Aerospace & Defense
The refurbishment of rotable components is important for aerospace companies, for which system availability is a critical factor, and for which rotables guarantee a high level of system availability. The refurbishment of usually high value faulty rotables is of considerable economic importance for companies, and is often a core process in plant maintenance. It is often much more cost-effective than a brand new purchase.
In aircraft or other technical objects such as engines, high value components are often used (such as landing gear) which, in a Remove-Install-Rework scenario, are replaced in cases of damage by a serviceable rotable and ...
Today Earth faces competing existential challenges:
●expanding populations’ growing energy demands vs resultant anthropogenic climate change;
●expanding global interconnectedness vs widespread inequality-fueled disconnected tribalism;
●exoterrestrial planetary threats mandating multi-planetarism vs excessive cost to reach space.
Like itself, SSOLAEROS’ acronym encapsulates multifunctional challenge answers:
●Stratospheric SOLAR AEROstat (23km-high 100MWatt energy capture/conversion H2O-LH2);
●Stationary SubOrbital Large-Area Electronic Relay Omnidirectional System,
(providing 1000-kilometer circles unimpeded cellular/fast-internet/“SkyFi” access);
●Single-Stage-to-Orbit Launch-Accelerator Electromagnetic-Rail-Operated System
(creates fuel/oxidizer/1km-long catapult energy, 4g human/12g payload “booster” @75,000ft.)
Like Hydrogen- or Helium-filled stratospheric scientific balloons ascending 14 miles, SSOLAEROS expands 35X above 97% of Earth’s pressurizing atmosphere into cloudless black -65°C subspace. Unlike ...
This is a new design that takes advantage and merges two very well-known designs.
Airfoil wings make lift by changing the direction and pressure of the air that crashes into them as they move through the sky. The spinning cylinder wing design, using the magnus effect, has many advantages over traditional airfoils but also some disadvantages. This design is a type of merger of these two known technologies in such a way as to make use of the advantages of both while eliminating the disadvantages. Some of the advantages are: More wing lift and less drag!
Instead of the ...
Vehicle can run on the road, hover and fly in the air.
Design has following parts:
Seating, Payload, Extended Portion and Impeller cabins or compartments, fold-able wings that mounted at the sides of vehicles body (in option).
Rotary seats and payload capsules.
Impeller, perforated sheet for air entrance, airfoil shaped flaps.
Landing gear and powered wheels.
Step 1: Vehicle is running on the road by engine driven powered wheel propulsion.
Step 2: Propulsion and lift force generated from high speed air jet that is being developed by propeller engine or jet engine is assisting in take-off the vehicle. Vehicle’s main body ...
It is known that vertical flight is very costly from an energy point of view. To avoid the same disadvantage during forward flight it is obviously recommended to use mainly the wings to produce lift instead of the air impulse. This increases the efficiency, respectively the range or can reduce the total weight of the aircraft.
Winged Personal VTOL aircraft – WIP
WIP is is a practical one man aircraft powered by a battery package driving at least six ducted fans which each produce a straight jetstream of air. The ducted fans provide both vertical and horizontal thrust and ...
The disk shaped hand grenade will be a new design. The grenade will be made with metal. All components will be the same in this disk like basketball shape grenade but only difference is its disk shape.
It will be more aerodynamic due to its disk shape. It will occupy less space to carry out and will be very easy to throw. Range will be over 150 meters or more. Its blasting range will be more than any other grenade. The disk can be attached separately with any other kind of ...
I want to reduce airplane loss of control accidents. Some of these accidents happen because the flyer's imagination does not match reality. Since the air is invisible, our imaginations could be wrong or confused.
I have seen air made visible by very sparse, oversize and buoyant snowflakes. In a near lifetime of flying I have seen this only once. I have reminded myself by driving a car through heavy snowfall.
A statistical sample of true airspeeds ahead could be displayed on a heads-up-display. LIDAR does the sampling, a microprocessor, the statistics then a graphic device puts up synthesized snowflakes ...
Researchers have developed an integrated communications and control system for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that utilizes automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) technology. The system addresses safety concerns relating to UAS sharing airspace with traditional manned aircraft. This state-of-the-art system is capable of real-time situational awareness (e.g., air traffic, weather), updates in three-dimensional trajectories, and can be reengineered for specific mission operations and applications, giving the user a customized experience. The ADS-B system detects and tracks intruders; evaluates and prioritizes threats; declares and determines required action, and then communicates the determined action to the UAS pilot. The system’s ability to ...
Space travel is time-consuming and expensive. Thus, a “Common Habitat” that can be used by crew in microgravity (transit), one-sixth of Earth’s gravity (the lunar surface), and three-eighths of Earth’s gravity (the Martian Surface) with minimal adjustments to the internal configuration is ideal. The Common Habitat is a fully functional and outfitted habitat to be used in tandem with the Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV) as well as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) All-Terrain Hex-Limbed Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (ATHLETE) rover and various other Martian lander concepts. I designed both vertical and horizontal configurations of the Common Habitat; future studies will ...
Current steel can ammunition containers provide almost no thermal insulation in case of fire, acting as baking tins, resulting in the ammunition cooking off, which can end up with numerous casualties and an aborted mission. The current metal cases provide almost no ballistic protection and can be come bent pining the ammunition in so it is unusable. This entry offers insulated fire and ballistic resistant composite cases.
We have successfully made lightweight composite ammunition containers that provide a high degree of insulation and more ballistic protection yet are lighter than existing cases. You can put your hand on the ...