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Green Design & Manufacturing

Extending a Wankel Future on Hydrogen Fuel

Could the Wankel rotary engine have a major future as a hydrogen-fueled, zero-emissions range-extender engine? Alternative fuel cells are still under development and there are technical hurdles...

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Materials

‘Retuning’ Lubricants for EV Duty

“My focus is lubricating grease; I’ve been doing it for 32 years,” explained Dr. Gareth Fish with a high degree of pride. Lubrizol’s top expert on the subject, globally recognized in the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Digitalization of Product Engineering

ESI proposes “sustainable” product development via virtual prototyping to ensure operational safety and comfort for off-highway machines.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Toyota Promising Big Battery, EV Action, but Circumspect on Absolutes

In a briefing to update media on its near-term development of electric-vehicle (EV) battery development and carbon-neutrality measures, Toyota Motor Corp. chief...

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Power

IAA Munich and the Future of ‘Mobility’ Shows

Enormous anticipation guided me as I entered the expansive Munchen Messe on Sept. 7, the inaugural media day and official kickoff for the first IAA – Germany’s combination auto show...

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Automotive

New Zapp Electric Scooter Just 200 Pounds, 200 Components

With simpler designs, no noise and no tailpipe emissions, electric scooters are projected to rapidly gobble market share in Europe and Asia.

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Design

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A Truck by Any Other Name

The Venn diagram of why pickup trucks – particularly fullsizers – succeed in the American consumer psyche surely is a complex and bizarre hodgepodge of reality and perception. But...

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Test & Measurement

BYD’s Blade Runner

The Chinese mobility giant’s novel ‘Blade’ battery eliminates the cell module level to compete with NCM chemistry at a lower cost with greater safety.

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Manned Systems

A Bevy of Battery and Fuel-Cell Electric Truck Reveals

As one should expect from an industry event called Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, several truck OEMs revealed their latest battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric...

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Semiconductors & ICs

Making UX Easy on the Eyes

Faurecia IRYStec combined physiology and image processing to create uniquely personalized high-fidelity screen displays, as pioneered by Mercedes’ MBUX.

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Data Acquisition

Defending the Heavy-Vehicle Cyber Domain

The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a stark reminder of trucking’s essential role in keeping the economy moving. Hacking commercial vehicles poses grave risks that should not be ignored;...

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Automotive

Dealing with the BEV ‘Concavity’

Any new technology will experience growing pains and volume setbacks. BEVs will be no different.

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Design

Time to End the Madness of EV Sales Subsidies

Electric vehicles have proven that they can sell themselves.

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Electronics & Computers

Driving DAQ Product Development with the Customer’s Voice

Dewesoft is engineering its data acquisition tools for the new rigors of vehicle electrification and autonomy.

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Aerospace

Ground Control System

Built around three core elements – software, hardware, and antennas – Crysalis was designed to simplify the operation of robotic systems.

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Minehunting System

A towed sonar array from Abaco Systems uses multiple sensors to identify and detect mine-like objects.

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Imaging

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Solar-Powered Satellite Hardware in Orbit

The Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module is the first orbital experiment designed to convert sunlight for microwave power transmission for solar power satellites.

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Data Acquisition

Loitering Munitions Systems

The Hero-30 Loitering Munition System incorporates a high level of precision attack and abort capabilities.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Metal 3D Printer

“The mission is to develop a large-scale tool capable of producing single, jointless combat vehicle hulls at a near net size of 30 feet × 20 feet × 12 feet in size,” said Larry Holmes from ASTRO America.

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Electronics & Computers

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft

Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

An Automated System for Multi-Physics Modeling

See how domain-specific tools easily translate scientific thinking into high-performance code.

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AR/AI

3D Data Acquisition Platform for Human Activity Understanding

A computational approach for action prediction can extend to machines and also promote further research in human prediction and intention sensing.

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Test & Measurement

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Development and Testing of a New Version of MBUD for Cued Classification of Marine UXO

MBUD has a new data acquisition system and incorporates technical modifications to eliminate the noise encountered in seawater.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Impact of Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on Modern Naval Operations

Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Remanufacturing Reimagined: How Selective Electroplating Extends Service Life and Reduces the Cost of Aerospace Components

Selective brush plating has dramatically evolved from its origins of touching up existing plating jobs.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Additive Manufacturing

Marotta’s patented approach starts with a 3D CAD model of choice that can meet varying ranges of end application specifications.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Data recorders, conduction-cooled chassis, robot chargers, and more.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Military Aircraft Systems Technology

Bell Textron Inc. has unveiled design concepts that incorporate Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology.

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Communications

Taking the Tactical Cloud with You Small Form Factor, Modular Data Centers at the Edge of the Battlefield

The US Army, Air Force, and Navy are actively looking to new programs such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to ensure warfighters have maximum situational awareness.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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

The X2 Technology Demonstrator recently achieved a level flight speed over 250 knots, proving the basic concept of the coaxial compound configuration.

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Software

NASA Transfers Air Traffic Tool to FAA

As part of an effort aimed at making aviation more sustainable, NASA has transferred an air traffic management tool to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for nationwide implementation. The...

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Aerospace

3D-Printed Catalysts Propel Hypersonic Flight

Ultra-efficient 3D printed catalysts could help solve the challenge of overheating in hypersonic aircraft and offer a revolutionary solution to thermal management across countless...

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Energy

DOD Taking Measures to Protect Nuclear Weapons and Space Assets

The Defense Department relies on nuclear-armed bombers, submarines and intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as space-based sensors, to provide a strategic deterrence...

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Aerospace

Kauai Test Facility Launches Its Largest Missile

The largest missile ever to launch from Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii has shown the storied test range is still growing to meet the testing needs of advanced weapons systems....

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Wearables

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity Could Help Soldiers

With the addition of sensors and enhanced communication tools, providing lightweight, portable power has become even more challenging. Army-funded research demonstrated a new...

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Defense

AUSA Comes Back Strong — Army Strong

After skipping a year in 2020 due to COVID, AUSA 2021 returned to Washington, DC and came back strong. Army strong some might say.

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Aerospace

Developing Multifunctional Composite Materials for Aerospace Applications

Materials for aerospace applications face many challenges. The structure of an aircraft must be light yet strong. Structural components such as the wings or...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Riveting Technology Enables Lightweight Magnesium Fasteners for Fuel Efficiency

If Rosie the Riveter had access to a new riveting technology, the erstwhile character of WWII fame could have worked faster and made lighter products. Today,...

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Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Opens Intelligent, Advanced Hypersonic Strike Production Facility

Lockheed Martin is adding to its manufacturing capabilities portfolio with the grand opening of a new production facility in Courtland, Alabama, focused on...

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Unmanned Systems

AUSA 2021: High Tech, Big Tech

One of the most impressive things about a trade show like AUSA 2021 is not just the tech on display, but the size of the tech on display.

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Manned Systems

BrightDrop Innovates Last-Mile Delivery

On a city street, two delivery vans are unloading cargo. One driver carries a package out of his van and delivers it inside an apartment building. Then he returns for another and carries it in....

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Aerospace

Plant-Based Jet Fuel Could Reduce Emissions by 68%

Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with sustainable aviation fuel derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to new research from...

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Software

Method Measures a Drone’s Ability to Recover

Flying cars, drones, and other urban aerial mobility vehicles have potential to provide efficient transportation and delivery solutions but what happens if a drone breaks down over a...

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Aerospace

NASA Sees How Drones Fight California Wildfires

NASA’s Scalable Traffic Management for Emergency Response Operations, or STEReO, project is designing software and communication tools to help disaster responders work more safely and...

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Unmanned Systems

Calling All US DOD to Attend SMi’s Counter UAS Technology Conference

US DOD can attend Counter UAS Technology for free.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

An International Perspective on Military Satellite Communications

If you're interested in what the US and UK's allies around the world are doing in the MILSATCOM arena, Day 3's presentations should answer many of those questions.