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Defense

The Attack-Counterattack Game

Leveraging Digital RF Memory Electronic Jammers for Modern Deceptive Electronic Attack Systems

In the world of electronic counter measures (ECM), there is a constant battle of one-upmanship, where each side is...

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Photonics/Optics

Covert Infrared Battlefield Combat Taggants

Modern warfare often involves poorly defined battle lines accompanied by multilevel fire support systems that can deliver firepower with high precision and devastating lethality from a long...

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Data Acquisition

Small Form Factor Strategies for Military Embedded Systems

The proliferation of unmanned military vehicles tasked with critical communications and radar requirements drives the need for powerful data acquisition and signal processing...

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Materials

Toward Smarter Manufacturing and Materials

At the U.K.’s new Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, engineers and innovators have at their disposal some of the world’s most advanced design and manufacturing assets for precision...

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Aerospace

More Electric, Integrated Fuel Systems

Global warming and environmental friendliness considerations have recently been key for multiple global industries. In the commercial aviation industry, reduction of aircraft emissions, including...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

RF FPGAs for Multi-Function Systems

A dynamically reconfigurable, wideband programmable RF FPGA transceiver will provide reduced lifecycle cost, reduced redesign cost, and service for multiple DoD platforms, while maintaining near-optimal...

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Aerospace

3D Software Helps Development of Vehicle-Mounted Defense Systems

L-3 Communications Linkabit (Melbourne, FL) develops defense communications and electronic warfare systems to protect soldiers and save lives on the battlefield. A division of...

Briefs
Aerospace

Software for Material/Structural Characterization Across Length Scales

Synthetic and natural micro-architectures occur frequently, and multiphase functionally graded composites are becoming increasingly popular for applications requiring...

Briefs
Aerospace

Model Development Using Accelerated Simulations of Hypersonic Flow Features

Currently, the two main computational tools used by the aerothermodynamics community to model hypersonic flows are Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and the direct...

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Aerospace

Chrono: A Parallel Physics Library for Rigid-Body, Flexible-Body, and Fluid Dynamics

The Chrono::Engine software is a general-purpose simulator for three-dimensional multi-body problems. Specifically, the code is designed to support the...

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Information Technology

Terrain Model as an Interface for Real-Time Vehicle Dynamics Simulations

In order to enable off-road vehicle dynamics analysis simulations when traveling on soft soil, a deformable Vehicle Terrain Interface (VTI) model that interfaces with...

Technology Update
Aerospace

ETS researchers develop new methodology for wind tunnel calibration

In recent years, the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) Research Laboratory in Active Controls, Avionics, and Aeroservoelasticity (LARCASE) has acquired several...

Technology Update
Defense

Boeing advances automation with smart and portable orbital drilling tools for 787

Since robotic work cells have proven to be highly effective in certain applications, and the technology is always improving, some might dream of a day when...

Application Briefs
Defense

Vacuum Regulators to Simulate Altitudes

Equilibar
Fletcher, NC
828-650-6590
www.equilibar.com

To support air assets, the US Navy’s Altitude Laboratory in Maryland is tasked with testing On-Board Oxygen Generating...

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Aerospace

Electronic Attack Capability on Unmanned Aircraft

Northrop Grumman Corp.
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman Corporation has integrated and employed an internal miniature electronic...

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Aerospace

Armored Response Vehicle for Bomb Disposal Teams

Lenco Industries
Pittsfield, MA
413-443-7359
www.LencoArmor.com

Lenco Industries has introduced the BearCat® EOD “BombCat” armored response vehicle for bomb disposal...

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Aerospace

Signal Acquisition Module

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released its PXI Express dynamic signal acquisition module, the PXIe- 9529, featuring up to eight 24-bit analog input channels simultaneously sampling at 192 kS/s and a 108 dB...

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Aerospace

Single-Slot VPX Board

Elma Electronic (Fremont, CA) offers a dual-drive VPX storage module that provides more than 2 terabytes (TB) of storage, but requires only one system slot. The 533x family comes with either solid state SLC, MLC, or...

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Aerospace

Thermal Analysis Tool

A Thermal Analysis tool from Custom MMIC (Westford, MA) estimates the rise in temperature between the ambient surrounding and the bottom of a packaged MMIC when attached to a printed circuit board (PCB). The online...

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Aerospace

Single Board Computer

The “Medusa” VPX3424 from AcQ Inducom (Oss, The Netherlands) is a 3U Open-VPX™ (VITA 65) single board computer (SBC) featuring the T4240 QorIQ® processor from Freescale Semiconductor. The 12-core,...

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Defense

Rotary Micro Drive

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has announced a prototype rotary piezoelectric micro drive system. Unlike servo drives, the new rotary drive has no measurable jitter, holds position without power, and generates no...

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Test & Measurement

Microwave Analog Signal Generators

Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has introduced two microwave analog signal generators: the N5183B MXG and N5173B EXG. The MXG has phase noise of less than -124 dBc/Hz (at 10 GHz, 10 kHz offset). The...

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Aerospace

Top products

Engine fuel pump bushings

Metallized Carbon Corp.’s Metcar carbon-graphite bushings offer advantages over traditional metals for use in gear pumps that pump aviation fuel for aircraft engines. The carbon-graphite bushings...

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Aerospace

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Predicting cavitation in fuel pumps

Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps and serve the function of removing fuel vapor and air from the fuel. Thus, their reliable...

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Electronics & Computers

Engineers Design Software Tools to Secure Tactical Smartphones

Suraj Kothari's talk of smartphone security quickly took a turn toward sabotage and worst-case scenarios. What happens, he asked, if a soldier's smartphone is hacked for its GPS...

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Defense

Scientists Demonstrate Electrical Properties of Topological Insulators

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have demonstrated for the first time that one can electrically access the remarkable properties predicted for a...

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Aerospace

Air And Missile Defense System To Get Smarter Software

When a missile is launched against an enemy target, it would be nice to have a lot of good information about that target. But when "decision makers push the fire button, they may have...

Executive Viewpoints
Electronics & Computers

Unmanned Equipment Presents New Design Challenges

If the last 20 years have been any indication of the speed at which the off-highway industry can and will advance, the next 20 years will be no different as next-generation machines and...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

The Future Lies in Emissions, Comfort, and Performance

The key factors in the next 20 years in the off-highway industry lie in reducing emissions to meet regulations, increasing comfort-levels for drivers, and increasing vehicle...

Executive Viewpoints
Software

A Simulation-Led Future for Off-Highway?

In common with the entire automotive industry, designers of off-highway vehicles are under ever increasing pressure to reduce program development times and costs, while at the same time meeting...

Executive Viewpoints
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Integrating Factory Automation into the Off-Highway Industry

In most industries, companies are faced with constant pressure to increase productivity and decrease operating costs. The off-highway industry is no exception, and operators,...

Executive Viewpoints
RF & Microwave Electronics

Fostering Innovation Via System Integration

Wanting a better product at a lower cost is not a new phenomenon in the off-highway industry. However, there is definitely a push today for improving machine productivity with the goal of...

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Propulsion

SwRI’s D-EGR Demo Car Wows SAE Engines Symposium with 42% BTE

Aside from the colorful decals plastered on its body, the 2012 Buick Regal GS appears to be stock. But underneath its skin is an advanced gasoline combustion system that...

Executive Viewpoints
Electronics & Computers

Intelligence and Integration Will Drive Mobile Technology Forward

When we consider the challenges facing the off-highway industry over the next 20 years, there is an important dynamic underway between the technological issues that our...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Off-Highway Engines: Challenges and Competitive Innovations for Sustainable, Long-Term Growth

The off-highway market is a highly complex environment. The large range of engine applications and requirements, combined with successive...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Optimizing Cooling and Air Systems for Increased Efficiencies

Off-highway vehicles operate in the harshest environments, performing in dirty conditions, under tremendous loads, over uneven terrain and in extreme temperatures. Final Tier...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Proven Solutions to Enhance Customer Value

Frank Manfredi, President of Manfredi & Associates said in a recent interview: “It is hard to imagine that there would be another level of emissions regulations, because if you operated a...

Executive Viewpoints
Propulsion

Regulations, Consumer Demand Drive Product Development

In the future, emissions aftertreatment systems will be challenged to continually adapt to a number of key trends, including increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, changing...

Executive Viewpoints
Propulsion

Industry Seeks Partners with Proven Performance and Reduced Risk

Many OEMs will attest that the repercussions of Tier 4 regulations continue to challenge the tried and true methods of decades-long systems engineering. Large Tier 4...

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Automotive

Audi TT Designed for the Digital Age Driver

The all-new Audi TT sports car poses a crucial question: Is it too clever by half?

Global Vehicles
Transportation

Modernized Muscle: Chrysler Revamps Dodge Charger, Challenger for 2015

“Meeting 54.5 mpg will be a challenge, but we have a lot of customers who want to drive this,” said Brenna Kaufman, pointing towards the 2015 Dodge Challenger she...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

Camry's Mid-Cycle "Refresh" More Than Just Front and Rear Panels

A mid-cycle "refresh" usually means primarily new front and rear styling treatments, and although the 2015 Toyota Camry body has those changes, it is almost all-new. Only...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

Hyundai Reveals More Conservatively Styled 2015 Sonata

Aesthetes will be left to debate the success of Hyundai's revamp of its successful Sonata mid-size sedan, as the company opted for a more conservative tack after igniting the...

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Nanotechnology

Aircraft Engine Coating Could Triple Service Life and Save Fuel

Researchers at University West in Sweden are using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. In tests, this increased the...

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Aerospace

Bird-Inspired Unmanned Aircraft Show Higher Efficiency and Endurance

RMIT University researchers in Melbourne, Australia, are developing bio-inspired unmanned aircraft capable of soaring like birds, boosting energy efficiency and...

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Aerospace

NASA Plane Simulates Rocket Maneuvers for New Launch System

NASA engineers used an F/A-18 aircraft to simulate a rocket in its early flight phase to test adaptive software for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), the largest, most powerful...

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Electronics & Computers

Scientists Create Effective Thermal Camouflage And Invisibility Device

Engineers and scientists have been trying to discover the ultimate “cloaking” device, not just to make things disappear magically, but for its applications in defense...

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Defense

New Biosensor Will Guard Water Supplies From Toxic Threats

Supported by a $953,958 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), researchers at the University of California San Diego will develop a sophisticated new...