BAE Systems researches electronic skin for aircraft

08/25/2014 | Mashable

BAE Systems is developing an electronic skin with sensors that can help aircraft monitor damage and weather conditions. "The idea is to make platforms 'feel' using a skin of sensors in the same way humans or animals do," said Lydia Hyde, a senior research scientist. Hyde's inspiration for the project came when she was doing laundry and noticed the dryer had a sensor to detect overheating.

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