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Next generation Engines for Sixth Generation Aircrafts

Presently jet engines are the workhorses of airplanes carrying millions of people, trillions of miles every year, at supersonic speed and with high safety; the failure rate is only once every million flight hours.  NASA explains their principle, “All jet engines, which are also called gas turbines, work on the …

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Aluminum alloys are still valuable for aerospace, Russia leader in development

In aerospace applications, materials with high strength to weight ratios along with properties such as excellent corrosion resistance, lightweight, creep resistance and high thermal strength are needed. Also, cost parameters need to be considered without compromising with quality. In accordance with the properties required; aluminium, titanium, magnesium, nickel and their …

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Hydrogen hybrids to power future commercial aircrafts

Before the pandemic grounded most flights, commercial aviation accounted for about 2.5% of global emissions of carbon dioxide.  Under pressure to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, airlines are experimenting with alternatives, including so-called sustainable aviation fuels, or SAF, as well as all-electric aircraft and hydrogen.   Hydrogen is …

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North Korea perfecting ICBM capable to deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States, driving US to enhance its Ground-Based Midcourse Missile Defense (GMD)

Throughout 2017, North Korea tested several missiles demonstrating the rapid advances in its military technology. The Hwasong-12 was thought to be able to reach as far as 4,500km (2,800 miles), putting US military bases on the Pacific island of Guam well within striking distance.   Later, the Hwasong-14 demonstrated even …

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Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) for Integrated and Networked Multidomain capability

The future operating environment articulated by the NDS, the NDS Commission, and other sources describe how potential adversaries have developed sophisticated anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities. These capabilities include electronic warfare, cyber weapons, long-range missiles, and advanced air defenses. U.S. competitors have pursued A2/AD capabilities as a means of countering traditional …

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Aircraft Antennas Requirements and market growth

Antennas are used for a huge range of applications, from mobile phones and “smart” WiFi-connected appliances to GPS and systems that track aircraft and help pilots land safely. Over the years, several distinct types of antennas have come into common use, with designs, frequencies and operating power levels that depend …

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Aeronautical Ad-hoc Network (AANET)

The future of aviation worldwide is one of significant continuing growth in air travel, air cargo, and private general aviation. In parallel with this growth, a significant increase in the supporting information infrastructure will need to occur. The infrastructure will support two primary functions: aviation operational needs (which includes airline …

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Defense and Aerospace software testing and Verification

Late delivery or software defects can damage a brand’s reputation — leading to frustrated and lost customers. In extreme cases, a bug or defect can degrade interconnected systems or cause serious malfunctions. Consider Nissan having to recall over 1 million cars due to a software defect in the airbag sensor detectors.  …

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Aviation electronic standards including ARINC, DO 254, DO160 and MIL-STD-704 make flying more reliable, predictable, and safer.

The growing demand for high-efficiency fighter aircraft, commercial airbuses and the ever-evolving Aerospace and Defense requirements are driving the demand for next-gen airborne electronics systems. Air transportation agencies and aviation OEMs across the globe have been striving to build next-generation Airborne electronics systems to make flying more reliable, predictable, and …

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High Altitude Platforms (HAPs), for communications and persistent, wide area, real time Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)

The constant growth of interest in high-speed wireless communications causes the search for new solutions and new types of radio access networks. Although more than half of the global population is already connected to the Internet, there is still a need for higher broadband connectivity and telecommunication services in suburban, …

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