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Study Shows Multiple Benefits of CO2 Cooling in Composites Drilling

The use of composite materials in aerospace and automotive applications has grown at a fast rate (and will continue to do so) due to the high strength and low weight of...

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Aerospace

Power Loss and Data Integrity in Military SSDs

For the defense industry, NAND Flash, with its lack of moving parts, has made it the common storage medium for a variety of field applications. With its small size, low power usage, high...

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Aerospace

Computer Simulation’s Role in Advancing Composite Aircraft Structures

Many of the computer simulation tools used today got their start in the Aerospace industry but their use has always been coupled with significant physical testing. The...

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Data Acquisition

Mil-Aero Design Embraces Intelligent Application-Ready ATCA Platforms

Cohesive Hardware/Software Solutions Accelerate Development of High Performance Data and Video Applications

Telecommunications design continues its evolution toward...

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Aerospace

Infusing Lightweight Composite Structures

Liquid resin infusion (LRI) is a proven manufacturing technology for both small- and large-scale structures for which, in most cases, experience and limited prototype experimentation is sufficient to...

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Aerospace

Business Jets Bounce Back

The business jet market has a resilience all its own. While defense spending has sharply declined, the commercial sector is over-flowing with multi-thousand order backlogs. But if business jet orders can tail off...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Enhancing Mission Readiness with Rugged Portable Instruments

To support warfighters in the field, engineers and technicians install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a wide range of mission-critical radar and communication systems. These...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF Photonics for Avionics Signal Processing

The maturity of RF photonic components has reached the point where fiber optic links are being system-tested to replace traditional copper coax links on avionic platforms. Many demonstrations of RF...

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Defense

Continuous Sputter Deposition Coating of Long Monofilaments

A thin, uniform coating on long segments of monofilament could drastically improve the functionality of many complex fibers. A length of fishing line, microtubing, or polylactic...

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Materials

Hydrolytic Stability of Polyurethane-Coated Fabrics Used for Collapsible Fuel Storage Containers

Collapsible fabric fuel tanks have provided critical tactical bulk petroleum storage for military operations for over 50 years. Beginning in the...

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Defense

Materials Design Principles for the Dynamic Fracture of Laminar Composite Structures

Crack bridging (e.g., from stitches or pins) and friction have profound and potentially very useful effects on delamination crack growth, controlling growth rates (damage levels) and the energy absorbed. However, the implications for structural design principles...

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Materials

Development of Hydrophobic Coatings for Water-Repellent Surfaces Using Hybrid Methodology

Coatings that impart hydrophobic properties are of considerable interest. For applications such as aircraft windows, optical components, protective...

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Technology Update
Defense

Researchers Develop Multiphysics Model for Electro-Thermal Analysis of UAV

Vives College University and Kulab (KU Leuven University campus Ostend) in Belgium are undertaking an aeronautical research program for the development of a new UAV...

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Defense

Small, Sensitive Antennas

Researchers create metamaterials by carefully designing and fabricating novel structures to exhibit patterns of electromagnetic properties—specifically, dielectric permittivity and/or magnetic permeability—at the micro-or nano-scale. This special spatial arrangement of elements ensures that the volumetric arrays...

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Defense

Unmanned Ocean Drone

Liquid Robotics
Sunnyvale, CA
408-636-4200
www.liquidr.com

Accurately forecasting weather conditions and currents prior to mission deployment is an invaluable intelligence tool for the warfighter....

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Aerospace

True DC Switch and X-Band Core Chip

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (San Diego, CA) recently introduced two new integrated products—a True DC switch and an X-band core chip. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® technology, both...

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Aerospace

Mini Embedded Systems

4DSP (Austin, TX) builds mini embedded systems in the FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) form factor. The FMCs are stacked over one another. A typical system features a 12V-30V DC input power supply; Atom CPU + 64GB SSD +...

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Defense

Military Grade Lithium Batteries

Tadiran (Lake Success, NY) has introduced the TLM Series of military grade lithium metal oxide batteries. TLM military grade batteries are cylindrical in shape, constructed with a carbon-based anode, multi...

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Software

3U VPX Graphics Board

WOLF Advanced Technology’s (Ontario, Canada) new 3U VPX board, the VPX3U-GTX850M, is developed using NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX-850M – CUDA powered 28nm GM107 GPU – which is clocked at 862MHz and has 5 Streaming...

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Software

Intelligent Manufacturing Software

The CNC system solution IndraMotion MTX from Rexroth has enhanced functionalities through Open Core Engineering. With Open Core Engineering, Rexroth enhances classic PLC programming by bridging the gap to...

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Defense

Camera to SWIR Imaging

A clip-on system from UTC Aerospace Systems converts a camera to a day/night short wave IR (SWIR) imaging system. The Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S lightweight, field-ready module and covert laser illuminator locks into the front of a Canon EOS 5D camera (Mark II and Mark III models) to provide operators with SWIR imaging...

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Defense

USB Load Cells

LC411-USBH low-profile compression load cells from Omega enable 1000 readings per second and feature a USB output to connect directly to a computer. Free PC software simplifies data logging and charting. Also included are .NET APIs and a command set for command line access. No additional power supply is needed. The load cell is...

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Aerospace

Rotary Transformer Coupled Torque Sensors

The Model T261 series rotary transformer coupled torque sensors from SensorData Technologies meet the demanding inline testing requirements of small motors, pumps, compressors, turbines, fans, and other fractional horsepower rated devices. Overall performance of the T261 Series offers higher stiffness...

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Aerospace

Racecar with Composite-Intensive Suspension Gets Track Tested in 2015

A racecar fitted with a prototype rear suspension will compete in the Sports Car Club of America's 2015 season as a proof-of-concept demonstrator for using thermoplastic...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Isuzu Takes High-Level Approach to T4F Solutions

Depending on which off-highway engine manufacturer you’re talking to, it is either an advantage that its teams of engineers design specifically and solely for the off-highway industry, or it is an advantage that its teams of engineers design for both the on- and off-highway industries. Read more...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

3-D Manufacturing of Titanium Components Takes Off

MRO providers are discovering ways to innovate their procedures while remaining viable and profitable through the current downturn in government spending. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13268.

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Aerospace

Trimming Wiring Harnesses Becomes Design Focus

Wires and cables help design teams add electronic features and functions, but networks and wiring harnesses add a fair amount of weight while their connections can be the cause of failures. That’s prompting developers to examine ways to reduce the size and weight of wires and cables. Read more at...

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Defense

Carbon-Fiber Concept Trailer From Great Dane Cuts Weight by 4000 lb

The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Seals for Oil-Lubricated Wheel-End Applications

A new generation of SKF Mudblock cassette seals has been launched for oil-lubricated wheel-end applications that the company says will significantly extend seal service life compared with...

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Automotive

Audi 'Springs' Material Surprises on A6 Model

Making the most of new materials to reduce weight, improve efficiency, enhance aesthetics, and achieve environmental-centric performance is the aim of every automaker....

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Design

Toyota Seeks Industry Joint Effort to Solve Takata Airbag Issue

Toyota today called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls by several...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Cybersecurity Issues Pondered at Connected Car Expo

Cybersecurity is the elephant in the room in every discussion on the connected car, including of course, at the Connected Car Expo of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Electronics & Computers

Enclosure Cooler

TECA Corp. (Chicago, IL) has introduced a powerful new thermoelectric air conditioner for enclosure cooling. The AHP-690 Model features compact dimensions and 55% more cooling capacity than coolers of similar size. As a...

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Electronics & Computers

Rugged Android Tablet

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released its new IMT-1 Android 4.2 tablet, integrating the TI OMAP5432 1.5GHz dual-core ARM A15 processor for high performance computing power. Built-in WLAN or optional WWAN...

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Electronics & Computers

Energy Metering MCUs

Atmel(R) Corporation (San Jose, CA) has expanded its Atmel | SMART portfolio of energy metering products with the introduction of the SAM4C32 dual-core secure MCU, along with the SAM4CMS32 and SAM4CMP32 for residential,...

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Electronics & Computers

Protocol Analyzer

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has introduced the U4301B PCIe(R) protocol analyzer for engineers developing PCIe Gen3 systems. The U4301B supports all PCIe speeds from 2.5 GT/s (Gen1) through 8 GT/s (Gen3) and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Air Traffic Lab Answers Questions About Future Flying

The holiday season is upon us and that means crowded airports and delayed flights. Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center are working to change that. They are conducting studies to...

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Aerospace

Wireless Devices Used by Pilots are Vulnerable to Hacking

A new class of apps and wireless devices used by private pilots are vulnerable to a wide range of security attacks, which in some scenarios could lead to catastrophic outcomes,...

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Defense

Foldable Material Can Support Many Times its Weight

Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology in China have chemically engineered a new, electrically conductive nanomaterial that is flexible enough to fold, but...

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Connectivity

GPS, Telematics Augment Sensor Input Needed for Autonomous Driving

When vehicles start handling multiple aspects of driving, electronic controls won’t always rely solely on input from onboard sensors. Often, antennas will point skyward...

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Propulsion

VW Reveals Hot New 10-Speed DSG—and a Cool Dashboard Design

As Director of Powertrain for the Volkswagen Group and Head of Development for the VW brand, Hans-Jakob Neusser is never short of new technology projects. To make the point,...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

BorgWarner Expects EGR, Natural-Gas Growth for Commercial Vehicles

BorgWarner presented its new exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules, EcoFlash ignition system, and heavy-duty controlled coolant pump for commercial diesel and natural gas engines at the recent IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Germany. During the event, Prof. Christopher P....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Voice Recognition Draws High Interest but Disappointment in J.D. Power Survey

Automobile overall quality has improved so much over recent years that J.D. Power had to rewrite its survey to reflect what really concerns motorists with...

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Electronics & Computers

No Simple Roadmap to Autonomous Cars

How do we get to the autonomous-drive car from here? Both the car and the infrastructure have to be changed, but as speakers at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show's Connected Car Expo made clear, there...

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Automotive

Lightweighting, Safety Drive Steel Development at ArcelorMittal

The steel industry is constantly innovating to develop new solutions that satisfy customers in a range of industries, the automotive industry included. Stricter fuel-economy...

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Automotive

Toyota Pumps $126M into Michigan R&D Expansion

For the third time in a little more than a year, Toyota has announced an expansion of its Southeast Michigan R&D campuses. The most recent announcement involves an investment of $126...

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Defense

Boeing Begins Construction of Simulation, Analytics Lab in Huntsville

Boeing has begun construction on a 7000-ft² addition to its research and technology center in Alabama. The Center for Applied Simulation and Analytics (CASA) will...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Growing Interest in Bio-Based Material Parts

Plastic composite parts outnumber bio-based material vehicle applications, but “green” projects are making inroads by overcoming various hurdles.

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Power

Attacking GDI Engine Particulate Emissions

It may be surprising to learn that the modern gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engines in today’s passenger cars can emit more hazardous fine particulate matter than a port fuel-injected engine...

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Transportation

See-Through A-Pillars, Ghost Navigation, and Discovery Sport Extreme Testing

When Land Rover wants to reveal its latest engineering and technology, it invariably does so in extreme driving conditions; conditions that reflect its rigorous...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Study Weighs in on Emissions from Composite Aircraft

A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15%, according to new research by the University of Sheffield, University of Cambridge, and UCL (University...

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Defense

NASA Selects Commercial Space Partners for Collaborative Partnerships

NASA has formed unfunded partnerships with four U.S. companies to develop new space capabilities available to the government and other customers. The Collaborations...

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Defense

Collaborative Research Project Leads to Potentially Swarming VTOL UAVs

Over a three-year period, German aerospace engineers from industry and academia collaborated on the AVIGLE (Avionic Digital Service Platform) research project,...

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Defense

QinetiQ Develops New Baffle for Dark Matter Observation by Euclid Space Telescope

QinetiQ has designed a critical component for the Euclid space telescope being developed by Airbus Defence and Space and due to be launched in 2020....

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