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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Churning Toward Stronger, More Uniform Aluminum Casts

Macrosegregation is the uneven distribution of alloying elements within a solidified aluminum part, creating, for example, copper-poor regions. This is most likely to occur in the...

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Propulsion

Exclusive First Drive: Torotrak’s V-Charge Technology

Being the first journalist to test drive the only example of a new piece of technology still in development always concentrates the mind. Doing so in wet and windy weather battering...

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Technical Innovation
Software

Follow the Chemistry to Better CFD Combustion Simulations

For internal-combustion (IC) engine design, companies need to stay ahead of not only the competition but also of new emissions mandates.

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Regulations/Standards

PACCAR's Sproull Primed for SAE Commercial Vehicle Post

From his early days as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Evansville to today serving as a vice president at PACCAR, SAE International involvement has been a...

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Electronics & Computers

CES 2017: Automotive Suppliers Eclipsing OEMs in Advanced Tech

Development of advanced mobility technologies is increasingly being driven by suppliers, rather than OEMs. And megadeals worth at least $500 million that are behind a growing...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

CES 2017: Your Car Is Talking to the Refrigerator

Vehicles are becoming more closely linked to consumer electronics as infotainment systems offer more options and automated driving technologies bring the promise of more free time during...

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Power

Phase 2 GHG Driver for Advanced Technology, Alternative Fuels

Opening day of the SAE 2016 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress featured a well-attended symposium on Meeting the Challenges of Phase 2 GHG: Implications and Effects. A...

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Briefs
Defense

Development of High Quality 4H-SiC Thick Epitaxy for Reliable High Power Electronics Using Halogenated Precursors

Development of robust semiconductor devices with high energy efficiency and reliability is a key objective towards 'Energy...

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Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Silicon Based Mid-Infrared SiGeSn Heterostructure Emitters and Detectors

Enhancing the performance of GeSn p-i-n photodiodes using gold metal nanostructures.

The goal of this research project was to advance the science and technology...

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Defense

Open Standard Middleware Enables New HPEC Solutions

The military embedded computing landscape has been transformed from where it was 20 years ago — and that has been almost entirely enabled by the ability of prime contractors, systems...

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Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Reconfigurable Electronics and Non-Volatile Memory Research

The purpose of this research was to investigate non-volatile memory device technologies that could be applied to reconfigurable electronics applications to provide power reduction,...

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Aerospace

Cooling Your Embedded System: What Can Your Open Standard Architecture Handle?

Embedded computing systems for Mil/Aero applications are often conduction-cooled in an ATR or nonstandard chassis. However, there are many designs that require...

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Articles
Aerospace

Evaluating Key Certification Aspects of Multicore Platforms for Safety Critical Avionics Applications

High performance, low power consumption and small footprint requirements imposed by the embedded market on the processor industry is...

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Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Energy-Filtered Tunnel Transistor: A New Device Concept Toward Extremely Low Energy Consumption Electronics

Altering the thermal characteristics of semiconductors can prolong battery life.

Excessive heat dissipation (or power...

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Articles
Defense

The Ins and Outs of Spaceflight Passive Components and Assemblies

RF and microwave components deployed in spaceflight applications can experience hundreds of degrees of temperature variation, massive amounts of radiation, and can be expected...

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Aerospace

Simulating and Analyzing Flow for an Air-to-Air Refueling System

Long-range bombers may have missions halfway around the world. Fighter jets may have to stay in the air longer than their relatively small fuel tanks will allow, or may find...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Upgraded Electronic Flight Bag System

Astronautics Corporation of America
Milwaukee, WI
414-449-4000
www.astronautics.com

Astronautics Corporation of America has been selected to provide an improved and upgraded electronic...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Helicopter Vibration Control System

LORD Corporation
Cary, NC
877 ASK LORD (275 5673)
www.lord.com

LORD Corporation recently announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has now completed all program...

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Defense

3D Printers Create Tomorrow’s Rocket Engines

Startup company Tri-D Dynamics LLC, a startup with ties to Purdue University, plans to use 3D printers as well as other additive manufacturing processes to make future rocket engines that...

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Aerospace

Army Demonstrates Hoverbike Prototype

The US Army demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter. The Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV), also known as a hoverbike, may one day make it possible...

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Electronics & Computers

Daimler and Uber Team up to Bring More Self-Driving Cars to the Road

Daimler and Uber announce the companies signed an agreement to cooperate on the supply and operation of self-driving vehicles. Under the agreement, Daimler plans to...

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Product Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advancing 3D-Printed NdFeB Magnets

Magnet Applications, Inc. (DuBois, PA), a Bunting Magnetics Co., has made a technology advancement in 3D-printed neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) magnets. According to Magnet Applications, engineers from the...

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Technology Report
Automotive

All-New 2018 Ford Expedition Gets Aluminum Body, 10-Speed

When Ford Motor Co. leadership made the bold decision to invest in aluminum body structures for its F-Series pickups, they made sure the Expedition was integrated into the product...

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Product Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Linear Potentiometers

H.G. Schaevitz LLC Alliance Sensors Group (Moorestown, NJ) expanded its sensor product offering by adding resistive technology to its portfolio of linear position products. Environmentally sealed to IEC IP-64, the...

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Propulsion

John Deere and Liebherr Collaborate on Engine Development

John Deere Power Systems and Liebherr Machines Bulle SA announced on February 8 an agreement to jointly evaluate engine technologies, designs and development processes that may assist future product development for both companies. The collaboration will target specific horsepower and...

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Automotive

UQM, Meritor Form Alliance to Develop Full-Electric Axle Systems

UQM Technologies, Inc. signed a development agreement with Meritor, Inc. to jointly develop full-electric axle systems (E-axles) for the medium- and heavy-duty commercial...

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Defense

US Navy Synthesizes Slime to Assist Military Personnel

A team of U.S. Navy scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) have successfully re-created a natural material used for marine wildlife...

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Electronics & Computers

NRL Develops Novel Monolayer Ferroelectric Hybrid Structures

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, have demonstrated that the intensity and spectral composition of the...

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Product Briefs
Propulsion

Silent Timing Chain

Designed for lighter weight, smaller space and lower cost than gear drives, BorgWarner’s (Auburn Hills, MI) silent chains technology provides durable performance, even under high speeds typical in hybrid applications....

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Product Briefs
Electronics & Computers

High-Temperature Pressure Sensor

The Endevco model 8523 high-temperature pressure sensor from Meggitt Sensing Systems (Irvine, CA) uses silicon strain gages to enable gage and differential measurements. Designed for static or dynamic...

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Software

Visteon Tests Augmented Reality HUD for Level 4 Autonomy

Augmented reality (AR) head-up displays are emerging as critical equipment for SAE Level 4 autonomous driving, where the operator must completely trust that the vehicle's ADAS...

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Electronics & Computers

Renault ARMs Its Twizy EV with Open-Source Architecture

Automotive digital technology is spreading rapidly through the industry and among vehicle platforms. Premium EVs such as Tesla Models S and X, with...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Harman Readies New Vehicle-Hacker Defense System for 2018

A vehicle’s engine tachometer needle rapidly jumps from zero to redline, dives back to zero, then repeats again and again—without a driver behind the wheel. An external source...

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Automotive

Can Product Planning Keep Pace with Technology?

Product planners: How accurate is your technology ‘radar?’

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Defense

Satellite Communications Ball Offers More Bandwidth, Greater Portability

While it may resemble a giant beach ball, the inflatable ground antenna transmit and receive (GATR) ball is actually the Army's latest piece of satellite...

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Test & Measurement

Stationary Laboratory Data Acquisition System

Diversified Technical Systems' (Seal Beach, CA) SLICE PRO LAB system offers the same electronics and flexibility as its crash-hardened SLICE PRO data acquisition modules, but in laboratory...

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Electronics & Computers

Shifting to an E-Mobility Product Portfolio

How does a traditional powertrain component and systems supplier stay relevant in an electrified- and autonomous-mobility future? Horst Binnig, CEO of Rheinmetall Automotive AG (formerly KSPG), a...

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Technology Report
Automotive

Nissan's New King Cab Full of Patent Potential

For OEMs, promoting a competitive advantage is just as vital as protecting innovative technologies on vehicles—especially on high-profit trucks.

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Electronics & Computers

Mobileye on the Road

Amnon Shashua, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Israel-based Mobileye, tells a story about when, in the year 2000, he first began approaching global carmakers with his vision—that cameras, processor chips...

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Product Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Design Tip: 3D Printing

A basic tenet of traditional manufacturing says that as part complexity increases, so do machining and assembly costs. But what if there were a different way to produce metal parts, one with fewer limitations than...

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Materials

Hard, Slick and Ready to Roll

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new breed of nanocomposite coating.

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Product Briefs
Manned Systems

Fingerprint-Free Coatings

NBD Nanotechnologies (Boston, MA) features a new coating solution that renders fingerprints invisible on metal and glass surfaces. According to the company, its patented InvisiPrint solution allows manufacturers to...

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Product Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Plasma Polymerization Deposition Systems

The PD Series Plasma Deposition Systems family from Nordson MARCH (Concord, CA) uses plasma polymerization to deposit thin films uniformly during precision manufacturing and assembly processes to...

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Propulsion

Chicago Auto Show: Dodge Puts 375-Hp Hemi V8 in Durango SRT

“Performance” SUVs are not a new concept, but FCA’s Dodge brand opens a new niche-within-a-niche with the unveiling of the 2018 Durango SRT at the 2017 Chicago auto show,...

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Connectivity

Lucid Motors’ David Moseley: EV or ICE, “It Is All Physics”

As Director, Powertrain, CAE Crash & Safety for electric-vehicle startup Lucid Motors, David Moseley may hold one of the most intriguing—and possibly even...

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Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Smaller Suppliers Facing Global Challenges

Are you willing and prepared to follow your customers around the world to support their global product initiatives?

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Electronics & Computers

High-Power Wireless Charging Technology

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (Oak Ridge, TN) 20-kw wireless charging system has achieved 90% efficiency at three times the rate of the wired charging systems commonly used for electric vehicles...

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Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Signal Conditioning, Filter and Instrumentation Amplifier

Alligator Technologies (Costa Mesa, CA) offers x10000 amplifier gain enhancement for the company’s USB controlled USBPIA-S1 single channel programmable signal conditioning...

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Propulsion

Early Ride: Lucid Motors’ 1,000-Hp Air ‘Alpha’ Prototype

Always an early test for the veracity and viability of automotive startups: ya got a car that runs?

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Test & Measurement

New Lab Helps Boeing Detect Aircraft Flaws

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and The Boeing Company established a new nondestructive evaluation (NDE) laboratory that uses millimeter-wave technology to improve...

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Aerospace

Discovery Could Lead to Cleaner, More Efficient Jet Engines

Researchers at The Ohio State University found a way to improve the high-temperature properties of superalloys used in jet engines. The method tailors an alloy’s composition and...

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Aerospace

Fluctuating Forces of Flight Captured by High-Tech Paint

A rocket is buffeted by a chaotic flow of air during flight. At high speeds, airplanes experience a similar, unsteady flow of air over their wings. A method to precisely measure...

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SAE Standards News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Sharpening the Focus on OBD-II Security

SAE Standards News aims to update readers on the extensive activity in the SAE Global Ground Vehicle Standards development arena, by more than 800 ground vehicle committees comprised of volunteers...

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Defense

Probing FAST Processing for High-Tech Ceramic Components

Researchers from Purdue University are studying the fundamental mechanisms behind a technique known as field-assisted sintering technology (FAST), where applying an electric field...

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Defense

Fresh Air for the Passenger Experience

When considering environmental factors in commercial aerospace, the most familiar themes focus on the reduction of emissions, noise, and fuel consumption. These design factors are interlinked and...

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Propulsion

S.S. White Technologies Lending Flexibility to New GE9X, 777X

S.S. White Technologies is supplying flexible rotary shafts for the Honeywell Aerospace Air Turbine Starter (ATS) on the next-gen GE Aviation GE9X high-bypass turbofan...

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Manned Systems

Recoated and Ready

Air superiority comes at a cost. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-22 Raptor may arguably be the most capable air superiority fighter ever built, but the aircraft has lingered in depots due to a variety of substantial...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

SANY India Enters Mining Segment, Launches Range of Off-Highway Dump Trucks

The new mining business unit will be headed by Dheeraj Panda, who is the Business Unit Head and Vice President of Excavators at SANY India.

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