Aerospace & Defense Technology - October 2022
Automotive Engineering - October 2022
Truck & Off-highway Engineering - October 2022
Issue Archive Transportation
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Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...
Supplier Eye Power
Good News and Bad News for Auto Suppliers in 2023
The Fall season brings the annual rite of passage for the industry — setting budgets for the next calendar year. The balance of building revenue forecasts driven by vehicle demand,...
EAxles Gain Traction for Truck Electrification
Development of electrified drivelines is rapidly ramping up at OEMs and tier one suppliers. With a wide variety of vehicles suddenly in need of electrified drivelines capable of matching or...
Overcoming eVTOL’s High-Power Connectivity Challenges
There’s no question that significant amounts of power are needed for electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to become airborne and maintain flight. But...
Articles Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optimized Cutting Tools for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Aircraft
Tomorrow’s aircraft will be required to fly more sustainably and support net zero objectives around the world.
Articles Electronics & Computers
DC to DC Power Distribution in MilAero Applications
Advancements in cockpit avionics and more electrically actuated systems have designers paying attention to a broader spectrum of upgraded power needs and their connection to SWAP-C goals.
Articles RF & Microwave Electronics
Paving the Way for the Next Wireless Breakthroughs
The pace of wireless innovation is accelerating to enable faster, more responsive, and more reliable connections worldwide.
Articles RF & Microwave Electronics
Solving Signal Interference Challenges in Aerospace and Defense Electronics
As the complexity of signal challenges in aerospace and defense technology increases, design engineers need to creatively combine materials to solve multiple problems at once.
In-situ Atmospheric Intelligence for Hybrid Power Grids: Volume 2 (Automated Data Flow Tests)
To achieve dominance within the future battlespace, energy flow characterizations of individual platforms and the aggregate battlespace must be developed with respect to the variable operating conditions.
Briefs Test & Measurement
Laboratory Test Requirements for Marine Shock Isolation Seats
This research provides preliminary guidance for laboratory testing of marine shock isolation seats.
Briefs Data Acquisition
R/V Athena Model (5365) Response in Waves
A better physical understanding of the dynamic response of high-speed craft in seas would allow for increased structural optimization.
Briefs Data Acquisition
Optimal UAS Assignments and Trajectories for Persistent Surveillance and Data Collection from a Wireless Sensor Network
To meet the DoD’s vision for future UAS capabilities and lower manpower costs, systems incorporating UAS and standoff components are needed.
Briefs Sensors/Data Acquisition
Oximeter Headband Initial Characterization Test on Form, Fit, and Function
The oximeter headband system consists of a custom-made, textile-based headband. It is a noninvasive, non-subcutaneous, and non-radiation-harming device that only maintains surface contact with the skin.
Articles Motion Control
The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)
DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.
Application Briefs Power
Hybrid-Powered Unmanned Helicopter
Designed for a wide range of law enforcement, maritime, civilian and covert missions, the Black Eagle 50H is the first-ever hybrid-powered unmanned helicopter.
Application Briefs Design
Developed with its subsidiary Teal Drones, in close cooperation with strategic partner Autonodyne, LLC, the multi-vehicle package will be offered in two configurations: 4-Ship and 4-Ship+.
Application Briefs Propulsion
Hybrid Propulsion Systems
Benchmark’s turnkey hybrid chemical + electric propulsion systems will leverage the high thrust capabilities of its non-toxic chemical Halcyon HTP propulsion systems and the precision maneuverability of its Xantus metal plasma thrusters.
Application Briefs Defense
Armed Medium-Sized UGV
SMARTSHOOTER and Roboteam recently affirmed that this is just one example of the various possible integrations of their products.
The new products for October 2022.
Articles Green Design & Manufacturing
Using Virtual Reality to Improve Product Development
A cornerstone to achieving sustainability goals is Rolls-Royce’s Technology Driven Transition - pioneering new breakthrough technologies that can accelerate the global transition to net zero.
Original Equipment Transportation
Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover
Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...
News Electronics & Computers
Keeping Your Silicon Cool
Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...
News Electronics & Computers
Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics
Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?
Closing the Loop on EV Battery Recycling
Development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling industry has moved from a net-positive sideline to a necessity as automakers, and their suppliers, transition away from internal...
All-Electric Commuter Aircraft Makes Maiden Flight
An aircraft maker from Western Washington provided a glimpse at one possible future for sustainable air travel — electric commuter planes. Eviation celebrated the maiden flight of an...
Northrop Grumman to Unveil the B-21 Raider
In what can arguably be considered one of the most highly anticipated aerospace industry announcements of the year, Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, will...
The Future of Collaborative Combat Aircraft
The U.S. Air Force boasts the finest combat aircraft and pilots in the world, but even they are going to need help preserving air dominance in the coming decades. Most experts agree that a mix...
On-Demand Webinars Defense
Sensors Rated for Cryogenic Measurements
Why should one measure pressure and vibration under cryogenic conditions? Find out in this 30-minute Webinar, which will cover common applications of cryogenic measurement, the piezoelectric...
INSIDER Manned Systems
Raytheon Pairs Laser Weapon with NASAMS Air Defense System
One of the advanced technologies Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) is promoting at this year's AUSA Annual Meeting and exhibition is their High-Energy Laser Weapon...
INSIDER Data Acquisition
Army Gets a Clearer View of Multi-Domain Battlefield
The Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team (APNT/Space CFT) takes a multi-dimensional approach to understanding and preparing for future warfare. The...
DEVCOM Forms International Partnership to Study Superhard Materials
Developing world-class advanced technology for soldiers on the battlefield is a key part of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s (DEVCOM) mission....
News Manned Systems
May Mobility Starts ADA-Compliant AV Transit for Rural Area
Automated-driving system developer May Mobility confirmed in late September that it launched what it called the first public-transit project to deploy American Disability Act...
INSIDER Manufacturing & Prototyping
Collins Aerospace to Manufacture F-15EX Wheels and Brakes
Collins Aerospace recently announced its selection by Boeing to provide boltless wheels and carbon brakes for lots one through three on the F-15EX aircraft in production for the...
Sentinel Missile Design and Manufacturing Processes Validated
Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully cast the LGM-35A Sentinel program’s first inert stage-one and stage-two solid rocket motor set this summer. The casting event...
INSIDER Unmanned Systems
MQ-9B to Get New 3D- Printed Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with long-time collaborator Conflux Technology on the design and manufacture of a new Fuel Oil Heat Exchanger (FOHE) for...
Technical Innovation Power
ZF, Freudenberg Developing Integrated Fuel-Cell and E-Drive System
Although there were new commercial vehicles on display at this year’s IAA Transportation staged at the Hanover Messe Fairground in Germany, it was electric drive...
Upcoming Webinars Aerospace
Air Force Future Tech: The Next Frontier of Defense
For the past 75 years, the U.S. Air Force has pushed the boundaries of technology. From breaking the sound barrier to the establishment of the Space Force, cutting-edge innovations...
News Test & Measurement
Autonomous Transit Bus Nears Its First Year of Operation
Since May 2022, Michigan State University students, faculty and staff have been able to ride within campus boundaries on an autonomous electric bus, one of the largest...
Air Force’s Next Generation Combat Rescue Helicopter Hits Major Milestone
The U.S. Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter, validating the platform's operational...
GA-ASI Announces Gray Eagle 25M for Multi-Domain Operations
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has launched its latest variant of the Gray Eagle line of unmanned aircraft systems: Gray Eagle 25M. The GE-25M brings a...
INSIDER Unmanned Systems
Fly-by-Wire System for eVTOL Vehicles Will Enable Safe, Efficient, Flight
BAE Systems and Supernal announced an agreement to design and develop the flight control computer for Supernal’s electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)...
News Unmanned Systems
Hopeful but Closer Scrutiny for SAE Level 4 Automation
As the auto industry and its suppliers, along with technology developers and startups, recalibrate for what appears to be a new and more pragmatic phase of automated-driving...
Going the Last Mile
Pizza is a subject that puts a smile on most faces but for Matteo Del Sorbo, the delight extends far beyond the actual pie.
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Cruise Missile Target - Mobility...
Air Force Pioneers the Future of Synthetic Jet Fuel - Mobility Engineering...
HD Hyundai Envisions Future of Sustainable Energy
Redesigning the Systems Engineering Process to Speed Development of...
90° Hybrid Coupled Power Amplifier – Pros and Cons
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tailoring Additive Manufacturing to Your Needs: Strategies for Performance and...
How to Achieve Seamless Deployment of Level 3 Virtual ECUs for...
Specifying Laser Modules for Optimized System Performance
The Power of Optical & Quantum Technology, Networking, &...
Driver-Monitoring: A New Era for Advancements in Sensor Technology
Leveraging Machine Learning in CAE to Reduce Prototype Simulation and Testing