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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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