Presentation on theme: "Emerging Technologies Committee: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee Report Dr. John Vian The Boeing Company Engineering, Operations & Technology."— Presentation transcript:
Emerging Technologies Committee: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee Report Dr. John Vian The Boeing Company Engineering, Operations & Technology January 6, 2010 The 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting The Orlando World Center Marriott Orlando, Florida
The FY 10 SAB recommendations have been posted and include the following summer study topics: Operating Next-Generation Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Irregular Warfare The Future of Launch Vehicle Systems for the US Air Force Next Generation Electronic Warfare Test Range Security The group will redefine our recommendation for Ultra- lightweight materials for consideration for FY 11 SAB. ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee ETC Emerging Technologies Committee
CONTACT Program Annual Review Meeting Partnership between U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and seven universities in Texas: University of Texas at Arlington, Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, and Pan American Rice University University of Houston Focused on nanotechnology research and commercialization for aerospace and defense sectors. Meeting participants included program members, academia, government and industry. CONTACT Industrial Advisory Committee invites industry participants to be engaged in the program. Some of ETC M&S subcommittee members organizations have expressed interest in CONTACT. Bayer Materials presented a breakthrough st the annual review meeting. Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce & Technology CONTACT:
Update on Watch List item - Bayer MaterialScience and Baytubes Baytubes are multi-walled carbon nanotubes that reinforces materials such as aluminum, delivering lightweight high strength materials. Bayer MaterialScience will be considering manufacturing sites in the U.S. for the production of Baytubes®. ETC Subcommittee Members have received information on Bayer MaterialScience and Baytubes. We would like to gauge interest and demand for this product from any ETC organization. ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee ETC Emerging Technologies Committee
ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee ETC Emerging Technologies Committee Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum (Baytubes®): Multi-walled carbon nanotubes Purity up to 99% Mechanical strength five times that of steel with only ¼ the weight Electrical conductivity comparable to copper Heat conductivity comparable to diamond Products/applications include: bolts, connecting elements, conductive plastics, sports equipment, plastic containers, flying camera, nano dispersions, and composite materials. Possible applications: wind turbines, aircraft construction, automotive parts, batteries, computer chips, electrodes for fuel cells, catalysts, sensors and actuators, and high performance materials. Industrial scale production (> 200 tons/year) with new production plants projected.
New Watch List item - Nanostitching: A new technique incorporating nanotubes into carbon fiber composite materials has been invented at MIT. Successfully addresses binding problems in composite matrices. Delivers increased strength and high electrical conductivity, attractive to aerospace applications. Ten times the strength and one million times the electrical conductivity of materials without nanotubes. Provides protection against lightening strikes. ETC: Multidisciplinary and Systems Subcommittee ETC Emerging Technologies Committee
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