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No.20 2011 Spring

  • 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
    Development of technology for investigating noise sources on passenger aircraft
  • Overseas researcher's report
    I have a dream...of "Hypersonic flight"

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No.19 2011 Winter

  • Special feature
    D-SEND Project - Constructing an aerial sonic boom measurement system
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Analyzing jet fuel spray with light - Developing a low-emission jet engine
    Research in aerial firefighting technology for firefighting amphibians - Flight simulation tests with pilots
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    Developing a high-accuracy airplane navigation system

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No.18 2010 Autumn

  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Knowing operational loads in flight! - Research in identification technology for operational loads
    Flight testing of compact electric fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles for disaster monitoring
  • Overseas researcher's report
    From Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aviation technology course
    What is the supercomputer used for?

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No.17 2010 Summer

  • Special feature
    Research in sonic boom assessment - Assessment methods suitable for sonic booms - First step toward new international standards
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Making aircraft at a lower cost by changing the method of joining materials - Research on fatigue strength of friction stir welded structures
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    Brains of the engine

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No.16 2010 Spring

  • Special feature
    Research and development of Data Review and Analysis Program (DRAP) - 3D animation of aircraft operation from flight data DRAP software to support pilot training
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    Accurately measuring airport winds - Research of low-level wind shear advisory system
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    Revolutionizing the world of air transportation with personal electric airvehicles

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No.15 2010 Winter

  • Special feature
    Research and development of silent supersonic aircraft technology - Sonic boom measurement met with success!
  • Research Report ... From the research field
    In pursuit of reduced fossil-fuel aircraft
    Jet aircraft noise measurement
  • Interview ... People who fly dreams
    Blades are the key to realizing quiet helicopters
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    No.14 2009 Autumn

    • Special feature
      Research on a helicopter operation management system for large-scale disasters - To promptly conduct disaster-relief activities by helicopter
    • Research Report ... From the research field
      Improving Production Technology for Low-Cost, High-Quality Composite Materials!
      Future Engine Control Technology/Model Base Control
    • Interview ... People who fly dreams
      Our dream of flying never fades away.

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    No.13 2009 Summer

    • Special feature
      Research on Aircraft to Improve Crashworthiness - Protecting the body from impact force during emergency landings
    • Research Report ... From the research field
      Indispensable CFD technology for research and development on the jet engine
      Research on VaRTM and prepreg hybrid fabrication technology of composite materials - Aiming to develop a low-cost high-quality CFRP structure
    • Interview ... People who fly dreams
      An easily deployable UAV system to collect information just after a disaster strikes

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    No.12 2009 Spring

    • Special feature
      Research and development of a noise-reduction technology for helicopters - Reduce helicopter noise by controlling the trajectory of the vortex generated at the tip of the blade!
    • Research Report ... From the research field
      Unmanned aircraft to promptly collect information on disaster-stricken areas - Research and development of the unmanned aircraft system for disasters monitoring
      Research and development for a high-precision navigation system
    • Interview ... People who fly dreams
      I want to develop an aircraft capable of smoothly crossing the border between sky and space.

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    No.11 2009 Winter

    • Special feature
      Research and development of a quiet supersonic transport technology - Technology to develop a fast, clean, quiet supersonic transport for the next generation
    • Research Report ... From the research field
      Research for prompt and efficient disaster-relief activities with helicopters
      Wind-tunnel water-dropping test using a fire-fighting amphibian
    • Interview ... People who fly dreams
      To engineer a truly quiet jet engine, we have to know the source of the noise.

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