wildcat2030:

BAE Systems developing “smart skin” for aircraft - In some cases, a pilot discovering damage to an airplane involves noticing a frightening thump on the hull. That may indicate that something is wrong, but not what or where. On the other hand, when human beings are injured, the network of nerves in the skin tell us almost exactly where and what is wrong. Stealing a march on nature, BAE Systems’ Advanced Technology Centre is working on a “smart skin” that covers the fuselage of an aircraft with thousands of microsensors to send back a wide variety of detailed information in real time. Currently in concept form, the BAE smart skin is the brainchild of Senior Research Scientist Lydia Hyde, who got the idea from her clothes dryer’s ability to switch itself off if it overheats. She reasoned that if one sensor in a washer is good, then thousands of tiny ones are better. “Observing how a simple sensor can be used to stop a domestic appliance overheating, got me thinking about how this could be applied to my work and how we could replace bulky, expensive sensors with cheap, miniature, multi-functional ones,” says Hyde. “This in turn led to the idea that aircraft, or indeed cars and ships, could be covered by thousands of these motes creating a ‘smart skin’ that can sense the world around them and monitor their condition by detecting stress, heat or damage. The idea is to make platforms ‘feel’ using a skin of sensors in the same way humans or animals do.” The concept involves replacing the conventional pitot tubes, thermometers, and other instruments with a skin on the fuselage of the plane that contains tens of thousands of multi-sensors less than a millimeter across. These are so small that they could even be spray painted on existing aircraft. They would have their own power system, and would connect with one another and the user interface using wireless networking technology. (via BAE Systems developing “smart skin” for aircraft)

wildcat2030:

BAE Systems developing “smart skin” for aircraft
-
In some cases, a pilot discovering damage to an airplane involves noticing a frightening thump on the hull. That may indicate that something is wrong, but not what or where. On the other hand, when human beings are injured, the network of nerves in the skin tell us almost exactly where and what is wrong. Stealing a march on nature, BAE Systems’ Advanced Technology Centre is working on a “smart skin” that covers the fuselage of an aircraft with thousands of microsensors to send back a wide variety of detailed information in real time. Currently in concept form, the BAE smart skin is the brainchild of Senior Research Scientist Lydia Hyde, who got the idea from her clothes dryer’s ability to switch itself off if it overheats. She reasoned that if one sensor in a washer is good, then thousands of tiny ones are better. “Observing how a simple sensor can be used to stop a domestic appliance overheating, got me thinking about how this could be applied to my work and how we could replace bulky, expensive sensors with cheap, miniature, multi-functional ones,” says Hyde. “This in turn led to the idea that aircraft, or indeed cars and ships, could be covered by thousands of these motes creating a ‘smart skin’ that can sense the world around them and monitor their condition by detecting stress, heat or damage. The idea is to make platforms ‘feel’ using a skin of sensors in the same way humans or animals do.” The concept involves replacing the conventional pitot tubes, thermometers, and other instruments with a skin on the fuselage of the plane that contains tens of thousands of multi-sensors less than a millimeter across. These are so small that they could even be spray painted on existing aircraft. They would have their own power system, and would connect with one another and the user interface using wireless networking technology. (via BAE Systems developing “smart skin” for aircraft)


I may be {{ kind }},

              but, do not test me.

Remember this, f o o l—-

              I can be cruel, too.


celer-et-audax:

M117 Bombs dropped from a B52h


´For every man there is a cause
                                                           which he would  g l a d l y  die for
Defend the right to have a place for
                                                               which he can belong to
And every man will  f i g h t  with
                                                          his bare hands in desperation
and shed his blood to  s t e m  the flood to
                                                                           barricade invasion´


Reblog / posted 4 hours ago with 1 note

Read More


YOU ARE NEVER BOTHERING ME!

Send me stuff! Send me plot ideas!!

Question my muse

Send M!As

Talk to me OOC

You’re never a bother and mun is lonely


#fc

futuristech-info:

Scientists modeling viruses protective coats to fight diseases using self-assembling proteins

futuristech-info:

Scientists modeling viruses protective coats to fight diseases using self-assembling proteins


Upon touching my Muse, Your’s is suddenly thrown into one of Mine’s Tragic and Painful Memories, Send “Memories of Sorrow” to see a painful and tragic memory of My Muse..

#fc