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Manned Systems

Quiet Your Inner Cab

Off-highway cabs are never going to be sanctuaries of silence, but they’re getting closer. Elements as diverse as glass, electronics and push buttons are being selected in part for their benefits in reducing sound levels.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Custom-Designed and Special Tooling

In addition to Heimatec's (Prospect Heights, IL) standard tooling line, the company offers custom-designed and special tooling service. These tools are designed to suit specific requirements for all CNC...

Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Full Electric Drivetrain for HD Vehicles the Result of Supplier Alliance

Engineers at Colorado-based UQM Technologies have collaborated the past several months with their counterparts at Eaton’s Vehicle Group and Pi Innovo, both...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Radiation Tolerant 3-Phase Motor Drive

Data Device Corporation (DDC) (Bohemia, NY) introduced a new high-reliability, 3-phase radiation tolerant motor drive, providing 100k Rad Total Dose protection, and advanced circuit and logic...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Lightning Protection Products

CDM Electronics (Turnersville, NJ) now stocks the full Times Microwave Systems' Times-Protect™ Series of surge and lightning protection products and accessories. These connectors meet or surpass all...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

700 MHz - 6 GHz Benchtop Power Amplifiers

AR (Bothell, WA) now provides up to 350 watts of linear output power over the 0.7 to 6 GHz instantaneous frequency band in one benchtop amplifier housing when driven with a signal generator output...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Portable 3D Scanner

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingstown, RI) has released the new Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inertial Navigation System

Based on iXblue’s (Natick, MA) unique Fiber Optic Gyroscope Technology, Phins C3, C5 & C7 are fully scalable inertial navigation systems with a similar architecture and interface. Available as an OEM...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Radio Test Set

Astronics Corporation (East Aurora, NY), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Test Systems, has introduced a radio test solution for use in commercial aerospace, military, and civil security applications. The new CTS...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ptototyping FPGAs

Microsemi Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA) has introduced the RTG4™ PROTO field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) developed specifically to enable prototyping of space systems, enable lower cost prototyping and design...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fanless Embedded Computer

DFI Tech (Sacramento, CA) now offers a higher performance quad core processor in its rugged EC series fanless computing systems. The EC700-BT Fanless Embedded System from DFI Tech features an Intel® Atom™ E3845...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Disk Encryption Technology

Enova Technology Corp. (San Jose, CA) recently announced its 10th generation X-Wall MX+ hardware security solutions for Microsoft EHDD. The X-Wall MX+ has built-in TCG Opal 2.0 capability to effectively transform...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

ARINC 600 Network Server

MEN Micro Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) now offers a robust ARINC 600- compliant high speed network server for inflight communications. Pre-integrated and prequalified to DO160-G up to the operating system, the versatile...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

ADS-B Compliant Transponder

ACSS (Phoenix, AZ), an L-3 and Thales Company, has developed an ADS-B transponder solution for legacy corporate aircraft, the NXT- 700. This next-generation Mode S transponder will satisfy the DO-260B mandate for...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rate Indicator/Totalizer

The Hoffer (Elizabeth City, NC) HIT-4U Rate Indicator/Totalizer is being offered with additional options providing the user with enhanced functionality and flexibility in a compact enclosure. The choice of a NEMA 4X...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rugged Embedded System

Connect Tech (Guelph, Ontario) announces Rosie, its latest rugged embedded system, based on the NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1. Housed in a compact enclosure with optional mounting brackets, Rosie features the NVIDIA...

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Defense

Secret Sharing Schemes and Advanced Encryption Standard

There are many secret sharing schemes and variations available to hide and reconstruct the given secret. Shamir’s Secret Sharing Scheme, making use of linear Lagrange interpolation on the dealer-generated polynomial, was used to reconstruct the secret from the stipulated threshold number...

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Software

SIPHER: Scalable Implementation of Primitives for Homomorphic Encryption

Prior to the Proceed program, the main challenges preventing practical demonstrations and use of Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) were efficiency and...

Briefs
Software

Using Mathematics to Make Computing on Encrypted Data Secure and Practical

In order to make computing on encrypted data more practical to use and more secure from attack, it is necessary to discover, develop, and understand the mathematics on which it is based and the mathematics that can be used to attack it.

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Unmanned Systems

Achieving Performance Advantages in Unmanned Systems

Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) are reaching new levels of functionality and performance, and it’s not just for air vehicles either. Ground and underwater UVS programs are all taking...

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Defense

COTS Embedded Systems and Link Budgets

The days of proprietary embedded computing systems in military systems are numbered. Proprietary systems, with the attendant vendor lock-in, tend to be platform specific, increasing the development and...

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Defense

Fiber Optic Multi-Sensing Platforms

Eventually, technology advances to the point where solutions that have been “good enough” for decades are no longer “good enough” for the innovations of today. The philosophy of “good enough”...

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Defense

RECAT Wake Turbulence Recategorization

Aviation safety is a fundamental concern for all stakeholders. The traveling public demands the highest safety standards, but also wants convenience and reliability at a low price with minimal...

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Aerospace

A New Concept for Improving the Performance of Electrically Small Antennas

Using advances in the areas of multi-mode, closely coupled miniaturized radiators and artificially engineered materials, ultra-broadband, highly efficient,...

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Defense

Microwave Radiometer for Advanced Nanosatellite Control Systems

Microwave radiometers measure temperature, water vapor, and cloud ice in the atmosphere, since oxygen and water vapor naturally emit signals in the microwave portion of the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Nissan Unveils 2018 Production Variable-Compression-Ratio ICE

Nissan broke new ground for gasoline engines at the 2016 Paris Motor Show when it unveiled the first production-intent variable-compression-ratio gasoline engine. The...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SIDACtor Protection Thyristors

Littelfuse, Inc.’s (Chicago, IL) new series of SIDACtor protection thyristors in DO-214AB (surface-mount) packages are designed to protect low-data-rate interfaces and outdoor data interfaces in general...

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Electronics & Computers

Heavy-Duty LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensors

Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) has expanded its sensor product offering with the addition of the LR-27 LVIT (linear variable-inductance transducer) Series Inductive Linear Position...

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Propulsion

Optimizing Engine Oil Warm-Up Strategies for 'Real-World' Driving

Optimizing engines for the new era of 'real-world' driving cycles will require new lubrication strategies—fast warm-up being a particular area of focus. A recent U.K....

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

High-Flow Transmission Valve

Nachi America, Inc.’s (Greenwood, IN) automotive hydraulics division has developed a 2-way automatic transmission valve that supports the increased OE demands for large volumes of transmission fluid. New...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

PLM Platform for Manufacturing Process Planning

Aras Manufacturing Process Planning (MPP) is a new product lifecycle management (PLM) platform-based application from Aras (Andover, MA) for managing the complex business processes that...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Gas-Damped Auto Crash Sensor

The new Endevco model 7264H from Meggitt Sensing Systems (Irvine, CA) is an optimally gas-damped accelerometer for automotive safety testing with target applications that include pedestrian safety,...

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Aerospace

High-Tech UAV Performs Recon, Defends Brigade

Soldiers assigned to the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) Platoon, Company D, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, perform daily checks on...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Software Gives Bomb Techs X-Ray Vision

In the chaos that followed the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon, bomb squads scanned packages at the scene for explosive devices. Two homemade pressure cooker bombs had killed three...

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Test & Measurement

Air Force Is Developing Mach 18 Wind Tunnel

The Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 team is conducting tests in support of risk reduction for a new test capability that will be revolutionary for AEDC...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

Ram Rebel TRX Concept Has 2017 Ford Raptor in Its Sights

It was a showdown between the latest full-size performance pickups at the 2016 State Fair of Texas in Dallas, where SAE torque and towing ratings are worshiped as devoutly as...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

Honda’s All-New 2017 CR-V: Larger, Lighter, Turbocharged

Barely a week after Honda announced its CR-V compact crossover posted an all-time U.S. sales record for the month of September, the company revealed an all-new, fifth-generation...

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Software

Test and CAE Simulation Software Application

Aqira from HBM Prenscia (Tucson, AZ) is a brand-new software application that leverages existing nCode products and enables streamlined processes for durability, for both test and CAE simulation....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Interactive 3D PDF Technology

Tech Soft 3D (Bend, OR) offers enhancements to its Tetra 4D Converter, a powerful solution for converting 3D CAD to 3D PDFs, and Tetra4D Enrich, a new application that enables anyone to create rich, interactive...

Technology Report
Software

Making Multiphysics Fast and Convenient

Mimicking real life interactions in complex products like automobiles or aircraft often requires a Multiphysics approach. It requires combining, for example, simulations of combustion, heat...

News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Bosch Inaugurates New Technical Center in Pittsburgh

Increasing its presence in a region some are beginning to refer to a “Silicon Valley – East,” Germany-based auto supplier Bosch this week opened an expanded technical center in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Bussmann Series Electric Vehicle Fuses

Eaton’s (St. Louis, MO) new Bussmann series electric vehicle (EV) fuses are specifically designed to protect sensitive electric and hybrid automotive equipment, including high-voltage, high-capacity...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

First-Of-Its Kind High-Volume Production Cell Set to Start Producing Competitive CNG Tanks for Auto Industry

Composite machine manufacturer Mikrosam delivered a fully automated filament winding line for CNG tanks to automotive supplier...

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Power

In Search of Higher-Energy-Content Batteries

As suppliers, automakers, and others join forces to develop high-performance battery components aimed at increasing the range of electric vehicles, current advanced batteries are edging closer...

News
Electronics & Computers

SAE Convergence 2016: Automakers, Suppliers Firm That Autonomous Driving Not Decades Away

For those who believe it unlikely autonomously-piloted vehicles will be coming in the foreseeable future, high-level technology executives from...

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Defense

NASA’s Folding Wing Reduces Drag and Increases Efficiency

NASA’s Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) concept permits the outboard portions of the wings to move to the optimal position during operation. This could increase efficiency by...

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Aerospace

Navigation System Uses Existing Cell Signals – Not GPS

Researchers developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than the Global Positioning...

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Materials

Composites Self-Heal at Very Low Temperatures

Scientists developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. A healing efficiency of more than 100% at temperatures of...

Articles
Manned Systems

Bob Lutz: What Makes a Great Engineer?

Throughout the 2016 documentary film Live Another Day about the fall and rise of the Detroit-3 automakers, former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz shows the insight and enthusiasm that made him one of the...

Product Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Flying Probe Technology and High Frequency Testing

The push toward miniaturization in the electronics industry has left designers little or no room for test points, and the expansion of high frequency (HF) technologies has resulted in a growing need for test equipment that has the capability to verify these types of generally very small...

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Aerospace

Rapid Overmolding Process

Proto Labs Inc. (Maple Plain, MN) has expanded its rapid injection molding offerings with the launch of its new overmolding process. The company claims this new capability can produce 25 to 10,000+ custom...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

Aero-Slick Land Rover Discovery Sheds 1,058 Lb, Gains Features

JaguarLandRover engineers continue to achieve significant vehicle mass reductions, this time with the new generation Land Rover Discovery. Shifting to aluminum construction...

Global Vehicles
Manned Systems

I.D. Concept Heralds VW’s Electric Bolt Fighter for 2020

“Our future is in efficient and ‘connected,’” said Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess as he introduced his company’s battery-electric product future at the 2016 Paris Motor...