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February 28, 2024 at 04:42 PMRoyal NLR
COMPASS targets 30% waste reduction in aerospace
February 27, 2024 at 12:41 PMNASA
2024 Dream with Us Design Challenge
February 28–April 30, 2024 Challenge Theme Responding to Natural Disasters with New Aviation A natural disaster is a type of severe weather with the potential to pose significant threat to human health and safety. Natural disasters, especially wildfires, affect everyone around the world. Some are affected directly and others indirectly. NASA’s Advanced Capabilities for Emergency […]
February 26, 2024 at 08:52 AMILOT
The first drone market foresights in Poland

Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation together with the Mikromakro Institute Foundation is creating the first foresights of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market in Poland. In response to the challenges facing the unmanned technology industry, both institutions – by organizing online seminars, reports and a scientific and business conference – create a space for discussion […]

Artykuł The first drone market foresights in Poland pochodzi z serwisu Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation.

February 22, 2024 at 09:59 PMNASA
NASA Instruments Will Listen for Supersonic X-59’s Quiet ‘Thump’
NASA’s X-59 experimental aircraft is unique – it’s designed to fly faster than the speed of sound, but without causing a loud sonic boom. To confirm the X-59’s ability to fly supersonic while only producing quiet sonic “thumps,” NASA needs to be able to record these sounds from the ground. The agency recently completed tests […]
February 22, 2024 at 05:33 PMNASA
Math, Mentorship, Motherhood: Behind the Scenes with NASA Engineers
Engineering is a huge field with endless applications. From aerospace to ergonomics, engineers play an important role in designing, building, and testing technologies all around us. We asked three engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley to share their experiences, from early challenges they faced in their careers to the day-to-day of […]
February 22, 2024 at 01:28 PMNASA
NASA Center Boosted YF-12 Supersonic Engine Research
Supersonic flight became a reality in October 1947, when the Bell X-1 rocket plane broke the sound barrier. NASA’s Lewis Research Center in Cleveland (now, NASA Glenn), which had served as the agency’s aeropropulsion leader since it was established in the 1940s, subsequently helped NASA advance the technology needed to make longer supersonic flights possible. […]
February 22, 2024 at 07:50 AMDLR
Serendipitous science from asteroid Apophis' Earth near miss
Some people are uneasy about Friday the 13th – after all, it is popularly considered to be a very unlucky day. However, one catastrophe can be safely ruled out for Friday 13 April 2029: the collision of an approximately 350-metre-diameter asteroid, 99942 Apophis, with Earth. Apophis (a so-called Near-Earth Asteroid) will come extremely close, passing by Earth at an altitude of just 31,750 kilometres – that's within the geostationary orbit in which most telecommunication satellites are located!
February 21, 2024 at 05:50 AMNASA
NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Innovative Aeronautical Research
NASA has selected another five university teams to participate in real-world aviation research challenges that could help transform flight in the skies above our communities. Research topics range from safeguarding automated aircraft from cyberattacks to finding ways to help aircraft operations across the nation more quickly recover from delays due to major storms or technical […]
February 20, 2024 at 04:54 PMNASA
NASA Leader Casey Swails Learns About Wildfire Work at NASA Ames
NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Casey Swails views a demonstration on screen in the Airspace Operations Laboratory at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Researchers presented the diverse, long-running efforts in aeronautics at Ames that have helped lay the foundation for agency work related to wildfire response. These include a project to help integrate […]
February 15, 2024 at 07:10 AMVTT
VTT explores how to make communications smoother with quantum computing – 6G era challenges connectivity
Press release 15 February, 2024 The growth in the number of information network users frequently leads to congestion, causing delays and disruptions of service for users. At the same time, the increasing complexity of networks and their applications is challenging network control and management. VTT, one of Europe's leading research institutions has launched a project to investigate how quantum computing can be used to solve increasing network problems. As more people use network resources simultaneously, for example during large events, wireless networks are challenged with congestion
February 12, 2024 at 08:53 PMNASA
NASA Collaborates in an International Air Quality Study
NASA and international researchers are studying the air quality in Asia as part of a global effort to better understand the air we breathe. In collaboration with Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), the Airborne and Satellite Investigation of Asian Air Quality, or ASIA-AQ mission, will collect detailed atmospheric data over several locations in […]
February 12, 2024 at 01:18 PMVTT
CORRECTION to press release: A science-based guideline for companies to extend their climate work and indicate the environmental benefits of their circular economy solutions
Press release 12 February, 2024 CORRECTION to press release on 12 Feburary 2024. related to Borealis' statement The updated handprint guideline created by VTT and LUT University offers companies a transparent and rigorous way to demonstrate the positive environmental impacts of circular solutions. In addition, the handprint approach can be considered as a means to target global climate neutrality. By following the handprint guideline, companies have a science-based way to assess and communicate their positive impacts on the environment. “The results of the project can make a
February 12, 2024 at 07:36 AMVTT
A science-based guideline for companies to extend their climate work and indicate the environmental benefits of their circular economy solutions
Press release 12 February, 2024   The updated handprint guideline created by VTT and LUT University offers companies a transparent and rigorous way to demonstrate the positive environmental impacts of circular solutions. In addition, the handprint approach can be considered as a means to target global climate neutrality. By following the handprint guideline, companies have a science-based way to assess and communicate their positive impacts on the environment. “The results of the project can make a significant impact on the way companies plan and communicate their environmental and
February 1, 2024 at 04:18 PMRoyal NLR
New NLR Vice President Aerospace Vehicles
January 31, 2024 at 05:36 AMNASA
NASA Releases STEM Toolkit for Advanced Air Mobility
NASA Aeronautics has released a new STEM toolkit focusing on Advanced Air Mobility for educators and students of all ages. The toolkit, comprised of numerous educational activities, is a free resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Advanced Air Mobility mission’s goal of enabling the use of drones and other new […]
January 30, 2024 at 02:00 AMJAXA
Proposal for an Innovative, Accessible Lavatory to Enhance Comfort in Air Travel for All
JAXA and JAMCO Corporation have collaboratively developed an innovative concept for aircraft lavatories designed to meet the needs of passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs). The proposed concept aims to address the longstanding challenges faced by PRMs, providing solutions for enhanced accessibility and comfort towards social innovation.
January 26, 2024 at 11:37 PMNASA
NASA Awards Contract for Aviation, Railroad Safety Reporting Systems
NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Virginia, for the maintenance and operation of incident reporting programs and continuing development to improve current and future reporting systems. The Aviation Safety Reporting System and Related Systems award is a cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract managed by the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA’s […]
January 25, 2024 at 07:30 PMNASA
After Three Years on Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Mission Ends
NASA’s history-making Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has ended its mission at the Red Planet after surpassing expectations and making dozens more flights than planned. While the helicopter remains upright and in communication with ground controllers, imagery of its Jan. 18 flight sent to Earth this week indicates one or more of its rotor blades sustained damage […]
January 25, 2024 at 04:54 PMNASA
NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins
In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over Long Island Sound, Connecticut taking care to avoid other aircraft in the area around them. Except the ordinary-looking helicopters were flying autonomously – guided by NASA-designed software – and those other aircraft were virtual, part […]
January 24, 2024 at 02:39 PMILOT
Engineers of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation took the leadership in EREA Future Sky

Dr. Eng. Paweł Stężycki, director of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation, was elected for a two-year term as the Future Sky coordinator in the EREA (Association of European Research Establishments in Aeronautics). The Institute’s representatives in the Future Sky became also Dr Eng. Andrzej Leski as a group’s board member, Dr. Eng. Bartosz Dziugieł who […]

Artykuł Engineers of Łukasiewicz – Institute of Aviation took the leadership in EREA Future Sky pochodzi z serwisu Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation.

January 23, 2024 at 06:13 PMNASA
NASA’s DC-8 to Fly Low-Altitude Over Central Valley, CA
What: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 aircraft will fly over Central Valley and surroundings areas as part of an air quality field study. Residents in the areas below will see and hear the aircraft as it flies to achieve these measurements.   Where: Central Valley, CA and surrounding areas  When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at mid-morning to early […]
January 23, 2024 at 08:30 AMDLR
Second TRIPLE-IceCraft expedition to the Antarctic: Between battling a snowstorm and loading a dishwasher – Part 2
Die Umgebung der Neumayer-Station III nach einem antarktischen SchneesturmToday's weather is unpleasant, with light snow drifts and wind speeds of up to 20 knots (37 kilometres per hour). And tomorrow is expected to be even worse. Before then, we plan to bring the TRIPLE-IceCraft melting probe to Neumayer Station III. To do this, we will remove the probe from the container and place it on a snow crawler that will transport it to the station.
January 20, 2024 at 09:43 AMVKI
Additional funding from the Walloon Region's "Fonds pour une transition juste" for the creation of the test center on the District Cleantech site in Charleroi

18 janvier 2024- La Wallonie se positionne comme un leader de la transition énergétique grâce à la création du VKhyLab

Le gouvernement wallon a annoncé hier la sélection de 62 projets retenus dans le cadre de l'appel à projets publics du Fonds pour une transition juste. Parmi ces projets, on retrouve la création du VKhyLab , un laboratoire d'essais et de recherche dédié aux technologies de l'hydrogène. Le VKhyLab  en collaboration avec le gouvernement fédéral sera donc construit sur deux sites parfaitement complémentaires et stratégiquement situés en Belgique : l’un au District Cleantech à la Porte Ouest de Charleroi pour lequel le fonds de transition a octroyé 8,1M€ en sus de la contribution fédérale, et l’autre au Port d’Anvers.

L’ambition du VKhyLab est sans précédent en Belgique et en Europe, créer un centre d’essais ouvert, coordonné et opéré par le VKI, en collaboration avec ses partenaires présents sur le site, offrant des équipements de pointe et des infrastructures uniques et exceptionnelles aux utilisateurs qui pourront manipuler d’importants volumes d’hydrogène en toute sécurité.

Les applications du site Ditrict Cleantech couvriront un large éventail de secteurs, notamment de la production d’hydrogène vert, de la combustion de l'hydrogène (décarbonisation de l'industrie lourde), de la mobilité verte (en incluant l’aérospatial), de l’ingénierie des matériaux, de la sécurité et de la formation et/ou reconversion de profils professionnels liés à l'économie de l'hydrogène.

La création du VKhyLab  est une excellente nouvelle pour la Wallonie. Elle positionne la région comme un leader de la transition énergétique et contribue à la création d'emplois et d'opportunités dans le secteur des technologies propres.

Voici quelques-uns des avantages du VKhyLab  pour la Wallonie :

  • Il permettra aux entreprises et aux centres de recherche de tester et de développer de nouvelles technologies hydrogène.
  • Il contribuera à la décarbonisation de l'économie wallonne.
  • Il créera des emplois dans le secteur des technologies propres.

Lire plus à propos du VKhylab

Wallonia positions itself as a leader in the energy transition with the creation of the VKhyLab

The Walloon government announced yesterday the selection of 62 projects selected as part of the public call for projects from the Just Transition Fund. Among these projects is the creation of the VKhyLab, a testing and research laboratory dedicated to hydrogen technologies. The VKhyLab , in collaboration with the federal government, will therefore be built on two perfectly complementary and strategically located sites in Belgium: one in the District Cleantech at the Porte Ouest in Charleroi, for which the Transition Fund has granted €8.1m in addition to the federal contribution, and the other in the Port of Antwerp.

The ambition of the VKhyLab  is unprecedented in Belgium and Europe: to create an open test center, coordinated and operated by the VKI, in collaboration with its partners on the site, offering state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional infrastructures to users who will be able to handle large volumes of hydrogen in complete safety.

The District Cleantech site's applications will cover a wide range of sectors, including the production of green hydrogen, hydrogen combustion (decarbonisation of heavy industry), green mobility (including aerospace), materials engineering, safety and the training and/or retraining of professional profiles linked to the hydrogen economy.

The creation of the VKhyLab  is excellent news for Wallonia. It positions the region as a leader in the energy transition and contributes to the creation of jobs and opportunities in the clean technology sector.

Here are some of the benefits of the VKhyLab  for Wallonia:

  • It will enable companies and research centers to test and develop new hydrogen technologies.
  • It will contribute to the decarbonisation of the Walloon economy.
  • It will create jobs in the clean technologies sector.

 Read more about the VKhylab

January 18, 2024 at 03:41 PMRoyal NLR
Our Year in Review
January 17, 2024 at 03:56 PMVKI
VKI is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Claus Sieverding on January 16, 2024

The von Kármán Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Professor Claus Sieverding on January 16, 2024. Professor Sieverding was a highly respected researcher and professor, world-renowned expert in the field of turbomachinery. He was a pioneer in the development of new turbomachinery concepts, and his research has had a profound impact on the development of advanced energy technologies.

Professor Claus Sieverding was born in Germany in 1939. He received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from theTechnische Hochschule, Hannover, Faculty of Applied Mechanics, Germany in 1965. After completing his diploma course in 1966, he joined VKI as a research fellow. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a full professor and the Head of the turbomachinery and propulsion department in 1998. He was a prolific researcher, with wide world reknown publications. His research focused on a wide range of topics in turbomachinery, such as secondary flows, base flows, aerodynamic performance of gas and steam turbines and many others. He also played a key role in the development of several new turbomachinery concepts.

In addition to his research, Professor Sieverding was also a dedicated teacher. He taught a wide range of courses at VKI, namely advanced courses on turbines, blade cooling, design, steady and unsteady secondary flows. He was also a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world.

Professor Sieverding was a true pioneer in the field of turbomachinery, and his contributions will be missed by all who knew him. He was a kind and caring man who was always willing to share his knowledge with others. He will be remembered as a true visionary and a true leader in his field.

 “It was always a pleasure greeting and talking to Professor Sieverding whenever he stopped by at his beloved VKI. I will always keep fine memories of Professor Sieverding, who was a true gentleman, a brilliant researcher and a wonderful teacher. He was always willing to go the extra mile to help his students succeed. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.”, Peter Grognard, Managing Director

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