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November 5, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, ARL Public Affairs, 18 July 2018
Army Makes Inroads Toward Tripling the Energy of Explosives
A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Washington State University have discovered a new type of energetic material that could have triple the energy...
October 26, 2018
The Pintle That Will Change the World
"The ability of this pintle to simply and efficiently inject a multitude of hypergolic fuels and throttle them from five percent all the way to full throttle is very exciting. It...
October 22, 2018 | Source: California Institute of Technology, caltech.edu, 15 May 2018, Robert Perkins
No Motor, No Battery, No Problem
New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water. Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors,...
October 8, 2018 | Source: AirForce Times, airforcetimes.com, 22 Sept 2018, Charlsy Panzino
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
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...
May 7, 2018 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 26 Jan 2018, John Toon
Researchers Boost Efficiency and Stability of Optical Rectennas
The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a switch to air-stable diode materials...
March 18, 2018 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, 23 March 2017
Air Force Plans Recoverable Hypersonic Drones by 2040
Air Force weapons developers expect to operate hypersonic intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance drones by the 2040s, once scientific progress with autonomy and propulsion...
February 8, 2018
Shortages and Risks to the U.S. Energetic Materials Supply Chain
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
Affordable Access to Low Earth Orbit
A NEW VISION The last decade has seen a resurgence of NASA’s bold visions, from returning humans to the moon after a 50-year hiatus to colonizing Mars. President George W. Bush...
September 11, 2017 | Source: Naval Aviation News, navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil, 14 March 2017, Jeff Newman
Ramjet: New Threats Call For Old Tech
The U.S. Navy took the first step to reintroducing to the fleet an old-but-much-needed technology when it successfully tested a solid-fuel ramjet engine at Naval Air Warfare...