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RF & Microwave Electronics

Defense Agencies Focus on Electronic System Compatibility

The three largest U.S. defense agencies are beginning to work more closely together to create and use open standards, aiming to simplify procurement while helping to build a...

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Propulsion

TARDEC Pursues Advanced Power Generation

In the middle of a desert or other remote military zone, advanced power generation can keep the U.S. Army’s ground vehicles and combat support equipment ready for the demands of duty.

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Power

Developing an Alternative Engine Concept

As the transportation industry begins to enter the next stage of power sources, a wave of new options is becoming available to consumers. What was once an industry dominated by gasoline...

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Data Acquisition

Hackers Aim to Exploit Vulnerabilities in CVs, Pushing Security to the Forefront

Commercial vehicles are coming into the sights of hackers who have succeeded in attacking governments and corporations. Cyber-criminals hope to exploit...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Generative Design Software Exploits AI to Change How New Vehicles, Equipment Are Designed

What if a computer program could create a design for you?

Application Briefs
Imaging

Rugged Server and Display System

General Micro Systems
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
(800) 307-4863
www.gms4sbc.com

General Micro Systems Inc. (GMS) recently announced that the U.S. Army will exclusively deploy powerful rugged server...

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Electronics & Computers

Control Platform Toolkit

Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
(617) 491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, recently partnered with Sensics, Inc., creators of the...

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Communications

First Air-Worthy Metal-Printed RF Filter Ready for Takeoff

Within the aerospace industry, 2016 and onwards could be looked upon as the tipping point for direct metal printing (DMP), as the technology increasingly made the jump beyond...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Laser Detecting Systems

Whether engaged in an asymmetric fight with an insurgent or a conventional battle with a “near-peer” adversary, today's battlefield presents combatants with significant challenges. Rapidly advancing technology and...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

XPONENTIAL 2018 – An AUVSI Experience

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is bringing this year's XPONENTIAL 2018 to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. The event, which runs from April 30 – May...

Application Briefs
Defense

Customizable Rocket Launchers

Arnold Defense
Arnold, MO
(636) 296-5417
www.arnolddefense.com

Arnold Defense, an international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, has been generating considerable interest...

Products
Aerospace

New Products

RF Cable

PIC Wire & Cable® (Sussex, WI), a Division of The Angelus Corporation, recently announced the launch of its new RFMATES ® ULTRALITE UH25107 cable. UH25107 is a 50 ohm RF aerospace...

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Electronics & Computers

Designing for Compressive Sensing: Compressive Art, Camouflage, Fonts, and Quick Response Codes

Compressive sensing (CS) is a relatively new field that has caused a lot of excitement in the signal processing community. It has superseded...

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Transportation

Calculation of Weapon Platform Attitude and Cant Using Available Sensor Feedback

When firing artillery, there is typically a maximum angle that the platform cannot exceed relative to the Earth plane. This is due to the large recoil forces...

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Materials

Designing With Plastics for Military Equipment

U.S. soldiers carry loads of equipment and protective gear that can weigh anywhere from 45 to 130 pounds. This is more than enough to quickly tire even the most well-conditioned personnel,...

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Software

Engine Air-Brakes

Airplanes, one of humanity's greatest inventions, evoke feelings of awe and amazement for most people, unless you live uncomfortably close to a major airport, in which case the feeling may become annoyance and irritation....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Radar Sensor Systems

Kelvin Hughes
London, UK
+44 19 9280 5200
www.kelvinhughes.com

Kelvin Hughes recently announced a number of new coastal surveillance / Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) radar sensor sales references in...

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Imaging

Communications in Space: A Deep Subject

Transmitting and receiving radio signals between spacecraft in deep space is a snap compared with getting those signals back to Earth, especially when the spacecraft is 120 billion miles away.

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Data Acquisition

Validation of Automated Prediction of Blood Product Needs Algorithm Processing Continuous Non-Invasive Vital Signs Streams (ONPOINT4)

Hemorrhagic shock occurs frequently in natural and man-made disaster scenarios. To control bleeding and to...

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Materials

Phonon Confinement Effect in TiO₂ Nanoparticles as Thermosensor Materials

TiO2 or ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) have a very strong finite-size dependency in their Raman spectra or photoluminescence (PL) spectra due to the phonon...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Counter UAV System

SteekRock UAV
London, UK
+44 (0) 20 7491 8186
www.sruav.co.uk

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is one of the most significant technological developments in the last decade. However, where once...

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Electronics & Computers

Nett Warrior

Nett Warrior is the US Army's next generation US integrated soldier system that replaces Land Warrior. It is designed to be an integrated dismounted situational awareness and mission command system for use during combat...

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Manned Systems

Medium, Light Duty Truck Markets Heat Up

A host of new light- and medium-duty truck rollouts are increasing competition and giving vocational truck customers a broader range of options. OEMs are focused on improving customer comfort and...

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Automotive

Uber, Toyota Suspend AV Testing After Arizona Fatality

In the immediate aftermath of what is believed to be the first fatal collision between an autonomous vehicle (AV) and a pedestrian, Uber suspended public-road testing of its...

Editorial
Unmanned Systems

‘Heavy’ Topics on Tap for WCX18

Another April, another SAE World Congress Experience—the organization’s flagship event (wcx18.org). A time when global mobility experts descend on Cobo Hall in Detroit to share insights and...

Original Equipment
Manned Systems

JCB Reveals New Crawler Excavators, Fully Electric Mini Excavator

Global construction, agricultural and industrial equipment manufacturer JCB is meeting the current upturn in demand for machinery with the launch of a host of new and...

Articles
Propulsion

FPT Reveals Stage V Engine on Genset Frame Concept

Whether an engine is on the move powering mobile equipment in a multitude of challenging environments, or staying put generating electricity in off-the-grid locations or emergency...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Flight Control System Virtually Eliminates Pilot Error

The L1 adaptive flight control system maintains aircraft performance and maneuverability even in the presence of severe failures - ultimately increasing aircraft safety, resilience...

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Aerospace

Corrosion Evaluation System Makes "Sense" for Aircraft Coatings

Through a Small Business Innovation Research project with Luna Innovations, the Air Force supported the development of CorRES, an improved system for coating materials...

Technology Report
Power

Toyota Unveils More New Gasoline ICEs with 40% Thermal Efficiency

Toyota is well-regarded for its advances in electric drive technology with its hybrid-electric Prius models, but the company also continues to make progress with internal...

Technology Report
Regulations/Standards

Powertrain Analyst: Light-Vehicle Fleet Needs Big Gains to Meet Tightening Emissions Regs

As American drivers increasingly show a preference for light trucks instead of cars, one widely known industry powertrain researcher and analyst...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

IAV Using 3D Printed Pistons for Engine Testing

Engineering services specialist IAV is using 3D printed parts to shorten engine development timelines.

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Materials

Acura and ArcelorMittal Debut World-First Hot-Stamped Door Ring System on 2019 RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX will feature the world’s-first hot-stamped inner/outer front door-ring system. The tailor-welded components are part of an all-new...

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Defense

XPONENTIAL 2018 Heads to Colorado

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is bringing this year's XPONENTIAL 2018 to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. The event, which runs from April 30 - May 3,...

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Defense

AUVSI Unveils XPONENTIAL 2018 Keynote Speakers

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the keynote speakers who will guide discussions about the benefits and future of unmanned systems at AUVSI...

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Defense

Micro-Displays and Augmented Reality Improve Situational Awareness

Several new technologies are being developed that, once combined, will give soldiers an unprecedented overview of the battlefield. Those technologies involve the...

Articles
Connectivity

Why Car Washes Threaten Automated Vehicles

What can happen to a vehicle equipped with advanced driver assistance systems inside an automated car wash? Havoc and damage are just two results, according to a recent 36-page report released...

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Automotive

2018 Kona Debuts Hyundai’s New B-SUV Platform

With its all-new platform, extensive use of advanced high-strength steel and various Hyundai-first technologies, the 2018MY Kona enters the burgeoning small CUV segment.

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Materials

Air Force Tests 3D Printing for Hypersonic Flight Vehicles

The Air Force is testing materials produced through ceramic additive manufacturing to advance their potential future use in hypersonic flight vehicles. The Air Force and its...

What We’re Driving
Motion Control

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Supercars able to master street and track driving sound good in theory but rarely pan out in practice. Ford’s GT, for example, is a track champ but a clumsy daily driver.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

BMW 440i

When reviewing a new BMW, it’s important to note the car’s most vital attribute first. And that would be…powertrain performance? Steering precision? Chassis reflexes? The optional ($1700) M Sport brakes? While all are...

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Electronics & Computers

Answering Your Questions: Is This the End of VME?

A reader asked our expert: What technology will spell the beginning of the end for the VME embedded computing platform?