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September 23, 2022
Applications of drones in warehouse operations
Applications of drones in warehouse operations

  Summary   Drones have shown high potential in the logistics industry. It has been speculated that this market will grow by $29 billion by 2027 with an annual growth rate of almost 20%. Drones have mainly found applications in warehousing operations. Recent technological advances in drones such as...

September 22, 2022
Economics of Inflight Connectivity
Economics of Inflight Connectivity

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   The state of inflight connectivity is set for a significant upgrade. Passengers have long suffered from high prices, spotty performance, and difficulty connecting. Airlines have struggled with the high cost of equipping planes, poor performance, and lower net promoter scores. Current inf...

September 20, 2022
Air Traffic Control for Urban Air Mobility
Air Traffic Control for Urban Air Mobility

  Abstract   Design and industrial development efforts for work drones providing services such as deliveries, surveying, environmental protection, etc. are rapidly growing. Larger drones (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing, eVTOLs) for passenger transport are only a few years away. With increasi...

September 19, 2022
Global Defense Procurement and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Global Defense Procurement and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

  Introduction   The US Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for a global array of security responsibilities at a time of acute national budgetary constraints, war-weary public opinion, and emerging national security challenges from sources as diverse as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia. D...

September 18, 2022
An Overview of MEMS and non-MEMS High Performance Gyros
An Overview of MEMS and non-MEMS High Performance Gyros

Let us review the story of one of the most complex handheld sensing instruments built by mankind, namely gyroscopes. This story started two centuries ago with the “Machine of Bohnenberger”. The first gyroscope was made with a massive sphere rotating thanks to three pivoted supports. It can be seen as a ...

September 17, 2022
Autonomous Technology
Autonomous Technology

  Introduction   “Autonomous technology” is any kind of technology that can make complex decisions and function without being continuously directed and controlled by a person. Science fiction robots were once the sole examples of autonomous technology. Now autonomous control will redefi...

September 16, 2022
Inertial Navigation for Guided Missile Systems
Inertial Navigation for Guided Missile Systems

INTRODUCTION   Inertial navigation has been a key element of missile system design since the 1950s. Traditionally, the focus has been on strategic- and precision-strike systems. In these applications, terminal-position accuracy is the primary objective of the navigation system. In guided missile systems in ...

September 15, 2022
The Future of the Aircraft Carrier and the Carrier Air Wing
The Future of the Aircraft Carrier and the Carrier Air Wing

By Michael E. O’Hanlon   What is the future of the aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy?   Some would argue that the carrier is obsolete. Faced with threats ranging from China’s DF-21 and DF-26 ballistic missiles with homing warheads to the proliferation of quiet attack submarines to th...

September 14, 2022
Challanges to Security in Space
Challanges to Security in Space

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Space Reliance In An Era Of Competition And Expansion   Capabilities. Space-based capabilities impact many day-to-day aspects of the American way of life. These capabilities enable functions that affect our homes, transportation, electric power grids, banking systems...

September 13, 2022
Mars Science Helicopter
Mars Science Helicopter

Introduction   The Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration (MHTD), also known as Ingenuity, is intended to establish that an Unoccupied Aircraft System (UAS) can fly in the Martian environment, enabling exploration and mission architectures that were previously impossible. Beyond the MHTD, the New Frontie...

September 12, 2022
New Urban Logistics
New Urban Logistics

  1. Urban logistics: what are we talking about?   The transport of goods and urban distribution is one of the major challenges facing cities today. Until recently, they were always treated as sources of pollution. These questions now appear to be essential elements for the functioning of urban spac...

September 11, 2022
Pioneering The Urban Air Taxi Revolution
Pioneering The Urban Air Taxi Revolution

  THE CASE FOR URBAN AIR TRANSPORTATION   The next decade is forecast to be the greatest period of urban migration in human history. By 2030, more than 60 % of the world’s population will live in cities. Ground infrastructure, which is already operating at full capacity in many areas, ...

September 10, 2022
Ballistic missile defence How soon, how significant, and what should Australia’s policy be?
Ballistic missile defence How soon, how significant, and what should Australia’s policy be?

  Executive summary   The issue of ballistic missile defense (BMD) was a controversial one when US President Reagan first advocated a strategic-level system in the early 1980s. It remains so today—defenses against theatre- and tactical-range missiles are gradually improving, but no effective ...

September 9, 2022
A Roadmap for Flight Automation in Advanced Air Mobility.
A Roadmap for Flight Automation in Advanced Air Mobility.

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Skyroads AG, Munich, Germany is developing, testing, and implementing an Automated Airspace Management and Vehicle Guidance System (AAVS). It is abundantly clear that a system that helps guide complex, three-dimensional traffic in congested airspace will be needed soon. Legacy...

September 8, 2022
Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2021
Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2021

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   China’s National Strategy   ► The PRC’s strategy aims to achieve “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” by 2049 to match or surpass U.S. global influence and power, displace U.S. alliances and security partnerships in the Indo-Pacific...

September 7, 2022
Image Fusion
Image Fusion

Image Fusion is the process of combining two or more input images into a single image. The main reason for combining the images is to get a more informative output image. In mobile, dual camera Image Fusion comes into play in several ways: The first is related to a dual camera with one color sensor and another monochr...

September 6, 2022
Air Quality
Air Quality

Aircraft produce emissions that react in the atmosphere to form pollutants that impact air quality. These emissions have long been regulated through standards for aircraft engines for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (UHC), and smoke, via a Smoke Number (SN). New standards are bein...

September 5, 2022
Defending The Nation's Sovereignty
Defending The Nation's Sovereignty

Introduction   1. Wawasan 2035 continues to define Brunei Darussalam’s forward-looking nation-building vision. This vision, which depicts a nation with stability at its core, is reliant upon the development of economic and social factors all of which continue to be underpinned by the maintenance ...

September 4, 2022
Building a Smart Factory with AI and Robotics
Building a Smart Factory with AI and Robotics

Automation transformed 20th-century production lines. Now, a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics is taking automation to the next level: the smart factory.   AI allows businesses to create new production processes and optimize existing methods. Using the right AI software, businesses can mak...

September 3, 2022
Measurement Accuracy of Drone
Measurement Accuracy of Drone

Over the past few years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, have increasingly become a popular tool for aerial data collection in construction, surveying, mining, and insurance. Utilizing photogrammetry, these industries capture aerial imagery and generate valuable insights from large data sets...

September 2, 2022
Agile Transformation
Agile Transformation

  FOR YEARS, WE’VE TREATED AGILE LIKE IT’S SIMPLY A PROCESS.   Just a new way of doing what we’ve always done. Why is it then, that when we train people on how to use the process, they so frequently struggle to see any benefit? Scrum can be described in less than 20 pages. SAFe ca...

September 1, 2022
Defense of Japan 2022
Defense of Japan 2022

KISHI Nobuo Minister of Defense   The international community is currently facing its greatest trial since WWII. It is not an exaggeration to say that we have entered a new period of crisis in the twenty-first century. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has shocked the world, with the loss of countle...

August 31, 2022
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF EVOLUTIONARY HYDROGEN-POWERED AIRCRAFT
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF EVOLUTIONARY HYDROGEN-POWERED AIRCRAFT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Aviation is a hard-to-decarbonize sector of the transport industry due to the stringent mass and volume requirements for aviation fuel. The high energy content of liquid jet fuel, both per unit mass (specific energy) and per unit volume (energy density), makes it difficult to replace. Si...

August 30, 2022
Private Cloud Computing for Enterprises
Private Cloud Computing for Enterprises

What You Will Learn   Enterprise data centers are faced with a critical challenge: The number of applications and amount of data in the data center continues their rapid growth, while IT struggles to provide the resources necessary to make services available to users and meet today’s demands using exi...

August 29, 2022
2022 aerospace and defense industry outlook
2022 aerospace and defense industry outlook

  Innovation to drive new opportunities   In 2022, the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is expected to focus on innovation to develop new technologies and solutions, create new markets, and expand growth opportunities. Rapid evolution and commercialization of new technologies and processes c...

August 28, 2022
NASA’s Lunar Exploration Program Overview
NASA’s Lunar Exploration Program Overview

Introduction   America has entered a new era of exploration. NASA’s Artemis program will lead humanity forward to the Moon and prepare us for the next giant leap, the exploration of Mars. It has been almost 50 years since astronauts last walked on the lunar surface during the Apollo program, and sinc...

August 27, 2022
Smart Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing

Foreword   This white paper is aimed at people who are curious about smart manufacturing, searching for generic information about the concept, and/or trying to understand what is being done in the arena of international standardization and the implications it might have for the industry. The white paper pre...

August 26, 2022
COVID - 19’s impact on aerospace
COVID - 19’s impact on aerospace

The aerospace supply chain requires on-time delivery of quality parts and materials to serve a low volume and high mix-manufacturing industry. Shortages disrupt operations and require immediate attention. The current COVID-19 pandemic is one of the largest shocks that the industry has seen since its existence with air...

August 25, 2022
Designing a Level 3 Lidar for Highway Driving
Designing a Level 3 Lidar for Highway Driving

Executive Summary   Foresters use light detection and ranging (lidar) data to understand the forest canopy and terrain, which helps them with forest management and operational activities. Combining lidar data with Esri® ArcGIS® helps analysts assess forest health, calculate forest biomass, classify ...

August 24, 2022
Performance Analysis of Evolutionary Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft
Performance Analysis of Evolutionary Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Aviation is a hard-to-decarbonize sector of the transport industry due to the stringent mass and volume requirements for aviation fuel. The high energy content of liquid jet fuel, both per unit mass (specific energy) and per unit volume (energy density), makes it difficult to replace. Si...

August 23, 2022
How to Reduce Motor Size by Integrating Accurate, Low Cost Piezo Motors
How to Reduce Motor Size by Integrating Accurate, Low Cost Piezo Motors

Executive Summary   Today’s challenge is to make electronic applications smaller, cheaper and more accurate. PCBMotor builds accurate and high resolution, motors directly onto the PCB itself.   In addition to a world of new design opportunities, this new motor technology significantly reduc...

August 23, 2022
Drone Insurance
Drone Insurance

OVERVIEW   IT WASN’T TOO LONG AGO THAT THE WORD “DRONE” CONJURED UP IMAGES   of stealth military strikes in war-torn countries around the globe. And while military applications still prevail—the Pentagon has an arsenal of approximately 7,000 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs...

August 22, 2022
The Future of Transportation: Urban Air Mobility
The Future of Transportation: Urban Air Mobility

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as a concept was defined by NASA as “safe and efficient air traffic operations in a metropolitan area for manned aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems” (Urban Air Mobility Airspace Integration Concepts and Considerations). With governments, enterprises, and research institutes pay...

August 21, 2022
Hypersonic Weapons
Hypersonic Weapons

The United States has actively pursued the development of hypersonic weapons as a part of its conventional prompt global strike (CPGS) program since the early 2000s. In recent years, it has focused such efforts on hypersonic glide vehicles and hypersonic cruise missiles with shorter and intermediate ranges for use in ...

August 20, 2022
Eight CRM Essentials
Eight CRM Essentials

It’s no secret that winning and retaining customers is the key to business growth and success. But that’s no small feat given the dynamic and ever-increasing customer demands that companies face today, as well as the difficulty of implementing and enforcing processes to effectively support your interaction...

August 18, 2022
Capacitive MEMS accelerometer for condition monitoring
Capacitive MEMS accelerometer for condition monitoring

1. Introduction   Predictive maintenance (PdM) is a key component of the smart industry that involves monitoring equipment during operation to detect early warning signs of potential failures. PdM is largely based on condition monitoring (CM) through the analysis of vibration, which is the most common metho...

August 17, 2022
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments
Ten Ways Robots Enhance Lean Manufacturing Environments

Executive Summary   Traditionally, robots have not played a prominent role in the implementation of lean strategies. However, due to robots’ repeatability, speed, accuracy, and flexibility, the role of robots in lean implementations is constantly increasing. Automation equipment, which includes robots...

August 16, 2022
Powering the future of drone services across the UK
Powering the future of drone services across the UK

The mobile communications and aviation industries are coming together in exciting new ways. When paired with cellular connectivity, low-altitude unmanned drones can support ground-breaking use cases such as search and rescue, infrastructure inspections, precision agriculture, and even the delivery of medical supplies ...

August 14, 2022
China's Space Program: A 2021 Perspective
China's Space Program: A 2021 Perspective

China's Space Program: A 2021 Perspective The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China January 2022 Preamble "To explore the vast cosmos, develop the space industry and build China into a space power is our eternal dream," stated President Xi Jinping. The space i...

August 11, 2022
Email lifecycle marketing
Email lifecycle marketing

Executive summary An email inbox is a challenging place, both to get to and to remain in. Despite the advances in deliverability techniques and segmentation strategy, email still poses some unique challenges. Email is a bit of a special medium, most people have got an email address that is unique to them, which ...

August 10, 2022
A ROADMAP FOR FLIGHT AUTOMATION IN ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY.
A ROADMAP FOR FLIGHT AUTOMATION IN ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Skyroads AG, Munich, Germany is developing, testing, and implementing an Automated Airspace Management and Vehicle Guidance System (AAVS). It is abundantly clear that a system that helps guide complex, three-dimensional traffic in congested airspace will be needed soon. Legacy ATC system...

August 8, 2022
Cybersecurity considerations for electrical distributionsystems
Cybersecurity considerations for electrical distributionsystems

Introduction   Every day, cyber-attacks against government and commercial computer networks number in the millions. According to U.S. Cyber Command, Pentagon systems are probed 250,000 times per hour. Similar attacks are becoming more prevalent on other kinds of information-based smart networks as well, suc...

August 3, 2022
Wargaming for CIOs Introduction
Wargaming for CIOs Introduction

The arrival of game-changing technologies like mobile apps, social media, cloud computing, and the like have brought forth a new paradigm in the decision-making process. In these unique situations and rapidly emerging technological landscape, traditional strategy development tools yield limited results. Wargaming has ...

August 2, 2022
Agile Project Management
Agile Project Management

There is no doubt that Agile project management, the adaptive methodology that spread like wildfire around the turn of the millennium, is here to stay.   As organizations make the shift to Agile methods, there remains confusion, skepticism, and rampant misconceptions about Agile. And like any methodology, A...

July 24, 2022
Requirements and Principles ISO 9001
Requirements and Principles ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized and most widely used standard for quality management (QM) in companies. It defines the minimum requirements for the introduction of a quality management system (QMS). The standard is aimed at companies of all types, sizes, and industries. In this white paper, the requirements...

July 17, 2022
How to Write and Format a White Paper
How to Write and Format a White Paper

Introduction White papers are a popular and powerful tool for content marketers. They can be used to position your company as a thought leader, present useful and persuasive research and information about your products and services, and generate leads. This ultimate guide will teach you everything you need to ...

July 5, 2022
Life Cycle Assessment and Forest Products:
Life Cycle Assessment and Forest Products:

In most industries worldwide, including the forest products sector, there is an increasing focus on the environmental, social, and economic sustainability credentials of companies and products. This has led to an increase in the application of life cycle thinking, which includes economic, environmental, and social ...

June 22, 2022
3 Steps to an Effective RFQ
3 Steps to an Effective RFQ

While as a task it appears quite perfunctory, creating and publishing a request for quotation (RFQ) is vital to effective supply chain management. RFQs can make the difference between getting a good deal and a not so good deal on supply needs. Through a RFQ, or indeed a request for proposal (RFP), a firm is communicat...

June 19, 2022
Designing IT Strategies
Designing IT Strategies

In the age of digitalization, IT strategies are becoming increasingly important. This is due to the fact that corporate IT is the key enabler of digitalization and digital transformation within companies. In many companies, however, corporate IT is not well-aligned with the overall organizational strategy, preventing ...

June 15, 2022
Promoting Reality Awareness in Virtual Reality through Proxemics
Promoting Reality Awareness in Virtual Reality through Proxemics

ABSTRACT Head-Mounted Virtual reality (VR) systems provide full-immersive experiences to users and completely isolate them from the outside world, placing them in unsafe situations. Existing research proposed different alert-based solutions to address this. Our work builds on these studies on notification systems f...

June 12, 2022
Australian Defence Portfolio Budget Statements
Australian Defence Portfolio Budget Statements

USER GUIDE   The purpose of the 2022-23 Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements) is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by entities within the portfolio. Entities receive resources from the annual appropriations acts, special appropr...

June 2, 2022
What is the business case for DAM in Content Marketing?
What is the business case for DAM in Content Marketing?

We define a business case as an investment analysis that justifies a purchase decision. We add to this basic definition the idea of a solution lifecycle, or the total estimated costs of buying and using a solution, and in this case before us, a portal for distributing marketing content to field operations. For r...

May 24, 2022
Creating an Effective Procurement Strategy
Creating an Effective Procurement Strategy

  Introduction   When talking with procurement executives about their strategic planning efforts, we hear a wide spectrum of responses regarding how formal (or informal) their procurement strategy is. Some admit to not having a formal strategy, while others have very detailed, well-documented strat...

May 16, 2022
5 Reasons to Consider SaaS for Your Business Applications
5 Reasons to Consider SaaS for Your Business Applications

Once a popular topic in IT circles, cloud computing is now part of the business vernacular. It's mentioned in the C-suite, it's mentioned around the water cooler where employees discuss their latest mobile devices, and it's now a part of consumer advertising campaigns. Cloud applications can be used to emp...

May 12, 2022
Strategic Plan for Utilizing Low Cost Engineering Resources at Generic Aerospace
Strategic Plan for Utilizing Low Cost Engineering Resources at Generic Aerospace

In the past, businesses have used several different options in an effort to alleviate engineering resource constraints. These included the use of contract engineers, overtime of employees, or utilization of sister facilities' resources. All of these methods are costly and may cause other issues, such as inconsiste...

May 9, 2022
Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects
Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects

  Introduction   The present guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of investment projects updates and expands the previous edition of 2008. The guide has been revised with consideration for the recent developments in EU policies and methodology for cost-benefit analysis and international best practic...

May 3, 2022
REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AEROSPACE & DEFENSE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS FOR AN AEROSPACE & DEFENSE PRODUCT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION   Building an effective product compliance program can be a heavy task for any company, but those working within the aerospace and defense industry have an especially difficult set of challenges, demanding a different approach. A complete understanding of the challenges and requirements surroun...

April 27, 2022
IS THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE STILL FIT FOR PURPOSE?
IS THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE STILL FIT FOR PURPOSE?

The purpose of this White Paper is to delve deeper into existing problems with the traditional approach to organizational governance, which often involves establishing a Project Management Office (PMO). It aims to identify the challenges and issues surrounding the PMO and to address the lag between the PMO and Project...

April 25, 2022
European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) for Drones operations
European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS) for Drones operations

Drones are a novel and very quickly emerging technology with a vast array of applications. As such, drones will grow to outstrip any other user base in the aviation market. GNSS is essential for the safe and reliable navigation of drones, and GNSS receivers are implemented on almost all new commercial drones as a stan...

April 20, 2022
United States Space Force Vision for Satellite Communications
United States Space Force Vision for Satellite Communications

  FOREWORD   Our ability to deliver global satellite communications (SATCOM) is unprecedented, and the joint warfighter relies on this capability at all levels and across the range of military operations. SATCOM provides survivable communications for Presidential support and nuclear command and con...

April 18, 2022
The Role of Sensor Fusion and Remote Emotive Computing (REC) in the Internet of Things
The Role of Sensor Fusion and Remote Emotive Computing (REC) in the Internet of Things

Abstract   The age of sensor technology is upon us. These days, it’s unusual to experience an electronic consumer product that doesn’t use sensors to create new experiences for its users. Sensors are experiencing a renaissance of sorts as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology becomes...

April 17, 2022
The Dawn of a New Day for Rotorcraft Connectivity
The Dawn of a New Day for Rotorcraft Connectivity

  INTRODUCTION   An ongoing complaint from the helicopter community is the lack of suitable connectivity solutions. That’s a fact. The problem has to do with the way satellite technologies are architected, the unique nature of rotary-wing aircraft, and the physics of rotating blades. Since you...

April 16, 2022
Unveiling the Mystery of LiDAR Qualification for Automotive Applications
Unveiling the Mystery of LiDAR Qualification for Automotive Applications

Lidar is a method for determining ranges (variable distance) by targeting an object or a surface with a laser and measuring the time for the reflected light to return to the receiver. It can also be used to make digital 3-D representations of areas on the earth's surface and ocea...

April 8, 2022
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF ACCELEROMETER
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF ACCELEROMETER

As with most engineering activities, choosing the right tool may have serious implications for the measurement results. The information below may help the readers make the proper accelerometer selection. Let’s start with the basic classifications and their technologies.   BASIC ACCELEROMETER TYPES ...

April 6, 2022
Make the Commitment to Project Portfolio Management
Make the Commitment to Project Portfolio Management

The corporate strategy remains just a pipe-dream unless projects are initiated to move the company towards its strategic goals. Like players on a team, projects must be coordinated with each other and with organizational realities and objectives. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is the process that facilitates this ...

April 5, 2022
Agile Project Management
Agile Project Management

  Introducing Agile Project Management   Agile Project Management is the result of collaboration between APMG-International and The DSDM Consortium. DSDM (Dynamic Systems Development Method) is the longest-established Agile method, launched in 1995, and is the only Agile method to focus on the ma...

April 4, 2022
Program Management
Program Management

Projects and Programs are different, and this difference has been ignored or confused by too many people for too long. From the very beginnings of modern project management, the terms have been used interchangeably; for example, the Manhattan Project to create two completely different atom bombs involved numerous majo...

April 2, 2022
Drone Threat and CUAS Technology
Drone Threat and CUAS Technology

  Objectives   This document describes Elbit Systems`s understanding of the Drone threats and the roll of Regulation & Technology as part of the CUAS effort. Also in this document is Elbit concept for CUAS system and the technology needed to protect against these threats. This paper is based on...

April 1, 2022
Business Plan Template for a Startup Business
Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

A startup business plan serves several purposes. It can help convince investors or lenders to finance your business. It can persuade partners or key employees to join your company. Most importantly, it serves as a roadmap guiding the launch and growth of your new business. Writing a business plan is an opportunity ...

March 31, 2022
Evaluating Facial Recognition Technology
Evaluating Facial Recognition Technology

  A Protocol for Performance Assessment in New Domains    Introduction   Facial recognition technology (FRT), namely the set of computer vision techniques to identify individuals from images, has proliferated throughout society. Individuals use FRT to unlock smartphones, computer app...

March 30, 2022
The Key to Affordable Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Key to Affordable Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Cost efficiency and affordability will always be design criteria for the unmanned aircraft system (UAS). There has been much discussion focused on the use of open systems architecture (OSA). One advantage of this approach is to reduce costs. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) encourag...

March 29, 2022
Change management
Change management

  ABSTRACT   Change management runs through every aspect of a project and business. If proper communication and standardization are not implemented throughout the entire organization, change management can fail, and cause projects to fail along with it. However, it can be difficult to successfully ...

March 28, 2022
THE ASCENSION OF TURKEY AS A DRONE POWER
THE ASCENSION OF TURKEY AS A DRONE POWER

  ABSTRACT This analysis historically contextualizes and empirically analyzes Turkey’s “drone strategy” by focusing on industrial, military, and geopolitical dimensions. This paper investigates the trajectories of Turkey’s drone program, its historical origins, strategical rationa...

March 27, 2022
Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) is an enhanced version of the real physical world that is achieved through the use of digital visual elements, sound, or other sensory stimuli delivered via technology. It is a growing trend among companies involved in mobile computing and business applications in particular.   Augmen...

March 25, 2022
What is stall?
What is stall?

How a pilot should react in front of a stall situation?   The worldwide air transport fleet has recently encountered a number of stall events, which indicate that this phenomenon may not be properly understood and managed in the aviation community. As a consequence, the main aircraft manufacturers have agre...

March 24, 2022
3D Printing and Logistics
3D Printing and Logistics

  Six theories about how 3D printing will change logistics Executive Summary   3D printing has been used by the automotive and aerospace industries to build prototypes for some time now. Components manufactured with 3D printing offer the same safety and stability as the traditionally manufactured...

March 23, 2022
Joint Concept for Operating in the Information Environment (JCOIE)
Joint Concept for Operating in the Information Environment (JCOIE)

  Executive Summary The Joint Concept for Operating in the Information Environment (JCOIE) describes how the Joint Force will build information into operational art to design operations that deliberately leverage information and the informational aspects of military activities to achieve enduring strat...

March 22, 2022
Computer System Validation
Computer System Validation

  Introduction   This whitepaper is intended as a guide to assist your organization with Computer System Validation (CSV) and provides an overview of CSV methodologies and a road map of deliverables used in the CSV process. As computer systems are diverse, depending on the type and size of system, ...

March 21, 2022
PIR Motion sensors
PIR Motion sensors

  What are PIR Sensors?   A passive infrared sensor (PIR sensor) is an electronic sensor that measures infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view. They are most often used in PIR-based motion detectors. PIR sensors are commonly used in security...

March 18, 2022
Commercial Off-the-Shelf Products in Defence Applications
Commercial Off-the-Shelf Products in Defence Applications

Commercial off-the-shelf or commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) products are packaged or canned (ready-made) hardware or software, which are adapted aftermarket to the needs of the purchasing organization, rather than the commissioning of custom-made, or bespoke, solutions. A related t...

March 17, 2022
Micro UAV Detection
Micro UAV Detection

  MICRO-UAVS ON THE RISE: DETECTION CHALLENGES   Over the past ten years, advanced developments in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) technology have resulted in high levels of autonomy, versatility, and performance with a wide range of applications, either civil or defense-related. These missions incl...

March 16, 2022
Industry 4.0: Capturing value at scale in discrete manufacturing
Industry 4.0: Capturing value at scale in discrete manufacturing

  Executive summary   With an estimated value creation potential for manufacturers and suppliers of USD 3.7 trillion in 2025, high hopes are set on Industry 4.0 to bring the next industrial revolution to discrete manufacturing. Yet, only about 30 percent of companies are capturing value from In...

March 15, 2022
6G White Paper on Localization and Sensing
6G White Paper on Localization and Sensing

  Executive Summary   This white paper explores future localization and sensing opportunities for beyond fifth generation (5G) wireless communication systems by identifying key technology enablers and discussing their underlying challenges, implementation issues, and identifying potential solutions....

March 14, 2022
What Is Workforce Management?
What Is Workforce Management?

  Introduction   If the term “workforce management solution” conjures up images of temporary agencies outsourcing staff on short notice, then writing a white paper to explain this concept is justified. For the uninitiated or those unfamiliar with the term, at its simplest, workforce mana...

March 13, 2022
Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation

Digital transformation (“DX”) is a general term used in several market spaces and domains, for example:   • in the consumer space, disruptive technologies have transformed how media content is delivered to consumers (for example, Netflix and Uber), • in business, mobile payment appl...

March 12, 2022
Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2020
Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2020

A 20 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE ON CHINA’S STRATEGY AND ARMED FORCES   UNDERSTANDING CHINA’S STRATEGY   China’s National Strategy   > The People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) strategy aims to achieve “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation&rd...

March 11, 2022
Navy Aviation Vision 2030-2035
Navy Aviation Vision 2030-2035

  Introduction   The National Defense Strategy (NDS) identifies a complex global security environment characterized by overt challenges to the current international order and the resurgence of long-term, strategic competition among nations. It calls for a lethal, agile, resilient, and rapidly deploy...

March 10, 2022
Technology Horizons
Technology Horizons

  A Vision for Air Force Science and Technology 2010–30   From its inception, the Air Force has conducted a major effort roughly once every decade to articulate a vision for the science and technology (S&T) advancements that it should undertake to achieve over the following decade to enabl...

March 9, 2022
Science & Technology Trends 2020-2040
Science & Technology Trends 2020-2040

Science & Technology Trends: 2020-2040 provides an assessment of emerging or disruptive Science & Technologies (S&T) and their potential impact on NATO military operations, defense capabilities, and political decision space. This assessment draws upon the collective insights of the NATO Science & Techn...

March 8, 2022
What is a Digital Twin?
What is a Digital Twin?

  Abstract   Over the last two decades, a concept called Digital Twin has evolved rapidly. Yet, there is no unified definition of the term. Based on a literature study and an industrial case study, an overarching definition of Digital twins is presented. Three characteristics were identified &ndash...

March 7, 2022
Defending The Nation's Sovereignty
Defending The Nation's Sovereignty

  Introduction   1. Wawasan 2035 continues to define Brunei Darussalam’s forward-looking nation-building vision. This vision, which depicts a nation with stability at its core, is reliant upon the development of economic and social factors all of which continue to be underpinned by the ma...

March 5, 2022
Metal matrix composite
Metal matrix composite

  What is Metal?  Metals are substances that have three major things in common. First, they can conduct electricity and heat. Metals can also be shaped. Some are hammered into flat sheets or can be pulled into wires. Finally, metals are often lustrous — which means shiny — when they are pol...

March 4, 2022
Blockchain in Aviation
Blockchain in Aviation

  Executive summary   Blockchain technology is currently going through a phase in which it is gaining more maturity and the concrete benefits are becoming clearer. However, it is still not trivial how to leverage the benefits within the context of an appropriate use case where this technology is the...

March 3, 2022
Supplier Relationship Management
Supplier Relationship Management

  Executive summary   Ensuring the best prices through strategic sourcing is no longer perceived as a strategic capability of the procurement function. As a result of further outsourcing of non-core competencies, organizations are starting to realize that they have become more reliant on suppliers i...

March 2, 2022
Guidance for Preparing White Papers and Proposals
Guidance for Preparing White Papers and Proposals

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is an organization within the United States Department of the Navy responsible for the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Established by Congress in 1946, its mission is to plan, foster, and encourage scientific research to mai...

March 2, 2022
Smart Manufacturing
Smart Manufacturing

  Foreword This white paper is aimed at people who are curious about smart manufacturing, searching for general information about the concept, and/or trying to get an understanding of what is being done in the arena of international standardization and the implications it might have to the industry. The whi...

March 1, 2022
Seven Ways to Apply the Cyber Kill Chain with a Threat Intelligence Platform
Seven Ways to Apply the Cyber Kill Chain with a Threat Intelligence Platform

  ABSTRACT Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIP) are an emerging technology supporting organizations as they consume and then act on cyber intelligence. Lockheed Martin believes that a TIP helps an organization transition from relying solely on external intelligence sources to producing their own intelligence...

February 28, 2022
Australia's 2020 Defence Strategic Update
Australia's 2020 Defence Strategic Update

Released on 1 July 2020, the 2020 Defence Strategic Update, combined with the 2020 Force Structure Plan, outlines a new strategy for Defence and the capability investments to deliver it. The Strategic Update sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implication...

February 28, 2022
The Fundamentals of Military Readiness
The Fundamentals of Military Readiness

Each year the Department of Defense (DOD) requests and Congress authorizes and appropriates billions of dollars in Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funding to support what the DOD calls readiness. Additionally, other types of defense appropriations may be used to contribute to producing, sustaining, or otherwise e...

February 27, 2022
The Armed Forces of Ukraine
The Armed Forces of Ukraine

WHITE BOOK The White Book Information Bulletin is published in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On National Security of Ukraine” in order to systematically inform the public about the activities of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the State Special Transport Service...

February 26, 2022
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems The Operations Over People rule became effective on April 21, 2021. Drone pilots operating under Part 107 may fly at night, over people, and moving vehicles without a waiver as long as they meet the requirements defined in the rule. Airspace auth...

February 25, 2022
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Risk Assessment
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Risk Assessment

  ABSTRACT This paper outlines a review of the relevant civil and military regulation applicable to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and establishes a comparison between current relevant UAS risk assessment frameworks, viz., JARUS SORA, FAA Risk Index, EDA Risk Assessment Tool (RAT). Furthermore, this rese...

February 24, 2022
Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) Deskbook
Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) Deskbook

  Executive Summary   Manufacturing status and risk evaluations have been performed as part of defense acquisition programs for years in a variety of forms. These evaluations, while often highly structured and well managed, did not use a uniform metric to measure and communicate manufacturing risk a...

February 23, 2022
Information Warfare and The Future of Conflict
Information Warfare and The Future of Conflict

  THE FUTURE OF C O N F L I CT   In the coming decade, the scope, scale, and speed of Information Warfare (IW) will expand, radically transforming the future of conflict. IW attacks will sow disorder, mistrust, and radicalization to sway the sentiment of the public and the fighting force, at times c...

February 22, 2022
Project Management Professional Training Needs for Defense Industry Projects
Project Management Professional Training Needs for Defense Industry Projects

Cole Jerome Kupec II Old Dominion University, 2013 Director: Dr. John M. Ritz The purpose of this study was to determine if the Project Management Professional credential requirements encompass the knowledge for project managers required to effectively manage defense industry projects. This study used a four-round ...

February 21, 2022
5 White Paper Examples & Templates to Use Right Away
5 White Paper Examples & Templates to Use Right Away

White papers are a great way to educate readers and prospective customers on topics related to your business. They're also useful for building authority and thought leadership in your industry, generating leads, and aiding your customers' decision-making. In this post, there is a list of 5 white pap...

February 20, 2022
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVELS
TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVELS

  Introduction   Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) are a systematic metric/measurement system that supports assessments of the maturity of a particular technology and the consistent comparison of maturity between different types of technology. The TRL approach has been used on and off in NASA space...

February 18, 2022
Performance Analysis of Evolutionary Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft
Performance Analysis of Evolutionary Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft

  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   Aviation is a hard-to-decarbonize sector of the transport industry due to the stringent mass and volume requirements for aviation fuel. The high energy content of liquid jet fuel, both per unit mass (specific energy) and per unit volume (energy density), makes it difficult to r...

February 17, 2022
Defence industry cooperation in the European Union
Defence industry cooperation in the European Union

Offering an overview of cooperation in the European defence industry and the rationale behind it, this paper begins with an analysis of the EU's political initiatives, institutional setting, instruments and laws in the context of enhancing economic cooperation in the defence sector. Having looked at achievements i...

February 16, 2022
Modeling and Simulation
Modeling and Simulation

  Introduction to Modeling and Simulation Modeling and simulation constitute a powerful method for designing and evaluating complex systems and processes, and knowledge of modeling and simulation principles is essential to APL's many analysts and project managers as they engage in state-of-the-art resea...

February 15, 2022
Aircraft Technology Roadmap to 2050
Aircraft Technology Roadmap to 2050

  Executive Summary   Goals and timeline In 2009, all stakeholders of the aviation industry committed to a set of ambitious climate action goals, namely:   • improving fuel efficiency by 1.5% per annum between 2009 and 2020; • reaching net carbon-neutral growth from 2020; ...

February 14, 2022
The Visible Supply Chain
The Visible Supply Chain

  Introduction: What Does Visibility Mean to You?   It’s a critical question, yet one that many enterprises struggle to answer clearly. The reality is that supply chain visibility is an abstract term. If you take 10 different companies and ask them to define what visibility means to them, y...

February 12, 2022
The Future of Cyber Risk Management
The Future of Cyber Risk Management

  INTRODUCTION Seizing Control from the Adversary Years of cyberwarfare have taken their toll on businesses today. The old models that kept organizations safe have become expensive posturing in a struggle against adversaries who have long since evolved to newer, more devious modes of attack. These tra...

February 11, 2022
Agile Risk Management
Agile Risk Management

This White Paper examines what risk management could potentially do better and introduces the concepts of › Traditional risk management – built from the risk management common body of knowledge using traditional methods but over-engineered, slow to react, and not dynamic. › Agile risk managem...

February 10, 2022
Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  The Fourth Industrial Revolution   The Fourth Industrial Revolution is of a scale, speed, and complexity that is unprecedented. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies – such as artificial intelligence, gene editing, and advanced robotics – that is blurring the lines between th...

February 9, 2022
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Management

Abstract Complete portfolio visibility helps organizations make informed decisions on where funding should be cut or increased. Storing portfolio-related data in a spreadsheet presents inherent data accessibility issues. There is no simple way to analyze an entire portfolio with different criteria from various so...

February 8, 2022
The Future of Advanced Aerial Mobility
The Future of Advanced Aerial Mobility

  Executive Summary   Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) is a future transport, enabled by electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft flying from existing airports, rural locations, and new inner-city bases. The VA-X4, engineered by the UK’s Vertical Aerospace, is a first-generatio...

February 7, 2022
Life Cycle Costing
Life Cycle Costing

Though many procurers are using life cycle costing as a decision-making tool, its use is still far from being systematic and the calculation methodologies are sometimes far from robust. Moreover, procurers are not using life cycle costing to inform strategically advantageous decisions. It is therefore clear that the c...

February 4, 2022
Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Material Items
Work Breakdown Structures for Defense Material Items

  MIL-STD-881D   Standard Purpose and Structure.   This Standard presents direction for effectively preparing, understanding, and presenting a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). It provides the framework for Department of Defense (DoD) Program Managers to define their program’s WBS and...

February 3, 2022
A Comprehensive Review of Applications of Drone Technology in the Mining Industry
A Comprehensive Review of Applications of Drone Technology in the Mining Industry

  Abstract   This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of the current state of drone technology and its applications in the mining industry. The mining industry has shown increased interest in the use of drones for routine operations. These applications include 3D mapping of the mine environ...

February 2, 2022
Drone Swarms as Networked Control Systems by Integration of Networking and Computing
Drone Swarms as Networked Control Systems by Integration of Networking and Computing

Abstract The study of multi-agent systems such as drone swarms has been intensified due to their cooperative behavior. Nonetheless, automating the control of a swarm is challenging as each drone operates under fluctuating wireless, networking, and environmental constraints. To tackle these challenges, we consider d...

February 1, 2022
Low-power GNSS for tracking applications
Low-power GNSS for tracking applications

  Optimal performance, minimal power demand   Because of its ability to deliver highly accurate position, velocity, and time data anywhere in the world, GNSS technology has found its way into an ever-growing range of smart, connected solutions. At the same time, users have come to expect more and mo...

January 31, 2022
Optical Designs
Optical Designs

  Introduction   Optical design software capabilities have advanced considerably from the late 1950s and early 1960s when computer tools first became available. Initially, the main purpose of the software was to geometrically trace rays and perform limited analyses. However, the introduction of auto...

January 28, 2022
Russian nuclear forces and new weapons
Russian nuclear forces and new weapons

President Vladimir Putin, who has been seeking the revival of Russia as a strong and influential power, successfully achieved reelection in 2018. In his inaugural address in May of that same year, President Putin stated that Russia is a strong, active, and influential participant in international life and that the cou...

January 27, 2022
Geographic Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems

  Geographic Information Systems for Coronavirus Planning and Response   Executive Summary   Infectious disease experts have predicted a pandemic, saying it was not a question of if but when. Drawing on experiences with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), avian influenza (H5...

January 26, 2022
The Global Risks Report 2021
The Global Risks Report 2021

Executive Summary The immediate human and economic cost of COVID-19 is severe. It threatens to scale back years of progress on reducing poverty and inequality and to further weaken social cohesion and global cooperation. Job losses, a widening digital divide, disrupted social interactions, and abrupt shifts in mar...

January 26, 2022
POWER TO GAS: HYDROGEN FOR POWER GENERATION
POWER TO GAS: HYDROGEN FOR POWER GENERATION

  ABSTRACT   The desire to reduce carbon emissions from traditional power generation assets is driving an increase in power production from renewables. However, an issue with large increases in renewable power generation is the lack of dispatchability; without adding storage or firming capability, i...

January 25, 2022
Digital Reality changes everything
Digital Reality changes everything

The potential of “Digital Reality” (VR/ AR/ MR) is to re-imagine reality and allow access to objects, places and people that are out of reach in the real world!   Virtual Reality VR” creates a digital environment that replaces the user’s real-world environment. • Fully ren...

January 24, 2022
Understanding Metal Matrix Composites
Understanding Metal Matrix Composites

  This white paper defines metal composites (MMCs) and explains the advantages and disadvantages of conventionally manufactured MMCs versus the additively manufactured MMCs.   What is a Metal Matrix Composite (MMC)?   Throughout history, materials have defined our technology and fueled cr...

January 23, 2022
Administration’s Drone Pilot Program to Spur Innovative Drone Use
Administration’s Drone Pilot Program to Spur Innovative Drone Use

To promote the integration of drone technology, the White House’s three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program partners the federal government with state, local, and tribal governments in the development, testing, and evaluation of drone regulations. The Pilot Program recognizes that nonfederal...

January 22, 2022
Wargaming for CIOs Introduction
Wargaming for CIOs Introduction

CEO Europe White Paper The arrival of game changing technologies like mobile apps, social media, cloud computing and the like have brought forth a new paradigm in the decision making process. In these unique situations and rapidly emerging technological landscape, traditional strategy development tools yield limite...

January 21, 2022
Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Based on presentations and discussions during the respective workshop on 23 June 2016 in Oberkochen, Germany Outreach of Computer Vision and Machine Learning Computer Vision (CV) and Machine Learning (ML) have seen a tremendous evolution within the last 15 years. One of the main drivers of this success is the ap...

January 20, 2022
The Value of Project Management
The Value of Project Management

  The Value of Project Management   Looking for a way to stay ahead of the pack in today’s competitive and chaotic global economy, companies are turning to project management to consistently deliver business results. Disciplined project management starts at the portfolio level, where the st...

January 19, 2022
Low Earth Orbit Satellites: Potential to Address the Broadband Digital Divide
Low Earth Orbit Satellites: Potential to Address the Broadband Digital Divide

Low Earth Orbit Satellites: Potential to Address the Broadband Digital Divide As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic began to unfold, many federal, state, and local governments, in addition to large and small businesses, implemented remote working or distance learning options to help abate the spread o...

January 18, 2022
Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress
Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress

Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles: Background and Issues for Congress The Navy wants to develop and procure three types of large unmanned vehicles (UVs) called Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (LUSVs), Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicles (MUSVs), and Extra-Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs). The ...

January 18, 2022
Autonomy and autonomous systems
Autonomy and autonomous systems

Autonomy and autonomous systems Welcome to the First International Workshop on Autonomous Systems Safety! The idea to create IWASS originated from a discussion on the challenges concerning of autonomous ships’ safety. Through our knowledge on the similarities shared by autonomous systems, we envisioned how di...

January 18, 2022
AVIATION IMPACTS ON AIR QUALITY
AVIATION IMPACTS ON AIR QUALITY

AVIATION IMPACTS ON AIR QUALITY Aircraft produce emissions that react in the atmosphere to form pollutants that impact air quality. These emissions have long been regulated through standards for aircraft engines for oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (UHC), and smoke, via a Smoke ...

January 17, 2022
Human Factors Integration in Air Traffic Management System Design
Human Factors Integration in Air Traffic Management System Design

Human Factors Integration in ATM System Design   In aviation, Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) is traditionally closely linked to safety. The way safety is understood in the discipline of HF/E determines how HF/E approaches system design. Today, safety is often measured by its absence, by recording and evalu...

January 15, 2022
TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM
TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM

TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AIR TRANSPORT SYSTEM   Air transportation is a key element of modern society connecting people and economies around the globe. The industry has rapidly grown in the past decades increasing connectivity and contributing to economic development. Despite the many benefits, air transportat...

January 14, 2022
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN AEROSPACE
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN AEROSPACE

  ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TRENDS IN AEROSPACE Until the 21st century, all disruptive innovations followed the same adoption curve. But with exponential technologies and digital connectedness, disruptive innovations now have steeper adoption bell-curves as implementation rates accelerate. 3D printing is one s...

January 13, 2022
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION REPORT 2021
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION REPORT 2021

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION REPORT 2021 The Technology and Innovation Report 2021 was prepared under the overall guidance of Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics, by a team comprising Clovis Freire (team leader), Bob Bell, Daisuke Maruichi and Laura Cyron. Susan Cozzens (Professo...

January 13, 2022
THE HUMAN DIMENSION IN TOMORROW’S AVIATION SYSTEM
THE HUMAN DIMENSION IN TOMORROW’S AVIATION SYSTEM

The Human Dimension in Tomorrow’s Safe Aviation System The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is committed to understanding and improving human factors issues for people within the aviation system. Our ambition begins with those we directly regulate and stretches to support the improvement of aviation standard...

January 12, 2022
How to Write an Effective Technology White Paper
How to Write an Effective Technology White Paper

  How to Write an Effective Technology White Paper   What are white papers anyway? Wikipedia states that “a white paper is an authoritative report or guide that helps readers understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.” In the IT world, buyers know that most white papers ar...

January 12, 2022
DEFENCE WHITE PAPER - A secure, sovereign and prosperous Malaysia
DEFENCE WHITE PAPER - A secure, sovereign and prosperous Malaysia

DEFENCE WHITE PAPER - A secure, sovereign and prosperous Malaysia The Defence White Paper (DWP) represents the Government’s firm commitment to Malaysia’s defence and resilience to protect national interests, particularly to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. As Malaysia’s inaugural ...

January 11, 2022
Industry 4.0: From vision to implementation
Industry 4.0: From vision to implementation

  Industry 4.0: From vision to implementation   Starting from the three elements task, product and factory, specific projects will be developed to shape the vision of Industry 4.0 and illustrated with practical examples. These will be assessed for Industry 4.0 according to their investment needs and...

January 10, 2022
WHY INFRASOLID THERMAL IR EMITTERS ARE THE BEST CHOICE
WHY INFRASOLID THERMAL IR EMITTERS ARE THE BEST CHOICE

  WHY INFRASOLID THERMAL IR EMITTERS ARE THE BEST CHOICE This white paper describes typical NDIR applications, the important parameters for infrared sources used in these analysis systems and the innovative technology from Infrasolid to achieve the best parameters and measurement results. Ref: Go &g...

January 9, 2022
Eliminate 7 Wastes from Your Supply Chain
Eliminate 7 Wastes from Your Supply Chain

Eliminate 7 Wastes from Your Supply Chain In difficult economic times, lean thinking strikes a chord for manufacturers as it promises to reduce costs, improve quality and transform the bottom line, by eliminating waste in every area of the value stream, including factory management and supplier networks. Its goal i...

January 6, 2022
Drones - Prioritising safety in unmanned aircraft system traffic management
Drones - Prioritising safety in unmanned aircraft system traffic management

Prioritising safety in unmanned aircraft system traffic management   Drones are proliferating throughout the world’s airspace, making them impossible to ignore. As their numbers rise, the importance of finding a way for them to safely coexist with manned aircraft is growing increasingly urgent. &nb...

January 6, 2022
Machine Learning and Simulation
Machine Learning and Simulation

Machine Learning and Simulation Over the last decade the combination of big data and artificial intelligence has proved fruitful for industry leaders seeking to extract value from their investments in IoT networks and take advantage of cutting-edge machine learning algorithms. What’s more, companies have comb...

January 5, 2022
Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality

Hype or the future?   As with any new technology, acronyms and jargon abound – so too in the realm of VR, AR and MR (Mixed Reality). This paper will first recap what we mean by these various realities and cover the following: • Applications for virtual, augmented and mixed reality, complemente...

January 4, 2022
How to be prepared for cyber attacks
How to be prepared for cyber attacks

  How to be prepared for cyber attacks   A cyberattack is any offensive maneuver that targets computer information systems, computer networks, infrastructures, or personal computer devices.[1] An attacker is a person or process that attempts to access data, functions, o...

January 3, 2022
The militarisation of space
The militarisation of space

  The militarisation of space   Space has been used for military purposes for decades, albeit limited to the deployment of non-offensive military systems such as communications, navigation, imaging and surveillance satellites. Several countries, including the UK have developed a comprehensive space-...

January 2, 2022
How Project Management, PPM and the PMO Work Together
How Project Management, PPM and the PMO Work Together

  How Project Management, PPM and the PMO Work Together   The various definitions of PMO and PPM often overlap. Not exactly a critical issue, admittedly; but when their functions overlap – what they actually do - it’s different. It can confuse the organisation, hamper its ability to get ...

January 1, 2022
The Future of the Drone Economy
The Future of the Drone Economy

  The Future of the Drone Economy   Global Market The global drone economy will grow from $15B to $90B by 2030.   Fastest Growth Enterprise will remain the fastest-growing segment until 2025. Logistics will become the fastest after 2025.   Largest Segment The defense w...

January 1, 2022
Accelerating Martian and Lunar Science through SpaceX Starship Missions
Accelerating Martian and Lunar Science through SpaceX Starship Missions

  Accelerating Martian and Lunar Science through SpaceX Starship Missions   SpaceX is developing the Starship vehicle for both human and robotic flights to the surface of the Moon and Mars. This two-stage vehicle offers unprecedented payload capacity and the promise of lowering the cost of surfac...

January 1, 2022
European Vision for the 6G Network Ecosystem
European Vision for the 6G Network Ecosystem

European Vision for the 6G Network Ecosystem   In the coming decade, 6G will bring a new era in which billions of things, humans, and connected vehicles, robots and drones will generate Zettabytes of digital information. 6G will be dealing with more challenging applications, e.g., holographic telepresence a...

December 30, 2021
2021 Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook
2021 Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook

  2021 Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook   Global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry revenue is expected to begin to recover in 2021 after a difficult year in 2020. But this recovery will likely be uneven across the two key sectors, commercial aerospace and defense. The commercial aerospa...

December 30, 2021
Industry 4.0 Making your business more competitive
Industry 4.0 Making your business more competitive

Industry 4.0 Making your business more competitive   We are at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution. The most commonly used terms to describe this development, which is rapidly changing the industrial landscape, are Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, the Internet of Things, cyber-physical syste...

December 30, 2021
A NEW ESTIMATE OF CHINA’S MILITARY EXPENDITURE
A NEW ESTIMATE OF CHINA’S MILITARY EXPENDITURE

  A NEW ESTIMATE OF CHINA’S MILITARY EXPENDITURE   China publishes a national defence budget each year. In 2019 it reached 1.2 trillion yuan (US$175 billion), making China the country with the second highest military spending in the world, behind only the United States. However, this figure do...

December 30, 2021
Model-Based Design for Space Control Systems
Model-Based Design for Space Control Systems

Model-Based Design for Space Control Systems   Imagine that your team is developing the power system of a satellite. The system incorporates a combination of physical elements (e.g., battery, solar panels), control logic, and external conditions (e.g., temperature, radiation). Before you begin the design, y...

December 29, 2021
Extending the Horizon: Elevated Sensors for Targeting and Missile Defense
Extending the Horizon: Elevated Sensors for Targeting and Missile Defense

  The Issue   Developing advanced sensing capabilities is a priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to overcome the targeting challenge for both strike and air and missile defense. Terrestrial sensors are a critical backbone for air and missile defense architectures,&nbs...

December 29, 2021
Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing takes on Industry 4.0
Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing takes on Industry 4.0

Aerospace & Defense Manufacturing takes on Industry 4.0   This paper discusses four key focus areas for manufacturers looking to capitalize on the advancements of the fourth industrial revolution in Aerospace & Defense 4.0—and centers around some common feedback we hear from our customer base ...

December 29, 2021
Building a Moon Base
Building a Moon Base

  Building a Moon Base   So, we want to go to the Moon. Why? Because the Moon is an ideal “staging post” for us to accumulate materials and manpower outside of the Earth’s deep gravitational well. From the Moon we can send missions into deep space and ferry colonists to Mars. Touri...

October 5, 2021
5 Airline Industry Trends to Watch in 2021
5 Airline Industry Trends to Watch in 2021

  5 Airline Industry Trends to Watch in 2021 As travelers consider traveling again, airline industry trends reflect their concerns. 2021 travelers are focused on convenience, cleanliness, flexibility, and updated information regarding travel restrictions.  With air traffic being still 67% ...

August 25, 2021
Top 20 Aeronautical Engineer Interview Questions & Answers 2021
Top 20 Aeronautical Engineer Interview Questions & Answers 2021

  Top 20 Aeronautical Engineer Interview Questions & Answers 2021   Aeronautical engineers are also referred to as aerospace engineers. These individuals are primarily found in the aerospace, defense, and aviation industries, where they handle several projects. Mostly, they design, develop, rese...

June 29, 2021
Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)
Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)

  Technology Readiness Levels Definition Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a type of measurement system used to assess the maturity level of a particular technology and are popular with NASA and the US Department of Defense, etc. Each technology project is evaluated against the parameters for ...

June 20, 2021
What are the stages of the product life cycle?
What are the stages of the product life cycle?

  What are the stages of the product life cycle?   Development Introduction Growth Maturity Saturation Decline   1. Development   The development stage of the product life cycle is the research phase before a product is introduced to the marketplace. This is when...

May 31, 2021
COVID Travel Restrictions Impacting Business Aviation
COVID Travel Restrictions Impacting Business Aviation

  COVID Travel Restrictions Impacting Business Aviation   Many families may be worrying about travel restrictions and staying safe in relation to COVID-19. Please visit the link below before traveling somewehere in the world:   The Link: Go >