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Aerovations Featured Stories

Welcome To Aerovations

Ronald Young

Valuable, interesting and potentially groundbreaking technology, enabled through the many facets of the Innovative Partnerships Program, is profiled on these pages.

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Innovative Partnerships Program

innovative partnerships program

The IPP offers a variety of resources for collaborations that will advance technology and result in commercialization and technology transfer.

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Launching Future Concepts

A ship using a three-stage system that begins with an electromagnetic catapult could one day make routine access to space more economical.

Highly reliable reusable launch system could offer alternative to brute force of solid rockets in first phase.

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The DASP Toolbox

The NASA F-15B carries an experiment to flight conditions.

Technology has proven itself in the laboratory, and now it's time for the crucible of flight research to separate the real from the imagined.

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Composite Structures

A commercial airline takes off from an airport

Research focuses on monitoring the health of composite airframes, which could improve safety and maintenace for commercial, military and business aircraft.

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Knowing it is Safe

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Lightweight nasa technology can monitor a wing's shape in flight. It could be used for building and bridge health to determine if it's safe to travel, even after an earthquake.

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Getting the Drop on a Challenge

A tanker drops slurry on a fire, but Systems Technology was asked to assist in determining if other aircraft could serve as tankers.

Small business has a role in determining whether very large aerial tankers are the answer to U.S. Forest service needs.

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NTR

A fiber optic cable is the thickness of a human hair and cant be seen in the center of this wing, but the tiny fiber could have ramifications for every future aircraft and spacecraft. Team members include, from left, Anthony Nino Piazza, Allen Parker, William Ko and Lance Richards.

New Technology Reporting begins practically with a researcher's first thought data gathered can be vital, and the rewards great.

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Help from Above

ikhana in flight with fixture

Lightweight nasa technology can monitor a wing's shape in flight. It could be used for building and bridge health to determine if it's safe to travel, even after an earthquake.

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