Aerospace

Using drones could enable visual aircraft inspections in under an hour. Credit: Mainblades

Final call for digital flight maintenance

Matthew Dale takes a bird’s eye view of aircraft inspection, where drones equipped with vision are replacing manual checks

Image taken from an aircraft with an engineering model of Satellite Vu's space camera compared with typical optical photographs. Credit: Satellite Vu

Infrared imaging satellite to monitor energy efficiency at scale

Satellite Vu has raised a £3.6m seed round to launch a satellite constellation capable of imaging the thermal footprint of any building on the planet every 1 to 2 hours

The first colour image, captured by a CMV20000 sensor, to be sent back by the hazard cameras on the Perseverance rover after its landing on Mars on 18 February. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The sensor stories behind the Mars Perseverance images

Greg Blackman speaks to Guy Meynants, formerly of Cmosis, and Paul Jerram, of Teledyne e2v, about the history of the image sensors onboard the Mars rover

An Illustration of the surface of PAN fibres (left) and carbon fibres after spreading (right). Credit: Fraunhofer IGCV and Chromasens

Carbon fibre inspection takes flight

Work is underway to build a vision system to detect defects in webs of composite materials

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars rover to study Red Planet with advanced imaging

The Perseverance rover contains 19 cameras, including seven scientific instruments. It will analyse the climate and geology of Mars, looking for signs of past life, as well as monitoring the Martian atmosphere

AMRC's Integrated Manufacturing Group's work spans robotics and automation, integrated large volume metrology, digital assisted assembly and manufacturing informatics

The sky’s the limit

Greg Blackman visits the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 where Rolls-Royce, McLaren and Siemens, among others, are investing in research on digital manufacturing

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