Tech Briefs

December 2018

    • Single Event Effects in High Altitude Aerospace Sensor Applications
    • Metal Additive Manufacturing
      Current State of the Art in Laser Powder Bed Systems
    • Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites
      Cut Cost, Save Weight, and Speed up Production
    • Testing Military Vehicle Steering Systems
    • Cognitive Radio: The New Architecture of Space Communications
    • Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of 2-D and 3-D SiC/SiNC Ceramic-Matrix Composites
      Determining the potential of ceramic-based materials for reducing weight, saving fuel, and improving performance in aerospace gas turbine engines.
    • Evaluation of Peel Ply Surface Preparation of Composite Surfaces for Secondary Bonding
      Reducing process steps associated with hybridized structures could reduce manufacturing costs.
    • Enhanced Contacts for Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cells Using Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix Composites
      Replacing traditional electrodes in IMM solar cells with those made from carbon nanotube metal matrix composites could improve reliability.
    • Reusable Rapid Prototyped Blunt-Impact Simulator
      Using rapid prototyping technology to fabricate reusable projectiles for a nonclassical gun experimental application.