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March 12, 2019 | Source: theverge.com, Jon Porter, 22 November 2019
MIT Researchers Create Plane That Flies Without Any Moving Parts
Researchers at MIT have developed a plane capable of flying without any moving parts, reports MIT Technology Review . The feat was achieved using electroaerodynamic propulsion,...
February 25, 2019
Aircraft Display Panel Light Emitting Diode (LED) Item Specifications
Are there specifications or requirements for LEDs on aircraft display panels? DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) staff reviewed various Service and Joint Service...
February 25, 2019 | Source: c4isrnet, www.c4isrnet.com, Joe Gould, 15 February 2019
It’s a Cat and Mouse Game as Militaries Fight the Big Threat of Small Drones
WASHINGTON — In August 2014, well-directed artillery fire was used to devastating effect in Ukraine, leaving three mechanized battalions a smoking ruin. Because the units and...
January 14, 2019 | Source: AirForceTimes, airforcetimes.com, charisy panzino, 22 september 2018
Here’s How Air Mobility Command Will Improve Aircraft Survivability
“Our ability to deploy decisive force is foundational to the National Defense Strategy. The size and lethality of the force is of little consequence if we can’t get it where it...
Survivability and Vulnerability
November 19, 2018 | Source: TCT Magazine, tctmagazine.com, Sam Davies, 14 June 2018
Work Begins on U.S. Air Force Research Into Flaw Formation in Powder Bed Fusion Processes
Work has begun on a $1.4 million project under the Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment (MAMLS) program funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL...
November 19, 2018
The Heat Is Off: Advanced Resins are Revolutionizing the Way We Repair Aircraft
Aircraft design has progressed rapidly over the last 110 years. The simple wooden planes that were used mostly as scouts in World War I gave way to the riveted metal bombers and...
September 10, 2018 | Source: The Diplomat, thediplomat.com, 3 May 2018, Ankit Panda
Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China's Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators
Is China’s Djibouti-based military presence starting to create trouble for the U.S. military? In April, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reproduced a Notice to Airmen (...
Testing Gas-Turbine Aircraft Engines
INTRODUCTION Gas-turbine aircraft engines, such as those used in nearly all modern aircraft (fighters, attack, helicopters, and transports), must be tested by the U.S. Department...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Using Shark Scales to Design Better Drones, Planes, and Wind Turbines
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University,...
February 4, 2016 | Source: Rice News, news.rice.edu, 5 January 2016, Mike Williams
Graphene Composite May Keep Wings Ice-Free
Rice University develops conductive graphen-based material to heat surfaces, simplify ice removal. A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has...