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New EMI & RFI Filters from Astrodyne

October 17, 2014 1:07 pm | by PD&D Staff | Astrodyne | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne has expanded its Mil/Aero product offerings line to include custom and off-the-shelf military filters. By acquiring LCR, Radius Power, and Filter Concepts earlier this year, Astrodyne is now able to offer its customers AC and DC ...

Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance...

Predicting Fatigue in Aircraft Parts

October 16, 2014 1:03 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific...

State Delegation Praises P&W Jet Engine Deal

October 16, 2014 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Connecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contract with jet...

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U.S. Military's Mysterious Spacecraft to Return Home

October 16, 2014 9:25 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B? Must be a secret space weapon. Or something to rocket next-generation spy gear into orbit. Or maybe a decoy to keep China's ...   

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

October 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jayco | News | Comments

Interface design is increasingly impacting the success or failure of electronic products, but a well-designed interface is no easy thing to get right. Given the complexities involved in interface design it is no wonder that today’s product ...

Cree Achieves Production Milestone with U.S. Department of Defense

October 15, 2014 12:48 pm | by Cree | News | Comments

Cree has achieved a major production milestone with its recent accreditation as a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Category 1A Trusted Foundry for its 100 mm RF GaN facility in Durham, NC. Granted through the Trusted Access ...   


Using Light Frequencies to Sniff Out Deadly Materials from a Distance

October 15, 2014 11:55 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

DARPA has issued a solicitation for proposals responsive to its Spectral Combs from UV to THz (SCOUT) program, which seeks new capabilities for highly sensitive remote detection of multiple biological or chemical agents in liquid or ...  

Navy's Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries

October 15, 2014 11:42 am | by David Smalley, Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have announced a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only ... 

GE Gas Turbines to Help Provide Uninterrupted Power in Iraq

October 15, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE has signed a contract with ENKA to supply power generation equipment for a new 750-megawatt combined-cycle plant being developed by Qaiwan Group in Iraq. GE will provide four 9E gas turbines and one steam turbine for a ...   

New Cargo Plane Design Takes Off, Vertically

October 15, 2014 9:18 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Historically, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles have been relegated to helicopters and expensive military aircraft. Yet the design, as applied to commercial aircraft, has not been successful without significant sacrifices in ...

Alcoa Manufactures New Hull for Combat Vehicles

October 14, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-US Army initiative launched last year ...                 


Sensor System to Make a Better Prosthesis Fit

October 14, 2014 11:25 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution ...  

Capturing Aerial Photos of the World’s Most Advanced Jets

October 14, 2014 10:19 am | by Lockheed Martin | Videos | Comments

Liz Kaszynski is one of 10 aerial photographers at Lockheed Martin who are trained and certified to take pictures while flying in the backseat of fighter jets. Liz is also the sole female aerial photographer for the ...    

Navy to Commission Amphibious Assault Ship America

October 14, 2014 9:15 am | by Department of Defense News | News | Comments

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, October 11, 2014, in San Francisco, California. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's ...  

High Definition Lockheed Martin Sensor Focuses on Flexibility

October 13, 2014 10:33 am | by Lockheed Martin | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin has developed a new high definition 15-inch sensor system called INFIRNO. The sensor system’s modular components can be removed and replaced in the field to meet changing mission requirements and reduce operation and ...

Engineering Update: Space-Based Infrared System Enhances Air Force Capabilities

October 13, 2014 9:10 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of the Engineering Update: The Dynomak fusion reactor: While fusion energy has generally sounded too good to be true, University of Washington engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that could ...  


'Plasmonic Paper' Detects Chemical Warfare Agents

October 10, 2014 11:38 am | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | News | Comments

Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as "plasmonic paper," for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts ...

Air Force Energy Initiatives Increase Mission Readiness

October 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe, Air Force Public Affairs Agency | News | Comments

The Air Force’s top leaders for energy programs highlighted strides the Air Force has taken in energy conservation, and discussed innovative ideas that will lead to even more cost and energy savings, during the Air Force Association’s ...

History of the Jeep Wrangler & Its Predecessors

October 9, 2014 3:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It has been said that the sport utility vehicles of today can trace their roots to the Jeep military vehicle that was first made for use during World War II. Here are some facts about the Jeep and its storied history ...    

Former Army Captain Improves Aviation Intelligence

October 9, 2014 12:34 pm | by Zach Wener-Fligner, MIT News | News | Comments

Jillian Wisniewski spent Thanksgiving 2009 at a U.S. Army base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, with just weeks until the end of her deployment and return to the U.S.Back then Wisniewski, now a student in the System Design and Management ...  

Engineering Newswire 111: Professor Designs Cloaking Device on Vacation

October 9, 2014 10:31 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials ...     

NASA-Pioneered Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System Operational

October 9, 2014 10:13 am | by Peter Merlin, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center | News | Comments

A new NASA-developed Automatic Ground-Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) that could significantly reduce the incidence of controlled flight into terrain aircraft accidents is currently being integrated into the flight control systems ...

Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman Deliver Payload for Missile Defense Early Warning Satellite

October 8, 2014 11:42 am | by Lockheed Martin & Northrop Grumman | News | Comments

Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and payload provider Northrop Grumman have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) ...    

Counterfeit Electronic Components in Weapons Systems Cost Lives

October 8, 2014 10:19 am | by Joe Bilotta, CEO & Co-Founder, Component Search International | Articles | Comments

According to a survey by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Technology Evaluation, all segments of the commercial, industrial and defense supply chains have been impacted by counterfeit ...   

Photos of the Day: Ultrasonic Welding Makes Navy Uniforms Lighter, Stronger

October 8, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bethany Pollack, of South Kingstown, R.I., attaches a swatch of U.S. Navy camouflaged prototype fabric to a Gelbo Flex Tester machine, at Propel LLC, a textile technology research company, in Pawtucket, R.I. The test fabric was comprised to ...

Navy Uniforms Bring Textile Welding to U.S.

October 8, 2014 9:58 am | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Welding isn't just for aircraft carriers anymore. The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger, and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research ...

HotSpot: Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 8, 2014 9:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel group, is taking that same idea and applying it to its new hotel concept, "hub by Premier Inn," which will target major UK city centers such as London and Edinburgh ...  

Photos of the Day: ROVs for Every Industry

October 7, 2014 12:58 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Over the years, SeaBotix evolved into making a variety of products for a number of applications, such as maritime security, aquaculture, the hydro industry, in-shore and off-shore applications, potable water ...      

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