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Aerospace

Reaching the Benchmark in Secure Unmanned Vehicle Software

Security concerns currently dominate software thinking wherever sensitive or safety-critical information is potentially accessible. Embedded software is no exception. Security...

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Defense

Submersion and Directed Flow Cooling Technology for Military Applications

As the US military shifts from boots on the ground to drones in the sky, there will be an increasing need for computing power on foreign soil, under the sea and in the...

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Propulsion

Flying on Vegetation

Fuel is expensive for airlines. According to sources interviewed for this article, fuel accounts for 30 to 50% of operating costs, depending on the size of the aircraft. And fuel prices remain volatile.

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Defense

Avionics Heat Up, in a Good Way

The common feature shared by recent aviation platforms is the high level of systems integration, and the way in which information is displayed or made accessible, allowing previously unimaginable levels of...

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Defense

Airborne Antenna Considerations for C-Band Telemetry Systems

It is fairly well known within the aerospace community that telemetry is moving from the traditional L-band and S-band frequency ranges up to C-band. It is widely understood that...

Application Briefs
Defense

Software-Designed System Improves Wireless Test Speed and Coverage

As wireless standards become more complex, the number of operational modes for these devices increases exponentially. As progression continues to the latest WiFi standard,...

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Information Technology

Developing and Validating Statistical Cyber Defenses

Enterprise business processes are more connected than ever before, driven by the ability to share the right information with the right partners at the right time. While this...

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Test & Measurement

Next-Generation Spectrometers for Rapid Analysis of Complex Mixtures

Molecules have internal motions that are characteristic of their structure and identity. These motions can be studied by spectroscopy in different regions of the...

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Medical

Wireless Vital Signs Monitor for Trauma Patients

A miniature, portable wireless vital signs monitor (MWVSM), called Mini-medic™, could aid in the triage and diagnosis of trauma patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI). The MWVSM consists of two components, both of which are the approximate size and weight of a cellphone: one is a...

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Aerospace

Analysis of an In-Ear Dosimeter for a Single Hearing Protection Device

US national and many international hearing conservation programs (HCPs) have adopted a noise exposure criterion of 85 dBA for a time-weighted average of 8 hours, with a 3...

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Defense

Cable Installation Simulator

A cable installation simulator from W. L. Gore & Associates aids in evaluating the stress of installation on microwave airframe assemblies, thereby minimizing the risk of cable assembly damage or failure...

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Defense

Custom Grounding Cables and Clips

Custom grounding cables and clips from Mueller Electric help prevent the generation of electrical sparks caused by static electricity, which can damage equipment and lead to safety hazards. The products support the typical grounding and bonding requirements found within aircraft fueling, electrical equipment,...

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Aerospace

Surface Microphone

PCB Piezotronics’ surface microphone for R&D testing features a low-profile design ideal for testing in confined spaces and windy environments. The low-profile (1/8-in height) microphone and surface mount pad reduces the impact of undesired air pressure on the microphone during the measurement process. Model 130B40 is an...

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Defense

Modeling Database

Three high-performance thermoplastics from Victrex have been added to the Digimat-MX material and modeling database to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize component weight and costs. The software suite from e-Xstream engineering offers data on Victrex PEEK 150CA30, Victrex PEEK 90HMF40, and...

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Defense

Nvidia Chipset to Enable Greater Autonomy

Powerful visual computing processors for dashboard displays are now taking on safety-critical driver-assistance functions. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13314.

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Defense

The Drive for Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world. But automated driving/operation is making significant headway in the off-highway realm as well, especially in mining applications. John Williamson of Komatsu America Corp. and Serge Lambermont of Delphi Electronics & Safety provide...

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Aerospace

Chrysler's new Hellcat V8 gets 707-hp SAE rating

The actual J1349 rating is more than 100 hp more than Chrysler engineers teased in late May. The automaker's first production supercharged V8 uses a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger supplied by IHI. The engine's high-output spec required extensive upgrading of engine reciprocating components...

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Defense

New power steering concept uses variable displacement pump

A new electrohydraulic power steering system uses pump displacement control, eliminating throttling losses associated with hydraulic control valves by controlling the displacement of a variable displacement pump. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13281.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Fully Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles

Lockheed Martin
Bethesda, MD
866-562-2363
www.lockheedmartin.com/unmanned

Lockheed Martin, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering...

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Defense

Unmanned Demonstrator Flight Control Systems

North Atlantic Industries
Bohemia, NY
631-567-1100
www.naii.com

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) has been chosen by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® to provide...

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Stratford, CT
1-800-946-4337
www.sikorsky.com/

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., is developing its first product to feature...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

SRW Radio System

Thales Defense & Security
Clarksburg, MD
240-864-7000
www.thalescomminc.com

Thales Defense & Security, Inc. has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S....

Technology Update
Defense

Production of Satellite with First All-Electric Propulsion System Advances

Boeing is “running on schedule” as it continues to achieve production milestones for the first of its all-electric-propulsion 702SP (small platform)...

Technology Update
Aerospace

Boeing Reveals Innovative Method of Building 777 Fuselages

Boeing announced on the opening day of the Farnborough Air Show that it is in the final phases of testing and production readiness of a new method for building 777 fuselages “as...

Technology Update
Aerospace

Tata Technologies Researchers Use CFD to Predict Cavitation in Liquid Ring Pumps

Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps. These pumps are used for priming the pump system as well as to...

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Defense

Single Board Computer

EMAC (Carbondale, IL) has introduced the iPAC-9X25, an ARM-embedded single board computer, based on the Atmel AT91SAM9X25 processor. The technology has an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and utilizes...

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Aerospace

DRAM Modules

DRAM modules from Innodisk Corp. (Taipai, Taiwan) feature conformal coatings that protect against moisture, dust, and chemical contaminants. The layer thickness varies from 0.03mm up to 0.13mm, depending on the demands of the...

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Defense

Enclosure Gaskets

Beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets from Leader Tech (Tampa, FL) provide electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. Once installed, the hardened Alloy...

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Defense

All-Diamond Packaging Solution

In collaboration with the University of Warwick, Element Six (Santa Clara, CA) has developed an all-diamond sensor structure for electroanalytical applications. The synthetic electrode is available in a variety...

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Defense

3D Printing Materials

To create 3D objects with deterministic mechanical properties, Arevo Labs (San Jose, CA) offers proprietary carbon fiber and carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced high performance materials. Supported polymer materials...

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Defense

COM Express Mini Module

Advantech (Irvine, CA) has released the SOM-7567 COM Express® Mini Type 10 module, featuring Intel® Atom™ E3800/Celeron® N2930/J1900 processors. Measuring 84 × 55 mm, SOM-7567...

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Defense

L- and S-Band High Gain Amplifiers

Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) has announced a new portfolio of Land S-band high gain amplifiers. The modules, packaged in hermetically-sealed metal enclosures, are optimized for 1.2 – 1.4 GHz and...

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Transportation

Climate Control Engineers Face New CAFE Test

Automotive climate control engineers are working to wring increased efficiency not only from the refrigeration system, but from every peripheral too. Yes, there are CAFE (corporate average...

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Automotive

Graphene Composites for Cars

Soon after University of Manchester physicists Kostya Novoselov and Andre Geim discovered the "wonder material" graphene—one-atom-thick sheets of carbon that are a 100 times stronger and much lighter than...

INSIDER
Imaging

Army Researchers Enable Night Lethality

In science fiction, technology problems are solved with the stroke of a writer's pen. In reality, science and technology research takes time, and a lot of effort.

INSIDER
Communications

New DARPA Technologies Could Make Cyber Warfare a Reality

Three years after the Defense Department named cyberspace a new domain of warfare, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is unveiling technologies that could soon make it...

INSIDER
Communications

Tiny Wireless Sensing Device Alerts Users to Telltale Vapors Remotely

A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a small electronic sensing device that can alert users wirelessly to the presence of chemical...

Technical Innovation
Propulsion

MAN Launches Heavy-Duty Truck Diesel Engine

MAN gave the first public showing of its new flagship truck engine at the recent IAA Hanover CV Show. The engine, identified by its code number D3876, is an in-line six-cylinder diesel...

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Power

WABCO Introduces New Compressors

Among the new products WABCO displayed at the recent IAA Hanover CV Show was an electrically driven compressor for heavy-duty air-braking systems.

Technology Report
RF & Microwave Electronics

Broader Data Sharing for Connected Transportation Will Require Widespread Collaboration

As populations in sprawling urban areas rise, commuting will become a bigger challenge. Connected cars are likely to leverage connectivity to help...

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Automotive

Schaeffler Electrifies Its Fuel-Efficiency Demonstrator, Aims for 35 Mpg Combined Rating

An SUV crossover concept demonstrator developed by Schaeffler Group North America is undergoing a phase-two technology makeover, aimed at achieving...

Technology Report
Software

Renault Applies Model-Based Systems Engineering to Dual-Clutch Transmission

Car manufacturers are facing various and sometimes contradicting constraints such as energy efficiency, high performance, driving comfort, reliability, and...

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Automotive

Ferrari Changes Course on Track Simulation Software

The departure of Luca Cordero di Montezemolo after 23 years as Chairman of Ferrari, signals the likelihood of many changes at Modena. One of them, just revealed, is the mid-racing...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Optimizing Commercial Vehicle Muffler Size, Volume Via CFD

Vehicle lightweighting can be achieved by either using lightweight materials or by reducing the size of the existing components. Researchers at VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd. in...

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Automotive

New XC90 Burnishes Volvo's Safety Credentials

Volvo's new XC90 seven-seat SUV model, which got its first public showing at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, will replace the current model launched in 2002. The vehicle will initially be offered...

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Test & Measurement

Sensors Monitor Aircraft Structural Health for Safer Flights

Nine Delta Air Lines commercial aircraft flying regular routes are carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests...

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Materials

New Computer Codes Enable Design of Greener, Leaner Aircraft

A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Innovative computer...

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Aerospace

NASA Tool Helps Airlines Minimize Weather Delays

A NASA-developed tool, Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR), is designed to alleviate weather-induced air traffic interruptions. The computer software tool is programmed to constantly analyze air...

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Aerospace

Smart Lithium-Ion Battery Warns of Potential Fire Hazards

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for...

Original Equipment
Power

Caterpillar's Wheeled Excavator Design Based on Customer Input

Caterpillar says it solicited customer input for characteristics considered important when it was designing its new M318F and M320F wheeled excavators. Heading the...

Technical Innovation
Power

Caterpillar Joins Argonne's VERIFI Team to Undertake Cooperative Virtual Engine Design

Caterpillar has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory and its Virtual...

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Transportation

New WABCO India Plant Supplies Advanced Braking for Heavy Trucks

WABCO Holdings Inc. recently opened its fifth manufacturing facility in India, located in Lucknow. The new plant will supply advanced braking technologies, including...

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Manned Systems

SAE Scholarship Season Opens

As someone who benefited greatly from college scholarships, the Chair of SAE International’s Scholarship Committee, Ken Wolfgram, doesn’t want anyone to miss an application deadline.

Q&A
Connectivity

Leading Ford’s Drive for Innovation

Filling the void left by 32-year Ford veteran Paul Mascarenas, Dr. Ken Washington (SAE member, 2014), former Vice President of the Space Technology Advanced Research and Development Laboratories at...

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Transportation

Flex4 System Leads Magna's Wave of New Fuel-Saving Technologies

A new drivetrain technology that's soon to enter production will provide truck- and car-based platform vehicles a fuel efficiency boost.

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Transportation

Volvo’s Rapid Strategy Aims at 20-Month Vehicle Development

Volvo Car may be a model for automotive manufacturing in the near future. Faced with unique circumstances since the sale of the company by Ford in 2010 to Zhejiang Geely...

Technical Innovation
Materials

Monolayer PA6 a Promising Solution for SORE Fuel Tanks and Permeation Compliance

Since January 2012, fuel tanks fitted to new small off-road spark-ignition engines must comply with permeation requirements set out in the Environmental...

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Software

Calibration and Complexity

The task facing calibrators is not getting any easier. “The complexity of calibration exploded exponentially when the Tier 4 emissions regulations were introduced,” explained Paolo Di Martino, Business Unit...

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Automotive

GM Unveils More Efficient 2016 Volt Powertrain

“I can’t think of a powertrain we’ve re-engineered more extensively within a five-year period than this one,” observed Larry Nitz, GM’s Executive Director, Transmission and...

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Software

Thirsty? There’s an App for That

Clean, potable water is one thing the world universally cannot live without. It hydrates. It cleans. It keeps us alive and well. That makes water very valuable to soldiers. However, as many mission...

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Materials

Project Could Detect Damaged Aircraft Parts Earlier and Easier

UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level...

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Imaging

University Opens New Ballistics and Impact Dynamics Lab

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research recently opened a new ballistics and impact dynamics research lab in the former Britt Brown Arena at the Kansas...