Workhorse Multiphysics Tool Gets Upgrades
Engineers are now able to design with far higher precision, making materials thinner and lighter without sacrificing quality and durability. But as they press the limits of technology, engineers...
Product Briefs Electronics & Computers
Cable-To-Cable Connector Series
The CTC series from ITT Cannon (Irvine, CA) is a simple-to-install, low-maintenance cable-to-cable interconnect solution. It is suitable for a wide variety of harsh environment vehicle applications where...
News Electronics & Computers
Electric Linear Actuator
The LA33 electric linear actuator from LINAK (Louisville, KY) is a mid-range device that combines compact design and high power in one solution fit for use in the most extreme environments. Offering a 12- or 24-V dc...
Toyota's New Structural Blue Paint Shimmers on Lexus LC500
We normally think of color as the product of the absorption of certain wavelengths to leave only the desired color to reflect. But it can also be produced...
Automotive Prepares for 3D Printed-Part Assault
The use cases for three-dimensional printed automobile parts are plentiful, but significant production applications of the additive manufacturing process have been almost non-existent in...
Technical Innovation Electronics & Computers
Komatsu Building AI into Construction Sites
Construction sites remain one of the more dangerous workplaces due to the presence of heavy machinery, uneven terrain and continuous activity. To help alleviate some of these issues, Komatsu,...
Danfoss Employs ADCs to Accelerate Product Development
“Customers can’t drive a PowerPoint.” That’s the short answer for why Danfoss Power Solutions has built three Application Development Centers (ADCs) worldwide—in Ames,...
Natural DNA-Based Nonvolatile Resistive Switching Memory
Motivated by the demand for an even larger storage capacity in the information era, research efforts have been devoted to the development of more efficient and cost-effective memory elements.
Briefs Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Content Addressable Memory (CAM) Technologies for Big Data and Intelligent Electronics Enabled By Magneto-Electric Ternary CAM
Content addressable memory (CAM) is one of the most promising hardware solutions for high-speed data searching and...
Articles Electronics & Computers
Two-phase cooling has been utilized in the electronics cooling industry for many decades, with possibly the most well-known adaptation being the heat pipe. Heat pipes are capillary-driven, two-phase devices that...
Rugged Servers with Skylake Architecture
Themis Computer® (Fremont, CA) announced the launch of its next generation XR6 Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) featuring the newest Intel®...
Additive Manufacturing Materials for RF Components
The Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Weapons Development and Integration (WDI) Directorate has a program known as PRIntable Materials with...
Briefs Sensors/Data Acquisition
pH-Dependent Spin State Population and ¹⁹F NMR Chemical Shift Via Remote Ligand Protonation in An Iron(II) Complex
The development of transition metal-based molecules and materials that can be switched between low-spin and high-spin...
Articles Test & Measurement
CompactPCI Serial Space
There are a few open specifications in the embedded industry that have been used in the extreme environments of space over the years. These include VME, CompactPCI, OpenVPX, and MicroTCA. But, prime contractors such...
NASA CubeSats: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology
NASA’s Small Spacecraft Technology Program is on the countdown clock to advance communications and proximity maneuvering capabilities for CubeSats with the Integrated Solar Array and...
A Mechanistic Analysis of Oxygen Vacancy Driven Conductive Filament Formation in Resistive Random Access Memory Metal/NiO/Metal Structures
Resistive Random Access Memory (RRAM) devices have drawn much interest in the last decade,...
Articles Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Plain Bearings for Aerospace Applications
Plain bearings are used across a wide range of aerospace applications to help achieve better fuel efficiency, extend maintenance intervals, and lower carbon emissions. These applications include...
Application Briefs Test & Measurement
Turret Aiming and Stabilization System
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Division
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division recently completed significant enhancements...
Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2)
We are at an inflection point in the evolution of warfare. While technology is rapidly increasing pace, it is also creating an expansion into multiple, parallel domains, and giving enemy forces more...
Application Briefs Software
Unmanned Aircraft Training Materials
Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim)
The U.S. Air Force Academy has selected VBS3 and VBS Fires FST products from Bohemia...
Application Briefs Propulsion
Light Reconnaissance Vehicle
Honiton, Devon, UK
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Supacat, a UK designer and manufacturer of special forces vehicles, recently unveiled the latest variation of its Light Reconnaissance...
Application Briefs Defense
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
AeroVironment, Inc. a manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, received a contract...
Manufacturing Systems Get Smart, Self Heal
Competition in the aerospace industry is fierce at all levels, and that includes the factory floor. Achieving production numbers is imperative to meeting both cost and customer expectations, and...
More Adhesives Help Stiffen Honda's 2018 Odyssey Structure
Structural adhesives are gaining in usage popularity as engineers employ the bonding agent with lightweight materials to help achieve a continuous bond for improved vehicle...
Technology Report Automotive
Repaired Carbon-Fiber Frame Can Be Stronger Than Original Structure
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have demonstrated a new “reversible” adhesive for multi-material joining that...
Technology Report Electronics & Computers
Digitalization Extends Simulation into Factories
The role of digital data is expanding rapidly, extending to the equipment on the factory floor after coming into dominance in the design of everything from components to end vehicles....
NASA Alloy Could Fold Wings in Flight
NASA has successfully applied a new technology in flight that allows aircraft to fold their wings to different angles while in the air. Part of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing (SAW) project, the...
Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes
The algorithm DroNet allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. It produces two outputs for each single input image:...
Nanotube Fibers Made by Hand to Cut Production Time
A method developed at Rice University allows researchers to make short lengths of strong, conductive fibers from small samples of bulk nanotubes in about an hour. It can take grams of material and weeks of effort to optimize the process of spinning continuous fibers, but the new method cuts...
Designing Composite Engine Cowling for Improved Heat Resistance
When a helicopter is hovering, there is little airflow passing through the engine cowling and hot stagnant air will gather in the engine compartment. During extended hover...
Rolls-Royce Sees a Future in Connected Engines
Richard Goodhead, Senior Vice President Marketing, Civil Aerospace at Rolls-Royce, sees the changes that will result from the company’s IntelligentEngine, launched as a concept in early...
NASA Nears Testing on Fission Reactor for Missions to Moon, Mars
The notion that NASA is currently developing a nuclear power system might not seem that Earth shattering. The agency has flown a number of missions powered by radioisotope...
News RF & Microwave Electronics
Military, Suppliers Focus on Long-Term Technical Advances, Compatibility
Equipment developers are moving quickly to ensure that military users will have long-term access to boards and modules that provide higher performance, easy...
Sharks on a Plane? Skin Scales Lift Aircraft Design
To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.
Mercedes-Benz Bills 3rd-Gen Sprinter as First Holistic Mobility Solution
Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its third-generation Sprinter light commercial vehicle, offering increased versatility, reduced operating costs and new levels...
Faster, Lighter, Stronger: Aerospace Composites Join Together Advanced Materials
Boeing and Airbus forecast a worldwide demand for up to 40,000 new aircraft over the next two decades. With a 10-year production backlog and new aircraft...
Army Trains Robots to "Learn" From Humans
Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and The University of Texas at Austin have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting...
Printing on Patrol
What if our military could dramatically reduce the amount of materials and equipment held on the front lines by printing only what they need? Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National...
Ultrafine Fibers Could Revolutionize Body Armor
Researchers at MIT have developed a process, called gel electrospinning, that can produce ultrafine fibers - whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter - that are...
NASA Demonstrates X-ray Navigation in Space
In a technology first, NASA demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space. This technology could work in concert with existing spacecraft-based radio and optical systems.
Roush to Support the Aerospace Industry with the King of Metal 3D Printers
Roush—the Michigan-based product developer—is the first service supplier in North America to install the Concept Laser Xline 2000R, the largest powderbed...
Origami is Key to Air Force Concepts
For scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratory, the prospect of using origami to create complex, multi-functional materials from a two-dimensional substrate is a highly attractive...
INSIDERRF & Microwave Electronics
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Cruise Missile Target - Mobility...
Air Force Pioneers the Future of Synthetic Jet Fuel - Mobility Engineering...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone
Driver-Monitoring: A New Era for Advancements in Sensor Technology
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tailoring Additive Manufacturing to Your Needs: Strategies for...
How to Achieve Seamless Deployment of Level 3 Virtual ECUs for...
Specifying Laser Modules for Optimized System Performance
Electronics & Computers
Leveraging Machine Learning in CAE to Reduce Prototype Simulation and Testing