This Week In Rapid Prototyping
Northrop Grumman receives contract for ESS rapid prototyping phase (Airforce-Technology.com)
The ESS programme aims to develop the next generation of protected communication satellites.
It is a follow-on to the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite programme and will eventually replace the existing AEHF system.
Under the rapid prototyping phase, the company will provide the preliminary design for modern strategic communications space segment of ESS and a ground-based demonstration.
Army rapid prototyping office unveils headquarters (Redstone Rocket)
The Army officially opened the new headquarters of the Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office at Redstone Arsenal on Sept. 2 with a ribbon cutting and rededication ceremony.
The move consolidates the RCCTO’s headquarters at Redstone, marking a new chapter for the organization that is responsible for executing rapid experimental prototypes and delivering residual combat capabilities to Soldiers in the areas of hypersonics, directed energy, Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and other disruptive technologies.
China’s Xiong’an New Area development, which is being built near Beijing, will incorporate lessons from COVID-19 and could serve as a model for other cities around the world.
Barcelona-based Guallart Architects won the housing category of an international competition supported by President Xi Jinping to design a mixed-use community for the Hebei province’s Xiong’an New Area, aiming to set “a new standard in the post-COVID era”.
Measuring mechanics with flexible force sensors (Electronics360)
Among the different forms of available flexible sensors, force sensors are crucial as they translate mechanical forces, including stress, tension, pressure, vibration, torque and strain, into electrical signals. In recent years, the standard manufacturing procedures for flexible force sensors are no longer meeting the demand of the latest complex and personalized structures.
Therefore, 3D printing technology is now being used for manufacturing them. This advanced additive processing technology can separately develop each layer of a physical system using computer models, delivering the incomparable simplicity and flexibility in complex 3D systems.
Falling Forward (Wearethemighty.com)
Senior U.S. Air Force leaders are embracing and promoting the concept that if their Airmen are not failing, then they are, more than likely, not moving forward.