Improving the Performance of UAVs

Improving the Performance of UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a major tool in the current arsenal for the U.S. military. They are used ever increasingly for a variety of missions to help keep personnel out of harm’s way. A UAV must perform well in all environmental conditions, powered by a reliable internal combustion engine and/or electric propulsion. However, the […]

Powering the Army of the Future

Powering the Army of the Future

Professor Bill Ma in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is proposing new electric power technology to support Army operations in 2035. Solar energy is expected to meet the energy demand for a variety of equipment associated with Army multi-domain operations in the future. Ma, who co-authored with Pengtao Wang, presented his white paper […]

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

New Cloaking Material Could Protect Buildings, Soldiers

Stealth technology, the idea of reducing the ability of the enemy to detect an object, has driven advances in military research for decades. Today, aircraft, naval ships and submarines, missiles and satellites are often covered with radar-absorbent material, such as paint, to hide or cloak them from radar, sonar, infrared and other detection methods. A […]

Engineering foreign policy

Engineering foreign policy

All of his hard work eventually led Kyler Turner to a career as a nuclear engineering at the State Department, where he utilizes his expertise to help shape policy and provide counsel on broad civil nuclear issues facing the nation and its leaders.

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