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Aerospace

Ontology for Insider Threat Indicators

The study of insider threat presents some of the most complex challenges in information security. Even defining the insider threat has proven difficult, with interpretations and scope varying depending...

Briefs
Aerospace

Data Mining in Cyber Operations

Defending cyberspace is a complex and largely scoped challenge that considers emerging threats to security in space, land, and sea. The global cyber infrastructure presents many challenges because of the...

Briefs
Information Technology

Framework for Resilient Remote Monitoring

This method provides continuous monitoring across network-attached devices to identify and mitigate targeted cyber attacks.

System administrators and cyber defenders continue to face challenges in...

Briefs
Defense

Communication Protocol for CyAMS and the Cyber Fighter Associate Interface

This program evaluates agility maneuvers that may be employed within networks to mitigate the effect of cyber attacks.

As the military adopts more networked...

News
Transportation

Toyota Chief Talks Trucks

It’s been 10 years since the last all-new Toyota Tacoma, which isn’t unusual for a truck’s life cycle, according to Mike Sweers (SAE Member, 2002), Chief Engineer for the Tundra (since 2010) and Tacoma...

Articles
Aerospace

Implementing Secure Command and Control in Unmanned Systems

Unmanned vehicles are at the forefront of an evolution, especially with the proliferation of the Internet of Things. After decades of serving mission-critical applications in...

Articles
Automotive

Lighter, More Powerful 3rd-Gen Pilot Debuts Honda’s NPD Process

Programs for new re-engineered vehicles pose a great challenge for the engineers and other professionals assigned to them: load the vehicle with more advanced technology,...

Articles
Defense

Compact Thermal Management Solutions for Mobile Laser Weapon Systems

The Navy is developing a vehicle mounted directed energy (DE) weapon system in their Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy On-The-Move (OTM) program. As part of...

Articles
Aerospace

Powering On

The steady rise in demand for high-thrust, big-fan engines for new wide-body commercial airplanes continues to generate massive business, as the 2015 half-year results from Rolls-Royce demonstrated. But at the same time,...

Articles
Defense

Countering Cybersecurity Threats Against Unmanned Vehicle Systems

As the use of UASs and UAVs increase in the modern battlefield, the need to secure these weapon platforms is of increasing importance as any flaw could have catastrophic...

Articles
Defense

Enhance EMC Testing with Digital IF

Modern electromagnetic interference (EMI) receivers and spectrum analyzers used for compliance and precompliance testing employ digital intermediate-frequency (digital IF) processing technology for signal...

NASA Spinoff
Photonics/Optics

Radio Relays Improve Wireless Products

In order to transmit communications through Earth’s atmosphere, satellites and space vehicles need radio equipment that can operate at higher frequencies than on Earth. These higher frequencies, until...

Technology Update
Defense

Lightweighting Focus for TE's Connectivity Solutions

TE Connectivity recently announced two new aerospace connectivity solutions that offer substantial weight savings: its COPALUM Lite sealed terminals and splices, and its Raychem INSTALITE...

Technology Update
Defense

Lifting 3D Printing to New Heights

Whether it’s through 3D printing jet engine fuel nozzles by the thousands or validating metal rocket injectors for space flight, aerospace has consistently proven itself to be on the cutting edge of the...

Application Briefs
Defense

Mobile Networking for Aircraft

Persistent Systems, LLC
New York, NY
212-561-5895
www.persistentsystems.com

The Wave Relay® 5010 Integration Unit, a Mobile Ad Hock Networking (MANET) product from Persistent Systems, LLC,...

Application Briefs
Defense

Fusible-Core Polymer

Egmond Plastic
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31-72-5614644
www.egmondplastic.nl

Fuel housings for aerospace applications have very complex inner geometries which are not moldable using conventional...

Application Briefs
Defense

Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Northrop Grumman Corp.
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Earlier this year, Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial...

Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Real-Time Operating System

Wind River
Alameda, CA
800-545-9463
www.windriver.com

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the largest government-owned defense and aerospace company in Israel, equipped its semi-autonomous...

Products
Sensors/Data Acquisition

In-Flight Ice Sensor

New Avionics Corp (Ft Lauderdale, FL) has introduced its next- generation new Ice*Meister™ Model 9732-PLASTIC ice detecting sensor for aircraft. Consisting of a probe, housing, circuit board, and lightweight blue...

Products
Defense

Hybrid Benchtop Chamber

TotalTemp Technologies (San Diego, CA) has introduced the HBC-SD49 Hybrid Benchtop Chamber that combines thermal conduction and convection in one unit, providing many of the best features of temperature chambers and...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Dual A/D Converter FMC

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) has released a new analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for RADAR, SIGINT, wireless infrastructure, RF Sampling SDR, and other applications. The FMC226 is a dual ADC, 12-bit at 4.0 GSPS module....

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

26-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Diamond Systems Corporation (Mountain View, CA) recently unveiled the Epsilon-24000 family of gigabit Ethernet switches. These rugged, managed Layer 2+ Ethernet switch modules offer up to 24 10/100/1000 Mbps...

Products
Defense

Vector Network Analyzers

Anritsu Company (Morgan Hill, CA) has expanded its Shock-Line™ family of vector network analyzers (VNAs) with the introduction of the Performance ShockLine MS46500B series. The MS46500B series is comprised of the...

Products
Defense

Test Socket Thermal Solutions

Aries Electronics (Bristol, PA) recently introduced a new thermal profiling solution for its test and burn-in socket line of products. Unlike standard heat-sink and fan options, this solution incorporates...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Portable Temperature and Humidity Data Loggers

Omega’s OM-90 Series are portable, battery operated, temperature (OM-91) and temperature/humidity (OM-92) data loggers. Temperature is measured to an accuracy of ±0.3°C over the range of 5...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

FAA-Certifiable DO-178C RTOS

DDC-I (Phoenix, AZ) recently announced Deos™ Fourpeaks, a verified DO-178 baseline for the Deos real-time operating system with complete Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) certification artifacts. The new...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

FPGA Accelerator

Nallatech (Camarillo, CA) has introduced the 510T™ - a GPU-sized 16-lane PCIe 3.0 card featuring two of Altera’s new floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGAs delivering up to sixteen times the performance of the previous...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Analysis Software

NI (formerly AWR Corporation) (El Segundo, CA) has released version 12 Analyst- MP™ 3D multiphysics finite element method (FEM) electromagnetic (EM) analysis software. This latest version delivers up to 10X improvement in...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

VPX Ejector Handles and Panels

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario) now offers ejector handles and panels for 3U and 6U VPX boards. Designed in Europe, the Pixus Type IV IEEE hot-swap ejector handles feature a rounded base that allow the...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aviation Fluid-Repellent Sealant Tape

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) (Landenberg, PA) has enhanced its line of GORE™ SKYFLEX™ Aerospace Materials with a new aviation fluid-repellent tape. Available in various sizes, the new...

Original Equipment
Electronics & Computers

Samsung Test-Drives 'See-Through' Truck

Peeking around a semi-trailer truck in an attempt to pass it on a two-lane highway or road can be an unsettling experience for drivers—edging toward the dashed center line only to swerve back...

Technology Report
Power

V-Charging Aims to Add Muscle to Downsized Engines

Engine downsizing can sometimes include a distinct lack of torque at low revs and slow transient response, even when subtle turbocharging techniques are applied. A potential solution to...

News
Power

FPT Plans Engines for Complex Market

Expected in 2019, the impending European Stage V emissions regulations for off-highway engines will remain top of the agenda for FPT. EU regulators will limit both particle number, or PN, as well as...

News
Automotive

Advanced Simulation Aids Heavy-Truck Aerodynamics

There is more pressure than ever on heavy-truck engineers to find and create significant improvements in fuel economy and reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is being...

News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Can Ads Help in Vehicle-To-Vehicle Rollout?

During the long development of vehicle-to-vehicle/-infrastructure communications, collectively referred to as V2X, design teams looked at many ways to cover costs by using the signals for other...

News
Propulsion

Porsche Unveils New Downsized, Boosted 3.0-L Boxer Six

The words “Porsche” and “turbo” have been synonymous with ultimate high performance since 1972, when the automaker first used boosted engines in the mighty 917/10 Can-Am...

INSIDER
Test & Measurement

New Anechoic Chamber Makes Room for Larger Vehicle Tests

The Army recently increased its ability to test radio frequencies used by soldier technologies when it opened one of the largest anechoic chambers on the East Coast. The...

INSIDER
Semiconductors & ICs

Disappearing Carbon Circuits on Graphene Could Have Security Uses

Using carbon atoms deposited on graphene with a focused electron beam process, Georgia Institute of Technology professor Andrei Fedorov and collaborators have demonstrated a...

INSIDER
Defense

Remote-Controlled Weapons Augment Soldiers on Perimeter Security

Remotely-controlled weapons systems have drastically reduced the number of soldiers needed for perimeter security at an expeditionary base camp.

"Every Soldier I have...

News
Design

Magna Recognized by Mahindra for Modular Frame

Magna International Inc. has received the Best Product Development Performance Award from its customer Mahindra for a new ladder frame used across multiple vehicle platforms. The award was...

News
Software

Mercedes' Concept Stresses Connectivity, Record-Breaking Aerodynamics

Among its five world premieres at the IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show) 2015, Mercedes-Benz surprised show-goers with the Concept Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (Concept...

News
Defense

Aircraft Advances in Landing Gear, Brakes, and Tires

Two books from SAE International detail advancements in aircraft landing gear, as well as aircraft brakes and tires. Advances in Aircraft Landing Gear is a collection of 11 hand-picked...

News
Automotive

GM and LG Corp. Partnering for 2017 Bolt EV May Create New Development Model

General Motors announced on October 20 that it is partnering with Korean electronics giant LG Corp. in development of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s entire...

News
Transportation

Suppliers Struggling to Keep Pace with Faster Product Cycles, Says IHS

More vehicle launches and faster product cycles are re-shaping the global vehicle landscape, and many suppliers are struggling to keep pace.

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Maps out the Future

Aston Martin is on a straight route towards the introduction of a pure electric model; the replacement of all its current sports cars, starting with the DB11 next year; the addition of a...

INSIDER
Imaging

"Fused Reality" Combines Simulation and Flying to Train Pilots

There are two ways for pilots to gain proficiency in an airplane and evaluate its handling qualities: climb into the cockpit and take off, or practice in a ground-based...

INSIDER
Government

Researchers Urge Changes to Design of Commercial Aircraft Engines

Virginia Tech researchers are urging changes in how commercial aircraft engines are designed in the wake of a possible new threat to passenger aircraft safety: drones, or...

News
Propulsion

Castrol’s Removable Oil Cell Heralds 90-S Oil Changes, Reduced Friction and CO2

The sight and sound of Aston Martin’s exotic 600-kW (805-hp) £1.5M Vulcan thundering around the Paul Ricard High-Tech Test Track in the South of France...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

Opel Designs a New Astra

Opel launched the fourth-generation Astra at the 2015 IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show). The car is more compact than the model it replaces and weighs up to 200 kg (440 lb) less. A five-door hatchback and five-door...

Product Briefs
Green Design & Manufacturing

Critical Part Transition Services

The average age of vehicles on the road is increasing.

News
Transportation

Domino's Tasty New Pizza Delivery Vehicle Designed by Crowdsourcing, Developed by Roush

Four years in the kitchen and now hot out of the oven, Domino's new purpose-built pizza delivery vehicle hits the streets with design attributes that...