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NASA plans first beyond visual line-of-sight drone demo

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In mid-October NASA partners will fly five unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, beyond visual line-of-sight of their human operators-in-command, to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of NASA’s UAS traffic management research platform.

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Future of flight: Marines test out 3-D printed SUAS

Posted October 4, 2017 by Lance Cpl. Taylor Moore

U.S Marines with 2nd Marine Division tested remote controlled craft made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 26-27, 2017.

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Air Force looking to additive manufacturing to expand hypersonic flight capabilities

Posted April 4, 2018 by Mindy Cooper

The U.S. Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles.

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Flying wing-shaped experimental airplane validating new wing design method

Posted April 1, 2016 by Jay Levine

Future aircraft fuel efficiency could be dramatically increased thanks to ideas validated with increasingly complex subscale, experimental, remotely piloted aircraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.

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Air Force patent license could lead to natural fiber automotive components

Posted April 27, 2017 by Jaclyn Knapp

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research signed a Patent License Agreement with Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. that allows the company to use an Air Force developed fiber welding process in the creation of automotive components. Air Force research showed that with proper solvents and control, polymers from neighboring natural fibers interact and individual fibers…

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NASA selects new technologies to flight test

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NASA has selected nine space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to a real-world environment.

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Engineers at Arnold AFB develop projectile telemetry capability to study boundary layer transition

Posted July 2, 2018 by Deidre Ortiz

Air Force photograph by Deirdre Ortiz Engineers with the Space and Missiles Combined Test Force at Arnold Air Force Base are developing a telemetry package that will be used to transmit data when launching projectiles at over 25,000 Gs. To accommodate a stand-alone electronics package, an antenna with a detachable radome and multiple integrated sensors,…

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NASA study improves understanding of LA quake risks

Posted November 6, 2015 by Alan Buis

A new NASA-led analysis of a moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake that shook Greater Los Angeles in 2014 finds that the earthquake deformed Earth's crust across a broad region encompassing the northern Los Angeles Basin and northern Orange County.

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Story Time: ONR researchers create ‘human user manual’ for robots

Posted June 17, 2016 by Warren Duffie Jr.

With support from the Office of Naval Research, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an artificial intelligence software program named Quixote to teach robots to read stories, learn acceptable behavior and understand successful ways to conduct themselves in diverse social situations.

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AFRL researchers explore automation, additive technologies for cost efficient solar power

Posted July 19, 2017 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

Air Force photograph Dr. Santanu Bag, a project scientist at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, is exploring cost-efficient manufacturing of solar cells using additive technology. Inspired by newspaper printing, and taking cues from additive manufacturing technology, researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory are exploring new ways to make solar cells…

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