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NASA X-57 Maxwell

Index NASA X-57 Maxwell

The NASA X-57 Maxwell is an experimental aircraft being developed by NASA, intended to demonstrate technology to reduce fuel use, emissions, and noise. [1]

47 relations: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, Aircraft noise, Airflow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Aspect ratio (aeronautics), Bye Aerospace Sun Flyer 2, Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, Charles Bolden, Cruise (aeronautics), Daily Mail, Distributed propulsion, Edwards Air Force Base, Electric aircraft, Electric motor, Exhaust gas, Fuel efficiency, GeekWire, Honeycomb structure, Inverse (website), Joby Aviation, Langley Research Center, Leading edge, Lift (force), List of X-planes, Lithium iron phosphate battery, Lithium-ion battery, NASA, NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning, Oceano County Airport, Physical test, Pismo Beach, California, Propeller, Propulsive efficiency, Range (aeronautics), Revolutions per minute, Rotax 912, Runway, Santa Cruz, California, Scaled Composites, Stall (fluid mechanics), Tecnam P2006T, The Washington Post, Wing, Wing loading, Wing tip, Wingtip vortices.

Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is one of four mission directorates within NASA, the other three being the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, the Science Directorate, and the Space Technology Directorate.

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Aircraft noise

Aircraft noise is noise pollution produced by aircraft during the various phases of a flight.

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Airflow

Airflow, or air flow is the movement of air from one area to another.

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering.

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Armstrong Flight Research Center

The NASA, Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) is an aeronautical research center operated by NASA.

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Aspect ratio (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, the aspect ratio of a wing is the ratio of its span to its mean chord.

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Bye Aerospace Sun Flyer 2

The Bye Aerospace Sun Flyer 2 is an American electric light aircraft designed and under development by Bye Aerospace of Denver, Colorado.

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Carbon fiber reinforced polymer

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.

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Charles Bolden

Charles Frank Bolden Jr. (born August 19, 1946) is a former Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General, and a former NASA astronaut.

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Cruise (aeronautics)

Cruise is a flight phase that occurs when the aircraft levels after a climb to a set altitude and before it begins to descend.

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Daily Mail

The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.

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Distributed propulsion

Distributed propulsion (DP) is a type of powered flight propulsion system for fixed-wing aircraft in which engines are distributed about a vessel.

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Edwards Air Force Base

Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force installation located in Kern County in southern California, about northeast of Lancaster and east of Rosamond.

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Electric aircraft

An electric aircraft is an aircraft powered by electric motors.

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Electric motor

An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy.

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Exhaust gas

Exhaust gas or flue gas is emitted as a result of the combustion of fuels such as natural gas, gasoline, petrol, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, fuel oil, or coal.

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Fuel efficiency

Fuel efficiency is a form of thermal efficiency, meaning the ratio from effort to result of a process that converts chemical potential energy contained in a carrier (fuel) into kinetic energy or work.

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GeekWire

GeekWire is an American technology news website that covers startups and established technology companies.

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Honeycomb structure

Honeycomb structures are natural or man-made structures that have the geometry of a honeycomb to allow the minimization of the amount of used material to reach minimal weight and minimal material cost.

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Inverse (website)

Inverse is an American digital media company covering topics such as technology, science, and culture for a millennial audience.

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Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation is an American aerospace company.

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Langley Research Center

Langley Research Center (LaRC or NASA Langley) located in Hampton, Virginia, United States, is the oldest of NASA's field centers.

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Leading edge

The leading edge is the part of the wing that first contacts the air;Crane, Dale: Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms, third edition, page 305.

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Lift (force)

A fluid flowing past the surface of a body exerts a force on it.

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List of X-planes

The X-planes are a series of experimental United States aircraft and rockets, used to test and evaluate new technologies and aerodynamic concepts.

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Lithium iron phosphate battery

The lithium iron phosphate battery, also called LFP battery (with "LFP" standing for "lithium ferrophosphate"), is a type of rechargeable battery, specifically a lithium-ion battery, which uses 4 as a cathode material, and a graphitic carbon electrode with a metallic current collector grid as the anode.

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Lithium-ion battery

A lithium-ion battery or Li-ion battery (abbreviated as LIB) is a type of rechargeable battery in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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NASA GL-10 Greased Lightning

The GL-10 Greased Lightning is a hybrid diesel-electric tiltwing aircraft.

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Oceano County Airport

Oceano County Airport is a public airport located one mile (1.6 km) west of the central business district (CBD) of Oceano, in San Luis Obispo County, California, USA.

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Physical test

A physical test is a qualitative or quantitative procedure that consists of determination of one or more characteristics of a given product, process or service according to a specified procedure.

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Pismo Beach, California

Pismo Beach (Chumash: Pismu', “Tar”) is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States.

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Propeller

A propeller is a type of fan that transmits power by converting rotational motion into thrust.

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Propulsive efficiency

In aircraft and rocket design, overall propulsive efficiency \eta is the efficiency with which the energy contained in a vehicle's propellant is converted into kinetic energy of the vehicle, to accelerate it, or to replace losses due to aerodynamic drag or gravity.

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Range (aeronautics)

The maximal total range is the maximum distance an aircraft can fly between takeoff and landing, as limited by fuel capacity in powered aircraft, or cross-country speed and environmental conditions in unpowered aircraft.

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Revolutions per minute

Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, rev/min, r/min) is the number of turns in one minute.

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Rotax 912

The Rotax 912 is a naturally aspirated, air- and water-cooled, horizontally opposed four-cylinder, four-stroke, gear reduction-drive engine commonly used on certified aircraft, light sport aircraft, ultralight aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Runway

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a runway is a "defined rectangular area on a land aerodrome prepared for the landing and takeoff of aircraft".

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Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California.

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Scaled Composites

Scaled Composites (often called simply Scaled) is an American aerospace company founded by Burt Rutan and currently owned by Northrop Grumman that is located at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave, California, United States.

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Stall (fluid mechanics)

In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases.

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Tecnam P2006T

The Tecnam P2006T is an Italian high-winged, twin-engined all-metal light aircraft built by Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam, which is based in Capua, Italy (near Naples).

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Wing

A wing is a type of fin that produces lift, while moving through air or some other fluid.

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Wing loading

In aerodynamics, wing loading is the total weight of an aircraft divided by the area of its wing.

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Wing tip

A wing tip (or wingtip) is the part of the wing that is most distant from the fuselage of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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Wingtip vortices

Wingtip vortices are circular patterns of rotating air left behind a wing as it generates lift.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_X-57_Maxwell

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