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RF & Microwave Electronics

Bidirectional ESD Protection Diodes

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released two new bidirectional single-line ESD protection diodes in the compact SOD-323 package. Measuring 1.95 x 1.5 mm (0.077 x 0.06 in) with a low 0.95-mm (0.037-in)...

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Propulsion

Stricter Stage V Regs Pose Challenges

Worried about the adverse health effects of diesel exhaust in general, and diesel soot in particular, the European Commission’s new Stage V regulations will further reduce allowable limits on...

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Materials

Caterpillar Eyes 3D Printing for Production Parts

This past November Caterpillar opened its new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Factory at its Tech Center in Mossville, IL, to consolidate and expand its 3D printing activities and to better...

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Aerospace

Next Generation FPGAs for Electronic Warfare Systems

Designers of virtually all electronic warfare system applications exploit CPUs and FPGAs, each offering unique strengths and advantages for handling a wide range of tasks. This diversity...

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Aerospace

Managing the Impact of Nanomaterials in Aerospace Manufacturing

As the aerospace industry continues to make improvements to safety, comfort and affordability of aircraft, nanomaterials are making their way into more elements of aircraft...

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Materials

Turbine Flow Meters: Technology-of-Choice for Measuring Critical Fluid Flow Applications

The aerospace industry has some of the most difficult operating conditions imaginable. Sensors of all kinds used in this industry must stand up to the...

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Energy

Designing a Power Generation System for a More-Electric Aircraft

It is theorized that systems and equipment for an All Electric Aircraft (AEA) will be developed 20 years hence as a More-Electric Aircraft (MEA) with no bleed system, which is...

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Aerospace

XPONENTIAL: An AUVSI Experience

At AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015 in Atlanta Georgia, it was announced that the conference and trade show was being officially rebranded in 2016 to XPONENTIAL – An AUVSI Experience. The event, which runs...

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Defense

International Microwave Symposium Preview

The 2016 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2016), organized by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique Society (MTT-S), is the annual international meeting for technologists involved in all...

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Data Acquisition

Developing an Auto-Synchronized Multi-Avionics Protocol Data Bus Acquisition System

A modern aircraft includes multiple intelligent subsystems that aid in communication, navigation, and surveillance. These subsystems, called line replaceable...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Design Software

Collier Research Corporation
Newport News, VA
757-825-0000
http://hypersizer.com

When announcing the completion of the Bell V-280 tiltrotor fuselage at a press conference, Bell Helicopter leadership...

Application Briefs
Defense

Night Vision Displays

Daisy Data Displays
York Haven, PA
717-932-9999
www.makeitdaisy.com

United States Coast Guard officials required night-vision goggle compatibility for the flat panel display systems used in the...

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Aerospace

Fuel Flow Meters

Hoffer Flow Controls
Elizabeth City, NC
252-331-1997
www.hofferflow.com

Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc. recently received a new contract to supply 575 fuel flow meters as a part of the U.S. Navy’s H-53 heavy...

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Defense

Military Wide Band Amplifier

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) has announced the continued availability of the ML1590/BGA military wide-band RF amplifier, National Stock Number (NSN) 5962-01-280-2203. The ML1590 is supplied in (8)...

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Test & Measurement

50 GHz Handheld Combination Analyzer

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA) has added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Axial and Radial Seals

Morgan Advanced Materials’ (Windsor, UK) Seals and Bearings business offers quality axial and radial seal components for applications with severe service conditions. Morgan’s components are highly thermally...

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Defense

31–36 GHz Receiver

Richardson RFPD (Geneva, IL), Inc. announced the availability and full design support capabilities for a new receiver from M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The XR1020-QH is a 31–36 GHz receiver with a noise figure of 3...

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Defense

720W AC-DC Switching Power Supplies

Acopian (Easton, PA) announced that the 1U Switching Regulated 720W ACDC Power Supply family is now RoHS Compliant and certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment), and UL...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

RF Amplifier System

Empower RF Systems (Inglewood, CA) has begun shipping the Model 2180 RF amplifier system covering 1 to 2.5 GHz and delivering 2 kW CW of broadband output power in a 8U, air-cooled chassis. Features include: user...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

12A POL DC-DC Converters

TDK Corporation (National City, CA) has introduced the 12 Ampere TDKLambda iCH series of POL (Point of Load) non-isolated DCDC converters. Accepting a wide range input of 4.5 to 14 VDC, the series can operate from...

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Defense

AdvancedTCA Chassis

Pixus Technologies (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) now offers a 15U AdvancedTCA (ATCA) chassis that exceeds 400W/slot cooling capability and meets stringent NEBS requirements. The Pixus chassis leverages the original Kaparel...

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Data Acquisition

Creating Simulated LIDAR Images of Human Poses in a Virtual Laboratory

LIDAR is a partial 3D standoff sensing method that illuminates a target with rotatory or flash laser beams, analyzes the reflected lights, and provides both the distance...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Advanced Sensors for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The objective of this work was to use miniaturized, state-of-the-art pressure/temperature sensors engineered at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to measure the immediate...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Multifunctional Core-Shell and Nano-Channel Design for Nano-Sized Thermosensor

This work focused on developing novel nano-sized thermal sensors based on a multifunctional core/shell and nano-channel design that can be used to measure...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP)-Coated Microbeam MEMS Sensor for Chemical Detection

Monitoring trace gases is of great importance in a wide range of applications. Detecting a diverse range of chemical agents requires an adaptable sensor...

Global Vehicles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Tesla's "Affordable" Model 3 Brings Technology Questions

The ravenous feeding habits of the 24-hour news cycle rarely turn toward automotive transportation, and usually only when a disaster has happened, such as Toyota’s acceleration...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

Nissan Targets Cabin NVH, Makes Big Investment in Sentra Upgrade

Significant updates to the seventh generation Sentra make the 2016 model Nissan’s quietest and most dynamic-driving compact sedan to date. The automaker invested more...

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Defense

UAV Can Launch Aerial Missions from Underwater

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have developed an innovative unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can stay on station beneath the water...

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Defense

Tiny UAS Could Be Warfighters’ Eyes in the Sky

The basic small-unit fighting capability of the Army is the squad. One of its weaknesses is broad-area situational awareness, particularly in unfamiliar environments, according to Col. Phil...

Technology Report
Propulsion

Nautilus Claims Radical Advance in HCCI Engine Development

Claiming its novel base-engine design solves most of the intrinsic drawbacks that have slowed auto-industry development of homogenous-charge compression-ignition (HCCI) engines,...

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Electronics & Computers

Electric Propulsion Is Now “Inescapable”

Though battery-powered vehicles haven’t yet met predicted sales levels, leading OEMs are bullish about the future, saying that newer generation vehicles now provide features and prices that...

Product Briefs
Power

Data Processing System for Acoustics and Vibration

The nCode brand of durability, test, and analysis software by HBM introduces nCode VibeSys, a new data processing system designed to help acoustics and vibration engineers ensure that...

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Electronics & Computers

Connected Vehicles Will Be Hackers' Trophy

Cyber security has swiftly gone from a loose concept to an issue that rivals quality, safety and other mainstays of design must-haves. It’s a multi-faceted challenge that extends from simple...

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Automotive

Mustang Loses Scoops, Little Else in Transition to RHD

“One Ford” is a technological and commercial philosophy that the company is energetically pursuing to minimize market-specific modifications for a broad raft of products. The...

Product Briefs
Electronics & Computers

IOP Tester for Ethernet ECUs

Automotive data communications company Ruetz System Solutions provides an interoperability test platform for Automotive Ethernet. The IOP tester operates within the framework of compliance tests for Automotive...

Product Briefs
Power

Small-Diameter Springs and Rings

Smalley’s newly expanded manufacturing capabilities now allow its engineers to design and manufacture Smalley Wave Springs and Spirolox Retaining Rings as small as 4 mm (0.16 in) in diameter. The company...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Wireless, Batteryless Limit Switches

Steute Industrial Controls offers a comprehensive line of wireless, batteryless limit switches that feature an internal electrodynamic energy generator. Displacement of the actuator generates power to...

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Software

Slim Wing Can Reduce Aircraft Fuel Use and Emissions by 50%

NASA and Boeing are designing a longer, thinner, and lighter wing that requires a brace, or truss, to provide it with extra support. The lower-drag wing will reduce both fuel burn...

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Test & Measurement

Material Sniffs Out Fuel Leaks and Fuel-Based Explosives

Alkane fuel is a key ingredient in combustible material such as airplane fuel. Yet it’s difficult to detect and there are no portable scanners available that can sniff out the...

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Materials

New Material Eliminates the Need for Aircraft Deicers

Scientists have developed a liquid-like substance that can make aircraft wings and other surfaces so slippery that ice cannot adhere. The slick substance is secreted from a film on the...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

New York Auto Show 2016: Lincoln Unveils Big-SUV Future with Navigator Concept

Intent on staying on its message of reinvigorating its brand under the banner of “quiet luxury,” Ford’s premium-vehicle unit, Lincoln, used the 2016 New...

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Test & Measurement

Send in Yamaguchi!

Ted Klaus is not given to hyperbole. So when the Chief Engineer of Honda’s 2017 NSX says something is “the best,” he means it. And that’s how Klaus described hearing Jack Yamaguchi’s first impressions of the...

Q&A
RF & Microwave Electronics

‘Supercars’ and Character Are Critical in the Autonomous Future

At the recent New York auto show, Automotive Engineering spoke with Keno Kato, Nissan’s corporate Vice President for Global Product Strategy & Product Planning....

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Automotive

ZF TRW to Launch Electric Park Brake in India, Production Starts in 2017

ZF TRW recently announced through its joint venture, Brakes India Ltd, that it has won the first business award for its Electric Park Brake (EPB) system in India....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Enter Two New Plug-Ins: 2017 Outlander PHEV and Prius Prime

The best-selling plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Europe makes its North American debut this Fall and was on display at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Americans may be surprised to know it's...