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Experts Claim Ceramic Engine is Future of Aviation

2012-05-17
Experts Claim Ceramic Engine is Future of Aviation
BySergio ProstakSci Aerospace engineering experts Drs Omid Gohardani and Amir S. Gohardani have proposed a novel aerospace propulsion concept for future greener transportation. Their study, published in the journalAircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, identifies a number of useful scenarios for future ceramic engine application, including a synergistic combination of the ceramic engine with a hybrid configuration of an airship...

ING Engineering Expands into Sherbrooke, QC

2012-05-15
ING Engineering Expands into Sherbrooke, QC
Sherbrooke, QC - ING Engineering, Canada’s leading robotic aircraft systems solution provider expands into Quebec. Ian Glenn, Chairman and CEO states “we have chosen to expand into the Sherbrooke...

The Brican TD100 Prepares for Take Off

2012-05-14
The Brican TD100 Prepares for Take Off
Brican Flight Systems Inc. is set to reveal the TD100 series of advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at the Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery 2012 conference held May...

Kratos Selected to Develop MQ-1C Gray Eagle Composite Maintenance System Trainer

2012-05-10
Kratos Selected to Develop MQ-1C Gray Eagle Composite Maintenance System Trainer
SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2012 Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. KTOS +4.61% , a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it is one of two companies that has been selected by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) for a...

Australias Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System Commences Afghan Operations

2012-05-07
Australias Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aerial System Commences Afghan Operations
The Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) has officially commenced operations in Afghanistan with the Australian Defence Force, providing an enhanced capability to the International Security Assistance Force. The Shadow 200 TUAS is designed to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operational support, enhancing the decision cycle of the support force element, through the employment of...

Machines to aid in tracking erosion

2012-05-04
Machines to aid in tracking erosion
Nicholls State University in Thibodaux is testing a new kind of eye in the sky to track coastal erosion and the health of Louisiana’s barrier islands more closely.

Hood Tech UAV Imagers Show Up Big at a Simulated Showdown

2012-05-03
Hood Tech UAV Imagers Show Up Big at a Simulated Showdown
According to a recent article in Lookout Navy News Online, the use of Hood Tech’s imagers on board an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) evened the big odds against a small group of four frigates in a simulated, late-March battle...

Bird-like robot perches on a human hand

2012-05-02
Bird-like robot perches on a human hand
By the virtue of their size and speed, birds are uniquely capable of efficient flight while flapping their wings and while gliding. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have duplicated the control functions that allow birds to successfully perform a soft landing—in this case, perching on a human hand.

Northrop Grumman moves forward with MQ-8 unmanned helicopter upgrades in potential $262.3 million contract

2012-04-24
Northrop Grumman moves forward with MQ-8 unmanned helicopter upgrades in potential $262.3 million contract
PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 24 April 2012.Engineers from the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems sector in San Diego will develop and build two unmanned helicopters, as well as sixMQ-8 Fire Scoutunmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)as part of the vertical take-off...

Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 high speed skin peel

2012-04-23
Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 high speed skin peel
Following an extensive seven-month analysis of data collected from the Aug. 11, 2011, second flight of DARPA’s Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2), an independent engineering review board (ERB) investigating the cause of a flight anomaly completed its report. The findings of the ERB validated the vehicles aerodynamic design and uncovered new information regarding the thermal material properties of the vehicle....


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