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Automotive

Powering the Future of Electric Vehicles with Safer, Lighter Batteries

A "Blade" battery has significant market potential in energy storage applications.

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Power

Technique Extends Next-Generation Lithium Metal Batteries

The discovery could enable lightweight, low-cost, long-lasting energy storage for electric vehicles, houses, and more.

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Briefs
Energy

Material Derived from Trees Could Replace Liquid Electrolytes

The material could pave the way for better, safer solid-state batteries.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

Charger ICs, backup units, power supplies, and more.

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Energy

Developing a Novel Battery Model to Answer Classical Chemistry Questions

A new model visualizes the relationship between hydrodynamic and electrochemical phenomena.

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Articles
Test & Measurement

Overcoming Challenges and Boosting Productivity for EV Battery and E-Axle Testing

Create systems that efficiently and accurately complete testing cycles.

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Technical Innovation
Automotive

Volta Announces ‘Engineering Kickoff’ of Smaller Electric Trucks

Volta Trucks has confirmed additional variants of its Zero line of commercial electric vehicles. The new models will be 7.5- and 12-tonne versions of the company’s...

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Technology Report
Manned Systems

GM Unveils 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

General Motors has fired its first salvo in the high-volume electric vehicle wars, unveiling two versions of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV that bring formidable feature content, evolutionary...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Peterbilt, Aurora Reveal SAE Level 4 Autonomous Truck

Peterbilt and Aurora have unveiled an autonomous-capable truck at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. The autonomous drive system, dubbed Aurora Driver, is making its commercial truck debut in a...

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Articles
Power

The Bi-Directional Bonus for EVs

Although other automakers have talked about the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to use their increasingly powerful batteries for purposes beyond propelling the vehicle, it was Ford that brought the...

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Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Detroit DD15 Gen 5 Showcases Durability of New Diesel Tech

When Detroit launched the latest iteration of the DD15 inline-six diesel engine for on-highway applications, the company promised a completely updated unit that was engineered...

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Editorial
Electronics & Computers

Combustion Engines Carry on in Construction

A recent virtual panel discussion reminded me that we ought not forget the propulsion workhorse of our industries: the good ol’ diesel engine. It’s sometimes easy to forget in the...

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Technology Report
Power

Unique Helmholtz Induction Feeds 2023 Corvette Z06

The 2023 Corvette Z06 recently arrived, powered by a 5.5-L LT6 V8 (above) spinning a radical flat-plane crankshaft. Now that additional engineering details have emerged, the LT6’s top...

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News
Manned Systems

Mack Trucks Begins Production of LR Electric

Mack Trucks’ first fully electric Class 8 vehicle, the Mack LR Electric, has entered serial production at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Mack...

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Technology Report
Software

Hyundai Enters the Metaverse Via Its PnD Technology

When Facebook announced last October that it was changing its name to Meta, most wondered whether people would want to spend as much time in a virtual world as they do on the platforms...

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Technology Report
Power

GM CEO Barra Promises $30K EV SUV by Fall 2023; Automated Driving by Mid-Decade

In a January 5 keynote presentation at CES 2022, General Motors CEO Mary Barra did more than unveil an electric version of one of the company’s profit...

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News
Photonics/Optics

Valeo Debuts New Lidars, EV Tech at CES 2022

The breadth of Valeo’s news announcements during CES 2022 effectively showcased just how much the show has turned into an automotive tech event. From autonomous driving technologies to...

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Articles
Photonics/Optics

New Lidar Tech Illuminates CES 2022

While marquee automakers and suppliers ditched CES 2022 due to a COVID surge, more than a dozen lidar suppliers unveiled their latest products and innovations during the show. Here’s a highlight of...

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Technology Report
Design

Panasonic Augments Driver Safety with New HUD Tech

At CES 2022 Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America unveiled AR HUD 2.0 (Augmented Reality Head-Up Display 2.0), the first system to include a new, patented eye-tracking system...

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Microtube Technology: A Catalyst for Next-Gen Aerospace Thermal Control

Intergalactic, an aerospace thermal management company, has an inventive approach to heat exchangers.

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Articles
Aerospace

Space Industry Test Challenges

Avionics engineering teams should minimize testing time to accelerate the pace of innovation required for the next era of space exploration.

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Articles
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Advancing Metrology at Mach Speed

Drone-mounted inspection tools are breaking barriers for the F-35.

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Articles
Aerospace

RF Technology Helps Connect Avionics Systems

A modular connector system provides smaller, lighter interconnections for denser, more tightly packed avionics systems.

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Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Using Open-Cavity Plastic Packages in Avionics Applications

See which methods can help semiconductors meet very tight time-to-market windows.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Electronic Prognostics – A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.

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Briefs
Imaging

Development of a 94 GHz Radar System for Dedicated Bird Detection at Airports and Airfields

BIRDAR™ detected small birds at distances of 1.2 to 1.3 km and large birds.

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Briefs
Aerospace

The Effect of Failing to Recapitalize the B-52H Defensive Avionics System on Future Operations

The Air Force upgraded the B-52 aircraft with an Avionics Midlife Improvement program.

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Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?

See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

FPGAs and HPC

A study determined the value of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

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Application Briefs
Materials

Airfield Matting System

An airfield matting system is designed to be more friendly to air and sea transport.

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Q&A
Transportation

Sensors Evolve to Satisfy CV Demands

Sensor technology is evolving to satisfy increasingly connected and automated commercial vehicles (CVs). As vehicle management and operation transition from humans to sensors and algorithms, the...

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Application Briefs
Imaging

Hybrid Thermal and Red Dot Sight

The advanced MIL-STD Mepro TIGON sight has arrived.

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Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Robotic Rifle

SWORD Defense Systems recently unveiled its Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle (SPUR).

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Airborne Early Warning and Control Sensor

The 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system provides a long-range picture of the battlespace.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Jamming Unit

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal jamming unit supports bomb disposal squads.

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Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Integrated Remote Weapons Systems

The SAMSON turns a light vehicle into a lethal powerhouse on par with a main battle tank.

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Maritime Drone

The MQ-9B is the first remotely piloted aircraft to be allowed to fly so extensively in UK-controlled airspace.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

CAD software, torque sensors, HD lenses, and more.

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Articles
Data Acquisition

What System Designers Should Know About MOSA Standards

To rapidly respond to new threats, the DoD has a mandate to adopt a Modular Open Systems Approach.

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News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Time to Turn ‘BEV’ into a Verb

Happy trails to 2021. While vehicle dealers made record profits, most of the industry is overjoyed to place this chip-starved, labor-deprived, and cost-escalated year in the rearview mirror. Despite...

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Editorial
Manned Systems

Optimizing EV Platforms for Pickup Trucks

Pickups are the industry’s most popular and profitable product because they offer individualized vehicles for nearly every customer and use case. American pickups wrote the book on mass...

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Original Equipment
Motion Control

Mellor Bus Stresses Lightweight Construction for New Midsized Battery-Electric Buses

U.K.-based bus manufacturer Mellor Bus has recently launched a completely new range of battery-electric midsized buses under the Sigma brand name.

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Articles
Research Lab

Hydrogen Generates BUZZ in Power Generation

Deutz launched its first hydrogen engine, the TCG 7.8 H2, in August 2021 as a “next step” in its effort to provide carbon-neutral drive systems for off-highway applications.

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Q&A
Energy

Electrons, Combustion, and Bosch

"We expect to reach 5 billion [euros] in a few years. We are well prepared for all the battery-electric vehicles that will be built in the future."

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News
Energy

Battery Leasing Spurs VinFast’s EV Offensive

VinFast, Vietnam’s first automotive startup, clearly takes its name seriously. Barely two months after introducing its first two electric vehicles (EVs), the automaker pulled the wraps...

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INSIDER
Defense

Key Production Milestones Achieved For F-35 Fighter

BAE Systems recently delivered its 3,000th vehicle management computer (VMC) and 1,000th active inceptor system (AIS) to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, achieving...

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INSIDER
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Northrop Grumman to Develop Prototype Artificial Intelligence Assistant

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Perceptually enabled Task Guidance (PTG)...

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INSIDER
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Students Engineer a Quieter Future for Drones and Flying Cars

One obstacle to realizing the dream of flying cars is noise — imagine 1,000 leaf blowers intruding over your backyard barbecue. It’s not just flying cars but drones as...

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News
Energy

Cummins and Isuzu Announce Battery-electric Truck Collaboration

Cummins Inc. and Isuzu Motors Limited recently announced an agreement to build a prototype medium-duty battery electric demonstration truck for the North American market....

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INSIDER
Data Acquisition

Portable Servers Enhance Army Geospatial Intelligence Training

The Army Geospatial Center has assisted in further modernizing the 412th Theater Engineer Command’s Engineer-Focused Intelligence Training (ENFIT), geospatial intelligence...

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INSIDER
Weapons Systems

Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Completes Successful Live Fire Test

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the successful completion of the second flight test of its AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER)....

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INSIDER
Defense

Mounted Troops to Get High-Tech Situational Awareness Tools

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

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Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

GM and Qualcomm Partner on Next-gen ADAS

Ultra Cruise, General Motors’s next generation of hands-free ‘Super Cruise’ ADAS technology, will be powered by a scalable compute architecture featuring a system-on-chip (SoC) design...

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Articles
Power

EV Motor Development Is on the Move

It’s happening – the transition to EVs is undeniably underway. Recent launches such as Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, versatile-body-style EVs from mainstream brands Hyundai and Kia and forthcoming...

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INSIDER
Aerospace

Honeywell Engine Selected to Power DEFIANT X® Helicopter

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and Boeing announced Honeywell as the engine provider for DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault...

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INSIDER
Data Acquisition

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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INSIDER
Green Design & Manufacturing

Making Carbon Aircraft Brakes More Environmentally Friendly

For those onboard a commercial jet, the lowering of the landing gear is a familiar sound signaling the home stretch of the flight. Then comes the sound of wheels on the tarmac,...

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News
Electronics & Computers

The ONE for Battery Innovation

When I look at our ‘toolbox,’ we’ve got one cell chemistry that delivers high energy density, is low cost, but it doesn’t have optimum cycle life,” veteran battery engineer Mujeeb Ijaz noted....

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News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Uhnder and Spartan to Partner on Hi-rez Radar

Two new players on the hardware and software side of advanced high-resolution automotive radars have announced a partnership. Austin, Texas-based Uhnder, which lays claim to the first...

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