2015
Aerospace & Defense

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a system to detect and locate atmospheric clear air turbulence (CAT) by means of a ground-based infrasonic array to serve as an early warning system for aircraft. This system could augment existing systems such as pilot reports (PIREPs), airborne lidar, and airborne radar. The NASA system offers a benefit based on the fact that the existing electromagnetic methods lack targets at 30,000–40,000 ft and will not detect CAT. Because CAT and severe storms emit infrasound that propagates over vast distances through the Earth’s atmosphere, the Langley system offers an excellent early warning opportunity. The system has been able to detect known events—such as detection of the launch of the Space Shuttle in Florida ...

Abstract: At present, there does not exist in the market a low orbit, generic and inexpensive platform from which to conduct scientific research of the upper atmosphere. Such a platform has to have instrumental flexibility and a reliable communications link, with enough bandwidth to support experiments that produce a high rate of data output in real time.

Project Description: The use of specific platforms designed in each case to perform one or a few experiments increases implementation cost and timing, while limiting flexibility. The Suborbital Exploration Probe (SEP) platform, that we will design and build, intends to mitigate these disadvantages. Furthermore the SEP platform has the capacity to work in swarms, providing access to similar systems for ...

I am an aerospace designer and I have worked in the aerospace and defense industries for over 15 years, with companies including Phoenix Unidynamics, Goodyear Aerospace, and General Pneumatics. I have collaborated on projects that include components for the AIM 9 “Sidewinder” air-to-air missile, the Space Shuttle, the “Cruise” missile, and the “Trident” ICBM missile, to name a few.

My son is a recent Arizona State University graduate in advanced business concepts, an "Edson" award winner, and the 2014 ASBA "Young Entrepreneur Of The Year."

We invented a micro turbine personal flight system and the world's first micro jet engine powered “jet pack” for first responders. The flight system will enable quick vertical takeoff and landing, ...

Milner Motors AirCar Dare to Imagine the Future!
500 miles. 3 hours door-to-door. Anytime.

The AirCar is a completely self-contained four-door, four-seat advanced-composite road-able aircraft (flying car) with foldable main wing in the rear of the vehicle and a canard in the front. For trips up to 1,000 miles, this provides the fastest door-to-door travel times possible.

When airborne, the 28 ft wingspan, 3000 lb maximum weight airplane cruises at 200 MPH for up to 1000 miles, using one or two engines with propellers or ducted fans. In ground mode, the wings fold to 7 ft wide. A separate 40 HP engine powers the wheels at speeds up to 85 MPH.

People have dreamed about flying cars for ...

I designed one small quadcopter that is useful for defense as well as aerospace. The design of quodcopter is that it's a simple quodcopter and we built one camera on it. That camera connected with our mobile to see the video or result it is wirless network. With the help of this we can control crime. or watch our border to avoid entry of terrorists. Thank ...

Now days hijacking and failure of the airlines are increased. As we can see them in recent events. But my system will definitely knock out the problems of such incidents. My system will save every living person in those flights who are in such disaster in middle of the air.

Working Principal of the proposed system is as follows....

1. Initiating a ejection sequel by pressing the button which would be in control panel of pilot and co-pilot.
2. Jet will be automatically reducing the altitude to the insisted altitude i.e. 15000 ft. and then automatically reserved solid fueled rockets will get fired.
3. In this stage, all passengers and crew will be locked to the chair ...

The US Army is in the process of consolidating its rotorcraft fleet under the Future Vertical Lift program. Under this program, the Heavy version will be a two-rotor replacement for the CH-47 Chinook, while the eventual Ultra version will have capability similar to that of a C-130, and will inevitably be a large quad-rotor variation of the Heavy. This will leave the army with a large, heavy, expensive quad-rotor, that still cannot transport the most key elements of its inventory, such as the M1 tank or Patriot missile batteries.

I envision a common, modular, and expandable rotor system, that can scale up from a two-rotor configuration to four, six, eight, and beyond.

The basic engine pod is well-served by ...

There a long history of space vehicles which use boosters to enable a smaller vehicle to reach greater performance. Stages can also help a business plan for aerospace. Private space ventures often wind up on the rocks of bankruptcy. Horizontal launch is often considered the worst case for development costs, but potentially a good case for reusable economies and safety. Horizontal launch can give wings to investment because we don’t need to go to space to go to market.

Small unmanned aircraft are expanding into a multitude of potential new markets. They overlap many old military markets along the way. Wings can allow us to market small affordable aircraft with revolutionary performance potential. A small prototype can develop much ...

Imagine, you’re an astronaut and you have just landed on the surface of the moon or Mars, and you need to repetitively travel between the interior of your inflatable airlock and the harsh surface environment to conduct an experiment. It isn’t as simple as turning a doorknob or unzipping a tent, as we might do on earth. This novel seal device will improve access to new environments by astronauts and enable them to conduct vital research.

The generic procedure for establishing the novel seal device, utilizing COTS (commercial-of-the-shelf) equipment and materials follows:
1. Cut two oval-shaped openings, 3’ wide X 6’ high, at the desired locations, one at the Air Lock Entrance and one at the Air ...

To date armour systems are typically homogenous in construction (i.e. a monolithic plate) and the localised deformation associated with projectile penetration does not take advantage of the entire strength of the armour piece. The armour system of this proposal is a composite metallic structure which has been named “plymetal.” As the diagram adjacent shows the structure is composed of ribs of H13 a high strength tool steel and ribs of stainless steel which are adjacent and alternating. The next layer of ribs crosses in a perpendicular orientation, much like the change in the orientation of the grains between the laminates of wood in plywood. As the schematic shows this is repeated for several layers and it is this design/construction ...

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