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Unmanned Systems

The Role of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technologies in Defense Applications

Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.

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Automotive

Hybrid Electric Drive

The development program is part of the Army’s effort to increase vehicle efficiency

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Laser Wire Additive Manufacturing System

ADDere printing not only a rocket combustion chamber and nozzle, but seamlessly merged them into one full size rocket thrust chamber assembly.

Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.

Briefs
Aerospace

Data Collection Using the MetalMapper in Dynamic Data Acquisition and Cued Modes

Learn about a technology designed to safely locate, identify and recovering buried munitions.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Aircraft Protection Systems

Learn about the Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (CRAM) system .

Articles
Design

Bits and Bytes Boost Hydraulic System Capabilities

Off-highway vehicles are typically admired for their power, but the driving force behind a growing number of performance improvements are the invisible bits and bytes of control...

Articles
Energy

GM Nikola Tie-Up Sparks Worldwide Hydrogen Fuel Cell Interest

More than 20 years have passed since hydrogen-fuel-cell electric vehicles (HFCEVs) looked to be the future zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) solution. About that time, this editor...

Technical Innovation
Power

Electric Actuators Can Benefit Heavy-Duty Diesels

As the heavy-duty diesel (HDD) truck world looks to likely future alternative power sources – battery or fuel cell – R&D into improving internal-combustion engine (ICE)...

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Design

UX Designers and “Engineering Chefs” Cook up Unique User Interfaces

Cabin interiors will continue to transform in the coming years, largely driven by the advanced UI/UX (user interface/user experience) development taking place in...

What We’re Driving
Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR CVT

Easily mistaken for its Altima big brother at first glance, the 2020 Nissan Sentra finally gets the all-new platform, exterior style and interior upgrades that this thrifty compact has...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE, AEM Collaborate on Underground-Equipment Standard

SAE International recently published the first standard of its kind for the vacuum excavation equipment industry – J3107, Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment - Safety...

What We’re Driving
Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country

Volvo appears to be slicing out a distinctive (if miniscule) niche by continuing to offer not only what most others have abandoned – genuine station wagons – but, in the case of...

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Data Acquisition

FEV and the Art of EV Testing

Before the impending flood of electric vehicles (EV) expected for the 2025 timeframe enters the market, every one of them – and their subsystems – must be fully tested, validated and calibrated....

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Green Design & Manufacturing

EVs Expand the Testing Envelope

In a word-association game, automotive test engineers would likely pair “emissions measurement” with “Horiba.” The Japan-based supplier is an acknowledged household-name in the testing-solutions...

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Electronics & Computers

Supercharging the Fuel Cell

Management of air has long been a salient aspect of vehicle design. It’s also vital for the operation of hydrogen fuel cells (HFC) as those propulsion systems continue to gain favor for commercial-vehicle...

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Automotive

An Exhaust Symphony in the Key of C8

Few things in the automotive space are more soul-stirring than the sound of a V8 engine – at wide-open throttle, or top-gear cruising, or at any combination of engine speed and load in between. For...

What We’re Driving
Lighting

What We’re Driving: 2020 Kia Seltos SX

Two meaningful takeaways from Kia’s 2020 Seltos SX, an urbanely-styled compact SUV that looks like it’s simultaneously trying to give Land Rover’s new Defender and Subaru’s Forester a run...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Analysis of Broadband Metamaterial Shielding for Counter-Directed Energy Weapons

Given the importance of electronics in modern warfare, the ability to rapidly develop a counter to such weapons will be essential to sustaining military operations.

Briefs
Energy

Exploring the Impact of Fuel Data Acquisition Technology on the USMC Expeditionary Energy Command and Control System

Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.

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Aerospace

Collection, Processing, and Accuracy of Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Survey Data in the Coastal Environment

Using terrestrial LiDAR scanners coupled with a GPS/inertial navigation system to collect elevation data along the coast can help assess the accuracy of the data.

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Data Acquisition

Instrumentation for Fabrication and Testing of High-Speed Single-Rotor and Compound-Rotor Systems

To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.

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Electronics & Computers

Information Warfare: Staying Protected at the Edge

Securing data shared and stored on the battlefield will require hardware with built-in cybersecurity features

Application Briefs
Defense

Remotely Piloted Air Systems

The plan is to deploy the Protector aircraft in a variety of wide-ranging Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations.

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Test & Measurement

Manufacturer Reduces Risk and Improves Quality of Military Radar Receivers

Radar receiver sensitivity is critical for electronic warfare (EW) applications.

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Virtual Environment System

Charles River Analytics Inc. received funding from the US Army to build the "VECTOR" augmented and virtual reality system.

Articles
Software

Redesigning the Systems Engineering Process to Speed Development of E-Propulsion Aircraft

OEMs should consider replacing traditional, silo-based approaches to systems engineering with a model-based strategy.

Articles
Communications

Four RF Technology Trends You Need to Know for Satellite Communication Device Design

See the trends today that are helping satcom design engineers meet the data demands of their military and aerospace clients.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Designing Connectivity Solutions for an Electric Aircraft Future

Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

3D Ultrasound Shows Aircraft Defects

A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects in metallic structures that can develop in aircraft. The system, developed by Tohoku University researchers in Japan in...

News
Power

In Pursuit of the Silky-Smooth EV

For next-generation electric vehicles (EVs), absolute smoothness in every operating mode will be an essential criterion. It will be a product differentiator, along with greater range, while raising the...

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Energy

Active Roll Stabilization Introduced for Audi’s Large Crossovers

Audi is fitting its largest crossover models with a new, active anti-roll system that the company said enhances cornering capability and reduces body roll without...

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Defense

Air Force Research Team Patents New Tunable Radio Frequency Filter

Air Force Research Laboratory scientists recently patented a new tunable radio frequency (RF) filter design. The new design is for a smaller, lighter, less expensive...

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Information Technology

Creating Cross-Domain Kill Webs in Real Time

Two DARPA-developed technologies – a novel decision aid for mission commanders and a rapid software integration tool – played a critical role in the recent Air Force demonstration of the...

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Defense

Purdue, U.S. Army Collaborate on Next-Generation Energetic Materials

Advancing technology associated with explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics — what the scientific community calls energetic materials — is the goal of a new...

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AR/AI

'Boaring' in on Vehicle-To-Animal Road Safety

A wild boar can ruin a driver’s day — and a lot more. Hitting one of these fast-running (up to 25 mph/40 km/h) and heavy (up to 400 lb/181 kg in the southern U.S.) porkers when they dart...

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Unmanned Systems

‘Software, Start Your Engines’

The Indianapolis 500 has long billed itself as “the greatest spectacle in racing,” but it’s difficult to imagine that cars racing at 120 mph (193 km/h) or more around the fabled “Brickyard”...

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Aerospace

NASA App Fights Fatigue in Flight

For pilots, fatigue can lead to small mistakes with significant consequences. A NASA app shows what’s going on in the body when fatigue prevents you from working safely – and which telltale signs...

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Test & Measurement

Pinpointing Cracks Long Before They Turn Catastrophic

Researcher developed a new method for testing metals at a microscopic scale that allows them to rapidly inflict repetitive loads on materials while recording how ensuing damage...

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Aerospace

Method Detects Flutter in Aircraft Turbines

In aerospace research, flutter generally refers to undesired and self-sustained vibrations in turbine blades that can readily grow out of control, destroying them along with the engine and even the...

Technical Innovation
Communications

New SAE Wireless Charging Standard Is EV Game-Changer

SAE International on October 22 announced publication of the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle- and supply equipment (EVSE)...

Technology Report
Automotive

New Magna Seat Puts Connectivity in the Second Row

New automated seating system improves passenger ingress and egress.

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Materials

Hybrid Nanomaterials Hold Promise for Improved Ceramic Composites

Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are seeking to patent a novel process for manufacturing a type of material called preceramic polymer-grafted nanoparticles,...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II)

The Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II) is an Army aviation maintenance enabler, the primary mission of which is to remove and replace...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

DARPA Completes Key Milestone on Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapons Program

DARPA and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) today announced successful completion of captive carry tests of two variants of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept...

Road Ready
Test & Measurement

M Is for Motorcycle: BMW Reveals Its First Performance-Badged Two-Wheeler

BMW has revealed its first-ever M-badged motorcycle, the M 1000 RR superbike. A heavily reworked version of the already-capable S 1000 RR sportbike, the new...

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Power

Intertek Rethinks the EV Test Facility

In planning its all-new European test facility dedicated to electrified vehicles, Intertek Transportation Technologies started with a consideration even more important than the latest dynamometers...