Aerospace & Defense - 2016
Drone Camouflage using live camera feed of one side (top) played on a flexible LCD panel on the other side (bottom) of the UAV creating an illusion of invisibility for the eyes on the ground.
Being invisible to the naked eye in the combat zone is always advantageous and also gives an edge over the enemy,
And this kind of invisibility is ideal for small tactical drones (aircraft) which are virtually silent, thanks to electric motors.
But even with a wingspan of a few feet, they can be spotted.
This is where the below proposed camouflage technology ...
This technology is related and was realised by the study of biological polymers, their chemical composition and modifications to suit specific evolutionary adaptaptions.
Most manufactured polymers are chemical combinations designed to meet a singular specific need, whereas biological polymers are combinations of such individual chemical combinations. When described in a simple manner they are 'mechanical composites', it is not only the chemical bonds required to form the material but also the ' islands' of differing material and their physical shapes which interact to produce the required mechanical result: the ability to stretch and deform and also to interact mechanically ...
Jet fuel for propulsion uses hydrogen and oxygen as fuel. These elements are costly to produce and store, and cost human life and dollars of tech when something goes wrong. The problem is due to various factors like containment, expansion, pressurization etc. Hence I have come up with an idea to reduce problems in propulsion fuel.
Idea is, solid state reaction with gas can be controlled effectively so I have taken sodium as solid and chlorine as liquid converted to gas and product will be produced as solid state releasing energy not resulting in expansion but as light ...
Current structural architecture of composite aircraft fuselages, although more advanced, functional and lighter then metallic fuselages designed decades ago, still imply a set of important disadvantages and deficiencies from the perspective of fuselage design, manufacturing, testing, assembly, transport, maintainability, exchangeability, reusability, monitoring, etc. All these aspects together make aircraft fuselages still very costly, heavy, complex, with too many different components; facing both aircraft manufacturers and airframers, with too many risks along the whole life cycle.
Innovative method and construction principle for making cylindrical structures (with constant cross-section shape) or circular arcoids (structures with constant radius of curvature), like for ...
In an attempt to improve upon the ideas originally proposed by Dr. Robert L. Forward in his article: Starwisp: An Ultra – Light Interstellar Probe (J. Spacecraft, Vol. 22, No. 3, May – June 1985, PP. 345 – 350), a previously written and unpublished paper entitled: "Starwisp Reevaluated" and later associated follow up ideas were developed. The enclosed proposed contest ideas in Figures 1 and 2 have been taken from this reassessment. The third figure is the contest submission diagram which is a composite picture that consolidates the evolving thoughts developed through deductive reasoning.
In Figure 3, Caption I ...
ECE is an external combustion thermal engine with no moving parts.
Through thermal cycles of free-electrons in metal or semiconductor, ECE converts thermal energy directly into electricity in high efficiency.
Potential applications of ECE can be:
1. Range extender for electric vehicles (EV).
2. Concentrated solar thermal or nuclear thermal mega power generator.
3. Mini power for bicycles, electronics gadget or micro power for bio-tech. instruments.
4. Portable and silent generator.
5. Stirling engine replacement.
6. Power source for field robot, outer skeleton or power supply for wearable technologies.
7. Silent electrical air plane or vessel.
8. Air independence ...
Enduralock prides itself as the premier leader of vibration resistant technology in the aerospace industry. Headquartered in Overland Park, KS, Enduralock ensures commitment to innovation and high quality products.
Enduralock's creative spirit in aerospace engineering has brought to existence a proprietary portfolio of never-before-seen fastener technologies – Radial Lock Fastener, Axial Ratcheting Fastener, Radial Ratcheting Fastener. Our premier fastening technologies were engineered as solutions to industry demands: permanently locking fasteners that are fully reversible and reusable, reduced time and cost of maintenance and labor, accurate preload determination, and one-sided approach for reinstallation. Committed to continuous improvement, Enduralock strives to meet ...
With the success of “New Space” companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, there is a renewed interest in low-cost private launch systems and space exploration in general. Governmental space agencies, especially NASA, are working in partnership with emerging private companies. Yet the barrier to entry has now shifted to the requirement to be an Internet billionaire. Mr. Elon Musk of SpaceX has put $100 million of his own money into the company. From a New York Times article, Mr. Jeff Bezos of Amazon “declined to say how much money he had poured into his dream [Blue Origin]. ‘Let’s ...
Fiber optic transmissions are secure, fast and with limitless capacity. These are replacing copper and integral to wireless.
There are two types of fiber optic connections: the first is "direct contact" and is commonly used in data centers, fiber to the home, and long haul transmissions only to define a very few. The other is "expanded beam": this is used in commercial aviation, defense, and broadcast. The "expanded beam" is a highly 'ruggedized' connection.
Visual inspection of direct contact live transmissions is performed by a "video scope" that provides security for the end user: the laser can damage eyesight. However, here-to-fore, ...
Stronger than titanium, lighter than aluminum, tested by the US Army to stop speeding bullets at record setting velocities! Flash® Bainite steel makes ars lighter, safer, less costly & greener.
With roots in the Armor Industry, Flash® Bainite is a revolutionary technology that creates “maximum strength steel” in st in trains, shipping, agriculture, buildings and more.
Flash® Bainite has developed and globally patented a rapid heat treating process technology for the 21st Century Steel industry. Flash® Bainite Processing creates an engineered micro-segregation of both chemistry and microstructural phase at the micron level. With low total elongation, Flash steels exhibit ...