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Materials

Brunel Pursues Ultrasound for ‘Greener’ Production of Aluminum Alloys

Treating molten metal with ultrasound is cleaner and more efficient than using argon rotary degassing to produce high-quality castings, according to scientists at...

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Software

Cloud Computing Gets More Support, Skepticism from Design Teams

Cloud computing can provide a quick way for companies to share design tools and shorten their development cycles, but many companies remain cautious about moving to the...

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Automotive

Denso Exhibits More Compact HVAC Design at NAIAS

The space under the dashboard is precious, and the less that is used for componentry, the more that remains for passenger space in the cabin. But there's one system that presently takes up...

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Propulsion

GKN Develops Electric Flywheel Hybrid System for Buses

The core of GKN’s Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system was developed by Williams Hybrid Power for a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) designed for the Williams F1 team. GKN...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Ford Accelerates Research on 48-V Mild Hybrid Systems

The “sweet spot” between the capability and efficiency of 200-V plus systems and the low cost of 12-V stop-start in future hybrid systems will likely use a belt-driven electric...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

GM Fuel Cell Powers U.S. Navy Sub as Collaboration with Honda Aims for Cars by 2020

General Motors’ hydrogen fuel cell development program has been operating in “stealth” mode in recent years, as the collaboration with Honda quietly...

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Transportation

Nissan Debuts Front-Engine, Front-Drive GT-R LM Nismo Racecar

“Outrageousness.” It was the signature line of 1980s Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, the self-described “punky QB.”

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Propulsion

Focus on Alternative Powertrain Technologies for ICPC 2015

Every two years AVL organizes the International Commercial Powertrain Conference, a major event for the on- and off-highway commercial vehicle industries. On May 20-21, 2015, experts...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SanDisk Targets Infotainment with Automotive-Grade Flash

Conventional vehicle radios are morphing into increasingly powerful infotainment systems, prompting a need for storage to hold apps, navigation, and other data. Flash storage...

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Energy

Western Star Focuses on Efficiency for New 5700XE

Fuel efficiency is increasingly becoming a significant driver in truck OEMs’ vehicle development plans, and that certainly was the case when Western Star set out to develop the all-new...

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Electronics & Computers

Cybersecurity, Safety Issues Require Government/industry Cooperation

Two days after serving as the “designated survivor” during President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx served...

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Power

Audi’s Tunnel of Light Leads to the Future

Audi is seeing light at the end of its new research tunnel; and it is a laser. But not just any laser: this is a matrix laser that the Volkswagen brand is confident illuminates the way forward...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

High-Voltage Developments

The concept of higher-voltage electrical systems in vehicles between 12-volt conventional and 200- and 600-volt full hybrids and electric vehicles is not new, with development experiencing fits and starts over...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Delphi's RACam Integrated Radar-Vision System Enables Active-Safety Suites

Volvo’s 2015 XC90 features RACam, claimed to be the world’s first integrated radar and vision data-fusion system. Supplied by Delphi as the Tier 1, and on...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Continental’s Latest EHorizon Platform Expands Real-Time Driver Information

Developed in partnership with IBM and location cloud company Here, the latest evolution of Continental's eHorizon software uses digital mapping and cloud-based...

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Automotive

Cadillac’s 2016 CT6 Is a Body-Engineering Benchmark

Cadillac’s all-new 2016 CT6 full-size sedan is big for such a featherweight car. It weighs about 200 lb (91 kg) less than the BMW 5 Series but offers the interior volume of the...

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Aerospace

Electronic Warfare Technology

Military electronic warfare (EW) systems including navigation, radar guidance, terrain mapping and others, require lightweight compact components, with radio frequency (RF) output power levels to several...

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Electronics & Computers

Cloud Security & Compliance

Not too many years ago, network security was a relatively low level priority in most organizations. That has changed today due to such high level failures as the recent breaches at Sony and Target. Closer to home,...

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Data Acquisition

MicroTCA Computing for Mil/Aero Applications

Small Form Factor (SFF) embedded systems have been gaining popularity due to their small size, weight, and power (SWaP) advantages. The SFF architectures are typically purpose-built, providing...

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Aerospace

Fanjet Evolution — the Next Steps

The global aerospace sector has always represented the cutting edge of practical technology advancement. When the first military jet engines emerged in the post-war 1940s it was clear that commercial...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Phased Radar Systems Lead to Hardware Improvements

Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive...

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Aerospace

Dry Drilling Composites Using Carbon Dioxide Cooling

The ground vehicle and aerospace industries use carbonfiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) because it is more durable and lighter than other materials. CFRP is used in components such...

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Aerospace

Electronic Warfare Development Targets Fully Adaptive Threat Response Technology

When U.S pilots encounter enemy air defenses, onboard electronic warfare (EW) systems protect them by interfering with incoming radar signals — a technique...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Damping Measurement for Wafer-Level Packaged MEMS Acceleration Sensors

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when...

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Test & Measurement

Sensing Suspicious Powders Using Noncontact Optical Methods

Suspicious powder incidents continue to be a disruptive and costly problem. In-situ assessment of suspicious powders within inorganic matrices, particularly with powders of...

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Test & Measurement

Isotope Beta-Battery Approaches for Long-Lived Sensors

The energy density of isotopes exceeds that of chemical energy storage by six orders of magnitude. Isotopes are used in many commercial applications, and are produced and available at modest prices. The power requirements of many sensors and communications equipment can greatly reduce the...

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Defense

F-35 Gets Cold Treatment in Step Toward IOC Remedy

Since it first became an active cold-weather testing facility in 1947, the 96th Test Wing's McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, FL, there have been a wide variety of...

Technology Update
Aerospace

EOS and MTU Advance Quality Measures for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing

EOS and MTU Aero Engines have partnered to develop quality-assurance measures for metal engine components using additive manufacturing (AM), signing a framework...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Multi-Spectral Targeting System

L-3 WESCAM
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
905-633-4000
www.wescam.com

The MX™-15D designating turret from L-3 WESCAM was successfully used during a weapons demonstration on the Bell Boeing V-22...

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Weapons Systems

Radar-Based Threat Detection

Rapiscan Systems
Torrance, CA
310-978-1457
www.rapiscansystems.com

Rapiscan Systems recently announced the addition of CounterBomber, a radar-based threat-detection technology, to its...

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Defense

Floating Armor Torso System

BCB International Ltd.
Cardiff, UK
+44 (0)2920 433 700
www.bcbin.com

A Floating Armor Torso System (FATS), designed for marine-based forces, inflates when coming into contact with water. If the...

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Defense

Silicon Carbide Foam

Silicon carbide (SiC) foam from Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) provides the exceptional hardness, high-temperature durability and performance of solid silicon carbide, but in a lightweight foam structure. The matrix of...

Products
Defense

Dual-Node, Short-Depth 4U Chassis

Advantech (Irvine, CA) has launched the 4U, dual-node, short-depth (350mm), industrial chassis ACP-4D00 designed for machine automation applications that require two computers in one piece of equipment. The...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Custom 19” Fan Tray

Verotec (Derry, NH) recently custom designed intelligent fan trays for a major defence project. The 19-inch rackmounted 1U trays have six fans, strategically located within the tray to maximise the cooling of critical...

Products
Defense

Signal Conditioning Modules

Precision Filters Inc. (Ithaca, NY) has introduced a new family of signal conditioning modules for measurement systems built on National Instruments™ rugged, compact, low power cRIO™ platform. The four analog...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Flange Couplings

RINGFEDER POWER TRANSMISSION (Westwood, NJ) has announced the launch of its new RfN 5571 series flange coupling for heavy industry. RINGFEDER® flange couplings provide a superior solution to standard press fits. Equipped...

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Defense

Digital Meter

The New Technology Meter (NTM) from OTEK (Tucson, AZ) has everything you need to measure and control your process while operating with less than 50mW of power. OTEK’s NTM boasts a full tricolor bargraph with 2% resolution...

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Software

Virtual Environment Tool Chain

The DiSTI Corporation (Orlando, FL) has commercialized their scalable tool chain and process for producing 3-D virtual maintenance training environments. Previously only available in conjunction with DiSTI’s...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rugged 1U MicroTCA Chassis Platform

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) now offers a rugged 6-slot MicroTCA chassis in a 1U height designed to meet MIL-STD- 901D and 810G for shock and vibration and MIL-STD-461F for EMI. The VT950 holds up to 6...

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Materials

Titanium/Composites Brazing

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) announced that it now has the capability to braze carbon fiber, ceramics, composites, or other engineered materials directly to a titanium honeycomb. Carbon fiber and other...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

8-Channel Portable Serial Recorder

Pentek, Inc. (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has announced a new recorder for the popular family of Talon® recording systems: the Model RTR 2736A multi-channel Serial FPDP (sFPDP) rugged portable recorder,...

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Defense

Selective, Sensitive, and Robust Electrochemical Detection of Anthrax

There exists an unmet need for rapid, sensitive, and field-stable assays for pathogen detection. Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax poisoning. This Gram-positive bacterium secretes a tripartite toxin including a cell-binding protective antigen (PA), and the...

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Software

Honda Surprises with Civic Concept

Honda’s Civic is a critically important model for the company, one that has sold 20 million units worldwide and 10 million in the U.S. since its 1972 introduction. Nine million of those have been...

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Photonics/Optics

Laser Interferometer

4D Technology Corporation (Tucson, AZ) has introduced its newly improved AccuFiz compact laser interferometer for accurate, repeatable measurement of surface shape and transmitted wavefront quality. New features include...

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Transportation

2016 Honda Civic Targets Audi A3, Drives New Modular-Engineering Strategy

When it launches this summer, Honda’s next-generation Civic will debut a lot more than a sporty new design language and more efficient and spirited powertrains....

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Defense

New Technology May Double Radio Frequency Data Capacity

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers has invented a new technology called full-duplex radio integrated circuits (ICs) that can be implemented in nanoscale CMOS to enable...

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Defense

Innovative Army Tool Enhances Electronic Warfare Capabilities

Beginning with the early stages of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, the Army has steadily increased its electronic warfare (EW) capabilities from both a manpower and...

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Test & Measurement

Explosive Destruction System Begins Eliminating Chemical Weapons

The Explosive Destruction System (EDS), designed by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Army, has begun safely destroying stockpile chemical munitions.

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Automotive

Durable Fastening Method

Delo partners with Bollhoff to develop the Onsert fastening method, which securely connects elements and provides fast joining of removable screw connections using light-cured adhesive. Suitable for challenging uses...

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Electronics & Computers

IoT-Enabled Software

Wind River(R) has expanded its Wind River Helix product portfolio to address the Internet of Things (IoT). Wind River has added application and data services in the cloud to its operating systems and IoT software...

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Defense

Rocket Science May Improve Kidney Dialysis

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae (AVF), that surgeons form in the arms of...

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Aerospace

Are Airships the Future of Aviation?

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three-year study of stratospheric passenger airships designed to provide a future sustainable air transport network. The Multibody Advanced...

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Defense

Unmanned Aircraft Inspect Energy Pipeline

A fixed-wing unmanned aircraft was used to inspect an energy pipeline route with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' sight line. The flight was a step...