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2017-05-21
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Aurora Flight Sciences demonstrated DARPA's ALIAS automated flight technology in a Boeing 737 simulator. ALIAS showcased its ability to utilize the existing 737 auto-landing system to autonomously land the aircraft safely in the event of pilot incapacitation.
2017-05-05
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Improvements to Airbus A320 passenger air nozzles could potentially contribute to program-wide benefits.
2016-12-20
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Researchers from Iowa State University are expanding fundamental materials studies into research and development of new, all-solid-state technology for batteries.
2016-12-08
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While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2015-10-19
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Two books from SAE International detail advancements in these areas through the compilation of relevant technical papers.
2014-10-24
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a contract for the accelerated development of its SideArm launch and recovery system. Demonstration of the SideArm technology was a key part of Aurora's work on the Tactically Enhanced Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program.
2014-05-15
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Stiff but flexible trailing-edge beams could replace conventional wing flaps to boost aerodynamic efficiency.
2012-10-24
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1-D and 3-D virtual prototyping provide an end to the over-engineering of subsystems in the days of cost and time crunching.
2012-01-26
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Canadian researchers are finding ways to reduce landing noise in a facility designed to study the sounds that come from the interaction of certain airplane parts and wind.
2009-10-14
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The Boeing Co. and Russian Space Corp. Energia (RSC-Energia) signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on a future common docking system for advanced space exploration vehicles. The agreement outlines collaboration between the two companies to produce a mechanism based on Energia's existing Androgynous Peripheral Docking System, which has connected every space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for more than 10 years.
2009-09-03
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Irkut Corp. selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply multiple systems for the MC-21 commercial aircraft family. Hamilton Sundstrand will develop the advanced Electric Power Generating System, secondary electrical power distribution, auxiliary power unit, wing anti-ice and bleed air-conditioning for the Nitrogen Generation System.
2009-07-28
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Emerson Industrial Automation received accreditation from the Nadcap Management Council in Heat Treating, Chemical Processing, and Nondestructive Testing for its McGill aerospace bearings, manufactured at Emerson Power Transmission’s Valparaiso, IN, facility.
2009-05-01
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The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Co. a $3.5 million Electronic Warfare Battle Management (EWBM) system design contract. Under the award, Raytheon will spend three years conducting a series of EWBM system experiments and demonstrations in the Air Force Research Laboratory's virtual combat laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH.
2009-04-30
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QinetiQ's electric engines, known as T5 ion thrusters, are providing high-precision drag compensation for the GOCE spacecraft launched in March by the European Space Agency. Ion thrusters provide cruise control for the spacecraft’s gravity mission, literally preventing it from falling out of the sky.
2009-03-11
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Northrop Grumman Corp. signed a U.S. Department of Defense mentor-protege agreement with Adept Technologies, a teammate on Northrop Grumman’s Command Post Platform program. The program provides the U.S.
2009-01-14
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Airbus selected Goodrich Corp. to supply wheels and carbon brakes for all variants of the A350 XWB family of aircraft. The selection is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue over the life of the program.
2009-01-14
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Honeywell is providing the avionics subsystem for the new Constellation Space Suit System being developed by Oceaneering International Inc. Honeywell will design, develop, and integrate the advanced avionics for the Constellation Space Suit System as part of the Oceaneering team.
2009-01-14
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Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded a pair of contracts to outfit U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E helicopters with its Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system. Under the terms of the contracts, with a combined value of $13.3 million, Northrop Grumman will integrate the DIRCM self-protection system onto the CH-53D helicopter fleet, making the CH-53D the third Marine Corps rotary-wing platform to receive DIRCM protection from shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missile threats.
2009-01-14
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Rolls-Royce has been selected to design and develop a robust electrical power system (REPS) as part of the Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology component and subsystem development (INVENT-SDD). The $690,000 contract, awarded by the U.S.
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