Aerospace & Defence
Neste invests in AFS fuel storage company
Neste has acquired a minority stake in Aircraft Fuel Supply B.V. (AFS). AFS is the owner and operator of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fuel storage company. Through its share in AFS, Neste is able to offer to airlines operating at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands ongoing supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel with immediate effect.
ESA communicates between ISS and Robot using Connext DDS
For solving the challenges of building and deploying telerobotic systems for extraterrestrial missions, like system design, systems integration and long-distance communication, the European Space Agency (ESA) opted for the software framework from Real-Time Innovations (RTI). They use RTI Connext DDS for communication and video to demonstrate long-distance object control from aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
POLYRACK founds Aerospace
With the foundation of POLYRACK Aerospace, in the second half of 2020, the POLYRACK TECH-GROUP has a new, independent subsidiary at its headquarters in Straubenhardt, Germany. This is how the case and system solution specialist intends to serve the aerospace industry supplier market with customer-specific products in the future.
Alloy research could benefit manned space missions
Manned space missions in spacecraft made of aluminium that is light yet resistant to radiation could be a step nearer following research involving the University of Huddersfield. The MIAMI-2 – Microscopes and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigations – facility has helped Dr Matheus Tunes investigate a new alloy that will harden aluminium without increasing its weight significantly.
How can bearings contribute to a greener aerospace sector?
In September 2020, Airbus revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. Here, Chris Johnson, Managing Director of SMB Bearings explains how this grand reveal could spark new life in the bearing supply chain.
Strategic partnership for aerospace engineering in India
Rolls-Royce and Infosys have signed a strategic partnership for sourcing aerospace engineering and R&D Services for Rolls-Royce’s Civil Aerospace business. As part of the overall partnership, Rolls-Royce will transition a significant part of its engineering centre capabilities for Civil Aerospace in Bengaluru to Infosys.
14-Bit, 1-MSPS ADC provides rad-hard performance
Renesas Electronics has announced the industry’s highest performance single-chip 14-Bit, 1-MSPS Successive-Approximation-Register (SAR) Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) for radiation-hardened (rad-hard) space applications. Renesas’ Intersil brand ISL73141SEH delivers best in class dynamic and static performance, including Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), Effective Number Of Bits (ENOB), Integral Non-Linearity (INL) and Differential ...
Cloud-based simulation service for maritime radar training
Kongsberg Digital has announced the launch of a new cloud-based simulation service for maritime radar training. Used as an advanced eLearning tool, it enables instructors to manage and control exercises with realistic radar simulations to students, who now can practice and prepare for their exams anytime, anywhere and at their own pace.
MoD enhancing livestream tech for military operations
The Ministry of Defence is accelerating its searchable, video-streaming and imagery exploitation capabilities across secure military networks to benefit its missions worldwide. Taking inspiration from commercial video-streaming models used by Netflix, Amazon and the BBC, the MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is working with British data specialists, Envitia to create a system that can bring together multiple feeds into ...
EBV steps up to aid Made in Space Europe program
EBV Elektronik has emphasised its support for ongoing space endeavour by announcing a major collaboration with Made In Space Europe.