Flight control surfaces include the flaps, tabs, and spoilers that allow a pilot to adjust and control an aircraft's flight attitude. Using the Institute's recently acquired powerful CT scanner, SwRI engineers imaged the aluminum honeycomb control surface to visualize its internal structure. This 3-D visualization shows a bonding layer running through the structure.
Helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of Pluto and its moons. Revealing the history of the solar system by studying the origin and evolution of the giant planet Jupiter.
Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology
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