Category: Engineering

Lightning strikes and ice accumulation: The use of conductive composite materials in challenging aviation solutions in review

An updated look through published studies that show the advantages brought by conductive nanostructures in effective solutions for on flight lightning current dispersion and surface deicing, minimizing the risk of accidents while improving flight efficiency through a low-weight, lower cost and lower maintenance system than others currently applied to aviation. Read More →

The impact of delays in customers satisfaction: Study brings light to one of the most competitive points of commercial aviation

Researchers analyze the on-time performance of the major airline company at the largest hub airport of United Kingdom. The results of the analysis show that their well-succeed system of delay/disruption management fulfills or exceeds the passengers’ expectations, lowering the negative impressions caused by such inconvenience, and keeping customers loyalty. Read More →

New software helps to evaluate LOX/Ethanol liquid rocket engine performance

Researchers created a software to evaluate the performance of L75 – an engine for satellite launch vehicles that runs on ethanol and liquid oxygen and was developed by brazilian and german space agencies. The results are published by a research team from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE) and the Regensburg Institute of Technology (Germany) in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Study evaluates effectiveness of vegetable precursors for carbon composites manufacturing

This study analyzes the use of vegetable precursors, such as soybean oil and ethanol, for the development of carbon-carbon composite, that has very particular applications in aerospace areas, such as aircraft breaks and rocket nozzles manufacturing. The results are published by the research team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Study evaluates the effect of two different heat inputs in laser beam welding of a high strength aluminum alloy

In this study, the effect of two different heat inputs in laser beam welding of a high strength aluminum alloy AA6013-T4 was evaluated from macrostructural and microstructural points of view. The results, published by the research team from the Brazilian Institute for Advanced Studies in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, indicate that the heat input is not a convenient method to parameterize the laser beam welding parameters aiming the same weld features. Read More →

Study suggests better way to identify aircraft assembly parts

The work evaluates the reading distance for UHF RFID passive tag, a type of radio frequency identification, for early adopter in the Aerospace industry. The results were published by the research team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Study shows more accurate and cheaper technique for meteorological forecasts

The study briefly presents some basic concepts on the microwave radiometry and radiometer calibration research in remote sensing applications and shows why it is a more accurate and cheaper technique for meteorological forecasts. The results were published by the research team from the Brazilian National Center for Monitoring and Warnings of Natural Disasters in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Study predicts performance of materials that reduce electromagnetic interference in electronic devices

Research indicates materials that attenuate electromagnetic interference in electronic devices and might be applied in its manufacture. The results were published by the research team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) and Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia (ICT) da Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp), in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Study indicates models to prevent interference to GPS-based systems

The study evaluates the vulnerability of GPS-based systems, focusing on different kinds of environment – specially urban and suburban surroundings – and based on different propagation models. The results were published by the research team from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management. Read More →

Space propulsion: study evaluates crucial technologies to the future of interplanetary missions

The study gathered information about technologies developed over the last five decades for launch vehicles. A team of researchers from the brazilian Aeronautical Technological Institute (ITA) and the Atlantica School of Industry and Business, in Portugal, have highlighted the most important space propulsion technologies created in the USA, Russia, Japan, China, India and Europe. The results are published in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management (JATM). Read More →