow Meters for Aerospace Test and Measurement Applications Communicating from Space: The Front End of Multiscale Modeling Laser-Based System Could Expand Space-to-Ground Communication Hydraulic Testing of Polymer Matrix Composite 102mm Tube Section Research could lead to development of a composite material that can be processed at a low temperature and still be used at 1000°F. Permeation Tests on Polypropylene Fiber Materials Study attempts to determine if polypropylene nanofiber materials can be used in air filtration systems to remove toxic vapors. Inter-Laboratory Combat Helmet Blunt Impact Test Method Comparison Ensuring consistent test methods could reduce the risk of head injuries.

Embraer X eVTOL debuts design at Uber Elevate 2018

Autonomous flying cars and air-taxis have been the subject of science fiction movies for decades, but Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer has now announced plans to develop a practical – if futuristic – small commercial air vehicle.

X marks the spot

LiquidPiston Inc. has developed a new engine that can run on multiple fuels, including diesel, jet fuel, and gasoline. This platform uses an optimized thermodynamic cycle and a new rotary engine architecture and could increases flight endurance over conventional UAV engines by greater than 50%.


Rockets re-engineered-a step further into the cosmos Powertrain design for reliability Ice breaker Mazda's Skyactiv-X beats the big companies to market with a promising new engine that marries Otto and Diesel attributes. Advances for off-highway engine design As manufacturers continue to drive out cost and meet a worldwide patchwork of regulatory frameworks, the tools for developing those engines are advancing. From showcase prototypes to advanced analytical techniques, suppliers are helping the cause. Aeroacoustic simulation delivers breakthroughs in aircraft noise reduction Autonomy testing: Simulation to the rescue Autonomous technology development injects new rigors on vehicle-development testing.


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.