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Test & Measurement

The Impact of Video Compression on Remote Cardiac Pulse Measurement Using Imaging Photoplethysmography

Remote measurement of physiological signals has a number of advantages over traditional contact methods. It allows the measurement of...

Articles
Aerospace

Scaling LiDAR Optical Payloads from Drones to Miniature UAVs

The recent surge in demand for adaptive cruise control (ACC) and commercial autonomous vehicles has drawn a lot of attention to these innovative applications. Based on pulsed laser...

Briefs
Aerospace

Subjective Mapping of Dust-Emission Sources by Using MODIS Imagery

Dust storms (5 to 100 km across) often originate from multiple dust-emission sources (1 to 10 km across). Remote-sensing-based dust-source identification is a challenge. A...

Articles
Test & Measurement

Quality and Validation of Digital Designs for Aerospace and Defense

As aerospace and defense manufacturing becomes increasingly digitized—from the earliest design stages to the factory floor and beyond—data accuracy is fundamental to...

Application Briefs
Defense

Ruggedized Computer Rack Cases

Verotec Inc
Manchester, NH
603-821-9921
www.verotec.us

Verotec has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide custom 19” 6U 600 mm deep rack cases to house part of the ISTAR system in the...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Custom Data Logger for Real-Time Remote Field Data Collections

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CHL, FRF, had a need for a remote real-time data collection system to control instruments and log and communicate data from five...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Initial Validation of Ballistic Shock Accelerometers

Method 522.2 of MIL-STD-810G CN1 defines ballistic shock as “a high-level shock that generally results from the impact of projectiles or ordnance on armored combat vehicles”. Typical...

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Aerospace

Test System Ensures Flawless Performance of Military RF Devices

Communication on the battlefield is a life-or-death matter. You can't take chances with RF devices or power units malfunctioning or failing. A soldier's life may depend on...

Application Briefs
Defense

Secure Wireless Command Post

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar)
Portland, OR
(503) 403-3000
https://pacstar.com

PacStar®, a developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S....

Articles
Aerospace

Using Sintered Fiber Metal Composites for Aircraft Acoustic Attenuation

Sintered fiber metal composites are used in aircraft as an acoustic media within environmental ducting, inlet and exhaust systems. The material can be engineered to meet...

Briefs
Aerospace

Topology Control in Aerial Multi-Beam Directional Networks

In multi-beam directional networks, nodes are able to simultaneously transmit to all neighbors or receive from all neighbors. This spatial reuse allows for high throughputs, but in dense networks can cause significant interference. Topology control (i.e., selecting a subset of neighbors...

Products
Aerospace

New Products

5-Port and 8-Port Managed Gigabit Switch

MPL AG (Dättwil Switzerland)enhances its Network Switch product range with a 5-port & 8-port managed switch with compact enclosure. The new versatile 5-port &8-port...

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Aerospace

Using Thermal Simulation to Model the Effects of Wind on the Mars Curiosity Rover

The Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), a joint center of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacíal...

Application Briefs
Defense

Thermoplastic Fuselage Demonstrator

Porcher Industries
Badinières, France
+33 (0)4 74 43 10 10
www.porcher-ind.com

Porcher Industries, a company that specializes in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

GaN Breaks Barriers

The increasing demand for higher data rates in telecommunications and higher resolution in industrial systems is pushing the frequency of operation higher for the electronics that support them. Many of these systems...

News
Materials

Neodymium Compression Bonded Magnets

All-new high energy B12 magnets from Bunting Magnetics Co.'s Magnet Applications, Inc. (DuBois, PA) are a major upgrade to its neodymium compression bonded magnet product offerings, according to the...

Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

Developing High-Energy-Density Batteries for EVs

It’s been a long road for Nissan from its 1947 Tama EV to its advanced prototype ZEV BladeGlider sports car, but that road still stretches to—and far beyond—the technology horizon,...

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Propulsion

Zircotec Manages Heat Transfer in Hotter Exhaust Systems

Automotive engineers may have thought that after a century or more, the problems of handling heat in all parts of the powertrain had been solved. But another is emerging that...

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Military Vehicles Battle for Autonomy at Lower Cost

The race to add digital capabilities to military vehicles is challenging engineers as they strive to create sophisticated systems that can be altered and upgraded without issues....

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Sensitivity Simulation of Compressed Sensing Based Electronic Warfare Receiver Using Orthogonal Matching Pursuit Algorithm

Electronic Intelligence Receiver (ELINT) is an important component in electronic warfare (EW) and layer sensing. The...

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Aerospace

Airline Industry Could Soar on Sugarcane Fuel

Plants Engineered to Replace Oil in Sugarcane and Sweet Sorghum (PETROSS), funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E), has developed sugarcane that produces oil, called...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Multi-Material 3D-Printed Rocket Engine Part

NASA engineers tested a 3D-printed rocket engine prototype part made of two different metal alloys via an advanced manufacturing process. The part was low-pressure, hot-fire-tested...

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Aerospace

Simulation Results Could Help Quiet Jet Noise

Argonne National Laboratory engineers are working to create high-fidelity computer simulations to determine how jet turbulence produces noise. Working on Argonne’s supercomputer Mira, the team is applying computational fluid dynamics to capture the physics of the turbulence that is making the...

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Automotive

Lightweight Constant Velocity Joint

GKN Driveline’s (Auburn Hills, MI) VL3 constant velocity joint system is a lighter, more efficient and stronger CV joint that delivers increased torque in a more compact design. The VL3 CV joint has...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Putting Smart Weapons to The Test

In the old days, a slingshot, BB gun, rifle or cannon was only as smart as the marksman taking aim. Now, many weapons are guided to their targets with the precision of infrared sensors and lasers. The...

INSIDER
Defense

Army Scientists Discover Power in Urine

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the...

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Defense

Testing Large–Scale Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Devices

In July of 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people...

Product Briefs
Software

3D PDF Add-On

A 3D PDF add-on is available to complement and enhance Theorem’s (Staffordshire, England) CATIA V5 to Creo View visualization product, part of the company’s Visualize 3D range. According to Theorem, Visualize 3D enables...

Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Portable Sound Calibrator

The 42AG Multifunction Sound Calibrator from G.R.A.S. Sound & Vibration (Twinsburg, OH) was designed for fast verification of microphones and sound-level meters in the field. Developed as an improved...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Force/torque Sensor

Like all of ATI Industrial Automation’s (Apex, NC) force/torque sensors, the new Axia80 measures all six components of force and torque. The monolithic instrumented transducer also features silicon strain gauges that reduce noise, enable high stiffness and provide overload protection five to 20 times over the sensing range,...

Articles
Power

Autonomy Testing: Simulation to the Rescue

Engineers like a good challenge, and the development path for autonomous technologies is putting logical and creative thinkers to the ultimate test.

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Electronics & Computers

Secure Automotive Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Marvell’s (Santa Clara, CA) secure automotive gigabit Ethernet switch—the industry’s first according to the company—enables a new level of safe data transmission in next-generation...

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Aerospace

Drone Control: How the Human Brain Can Guide Robotic Swarms

Who needs a keyboard, a mouse, or a joystick? A researcher from Arizona State University wants to command machines with the human brain.

Product Briefs
Software

Modular Drive Wall-Mounting Kits

Siemens’ (Elk Grove Village, IL) low-cost wall-mounting kits for its Sinamics G120C and G120 PM240-2 modular drives allow easy, fast installation of the drives and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1...

Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

PEMS Takes a Bigger Testing Role in U.S., Europe

A recently launched North American database provides online users with vehicle-to-vehicle comparisons of greenhouse gas emissions and real-world fuel economy.

News
Electronics & Computers

Global Shutter Image Sensor

The OV2311 is OmniVision Technologies, Inc.’s (Santa Clara, CA) automotive 2-megapixel, 3-micron global shutter image sensor designed for the next generation of driver monitoring systems. Leveraging OmniPixel3-GS global shutter technology and near-infrared imaging capabilities, OmniVision says the OV2311 offers...

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Electronics & Computers

Automotive-Grade Magnetic Position Sensors

ams’ (Premstaetten, Austria) AS5172A/B magnetic position sensors feature a two-wire PSI5 interface for fast and secure transmission of their precise rotary position measurements. The new AS5172A...

Product Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Touch Panel Computer

Built on the NXP i.MX6 Cortex-A9 ARM CPU and available in a Solo or Quad-Core configuration, Technologic Systems’ (Fountain Hills, AZ) TS-TPC-7990 touch panel computer features the ability to provide end-users with...

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Defense

Shaping Aviation: Metal with Memory

Through NASA’s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS) Project, a team of engineers working within its Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) project is investigating the feasibility of bending or shaping...

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Aerospace

Rare Material Could Shorten Air Travel Times

An average flight from Miami to Seattle takes about six hours and 40 minutes, but imagine being able to reduce that time to 50 minutes or less. A recent study by NASA and Binghamton University...

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Automotive

Jumping from Ferrari to Drive Aston Martin's Technology Future

Riding shotgun with Ferrari’s test drivers at the company’s Fiorano circuit while developing the F150 ‘LaFerrari’ supercar would be a “bucket list” moment for any...

News
Automotive

Conti's New CAirS Air Suspension Employs Hydraulic Principles

Continental has launched a new electronically-controlled three chamber air suspension system it claims is lighter, more compact and energy efficient than rival systems. Its...

News
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

M XDrive: BMW’s Power + Grip Solution

Channeling 591 hp (441 kW) and 553 lb·ft (750 N·m) through a pair of hand-sized contact patches was always going to be a challenge, even for the engineers at BMW’s M division.

Road Ready
Transportation

Honda Infuses Civic Type R with Racing Pedigree

The development bogey for the new Honda Civic Type R was clear and simple in its scope if not its execution—beat the Nürburgring lap time of its predecessor.

News
Transportation

Honda 2018 Accord: Antidote for Crossover Fever

Honda engineers aren’t saying it in so many words, but one could construe the tenth-generation 2018 Accord sedan as being purposely developed as the “anti-crossover.” At a time when...

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Defense

Controlling Drones with the Human Brain

A researcher from Arizona State University wants to command machines with the human brain. In fact, within ten years, Panagiotis Artemiadis, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at...

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Defense

Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

University Researchers Give Self-Driving Vehicles a Boost

While the future of vehicles may be driverless, West Virginia University is steering the technology in the right direction. More and more cars being sold today include...

News
Transportation

Toyota Rethinks the Flagship

Toyota has engineered a complete road-to-roof redo of its flagship Lexus LS sedan, dropping the V8 engine in favor of a twin-turbo V6, adding Aisin's new 10-speed planetary automatic and retaining a...

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Transportation

2018 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription

No, Volvo hasn’t stuffed its old V8 into the new XC60, but that’s what the T8 nameplate of this new plug-in hybrid SUV might imply. Confused? You’re not alone.

News
Transportation

BMW X1 XDrive28i

Intellectually, I know the X1 has to exist. Every luxury brand must have a compact crossover to satiate crossover-crazed customers.

What We’re Driving
Transportation

Jaguar F-Pace 35t R-Sport

Considering the brazen pricetags some “luxury” vehicles bring to market these days, I’d suggest this F-Pace’s as-tested price of $62,280 could be judged almost a bargain. No turbocharged four-cylinder...

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Electronics & Computers

700 Miles, Hands-Free!

Two sunny days in late September, a state-of-the-art luxury sedan, and good company make for a potentially great road trip. But this one was special.

News
Unmanned Systems

Does Autonomy Have Room for the ‘Engineer Enthusiast?’

It’s no secret that car companies cultivate the “engineer enthusiasts” in their ranks to work on niche models and other special projects intended to demonstrate that...

SAE Standards News
Regulations/Standards

Regulatory Framework Emerging as Autonomy Becomes Reality

If the future of driving is autonomous, testing and legislation must be in accord to assure public safety when autonomous vehicles (AVs) begin to deploy.

Products
Electronics & Computers

Featured Product: Themis Announces Next-Gen Rugged Enterprise Servers

Rugged computing platform manufacturer Themis Computer® released its next-generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) featuring the newest Intel® Xeon® Scalable...

Articles
Design

Suppliers Take the Tech Lead

Glen DeVos, Chief Technology Officer, Delphi:

On being a data broker

Are we more comfortable if the financial community starts to call us a ‘tech company’ and not an ‘automotive supplier’?...

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Aerospace

Flights Less Risky with Digital Copilot

Digital Copilot is an intuitive technology that listens, talks—and to some extent—thinks like a human, offering enhanced air safety. It performs like a virtual copilot, helping to increase...

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Aerospace

UAV Has Dual Flight Modes

Engineers have revealed a new technology concept –Adaptable UAVs – which can alternate between fixed and rotary wing flight modes in the same mission. When in rotary wing mode, the UAVs can be launched and...

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Materials

Technique Predicts Early Warning Signs of Structure’s “Wellness”

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have shown that early fatigue damage behavior in structures may be predicted through the study of the microscale...