Sensor Could Shield Composites From Lightning Damage

Credit: NASA
Like the shields that protect the starship Enterprise from attack in‭ ‬ Star Trek ‭, ‬future aircraft could have a coating that activates when it is struck by lightning to steer the electrical energy to a safe area‭, ‬preventing damage to the composite skin‭.‬ A technology being developed by NASA to...

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