The aerospace applications for nanotechnology include high strength, low weight composites, improved
electronics and displays with low power consumption, variety of physical sensors, multifunctional materials
with embedded sensors, large surface area materials and novel filters and membranes for air purification,
nanomaterials in tires and brakes and numerous others. This lecture will introduce nanomaterials
particularly GRAPHANE and discuss their properties. The status of composite preparation – polymer
matrix, ceramic matrix and metal matrix – will be presented. Examples of current developments in the above
application areas, particularly physical sensors, actuators, nanoelectromechanical systems etc. will be
presented to show what the aerospace industry can expect from the field of nanotechnology.