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Apr

Improving the Performance of a Telescope

    Environmental Factors Degrade Optical Performance   When optical systems become exposed to a non-ideal environment, their optical performance degrades. For example, a lens system which was designed to produce high quality images may produce poor quality images when subjected to the thermal effects of a laser beam. Some of the energy in the beam ...
23
Apr

Optimizing Unmanned Aircraft Performance

The Global Observer is an unmanned aircraft with the wingspan of a Boeing 767 but less than 10% of the weight designed to provide communications and sensing for flights lasting up to one week at up to 65,000 feet. With a maximum wing loading of only 3.5 pounds per square feet, the wingtip deflects greater ...
17
Apr

Aeros Develops Revolutionary Vehicle Buoyancy Air Vehicle with MSC Nastran

Aeros Develops Revolutionary Vehicle Buoyancy Air Vehicle with MSC Nastran.   The Aeroscraft is a unique variable buoyancy air vehicle developed by Worldwide Aeros Corp. that combines elements of lighter-than-air crafts such as airships with conventional heavier-than-air aircrafts. The unique design of the Aeroscraft requires high weight efficiency (low ratio of weight over hull surface ...
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