Aerospace Engineering/Aerospace & Defense Technology

    • Using Thermal Simulation to Model the Effects of Wind on the Mars Curiosity Rover
    • Quality and Validation of Digital Designs for Aerospace and Defense
    • Scaling LiDAR Optical Payloads from Drones to Miniature UAVs
    • Using Sintered Fiber Metal Composites for Aircraft Acoustic Attenuation
    • GaN Breaks Barriers
      RF Power Amplifiers Go Wide and High
    • Test System Ensures Flawless Performance of Military RF Devices
    • The Impact of Video Compression on Remote Cardiac Pulse Measurement Using Imaging Photoplethysmography
      Remote physiological measurement technique leverages digital cameras to recover the blood volume pulse from the human body.
    • Sensitivity Simulation of Compressed Sensing Based Electronic Warfare Receiver Using Orthogonal Matching Pursuit Algorithm
      Calculate the sensitivity of a CS based EW receiver using two modulation schemes.
    • Initial Validation of Ballistic Shock Accelerometers
      A Test Operations Procedure (TOP) describing methods and instrumentation used in the initial validation of accelerometers to be used in both Ballistic Shock testing and crew/vehicle survivability Live Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E).
    • Custom Data Logger for Real-Time Remote Field Data Collections
      Compact, energy efficient instruments have the same functionality as a personal computer.
    • Subjective Mapping of Dust-Emission Sources by Using MODIS Imagery
      Accurate dust-source characterizations are critical for effectively modeling dust storms and their associated hazards.
    • Topology Control in Aerial Multi-Beam Directional Networks
      Comparing the performance of a centralized algorithm that retains robust connectivity and reduced throughput to a distributed algorithm that offers higher throughput but fewer network nodes.
    • 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.
    • Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) Suppression and Long Delivery Fibers at the Multikilowatt Level with Chirped Seed Lasers
      Using chirped seed amplification with a MEMS VCSEL seed to scale the output power of a ytterbium fiber amplifier.
    • High-Power Broadband Multispectral Source on a Hybrid Silicon Chip
      Photonic integrated circuits (PIC) may expand the spectral band-width of currently available optical sources at lower cost, smaller size, reduced vibration sensitivity, and higher brightness.
    • Erbium Doped GaN Lasers by Optical Pumping
      Studying ER:GaN materials under 980 nm resonant excitation could guide future crystal growth.
    • The Rapid Rise of Beryllium-Aluminum Alloys in Aerospace
    • Aeroacoustic Simulation Delivers Breakthroughs in Aircraft Noise Reduction
    • Using System Simulation to Manage Increasing Thermal Loads on Aircraft Fuel Systems
    • Ensuring the Compliance of Avionics Software with DO-178C
    • Microwave Photonic Notch Filter Helps Ensure Critical Mission Success
    • Measuring Propellant Stress Relaxation Modulus Using Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
      New testing technique requires less material, gives more accurate results.
    • Combustion Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Droplets Induced by Photoignition of Aluminum Nanoparticles
      Test methodology allows analysis of combustion dynamics for subscale rocket injectors under super critical conditions.
    • Vapor Pressure Data and Analysis for Selected Organophosphorous Compounds: DIBMP, DCMP, IMMP, IMPA, EMPA, and MPFA
      Determining the thermophysical properties of chemical warfare agent simulants can help evaluate the performance of defensive equipment.
    • Coupling of Coastal Wave Transformation and Computational Fluid Dynamics Models for Seakeeping Analysis
      New analytical tools improve understanding of vessel operating environments in the littorals.
    • Assessment of Non-traditional Isotopic Ratios by Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Nuclear Activities
      Technique can be used to distinguish between commercial nuclear reactor fuel cycles, fuel cycles for weapons grade plutonium, and products from nuclear weapons explosions.
    • Small Form Factor Embedded Systems
      New Technologies Drive Diverse Solutions
    • Making Laser Weapons a Reality
    • Modelling and Simulation Tools for Systems Integration on Aircraft
    • Rotorcraft Anti-Icing Systems
    • Redundant Transmitting System in Aircraft (RTSA)
    • Cassini Stays in Touch with NASA's Radio Science Subsystem
    • Laser Integration on Silicon Photonic Circuits Through Transfer Printing
      New fabrication approach allows the massively parallel transfer of III-V coupons to a silicon photonic target wafer.
    • High Energy Computed Tomographic Inspection of Munitions
      Inspection system provides additional level of quality assurance for R&D, reverse engineering, and malfunction investigations.
    • Terahertz (THz) Radar: A Solution for Degraded Visibility Environments (DVE)
      Operating at higher frequencies than other types of radar produces tighter beams and finer resolution.
    • Imaging Detonations of Explosives
      Using high-speed camera pyrometers to measure and map fireball/shock expansion velocities.
    • Development of Photoacoustic Sensing Platforms
      Research focuses on sensor miniaturization and detection of chemical targets both proximally and at range.
    • Determining Detection and Classification Potential of Munitions Using Advanced EMI Sensors in the Underwater Environment
      Electromagnetic induction could be used to locate and characterize potentially dangerous sunken metallic objects.
  • Interoperability Standards Pave the Way for Modular Robotic Manipulators
  • Solar Powering UAVs
  • Deploying COTS Subsystems in UUVs
  • Developing a Multi-Modal UGV Robot Control Interface
  • Fast-Tracking Autonomous Vehicles with Simulation
  • Gesture-Based Controls for Robots: Overview and Implications for Use by Soldiers
  • Identifying the Flow Physics and Modeling Transient Forces on Two-Dimensional Wings
  • Experimental Confirmation of an Aquatic Swimming Motion Theoretically of Very Low Drag and High Efficiency
  • The Scaling of Loss Pathways and Heat Transfer in Small Scale Internal Combustion Engines
  • A Guide for Developing Human-Robot Interaction Experiments in the Robotic Interactive Visualization and Experimentation Technology (RIVET) Simulation
  • Designing Electronic Warfare to Regain Airborne Military Dominance
  • Certifying Composite Designs for Aerospace and Defense
  • Electric Rockets and the Future of Satellite Propulsion
  • Flat Cable Technology for Aerospace Applications
  • XPONENTIAL 2017 – An AUVSI Experience
  • Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and Electronic Warfare
  • Reconfigurable Radio Tracks Flights Worldwide
  • Development of an Optically Modulated Scatterer Probe for a Near-Field Measurement System
  • Using Dempster-Shafer Fusion for Personnel Intrusion Detection
  • Angular Random Walk Estimation of a Time-Domain Switching Micromachined Gyroscope
  • Using Fisher Information Criteria for Chemical Sensor Selection via Convex Optimization Methods
  • Luminescence Materials as Nanoparticle Thermal Sensors
    • Open Standard Middleware Enables New HPEC Solutions
    • Cooling Your Embedded System
      What Can Your Open Standard Architecture Handle?
    • Evaluating Key Certification Aspects of Multicore Platforms for Safety Critical Avionics Applications
    • Simulating and Analyzing Flow for an Air-to-Air Refueling System
    • The Ins and Outs of Spaceflight Passive Components and Assemblies
    • Development of High Quality 4H-SiC Thick Epitaxy for Reliable High Power Electronics Using Halogenated Precursors
    • Silicon Based Mid-Infrared SiGeSn Heterostructure Emitters and Detectors
    • Reconfigurable Electronics and Non-Volatile Memory Research
    • Energy-Filtered Tunnel Transistor: A New Device Concept Toward Extremely Low Energy Consumption Electronics
    • Additive Manufacturing
      How 3D Printing Will Transform the A&D Support Chain
    • Advances in Lightweight Electronics Protection
      Conformal Coatings Increase Reliability of Aerospace and Military Assemblies
    • Powering Outer Space
      An In-Depth Look at Aerospace Battery Technology
    • Using High Bandwidth Oscilloscopes to Analyze Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems
    • Bio-inspired Airborne Infrastructure Reconfiguration (BioAIR)
    • EMI Analysis Software Helps Telescope Group Simulate RFI Mitigation
    • Epitaxial Growth of Rhenium with Sputtering
    • Processing and Characterization of Polycrystalline YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) Core-Clad Fibers
    • Multi-Scale Analysis of Deformation and Failure in Polycrystalline Titanium Alloys Under High Strain Rates
    • Abrasion Testing of Products Containing Nanomaterials
    • Spectrum Fatigue of 7075-T651 Aluminum Alloy under Overloading and Underloading
    • 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
    • Seeing the Light
      Achieving Full-Color, Day or Night Readability for Flat-Panel Displays
    • Multiple Node Networking Using PCIe Interconnects
      PCI Express (PCIe) interconnects, and how they can be used to support multiple node low latency data transfers over copper or optical cables, is gaining momentum in embedded computing solutions.
    • Zero-Emissions Electric Aircraft
      Theory vs Reality
    • Analyzing Radar Signals With Demodulation
    • Combining Software and Hardware for Highly Specialized Multichannel Spectrum Monitoring
    • Advanced Thermal Management Solutions
    • Thermoelectric Cooling
    • Thermal Ground Planes
    • Thermal Management of Laser Diodes
    • The Effect of Substrate Emissivity on the Spectral Emission of a Hot-Gas Overlayer
    • Process Approach to Determining Quality Inspection Deployment
    • Experimental Setup to Assess Blast and Penetration-Induced Secondary Debris in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Environment
    • Non-Contact Circuit for Real-Time Electric and Magnetic Field Measurements
    • Digital Design Tools
      Simulating Thermal Expansion in Composites with Expanded Metal Foil for Lightning Protection
    • Rugged Computing
      Designing VME Power Systems with Standard Modules
    • Optical Sensors
      Optical Ice Sensors for UAVs
    • Rotorcraft Technology
      Rotorcraft Icing Computational Tool Development
    • RF & Microwave Technology
      Curled RF MEMS Switches for On-Chip Design: Design Software Supports BAE System's Mixed-Signal Chip Design
    • UAV Technology
      Using SWaP-C Reductions to Improve UAS/UGV Mission Capabilities
    • UGV Technology
      Designing Rugged Computing Platforms for UGVs
    • UUV & Robotics Technology
      Bi-manual Dexterous Manipulation for Maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal
    • UUV Technology
      Applying UUV Advances to Safeguard Harbors and Littoral Waters
    • Robotics Technology
      Designing a Robot to Counter Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices
    • Electronic Warfare
      Next Generation FPGAs for Electronic Warfare Systems
    • Materials: Composites
      Managing the Impact of Nanomaterials in Aerospace Manufacturing
    • Aerospace Materials/Manufacturing
      Turbine Flow Meters
    • Alternative Power Sources
      Designing a Power Generation System for a More-Electric Aircraft
    • Clamoring for more entertainment
      Connected consumers drive demand for bandwidth, though seatback entertainment remains popular.
    • Fighting for life in military markets
      Airbus Defense & Space is looking to revitalize and ramp up production rates of its military aircraft portfolio.
    • 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.
    • Powering on
      Rolls-Royce's Chief Engineer discusses how new technologies in the Trent XWB family of engines are inspiring current R&D design and evaluation work as part of its strategic roadmap for future big fanjets. Ongoing development work and associated test programs extend across a broad range of activities and involve many partners.
    • Countering cybersecurity threats against unmanned vehicle systems
      Cranfield University researchers have developed a monitoring system whose purpose is to monitor mission profile implementation at both high level mission execution and at lower level software code operation to tackle specific threats of malicious code and possible spurious commands received over a vehicle's data links.
    • Big Data, aircraft, and a better future
      Aircraft manufacturers, in particular engine makers, are exploiting the opportunities that come with collecting the vast amount of data available, from customer reports to engine exhaust temperatures. Why is it potentially so useful? What are some of the best ways to use it?
    • Let the good times continue to roll
      The booming international commercial aviation sector continues to be a bright light leading the future of the aerospace industry.
    • Regional and bizjets refined and redefined
      As the regional and business jet markets steadily rebound, so too do the propulsion technologies that will provide airframers and their customers competitive advantage.
    • Getting it right with composites
      With composites now a mainstay in most new aircraft designs, the engineering emphasis has switched from understanding if they work to thinking through the most efficient way to manufacture them, such as using design-for-manufacturing software.
    • Unmanned Aerial Systems
      Deploying Next-Generation UAS Platforms with 3U VPX
    • Unmanned Ground Vehicles
      UGVs - On the Cutting Edge of Thermal Management
    • Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles
      Controlling the Seas - Introducing a New Concept in Autonomous Surface/Underwater Vehicles
    • Robotics
      Connectivity in Robotic Systems
    • Propulsion
      Fanjet Evolution - the Next Steps
    • Composites
      Dry Drilling Composites Using Carbon Dioxide Cooling