NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core – NASA

NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core – NASA

NASA, alongside industry, will soon begin designing a new jet engine concept for the next generation of ultra-efficient airliners — officially graduating to the project’s next phase. As part of NASA’s goal to make the aviation industry more sustainable, the agency is developing a small core for a hybrid-electric turbofan jet engine that could reduce fuel … Read more

Aviary: A New NASA Software Platform for Aircraft Modelling – NASA

Aviary: A New NASA Software Platform for Aircraft Modelling – NASA

NASA has created a new digital modelling tool for aeronautical engineers to innovate new aircraft designs, building on decades of experience using highly advanced computer code for aviation. Using this tool, researchers can create simulations of conceptual aircraft featuring never-flown technology and receive detailed data about how it would work. Named “Aviary” for enclosures where … Read more

X-59 Passes Milestone

X-59 Passes Milestone

NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of a milestone review that will allow it to progress toward flight.  A Flight Readiness Review board composed of independent experts from across NASA has completed a study of the X-59 project team’s approach to safety … Read more

NASA Uses Small Engine to Enhance Sustainable Jet Research – NASA

NASA Uses Small Engine to Enhance Sustainable Jet Research – NASA

Located inside a high-tech NASA laboratory in Cleveland is something you could almost miss at first glance: a small-scale, fully operational jet engine to test new technology that could make aviation more sustainable.  The engine’s smaller size and modestly equipped test stand means researchers and engineers can try out newly designed engine components less expensively … Read more

NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry – NASA

NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry – NASA

Several air taxi companies are using a NASA-developed computer software tool to predict aircraft noise and aerodynamic performance. This tool allows manufacturers working in fields related to NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility mission to see early in the aircraft development process how design elements like propellors or wings would perform. This saves the industry time and … Read more

NASA Armstrong Updates 1960s Concept to Study Giant Planets – NASA

NASA Armstrong Updates 1960s Concept to Study Giant Planets – NASA

NASA researchers are looking at the possibility of using a wingless, unpowered aircraft design from the 1960s to gather atmospheric data on other planets – doing the same work as small satellites but potentially better and more economically. John Bodylski, a principal investigator at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, hypothesized a lifting … Read more

NASA to Highlight Artemis, US Space Leadership During Annual Address – NASA

NASA to Highlight Artemis, US Space Leadership During Annual Address – NASA

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will discuss the agency’s goals for the benefit of humanity during the annual State of NASA address on Monday, March 11. The event will coincide with the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s fiscal year 2025 budget proposal. The event will air live at 1 p.m. EDT on NASA+, NASA Television, the … Read more

New Look at NASA Boeing Sustainable Experimental Airliner

New Look at NASA Boeing Sustainable Experimental Airliner

As NASA and Boeing enter the early stages of producing the X-66, the first X-plane specifically focused on helping the United States achieve net-zero aviation emissions by 2050, the team is already picturing what the aircraft will look like soaring above the clouds.  A new rendering of the X-66 from Boeing demonstrates the aircraft’s signature … Read more

ARMD Solicitations

ARMD Solicitations

This ARMD solicitations page compiles the opportunities to collaborate with NASA’s aeronautical innovators and/or contribute to their research to enable new and improved air transportation systems. A summary of available opportunities with key dates requiring action are listed first. More information about each opportunity is detailed lower on this page. University Student Research ChallengeKey date: … Read more