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Aviation Program News

"Aviation Program News" encompasses JAXA R&D activities in aeronautical fields. Feature Article and Research Report expound on the latest R&D endeavors, and Interview gets up close and personal with the researchers involved in these projects. Each issue offers cutting edge technical information in simple understandable English.

No.27 2013 Winter

  • Roundtable discussion on future technology
    How can we build up our future society and communication through a family aircraft transportation system? [Part 2]
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Research and development of real-time monitoring technology for runway snow and ice
    D-SEND#2 full-scale structural strength and stiffness evaluation test
  • Aviation technology course
    Noise abatement technology

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No.26 2012 Autumn

  • Special feature
    Capturing wind changes to optimize operation
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Developing "usable" impact simulation
  • Roundtable discussion on future technology
    How can we build up our future society and communication through a family aircraft transportation system? [Part 1]

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No.25 2012 Summer

  • Special feature
    For maintaining air safety
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Developing a fixed-wing small unmanned aerial system for radiation monitoring
    Research and Development of Vortex Generators for Higher-Performance, Safer Passenger Aircraft

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No.24 2012 Spring

  • Special feature
    Novel navigation systems ensuring the safety of satellite navigation
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Research in fan noise reduction technology - Aiming at quiet jet engines -
    Research in weight reduction of jet engines
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    Clarifying the Noise Generation Mechanism

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No.23 2012 Winter

  • Special feature
    Research and development of clean engine technology - Japan leading the development of aircraft engines -
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Control technologies focusing on the practical use of unmanned aircraft
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at a corner of social infrastructure
  • Aviation technology course
    What is so special about Japanese composite materials?

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No.22 2011 Autumn

  • Special feature
    Research and development of the Disaster Relief Aircraft Information Sharing Network (D-NET) - Aiming at realizing an optimum operation management system for fire and disaster management helicopters
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Imagining environmentally friendly passenger aircraft - Conceptual study of future passenger aircraft aimed at reduced CO2 emissions
    Research in curved approach technology
  • Overseas researcher's report
    From Toulouse, France

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No.21 2011 Summer

  • Special feature
    Reducing sonic booms - Start of the low-boom design concept demonstration project -
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Research and development of a flight management system for the emergency medical service helicopter Doctor-Heli - Even just one second earlier! Aiming at improving survival rates
    Research in aeroelasticity
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    The perfect system for measuring sonic booms

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