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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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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

Posted October 22, 2016 by

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

Posted October 13, 2017 by

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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NASA makes dozens of patents available in public domain to benefit U.S. industry

Posted May 6, 2016 by

NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the release of these technologies, a searchable database now is available that catalogs thousands of expired NASA patents already in the public domain. These technologies were developed to advance NASA missions…

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DARPA to host Discover DSO Day

Posted May 10, 2017 by

DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, which identifies and pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines, will host Discover DSO Day June 15, in Arlington, Va. The event is designed to familiarize potential proposers with the mission, research areas of interest, and business processes pursued by the DSO, a fundamental…

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For the first time, Army sensors can detect aircraft damage as it occurs

Posted November 17, 2017 by T'Jae Ellis

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that can detect airframe damage on conceptual composite UH-60 Black Hawk rotorcraft.

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