Creating images from digital pixels revolutionized photography. Producing structures from “digital” building blocks could transform how aircraft are manufactured, and improve how they perform, says a team of NASA, university and industry researchers. The team is developing an architecture where the structure is a lattice assembled from small, lightweight-composite “voxels,” or volume cells, equivalent to the pixels (picture cells) that make up a digital image. These ...

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)

Register now for free access to "Digital Aircraft Structures Could Reduce Weight, Save Fuel" and other premium content selected daily by our editors. Your free registration will also allow you to comment on any article posted to Aviationweek.com.

 

Current magazine subscribers: digital access to articles associated with your subscription are now included at no added charge to you. Simply use your subscriber email to log in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account).
 
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Already registered? here.