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Manned Systems

Western Star Adds ‘Weight Sensitive’ 47X to Vocational Lineup

Western Star has extended its purpose-built X-Series vocational truck lineup with the all-new 47X, targeting weight-sensitive applications like mixers and bulk haul. The...

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Q&A
Transportation

Thermal Challenges of Electric Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle electrification poses new challenges for thermal management, driving development of new systems and components specific to battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (EVs). Key...

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Finding the Perfect Aluminum for Additive Manufacturing

Make aluminum work for you (and your 3D-printing applications).

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Application Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Tactical Data Link Software

This was the first UAS application in a Navy exercise for the proven capabilities of LinkPRO software.

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Articles
Imaging

JADC2: Building the U.S. Military’s Internet of Things

The U.S. military's "Joint All Domain Command and Control" initiative wants to bring quick, seamless access to intelligence from any system in the battlefield.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Fatigue Behavior of an Advanced Melt-Infiltrated SIC/SIC Composite with Environmental Barrier Coating at 1200°C in Air and in Steam

SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composites are being evaluated for aircraft engine hot-section components.

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Designing, Developing and Deploying CubeSats

Learn all about the miniature satellites orbiting the Earth.

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Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Novel Whisker Mitigating Composite Conformal Coat Assessment

DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.

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Briefs
Materials

Cold Sprayed Coatings with Dual Nanoparticle Reinforcements for Wear and Corrosion Protection

The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.

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Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Precision Micromotors

The Mars helicopter features six brushed DC motors.

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Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Bio-Based Polyurethane Containing Isosorbide for Use in Composites and Coatings

Polyurethane can be easily molded or cast into a film at ambient conditions.

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Radiation-Hardened ICs

See how the integrated circuits supported a mission to examine asteroids.

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Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Cylindrical Array Radar: Comparison to Multi-Faced Systems for Horizon Surveillance and Application to Ubiquitous Radar

Small platforms play a pivotal role in the modern Navy.

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Application Briefs
Motion Control

Small UAV Satcom System

Honeywell’s Small UAV SATCOM system weighs just only 1 kilogram.

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Products
Energy

New Products

Single-board systems, self-encrypting drives, custom capacitor assemblies, and more.

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Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Low Distortion Titanium in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Systems

As the acceptance and application of additive manufacturing technology continues to evolve and grow, alloy selection will prove to be an important part of the development process.

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing Craft

Learn about the JetPack Aviation Speeder VTOL.

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Articles
Photonics/Optics

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Long Range Uncooled Thermal Cameras

The Jaegar provides high levels of camera positioning accuracy.

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Monitor Your Spectrum for Signs of Threats

Spectrum monitoring can detect signs of threats and provide insight into mitigating them.

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Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Ultraviolet Detector

Teledyne e2v has been contracted by the European Space Agency (ESA) to enhance its previously supplied CCD69 detector.

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Bosch Debuts New CV-Specific Electric Motor and Inverter

The 230 e-motor can be paired with Bosch’s advanced SiC inverter to cut down on energy losses and increase driving range.

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Articles
Manned Systems

CV Autonomy: Picking the 'Low-Hanging Fruit'

Functional safety is a major reason why autonomous-vehicle (AV) development timelines have been pushed back, and why SAE “Level 2-plus” driving automation has become more of a focus for...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Navistar Updates A26 Engine, Improves FE by 4%

Since the initial launch of the International A26 engine five years ago for the Class 8 market, Navistar engineers have tweaked the power plant to improve fuel economy by 10 percent.

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Aerospace

Tool Detects Engine-Destroying Oscillations

A tool was developed that uses machine learning and a dynamical systems-based approach to identify a precursor of combustion instability in engines. Combustion engines, like those in...

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Aerospace

Simulating a Smooth Ride to Stabilize Air Taxis

When air taxis begin shuttling us around, the rides they offer will need to be safe and smooth. These small electric aircraft will be nimble enough to operate in cities, but sudden...

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News
Design

Lexus Goes All-Touch for New Infotainment System

When Lexus unveiled its Remote Touch infotainment interface at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the original iPhone had been out a little over a year, and Apple’s second-generation...

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Weapons Systems

Army Tests Newest 120mm Abrams Main Battle Tank Round

Deep in the desert, two Ivy Division tank crews of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team recently tested the Army’s newest 120mm tactical service round.

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Transportation

Prototype Aims to Reduce Fuel Use, Improve Tactical Vehicle Performance

The Defense Department maintains a fleet of more than 250,000 tactical vehicles, which frequently operate in austere conditions. These vehicles often spend as much...

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Defense

DoD Increases Order for Hardened Military GPS Modules

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has executed a $316 million contract option for BAE Systems’ advanced M-Code Global Positioning System (GPS) modules, raising the contract funding...

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News
Automotive

VinFast Brings New EVs, Assembly Plans to U.S.

The name VinFast isn’t likely to mean much to anyone outside Vietnam where the automotive startup launched four years ago. But by November 2022, the company expects to have two EVs, the...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Key Reasons to Attend the UAV Technology USA Conference 2022

See what's on the agenda at UAV Technology USA 2022.

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News
Lighting

Nissan Debuts Tech-Laden 2022 Ariya EV SUV

Nissan became an electric-vehicle pioneer when it debuted the Leaf in late 2010, and even with a meager 73 miles (117 km) of range the first-generation 5-door hatchback became the world’s...

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