Modeling Aircraft After Nature With Young Investigator Grant

Next-generation airplanes may take inspiration from the perennial flight experts: birds. Xin Ning, Penn State assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will develop morphable wings for unmanned aircraft inspired by bird flight in a three-year, $510,000 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research. One of the nation’s oldest and most selective early career awards in science and technology, the…

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RAPx Program Completes In-Water Demonstrations

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division fiscal year (FY) 21 Naval Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) funded Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems program concluded with two in-water demonstrations at the end of this past summer, and is continuing to progress as an FY22 effort. The RAPx program consists of two projects: Measuring Acoustics and…

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NSWC Crane exceeds significant 50K transducer-delivery milestone

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) has reached a milestone in its delivery of 50-thousand TR-343 transducers to the US Navy Fleet over the past decade. As an offshoot of the technical lessons learned in this project NSWC Crane along with Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division (NUWC Newport) and PMS 401 has initiated a modernization effort to…

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