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May 7, 2018 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, rh.gatech.edu, 26 Jan 2018, John Toon
The research team that announced the first optical rectenna in 2015 is now reporting a two-fold efficiency improvement in the devices — and a switch to air-stable diode materials...
March 18, 2018 | Source: Defense Systems, defensesystems.com, 23 March 2017
Air Force weapons developers expect to operate hypersonic intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance drones by the 2040s, once scientific progress with autonomy and propulsion...
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
Low Earth Orbit
A NEW VISION The last decade has seen a resurgence of NASA’s bold visions, from returning humans to the moon after a 50-year hiatus to colonizing Mars. President George W. Bush...
September 11, 2017 | Source: Naval Aviation News, navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil, 14 March 2017, Jeff Newman
The U.S. Navy took the first step to reintroducing to the fleet an old-but-much-needed technology when it successfully tested a solid-fuel ramjet engine at Naval Air Warfare...
July 27, 2017 | Source: Space Flight Now, spaceflightnow.com, 26 July 2017, Stephen Clark
SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon capsules will not return astronauts to Earth for powered landings as originally envisioned, company boss Elon Musk said Wednesday, a design change that...
July 3, 2017 | Source: Pacific Scientific, psemc.com, 21 March 2017, Steve Nelson
Pacific Science EMC announces the release of its new Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) for the small satellite market. The compact design of MAPS is a breakthrough in...
June 5, 2017 | Source: Popular Mechanics, popularmechanics.com, 2 September 2016, David Hambling
The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about...
Plasma Thrusters Teaser
Introduction Like other contemporary energetic and propulsion technologies, electric propulsion—of which plasma thrusters are a subset—has been around for nearly a century. As...
March 27, 2017 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, smartech.gatech.edu, December 2016, Jonathan Y. Huang
Why do militaries invest in some emerging technologies but not others? Conventional wisdom suggests that capable states have reasons to hedge their bets and invest in emerging...