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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products and Services

Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Increasing Innovation Efficiency with Additive Manufacturing

AM is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way that the aerospace industry is designing and producing parts.

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Unmanned Systems

Why Heat Exchanger Manufacturers Need to Rethink Design and Fabrication

Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.

Articles
Materials

Tips for Choosing CBN Grinding Wheels

Learn about the most common bond systems for CBN wheels: resin, vitrified, and electroplated matrixes.

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Weapons Systems

Air Force Technology Tracks “Sporadic E”

A phenomenon called “Sporadic E” naturally occurs in the upper atmosphere and disrupts radio waves.

Application Briefs
Motion Control

Electric-Powered Warship

The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

3D-Printed NACA Inlet

A company's first metal additively manufactured part took to the skies on a SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) test flight.

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Energy

Drone Charging System

Battery-charging times take just five minutes.

Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

How Advanced Vacuum Bag Kits Streamline Composite Parts Manufacturing

The manufacturing of complex composite aerospace components is a labor-intensive process, especially the application of the vacuum bag layers needed for consolidation and cure.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Replacing Multiple RF Receivers with Just One Using Channelization

Channelization has made it possible to use one radio receiver to listen to many different radio stations simultaneously.

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Reverse Engineering Technology

A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.

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Materials

Designing Sensory and Adaptive Composite Materials

Newly developed computational approaches aid in the design of composites that exhibit remarkable abilities to both sense external cues and adapt to these cues in controllable, "programmable" ways.

Products
Data Acquisition

New Products

Position sensors, surveillance systems, microwave tuners, and more.

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Aerospace

Design of New Piezoelectric Composites Using Nanocellulose

Using cellulose crystals as building blocks for the design and development of new low-density functional polymer composites.

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Imaging

Drone Parachute Rescue System

The technology is completely autonomous, lightweight, reusable and non-pyrotechnical.

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Electronics & Computers

How Solid-State Technology Impacts A&D Equipment Testing

Learn how to provide accurate power sources with adjustable voltages and frequencies during the test cycle.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Bioenvironmental Engineering Guide for Composite Materials

Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.

Briefs
Materials

Fast Reacting Nano-Composite Energetic Materials: Synthesis and Combustion Characterization

The advent of nanoparticle fuels enables new kinds of reactions, and new kinds of applications.

Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Loitering Munition System

Learn how the Hero-30 system was evaluated for naval missions.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Progress on Zirconia-Polyurea Matrix Hybrid Composites

Incorporating zirconia particles into polyurea elastomers to form hybrid composites and designing them into state-of-the-art body armor has the potential to achieve lightweight ballistic efficiency.

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Electronics & Computers

The Role of Prototype/Test Systems in Next-Generation C5ISR Development

For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.

Application Briefs
Defense

Encapsulated Drone System

SpearUAV recently introduced a handheld version of the Ninox 40 encapsulated drone system.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Testing Services

Jamco America’s comprehensive dynamic test facility has an accelerator-type impact system.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

3D-Printing Powders

A new partnership is intended to create a closed loop supply chain, where certified scrap material is turned into powder.

Articles
Materials

Using Advanced Computational Engineering Software to Meet Aerospace & Defense Industry Challenges

Advanced computational engineering software and additive manufacturing are now delivering solutions that offer innovation and efficiency together.

Articles
Connectivity

Digitalizing Off-Highway Machines Delivers Actionable Data

Off-highway equipment manufacturers are increasingly working with suppliers of drivetrain systems and electrohydraulic (EH) system suppliers to advance the digitalization of...

News
Energy

Battery of Issues Surrounds Large-Vehicle Electrification

Electrification has made major inroads in light trucks and compact off-highway machines, but its adoption in long-distance trucking and many large off-highway vehicles remains...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Mahle Amps up Its Electrification R&D

Best known for pistons and other reciprocating components inside internal combustion engines (ICE), Stuttgart-based Tier 1 Mahle claims it’s keeping the R&D throttle wide open to cement its...

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Manned Systems

Strategic Partnerships Target SAE Level-4 Trucks

The parade of strategic partnerships in the autonomous-trucking space continues with Daimler Trucks and Waymo teaming to develop SAE Level-4 trucks. The Oct. 27 announcement follows...

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Energy

Soft Magnetic Materials Are Key to Electric Aircraft

NASA’s work in Electrified Aircraft Propulsion (EAP) is focused on the use of electric motors and generators to help power a plane’s flight. Key to any electric power system are...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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Power

Hyundai Details First EV-Dedicated Vehicle Architecture

The Hyundai Motor Group on December 1 revealed E-GMP, its first vehicle architecture dedicated for electric vehicles (EVs). The E-GMP platform is oriented around a rear-wheel-drive...

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Power

New Initiatives Prep Porsche, GM for Digital-Manufacturing Transformation

The sometimes seemingly mercurial benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement are moving into focus for automotive manufacturing, as automakers large and...

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Materials

Army Awards $13.5 Million for High-Speed Missile Materials Research

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University announced a new $13.5 million award from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development...

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Weapons Systems

Army Fast-Tracks Adaptable Radars for Congested Environments

A new machine learning approach could improve radar performance in congested environments. Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, now known as...

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Photonics/Optics

3D-Printed Glass Enhances Optical Design Flexibility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have used multi-material 3D printing to create tailored gradient refractive index glass optics that could make for better...

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Photonics/Optics

Illuminating New Roles for Vehicle Lighting

Vehicle lighting used to be about seeing and being seen, but Audi has much larger ambitions for automotive illumination. New LED and digital control technologies are moving the humble headlamp...

News
AR/AI

Smart Tech Revolutionizing the Traffic Light

Every motorist has experienced the frustration of waiting at a red light when there is no traffic in sight. These days, countless household devices use sensors, cameras and connectivity to...

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Aerospace

Image-Based Navigation Helps Spacecraft Land on The Moon

In order for future lunar exploration missions to be successful and land more precisely, engineers must equip spacecraft with technologies that allow them to “see” where they...

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Propulsion

Army Developing Self-Adjusting Turbine Engines

Army and academic researchers developed a novel design to automatically adjust aircraft engine rotor blade positions mid-flight, a tactic that could improve turbine engine performance.

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Connectivity

A Cool New Dimension to Automotive Plastics’ Testing

R&D testing in extreme temperatures has long been part of ensuring required longevity and performance of automotive materials. That is particularly so regarding plastics, the...

News
Manned Systems

10 Best Practices for ADAS and AV Testing

Testing for automated driver-assist systems (ADAS) has required a completely new approach to testing. The most obvious reason for this is the sheer number of sensors and actuators involved in...

News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Protecting AV Control Circuits

The safety and convenience offered by autonomous vehicles (AVs) cannot be achieved unless the vehicle’s electronic circuits are highly reliable and robust to electrical shocks. Designers can substantially...

News
Power

Time to Unlock the Potential of Digital Design Tools

Despite joint ventures and partnerships, sharing always has been a difficult action across the auto industry, given the organizational silos and inter-partner rivalries often standing...