Aerospace & Defense - 2013
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
May 28, 2013
The idea of reaching up to the heavens has captivated several generations. For this challenge, rockets have shown to be extremely inefficient, and the idea of constructing a “Centrifugally Extended Carbon Nano-Tube Tether Space Elevator” (CECNTTSE) presents unsolved technological challenges. We conclude that; to efficiently achieve the goal of unrestricted movement away from Earth’s gravitational pull, both the use of the current state of the art and the proposed method for a Space Elevator should be reinvented.
For this reason, we propose the “Buoyant Advanced Building Elevator Lightweight” (BA-BEL) Tower, a new concept of ”a floating tower” that will ...
Newport News, Virginia
Jun 25, 2013
There is a need for fast, efficient, safe travel over the water. To achieve speeds in excess of 100 knots, the craft will have to employ aerodynamic alleviation to rise above the water surface. Introducing the Bayou Skimmer, a twin hull wing-in-ground effect craft with features of a regular boat, yet features of a captured air bubble plus a variable azimuth thrust pod.
To ensure prompt surface clearence, the leading edge of the main lift surface is equipped with airfoils mounted on a rotating spindle. In rotation, the airfoils become high lift Magnus Rotors, but also double ...
May 24, 2013
Be careful what you wish for you might get it. We needed detailed information on the dangers of radiation for spacefarers so we instrumented the LRO and Curiosity missions to give us this data. The answer we got was alarming and not what we wanted at all.
The radiation danger to space faring humans is at least twice as bad as we had thought, our old designs were not good enough, all our designs were deadly. Also the worst danger is from Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR). They may not be as concentrated as a solar storm, or ...
Want to know what it feels like to be in space, without actually having to go into orbit or travel to the moon?
Space Synapse’s Earth Rider venture allows you to do just this.
While the advent of a commercial space industry will soon allow a growing number of people to have the extraordinary experience of space travel and the view of Earth from space, sometimes called the Overview Effect, high costs have put it out of reach for all but a very few. To date, some 500 individuals have actually had the opportunity to see our planet from ...
San Diego, California
The Hyperion solar array would be a constellation of transpolar satellites equipped with retractable reflective dishes. When deployed, the dishes redirect sunlight toward any asteroid or comet that threatens the Earth. The redirected sunlight can be used in many ways. The primary purpose being the study and destruction of metiors and comets that threaten Earth.
Unfocused light can illuminate the near side of objects, allowing scientists and engineers to better gauge their size and topography. When focused, the solar energy can be used to super heat a localized point of the object. Scientists and engineers can then use spectrum analysis ...
Paradoxically, the idea that underlies “On the Origin of Species,” written by Charles Darwin comes from geology. Just as rivers have created large geological formations so natural selection has created animals with an optimal configuration, relative to the environment in which they live. Recent research has uncovered that some features of the fins and of the tail of cetaceans would appear to contradict some aerodynamic theories. Bionicists are convinced of the performance of nature’s way of optimization. This sophisticated method is running already 3 billion years, in a really big laboratory: the surface of the Earth. Now, the laboratory ...
Time Dilation Machine: Includes a rotating colder than absolute zero superconductor rotated by an array of nuclear gamma pico-lasers. Powered by either an anti-matter battery or fusion or fission power. The rotation of the superconductor is stabilized by electro-static bearings on each side. The device is in the shape of a rotating sphere with a door unlocking/locking device utilizing direct and network communications with a laser array door entrance. The system utilizes a rolling code quantum computer global cloud network for dipole electron capture for the pico-laser and rotating below absolute zero super conductor system quantum software. A person ...
The primary goal of the UMCAV is to provide a platform that can be adapted for multiple purposes using modular frames and parts, requiring little effort to switch between variations. While any system will have its pros and cons, the best thing an engineer can do is find a way to keep costs down while maintaining product integrity. As such, the aircraft will be designed so that internal components will consist of current off the shelf technologies that are easily accessible to reduce maintenance and production costs. The aircraft would be constructed from both metals and composites (i.e. carbon ...
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Jun 30, 2013
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Future Aircraft Carrier Battle Groups (ACBG) will be facing the very real threat of swarm attacks by dozens or even hundreds of hypersonic missiles. With the ongoing advancement of modern missile technology, it will become increasingly difficult to destroy missiles before they are launched. For example, the cost of upgrading Aegis cruisers and destroyers to counter missiles such as the Chinese DF-21 D will be about $10 billion. The ranges and speeds of anti-ship missiles are continuously increasing, making it impossible to destroy them before launch in constrained areas such as ...
Santa Barbara, Ca
Our solar-blind filter permits direct imaging of the UV absorption and reflection characteristics from an object, and has many applications. Imaging at UV wavelengths is useful in atmospheric monitoring (SO2) and in secure communication. Scientific (astronomy) and military communication and detection applications in exo-atmosphere and underwater environments can be served. UV surveillance, monitoring, and data collection by UAV is made possible.
Isolation of a band of UV wavelengths shorter than ~400 nm from longer wavelength energy present in the background environment is a challenging problem. Digital CMOS and CCD array detectors respond to the undesired long wavelength energy with ...