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Meet some of the many technical experts at Boeing who are making the impossible possible.

Striking the right chord
To Matt Harris, innovation and engineering are akin to improvisation and music—similar and symbiotic. As both a systems architecture engineer and established jazz musician, he has a similar approach to both disciplines. That knack has come in handy as he works to shape what aircraft navigation systems will look like in the future.
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Q&A with Peter Kunz (right), Boeing HorizonX chief technologist.
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    Technical Articles

    IQ’s content includes articles from the Boeing Technical Journal, a peer-reviewed periodical for Boeing subject-matter-experts to capture and leverage knowledge. Research coverage includes all manner of commercial and defense product development, as well as products and services spanning land and sea, to air and space, and through cyberspace.

    While the expansive BTJ archive remains exclusive to Boeing employees, IQ offers selected articles to all readers; these articles are indicated with a “BTJ” heading.

    BTJ: Ubiquitous Broadband & Phased Arrays

    BTJ: Ubiquitous Broadband & Phased Arrays

    This paper explains the importance of developing affordable phased-array antennas, as 5G and Internet of Things applications emerge.

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    BTJ: Innovation in Flight Deck Lighting

    BTJ: Innovation in Flight Deck Lighting

    This paper examines innovations in flight deck lighting and display optics – a field that requires overcoming more challenges than you might think.

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    Smooth Sailing in Rough Seas

    Smooth Sailing in Rough Seas

    Meet the Wave Glider, an unmanned surface vehicle from Boeing subsidiary Liquid Robotics that can stay at sea for multiple months at a time.

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    In the Cyber War Games Battlespace

    In the Cyber War Games Battlespace

    Cyberspace is so large that it has become not only its own ecosystem but its own battlespace, as well.

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    Looking Beyond the Horizon

    Looking Beyond the Horizon

    Boeing HorizonX is investigating and investing in promising technologies, to disrupt the aerospace industry – and even Boeing itself.

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    The Ti That Binds

    The Ti That Binds

    Titanium is one of aerospace’s most desired metals. Boeing, working with Russian partners, has unveiled three new lower-cost titanium alloys.

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    Patent Spotlight

    Patent Spotlight

    Here’s a look at a few of Boeing's many latest ideas and technical breakthroughs recently granted or published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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    Thought Leadership

    Who Will Disrupt Boeing? Boeing!
    For Boeing to win in today’s disruption-rife marketplace, the company has to disrupt itself, says Dr. Greg Hyslop (right), Boeing chief technology officer.
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    Greg Hyslop, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology

    Technology Radar

    Seattle, Washington

    University of Washington electrical engineers and computer scientists have developed 3D printed objects that can communicate over Wi-Fi using mechanical and backscatter techniques in lieu of electronic components.

    3D Printed Wireless Sensors Without Electronics

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering have developed graphene tweezers that are sharp and sensitive enough to feel and grasp nanometer-scale biomolecules.

    Atomically Sharp Tweezers

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Researchers at the University of Cambridge, working with Italian and Chinese colleagues, have incorporated electronic circuits into washable, wearable fabric. The circuits can be printed with conventional inkjets.

    Circuits in Fabric

    Bologna, Italy

    The Lamborghini Terzo Millennio can detect and repair cracks in its own body.

    Self-Healing Automobile

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Tel Aviv University computer scientists, in partnership with researchers from Facebook, have developed a method that automatically generates emotionally expressive photo-realistic videos from still photo portraits.

    Living Portraits

    Aluto volcano, Ethiopia

    RiftVolc, a consortium of Ethiopian and UK universities, has used satellite radar techniques to monitor geothermal activity in the Great Rift Valley.

    Monitoring Volcanos from Space

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, and College Park, Maryland

    TQuantum computers at Harvard University and the University of Maryland have demonstrated their power by simulating quantum magnetism at the 50-atom scale, which is far more complex than the capability of conventional computers.

    Simulating Quantum Magnetism

    Golden, Colorado

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has created windows using advanced materials (such as perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes) that capture electricity from sunlight while self-tinting.

    Thermochromic Windows

    About Us

    Innovation Quarterly is a publication by and for the community of technical professionals at Boeing worldwide. Expected release of each edition is February, May, August and November. Comments and letters are invited by email and may be published in subsequent editions. Submissions are subject to editing; no more than 90 words will be published. To submit a letter to the editor, email candace.k.barron@boeing.com.

    On the cover: Matt Harris is a Boeing Associate Technical Fellow working in product development in the field of avionics. He is based in Everett, Washington.

    Publisher: Greg Hyslop | Associate Publisher: Peter Hoffman
    Website: Junu Kim | Conan Kisor

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