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FPT Tech Day Reveals Cursor X Concept, Other 4.0 Innovations

FPT Industrial periodically holds Tech Days to demonstrate its latest research and development in a particular technology area. The company’s most recent Tech Day, taking...

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Power

2019 Toyota RAV4: Doubling down on a Best-Seller

To say the RAV4 is a crucial product for Toyota might be underselling it. In the U.S., the 5-seat, 5-door FWD/AWD C-class SUV is Toyota’s best-selling vehicle, the nation’s...

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Unmanned Systems

Magna Bringing Configurable Seating Concept to CES

Magna has provided a glimpse into its vision for the future of configurable cabin spaces, and will provide a life-size transforming seating demo (see gallery) at its booth during the...

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Energy

Tenneco Talks ‘Clean Air’ Tech, Trends

In October 2018, Tenneco Inc. completed its “transformational” acquisition of Federal-Mogul LLC, and now is working to realign the businesses and establish two independent companies by late...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Developments in Engine-Based Gensets

Generator set OEMs may be at a unique time when it comes to further engineering development. They have responded to the most stringent emissions regulations in the world: Tier 4 Final in the U.S. and...

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Aerospace

Aircraft Parachute Recovery Systems

BRS Aerospace
South St. Paul, MN
651-457-7491
www.brsaerospace.com

BRS Aerospace has engaged Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to develop...

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Weapons Systems

DATC Spells Progress for Defense Prototyping

A slogging bureaucracy, miles of “red tape,” and a sea of acronyms are just some of the hurdles that keep many suppliers from working with the U.S. defense industry on ground vehicle...

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Aerospace

Hardware Design of a High Dynamic Range Radio Frequency (RF) Harmonic Measurement System

Radio frequency (RF) circuit elements that are traditionally considered to be linear frequently exhibit nonlinear properties that affect the intended...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

Defense-Grade FPGAs

Xilinx, Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced availability of its Defense-grade XQ UltraScale+ portfolio of products, providing the benefits of its UltraScale+ architecture plus extended temperature and...

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Photonics/Optics

Evaluation of Aeronautical Design Standard – 33 Using a UH-60A Black Hawk

In 1982, the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), then assigned under the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM), began development of a new...

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Defense

Deployable – Instrument Landing System

Thales Group
Cedex, France
+ 33(0)1 57 77 86 26
www.thalesgroup.com

The United States Air Force's (USAF) activities to establish air superiority and support ground combat units often...

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Electronics & Computers

Circuit Models for Robust, Adaptive Neural Control

This project seeks to reproduce the neural circuits used by the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans for locomotion. Caenorhabditis elegans is a small (~1.2 millimeter) nematode found in rotting...

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Electronics & Computers

An Introduction to PCM Heat Sinks

With the exception of thermal storage heat sinks, the term heat sink is a misnomer. Standard heat sinks for electronics cooling are actually heat exchangers, taking the heat from the electronics, and...

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Propulsion

Pulsed Microwave Plasma Instrumentation for Investigation of Plasma-Tuned Multiphase Combustion

Strategies to control solid rocket propellant regression rate require a robust throttling technique applicable to high performance propellant...

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Defense

Synthetic Aperture Radar for Helicopter Landing in Degraded Visual Environments

The development of sensors to assist helicopter landing in degraded visual environments (DVEs) is currently an important US Army requirement addressing the...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Eye Tracking Technology

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Novel Characterization Methods for Anisotropic and Mixed-Conduction Materials

State-of-the-art electronic and optoelectronic devices require electronic materials with specialized properties that cannot be characterized with standard methods, or that must be characterized with extra precision. As a result of this research, the following new...

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Medical

Using RISC-V to Simplify Data Logging in Space

Worldwide demand for low Earth orbit satellites is increasing at an unprecedented pace, driven by diverse needs such as faster and more affordable Internet access, and faster revisit rates with...

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Electronics & Computers

Streamlining EMC Solutions for Avionics Interfaces

Lightning strikes to jet airliners are common - about once every 1000 flight hours. The DO-160G standard, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is a standard...

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Aerospace

Ruggedizing Commercial-Grade Computers into MIL-Hardened Systems

As performance capabilities for embedded computing products expand, the requirements for commercial-grade and MIL ruggedized systems blur into similar specifications. There are...

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Multirole Utility Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters
Marignane Cedex, France
+33 (0)4 42 85 60 51
helicopters.airbus.com

Airbus Helicopters will be providing an additional four H225M (previously known as the Eurocopter EC725)...

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Defense

Drone-Elimination Fire Control System

Smart Shooter Ltd.
Kibbutz Yagur, Israel
+ 972-72-3202111
www.smart-shooter.com

Smart Shooter's SMASH fire control system adds digital precision to in-service rifles and ammunition. It...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Weapons Calibration App

Double Shoot
Ramat Gan, Israel
+972-52-9208000
www.double-shoot.com

Double Shoot, an Israeli company that is pioneering advanced systems for zeroing high accuracy weapons and scoring systems, recently...

Technical Innovation
Energy

Caterpillar Ventures Invests in Fisker for Electric Future

As automotive manufacturers compete to produce lower-cost electric vehicles (EVs) with greater ranges than ever, the off-highway construction and mining equipment industry has...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo CE, Skanska Demonstrate Concept Electric Site

Volvo Construction Equipment and Swedish construction and mining company Skanska have recorded impressive initial results from an electric quarry research project. The two companies,...

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Manned Systems

Argus Cyber Security Responds Quickly to New Threats Via Over-The-Air Updates

The commercial vehicle (CV) industry provides a unique challenge to cybersecurity companies due to their length of use and multitude of usage profiles that...

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Data Acquisition

Over-The-Air Affair

Vehicle connectivity is no longer an option in a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) continuously casts a broader net on the number and types of devices that interact with each other and exchange data.

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Test & Measurement

Tekscan Goes Fast-Track with Its High-Speed Tire Scanning

A new electronic testing method lets engineers analyze the impact of speed, motion, and inertial forces that high-speed tires experience, a vast departure from what was previously...

Road Ready
Power

2019 Chevrolet Blazer: Sharply Styled and Right-Sized for the Voracious SUV Market

Leaving its dirt roots in the past, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is a stylish, on-road-focused 2-row SUV that slots between Chevy’s Equinox and...

Road Ready
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

2020 Ford Super Duty Debuts All-New 7.3-Liter Pushrod V8, 10-Speed Automatic

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will arrive with the heavy-duty pickup truck’s best-ever conventional, gooseneck, and fifth-wheel trailer towing and...

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Materials

2020 Explorer Will Be First Product to Emerge – More Quietly – from Ford’s Newest NVH Lab.

The 2020 Explorer will be the first Ford product engineered via the automakers new driving dynamics laboratory, which provides multiple...

INSIDER
Materials

New Coating Repels Ice from Any Surface

Researchers used a new theory in physics called stress localization to create a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface. The new material uses elastic energy...

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Power

Mahle Shows Urban Mobility Concept

A 2-seat electric car concept recently unveiled by a major automotive supplier — best known for pistons and other power-cylinder components — is capable of making inner-city jaunts for up to seven...

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Propulsion

2020 Supra: Toyota's Japanese Spin on German Engineering

In today’s world of rationalized product lines with optimized bills-of-material sharing for maximum scale, the corporate case for low-volume sports cars is tricky. A desire to...

Articles
Manned Systems

An OBE for the SAE

Perhaps it’s not surprising that someone who joined a professional engineering society at age 16 would eventually lead one. And so, Paul Mascarenas seems an ideal fit as SAE International’s 2019 president. It’s...

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Photonics/Optics

Teams Test Technologies in DARPA Subterranean Challenge

In early April, nine qualified teams will attempt to remotely navigate the dark and dirty corridors of Edgar Experimental Mine in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in preparation for the...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Guard Members to See Expanded Use of Robots

The use of robots continues to grow within the National Guard and Guard members are likely to soon see additional robots with expanded capabilities. Robots are currently used for a number of...

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Energy

Friendly Electromagnetic Pulse Improves Survival for Electronics

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military...

Road Ready
Power

New V8, Big Towing, Trick Features and Tech for 2020 Chevy Silverado HD

With pickup trucks seemingly taking over the personal-vehicle market, it’s no surprise the Detroit Three automakers are devoting more attention than ever to the...

What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

A testimony to how good the new-generation JL-series Wrangler is on the tarmac: it was really quite civil in an 800-mile, nearly all-highway week of travel to the Detroit auto show in January.

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Aerospace

NASA and Partners Demonstrate Unmanned Aircraft Technologies

NASA has signed contracts with three industry partners to demonstrate progress in the use and eventual certification of systems critical to the safe operation of Unmanned...

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Aerospace

New Flight Strategy Could Land Heavier Vehicles on Mars

The heaviest vehicle to successfully land on Mars is the Curiosity Rover at 1 metric ton. Sending more ambitious robotic missions to the surface of Mars, and eventually humans, will...

What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2019 Genesis G70 RWD

The G70 is the fledgling Genesis brand’s entry into the age-old “BMW 3-Series-fighter” category.

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Power

Motor Matters

With the momentum to expand vehicle electrification increasing steadily, the industry is beginning to arrange the pieces for its multi-billion-dollar transformation of powertrain development.