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Innovation

Aerospace Research Systems, LLC (ARS) is recognized for excellence in science and engineering and described by leaders in aerospace as encompassing the best of scientific research and exploration engineering. ARS' associates bring an out of the box perspective to creating solutions for some of the most difficult problems and challenges.

Our emphasis on scientific rigor and technical excellence has created a highly innovative organization developing sustainable technologies providing the greatest degree of cost effectiveness for a variety of applications and missions. Our multidisciplinary environment supports unique opportunities for leveraging technologies across disciplines and is the foundation from which we have developed sustainable and sometimes revolutionary technologies.

ARS Technology Portfolio

Aerospace Research Systems has developed one of the most innovative and diverse technology portfolios with a foundation in materials, intelligent systems, and power and propulsion. Supported by a philosophy of sustainability that considers not just the life cycle of products, but sustainable business models in and the potential evolution of the technology to support space architectures and infrastructures. Creating foundations to explore space and preserve the earth environment.

 

Materials

Advanced materials are at the heart of innovation for ARS in adaptive materials and motorless motion


Above: ARS developed a sustainable coating to dope existing ceramic and vitreous materials turning them into multifunctional structures for insulation, semiconductors for research and functioning sensory systems.

ARS' materials development and engineering has produced innovative solutions for high-temperature components, sensors, optical detectors, motorless motion and functional structures. ARS has further created a materials database as a tool for applications and systems engineering .

 

Advances in biomimetic functional structures, smart skins & membrane vehicles



The membrane MAV wing based on ARS' Artificial Neural Membrane (ANM) and smart skins technology has revolutionized the integration of complex functional structures. The wing induces control surfaces through twisting and can support flapping flight. The technology is being applied to morphing vehicle concepts and changing the approach to vehicle dynamics ad control.

  ARS' breakthrough in the control of membrane structures with adaptive neuromorphic systems is changing control design for membrane, and functional structures and vehicles. The neuromorphic system supports an open architecture environment. Similar ANM-Smart Skins technology is being used to monitor the health of structural components. Early research to visualize mechanisms to induce variable geometry and control membrane surfaces was funded by a 2005 USRA NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Grant.
 
Above: This film sensors developed by ARS including adaptive geometry and health-monitoring applications. ARS is a leader in developing a new class of functional structures and motorless motion devices.


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