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NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

Posted April 20, 2016 by

NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop the regulations to allow integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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DARPA funds brain-stimulation research to speed learning

Posted April 28, 2017 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

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Aviation renaissance

Posted November 8, 2017 by

An aviation renaissance, one focused on energy efficiency and economic impact, is on the horizon, and it’s changing how engineers look at aircraft power and design. 

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NASA Armstrong hosts convergent aeronautics solutions showcase

Posted November 20, 2015 by Peter Merlin

Researchers from several NASA centers had an opportunity to share information about revolutionary new technologies at the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Showcase held at Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., Oct. 22.

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Supersonic, UAS research highlighted at NASA social

Posted June 17, 2016 by Jay Levine

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas The aircraft used in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System project include, front from left, a TG-14, a T-34C and the Ikhana remotely piloted aircraft. The back row from left include a B-200, a G-III and a C-90. A NASA Social highlighted two projects, one with…

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TALONS tested on commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for first time

Posted August 18, 2017 by

DARPA’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort recently demonstrated its prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast aboard a commissioned U.S. Navy vessel for the first time. The crew of USS Zephyr, a 174-foot (53-meter) Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship, evaluated the technology demonstration system over three days near Naval Station Mayport, Fla….

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New battery technology saves Soldiers time, money on the battlefield

Posted January 24, 2018 by Kathryn Bailey

Twenty years ago, one phone call between two Army engineers led to a cost-effective lithium-ion battery solution for what was then an up-and-coming guided missile system.

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NASA Global Hawk to begin NOAA El Nino storm mission

Posted February 19, 2016 by Kate Squires

NASA and NOAA are teaming up again to send NASA’s remotely piloted Global Hawk out over the Pacific to take a closer look at storms brewed by this year’s strong El Niño.

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NASA conducts ‘out of sight’ drone tests in Nevada

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Blazing a trail for safely integrating drones into the national airspace, a team from NASA’s Ames Research Center on Oct. 19 flew four uncrewed aircraft -- commonly called drones -- at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nev.

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AFOSR Awards Grants to 43 Scientists and Engineers through its Young Investigator Research Program

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The Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced Oct. 11 it will award approximately $19.1 million in grants to 43 scientists and engineers from 37 research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program. The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across…

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