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27 Feb, 2013

Pinpointing a Problem

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the U.S., investigating the cause of a fire on a Boeing Dreamliner 787 parked at Boston Logan Airport in January, transitioned its work from a macroscopic study to a microscopic examination, including chemical and elemental analysis of the areas of internal short circuiting and thermal damage. Soon after launching a microscopic investigation, NTSB officials … Read More

Massport Fire Rescue, Japan Airlines, Aerospace, Engineer, APU, Geek, Hardware, JAL, 787, Boeing, Dreamliner, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Electric, electrical, auxiliary power unit, Electronic, Boston Fire Department, Design Automation, Mentor, Military, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com

27 Feb, 2013

Burn Baby Burn

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The aerospace industry has been a hotbed of activity this year—and we’re only two months into 2013. The hottest news (no pun intended) has been and continues to be related to the grounding of the entire fleet of Boeing Dreamliner 787 commercial airliners. Just last month, the Transport Ministry within the Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB) closed its investigation of Kyoto, Japan-based battery manufacturer … Read More

JTM, Japan Airlines, Aerospace, Geek, All Nippon Airways, GS Yuasa Corp, Hardware, JAL, 787, electrical, Boeing, Electronic, ANA, Engineer, APU, FAA, EASA, Dreamliner, Electric, NTSB, Li-ion, Milaero, Military, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Lithium Ion, Logan Airport

31 Jan, 2013

Does this Feel Hot to You?

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen The Boeing 787 Dreamliner tale has it all: mystery, suspense, and now controversy. On the same day, Japan’s Transport Ministry closed its investigation of Kyoto, Japan-based battery manufacturer GS Yuasa, and U.S. safety officials asked Boeing for its operating history of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery use on 787 aircraft. The Transport Ministry, part of the Japan Transport Safety Board (JTSB), found … Read More

JTM, Japan Airlines, Aerospace, Geek, All Nippon Airways, GS Yuasa Corp, Hardware, JAL, 787, electrical, Boeing, Electronic, ANA, Engineer, APU, FAA, EASA, Dreamliner, Electric, NTSB, Li-ion, Milaero, Military, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Lithium Ion, Logan Airport

30 Jan, 2013

One, Two, Three, Not It

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Just as an avalanche of events occurred this month related to the Boeing Dreamliner 787, with one issue after another rearing its ugly head, a seeming chain reaction of investigations has also resulted. Boeing, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration, Japan’s Transport Ministry and Civil Aviation Bureau launched investigations; and, the European Aviation Safety … Read More

JTM, Japan Airlines, Aerospace, Geek, All Nippon Airways, GS Yuasa Corp, Hardware, JAL, 787, electrical, Boeing, Electronic, ANA, Engineer, APU, FAA, EASA, Dreamliner, Electric, NTSB, Li-ion, Milaero, Military, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Lithium Ion, Logan Airport

29 Jan, 2013

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen What can only be described as a series of unfortunate events (to borrow from Lemony Snicket) with prompted organizations dedicated to safety to launch investigations into the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s safety and potential for additional problems, as well as to ground 787s until its safety is proven. While some problems are expected in the release of new design into service the quick succession of these … Read More

Li-ion, JTM, Aerospace, Geek, All Nippon Airways, Hardware, JAL, Japan Airlines, 787, electrical, Boeing, Electronic, ANA, Engineer, APU, FAA, EASA, Dreamliner, Electric, Lithium Ion, Military, NTSB, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Logan Airport, Mentor

29 Jan, 2013

Murphy's Law

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen When we last left off, the auxiliary power unit (APU) of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at Boston’s Logan Airport had caught fire, purportedly melting a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery module. It would not be the last of the commercial airliner’s—or even Japan Airlines’—problems, however. The very next day (Jan. 8), in fact, a second Japan Airlines (JAL) 787 suffered a fuel leak, and its flight out of … Read More

Mentor, Logan Airport, Aerospace, JAL, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Li-ion, Lithium Ion, 787, Electronic, Boeing, Engineer, Geek, ANA, Hardware, APU, Electric, Dreamliner, electrical, Mentor Graphics, Narita International Airport, Milaero, Military, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero

28 Jan, 2013

Fire in the Sky

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Aerospace professionals the world over are focused on three little words: Lithium ion batteries. Even the collective interest of the defense community (more on that later) is piqued about potential power problems. Alliteration aside, Boeing’s 787 battery has captured the attention of aerospace geeks, government agencies, and the traveling public. In case you haven’t heard about the latest trouble with … Read More

Massport Fire Rescue, Japan Airlines, Aerospace, Engineer, APU, Geek, Hardware, JAL, 787, Boeing, Dreamliner, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Electric, electrical, auxiliary power unit, Electronic, Boston Fire Department, Design Automation, Mentor, Military, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com

17 Dec, 2012

Impact is Imminent

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen On 17 December 2012 at 5:28 p.m. and 5:29 p.m. Eastern Time, NASA JPL scientists in California will set the twin probes Ebb and Flow on a shallow angle collision course with the rim of an impact crater on the moon. At the time of the impact, the chosen crash site will be shrouded in darkness; yet, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be on location to photograph the impact site before and after the … Read More

JPL, Hardware, Lunar, nasa, Moon, Ebb, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, electrical, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Milaero, Lunar Prospector, Flow, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Geek, Maria Zuber, Electronic, Mentor, Engineer

17 Dec, 2012

Crash Course

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen What does a longtime space agency do with lunar research satellites when they have run out of fuel? If you’re the space geeks at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in Pasadena, California, you do something unforgettable: You crash them into moon! Ebb and Flow are appliance-sized probes (or spacecraft) in NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) … Read More

Military, Milaero, Delta II, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Geek, Ebb, GRAIL, electrical, JPL, Design Automation, Lockheed Martin, Discovery Program, Engineer, Embedded Systems, Flow, nasa, The Boeing Company

27 Nov, 2012

Finally Home

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Following a flight on the back of a modified Boeing 747 aircraft to LAX and traversing Los Angeles roads, the historic NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour is on temporary display in the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion California Science Center, also called the California ScienCenter, in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California. The California Science Museum is in the process of building … Read More

Hardware, Geek, Mentor, Military, electrical, nasa, Software, Aerospace, Warfighters, Mentor Graphics, Endeavour, Mentor.com, Engineer, Mil-Aero, Electronic, Milaero, Embedded Systems

26 Nov, 2012

J VanDomelen Three out of four decommissioned NASA space shuttle orbiters have found new homes at museums in the United States. Endeavour, built as a replacement for Space Shuttle Challenger, recently arrived at its new home in Los Angeles, and the world was watching. This geek was impressed and moved by the thousands of people who shared in Endeavour’s journey, logging its path in real time (and even sharing photos) … Read More

Geek, Engineer, Hardware, Warfighters, Toyota, Milaero, Military, CrewMax, nasa, Aerospace, Software, Mentor, Embedded Systems, Mentor Graphics, Endeavour, Mentor.com, electrical, Mil-Aero, Electronic

31 Oct, 2012

Tight Squeeze

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Marking the end of an era, Space Shuttle Endeavor—the fifth and final NASA space shuttle constructed—arrived at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) on September 21, 2012 to begin its journey on the streets of LA to its final resting place at the California Science Center. NASA offered up three of its four decommissioned space shuttles as donations to museums; many museums competed for the honor of displaying … Read More

Geek, Engineer, Hardware, Warfighters, Toyota, Milaero, Military, CrewMax, nasa, Aerospace, Software, Mentor, Embedded Systems, Mentor Graphics, Endeavour, Mentor.com, electrical, Mil-Aero, Electronic

30 Aug, 2012

An amazing, international undertaking

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, housing the unmanned Curiosity rover, set upon a monumental, 9-month, 352-million-mile journey to its final destination–Gale Crater near the base of Mount Sharp on Mars–with help from a powerful Atlas V 541 launch vehicle. In fact, this November 2011 mission marked the first launch of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V 541 configuration. Roughly … Read More

Military, Milaero, Atlas V, Mentor, aviation, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, EDA, Gale Crater, electrical, Geek, Hardware, Curiosity, design, Mars, Embedded Systems, Electronic, Engineer, Mount Sharp, Technology, zapping, rover, Software, MSL, nasa

27 Jul, 2012

Unmanned to the moon

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Forty-three years ago, on 20 July 1969, the United States Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to the moon. Were you aware, however, that it the first space vehicle to reach the vicinity of the moon was not manned at all? Intrigued? This geek hopes so. Fun fact: Unmanned spacecraft reached the vicinity of the moon a decade before the first manned mission landed on the lunar surface. The Soviet … Read More

Moon, Milaero, Apollo, Mentor, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Aerospace, Geek, Electric, electrical, Hardware, Luna, Computer, Luna 1, COTS, Embedded Systems, Electronic, Engineer, nasa, spacecraft, unmanned, Sally Ride, Soviet Union

26 Jul, 2012

Happy Moon Landing

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Forty-three years ago this month, astronauts made history. The Apollo 11 mission, a milestone in human history, continues to be celebrated worldwide decades later. The first words spoken on the moon by Neil Armstrong, the first to step onto the lunar surface, remain among the most famous and inspirational in the world: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nearly 500 million people … Read More

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