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Defense

MILSATCOM and the United States Space Force

Officially formed in December 2019 as a separate and distinct branch of the United States armed forces and organized under the Department of the Air Force, the United States Space Force is...

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Aerospace

SKYNET and the UK Ministry of Defense

The first day of Global MilSatCom 2021 will primarily focus on the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) SATCOM needs and capabilities, with particular emphasis on their SKYNET Enduring Capability ( SKEC )...

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Defense

The Return of Global MilSatCom

After being forced to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SMi Group's 23rd annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition returns to being an in-person event on November 2-4, 2021, in...

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Power

Innovating the Methanol Fuel Cell

Using methanol as the source fuel provides an alternative to a gaseous-hydrogen distribution and storage infrastructure, among other potential benefits.

Supplier Eye
Power

Suppliers Battle a New Set of ILLs

Slammed by ‘black swan’ events, the global auto supply base now faces a severe cost crunch.

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Energy

Faurecia Expanding into Hydrogen

Through its Symbio joint venture with Michelin, Faurecia is investing beyond its interior-systems base into the fuel-cell future.

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Software

Innovative ‘Afreecar’ Wins SAE’s 2021 Create the Future Design Award

The focus is on bringing electric power and mobility to 1 billion people who have no access to electricity.

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Power

Ford C2 Is Model for EV Scale, Lower Costs

Has the auto industry ever seen a more dynamic and outright crazy time than today’s second coming of the electric vehicle? Those of us who visited Rivian Automotive’s L.A. auto show display...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

VW’s Newest Battery Pack Facility Is Production-Line Adjacent

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) is set begin localized production in the United States in early 2022. The MEB-platform, 2-row SUV will share an assembly line with...

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Unmanned Systems

Autonomy’s Computing Edge

Computing clouds get more headlines, but edge computing is likely to play a more crucial minute-by-minute role in the autonomous-vehicle (AV) future. Roughly defined as bringing the processing of data...

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Unmanned Systems

GM Announces Door-To-Door Ultra Cruise ADAS

GM has announced the next generation of its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver-assist system (ADAS), upping the label to “Ultra Cruise.” GM claims the Ultra Cruise system, expected to...

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Propulsion

Lithium-Free Corvette Z06: More Sting for the 2023 Stingray

Topping the eighth-generation (C8) 2020-22 Chevrolet Corvette is no mean feat. Customers still pay premiums and patiently wait in line to own one. Yet the new Z06 edition, due...

Technical Innovation
Automotive

ABS Ramps up Commercial-Vehicle Battery-Pack Assembly

American Battery Solutions (ABS) is preparing for a big uptick in business with the increasing electrification of buses, medium- and heavy-duty trucks. “In order to be ready for...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hercules Readies Alpha Electric Pickup Prototypes

A modular propulsion system enables multiple driveline configurations – and non-automotive EV applications.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Seeking More Traction in Budding EV Market, VW Adds AWD to ID.4

A second motor and free charging create a compelling offering as Volkswagen debuts the most-affordable, all-electric, all-wheel-drive SUV.

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Photonics/Optics

Opsys Tech Demos Cost-Effective Solid-State Lidar-Module Prototypes

Few argue that autonomous vehicles (AVs) will need lidar to safely reach higher levels of automation. Radar is well-understood, low-cost and low-power, but lacks the...

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Automotive

DSpace Launches Simphera AV Development Simulator

The new cloud-based and scalable software is engineered to simulate and validate autonomous driving applications.

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Materials

3D Graphene Boosts New Batteries Beyond Lithium-Ion

Lyten’s materials innovation enables lithium-sulfur cell chemistry to surpass lithium-ion and set the stage for an EV production debut later this decade.

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Materials

Engineering the 2022 Toyota Tundra

Chief engineer Mike Sweers talks structure, materials and a different approach to hybrid power for the all-new, third-generation pickup.

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Propulsion

NASA, US Industry Advance Small Core Aircraft Engines

The future of commercial flight is sustainable, efficient, and cleaner. To make this vision a reality, NASA working to develop highly efficient engines for future single-aisle...

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Aerospace

3D-Printed Titanium Alloy for Aerospace

A super-strong, highly ductile, super-light titanium-based alloy was developed using 3D printing. The process provides a method to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for...

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Aerospace

Making Martian Rocket Biofuel on Mars

Researchers at Georgia Tech developed a concept that would make Martian rocket fuel, on Mars, that could be used to launch future astronauts back to Earth. The bioproduction process would use three...

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Defense

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

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Connectivity

Toyota Putting Software First in Global, Connected-Car Architecture

Toyota Connected was launched in 2016 in North America, established as an “innovation engine” for the global OEM. The goals of the new digital division were to...

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Energy

Mahle, Liebherr Develop Active Pre-Chamber for Hydrogen ICE

The collaboration attempts to resolve issues with heavy-duty, hydrogen-fueled engines, namely avoiding pre-ignition and knock without reduced compression ratios.

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Medical

Military Tests New Chemical Agent Detection Systems

Warfighters from across the nation conducted operational testing of new chemical agent detection systems between October and November. Through these warfighters’ efforts, data was...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers Developing Prototype of Next-Gen Night Vision Technology

Three University of Arkansas researchers — electrical engineering professor Shui-Qing “Fisher” Yu, Distinguished Professor Greg Salamo, and Jin Hu, assistant...

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Design

New Airfield Matting System Being Developed

Since the 1940s, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) has evaluated expeditionary airfield matting systems that allow military units to quickly build runways, hangar...

Original Equipment
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hyundai CE Launches Next-Gen Electric Forklift

The 2.5-ton B-X electric forklift employs the company’s first application of lithium-iron-phosphate batteries.

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Aerospace

Flexible Antenna Array Could Coat Airplane Wings

Princeton University researchers have taken a step toward developing a type of antenna array that could coat an airplane’s wings. The technology, which could enable many uses of emerging...

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Aerospace

Making Aircraft Fuel from Sunlight and Air

Carbon-neutral fuels are crucial for making aviation and maritime transport sustainable. Scientists at ETH Zurich have built a plant that can produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels from sunlight...

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Software

Autonomy Architecture Prevents Aviation Accidents

There have been approximately 1,200 to 1,300 general aviation accidents per year since 2013, which is down from the years before. While the improvement is good, NASA is working to...

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Power

2022 Nissan Rogue Gets a VC Turbo Triple

Nissan’s best-selling Rogue entered its third generation as an all-new vehicle for 2021, missing the significant powertrain change that arrives in 2022 models. The all-new 3-cylinder gasoline...

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Research Lab

Nissan Opens New Vehicle-Safety Lab in Michigan

It takes days for a safety team to prep a vehicle for a crash test that lasts mere seconds. “The number of required crash tests is increasing, so your flexibility is decreasing when...

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Propulsion

Steel Sector Aids Sustainability Efforts

Volvo Group partners with SSAB on ‘green steel’ for off-highway machines and with Ovako for access to fossil-free hydrogen.

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Power

BEV Streamliner Tops 350 Mph for U.S. Speed Record

The pursuit of straight-line speed loosely known as hot-rodding is a painstaking process: assemble an enthusiastic team, tap all the expertise you can muster and convince a sponsor or...