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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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Power

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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Energy

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

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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?

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Transportation

Not dead yet: The resilient ICE looks to 2050

For the sake of discussion, let’s say that 25% of the world’s light-vehicle production in 2030 will be battery-electrics. Such a prediction may seem quite optimistic, compared with most...

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Transportation

Scouting for Start-up Innovations with the Autotech Council

How do start-up companies and entrepreneurs get their new technology ideas in front of the mobility industry? Conversely, how can OEMs and suppliers who are searching for...

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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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Application Briefs
Imaging

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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Photonics/Optics

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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Defense

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...

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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...

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Products
Test & Measurement

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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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Test & Measurement

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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Application Briefs
Defense

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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Communications

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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Briefs
Defense

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...

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Application Briefs
Defense

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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Materials

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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Automotive

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...

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Editorial
Power

‘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...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Waste Heat Recovery Issues, Challenges to Be Discussed at SAE Symposium

The challenges of climate change and energy security require a continuous effort toward reduction of global environmental pollution and fossil oil consumption. To meet...

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Software

Cultivating the Next Generation of Engineers

To say that Ramesh K. Agarwal, Ph.D., is prolific is an understatement. Over a distinguished career spanning 40 years, he has worked in various areas of computational science and engineering,...

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Original Equipment
Transportation

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...

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Articles
Transportation

Engineering the Motivo Way

“When we hire new engineers, I’m usually the last guy to talk with the candidate during the interview process," said Praveen Penmetsa, CEO and founder of Motivo Engineering. “And that’s when I to try...

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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...

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Regulations/Standards

EPA to Lighten Obama-Era Vehicle Emissions Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on April 2 what many in the auto industry asked for, confirming that the agency plans to ease aggressive vehicle emissions standards,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stratasys Unveils High-Production Additive Manufacturing Spin-Off

Traditional manufacturers have long sought to combine the benefits of additive manufacturing with the material, quality, and economics of traditional production processes....

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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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Materials

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...

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Technology Report
Energy

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...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Next Material Disruption

In a recent joint paper by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, researchers outlined the disruptive impact potential of graphene...

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Automotive

German Spark-Ignited Compression-Ignition Research Paralleling Mazda’s SPCCI

At SAE International’s 2018 High-Efficiency IC Engine Symposium in Detroit, the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart...

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Technology Report
Power

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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Communications

Ford SmartLink Brings Wireless Connectivity to Older-Model Vehicles

Smartphone control of key fob commands, geo-fencing monitoring, and security alerts are among the connectivity upgrades that owners of older model Ford Motor Co....

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Automotive

GM Pushes for Industry Standards as It Readies More EVs, AVs

General Motors’ electrified, autonomous vehicle future is about to hit overdrive—with related industry standards playing a vital role in the transformation.

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Communications

Connecting Off-Highway Vehicles in Remote Locations

It’s not easy to cost-effectively connect commercial and off-highway vehicles that often operate in remote areas. When vehicles are out of cellular range, owners who can’t justify...

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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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Manned Systems

Bob Lutz at SAE WCX 2018: ‘It’s All Over’ for Brands, Driving Pleasure

Speaking to a crowd of hundreds of engineers at SAE International’s WCX 2018 in Detroit, long-serving auto-industry executive and revered “car guy” Bob...

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Software

IAV Debuts New Tools to Speed Engine Development

IAV is focused on increasing the rate of engine development. To facilitate this, the global engineering and technical consultancy is displaying its latest capabilities at the 2018 SAE WCX...

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Electronics & Computers

America’s Latest AV Testing Site Adds Cloud Provider

The newly operational American Center for Mobility (ACM), designed for all-weather testing of connected and autonomous vehicles, will use Microsoft as its data infrastructure and...

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Data Acquisition

Security Expert: Hackers Will Target Low-Profile Vehicle Intrusions

Blatant security hacks on connected/autonomous vehicles aren’t the “big threat.” A security expert believes the top hacking targets will be hard-to-detect.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Big Data Issues, Security Challenges May Slow Connected Car Info Usage

Connectivity gives automakers and industry suppliers a wealth of data, but it’s not going to be easy to turn that data into useful information. Deciding how much of...

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Technology Report
Automotive

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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Propulsion

AeroVironment Releases New Puma 3

Last month, AeroVironment, Inc. began accepting orders for their new Puma 3 unmanned aerial system (UAS). The company, which also manufacturers UASs for commercial applications, developed the Puma 3...

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Manned Systems

Rolls-Royce Starts Lean-Burn Combustion Engine Icing Tests

In March, a new demonstrator engine by Rolls-Royce, featuring a cutting-edge lean-burn and low-emissions combustion system for future jet engine programs, began icing tests at...

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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...

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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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RF & Microwave Electronics

OTA Will Drive Cybersecurity Programs

Connecting vehicles with the Internet means that cybersecurity is now a necessity that must be designed into nearly every piece of automotive hardware and software. Security schemes will have to...

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Materials

BMW’s Back at Carbon Fiber with Award-Winning Motorcycle Swingarm

BMW rocked the composites world late last year when it announced it was selling its stake in the heralded Moses Lake, WA carbon-fiber production joint venture called SGL...

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Manned Systems

Avoiding EMI

Aircraft produced and operated today increasingly rely electrical and electronic equipment to perform various functions. If one of these electronic functions were to fail, the impact felt by, say, a passenger jet could be...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Virtual Validation on the Rise, but Physical Testing Remains Crucial

The more vehicles do to take control and perform safety-related maneuvers without driver input, the smaller will be their margin for error. Ensuring that all the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

OEMs Continue to Diversify MaaS, Expand UX

The industry’s transition away from traditional vehicle ownership models to new mobility service options was discussed by industry leaders at the 2018 SAE WCX panel, “Shared Mobility: 365...

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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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Automotive

Rolls-Royce Sets Sail with Autonomous Ship Technology

Autonomous ship ahoy! The remote-control operation of a commercial marine vessel in 2017 is the prelude to a self-sailing boat’s debut in the 2020 timeframe.

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Aerospace

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...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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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Power

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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Materials

Software for Additive Design, Manufacturing Evolves Quickly

The aerospace industry has taken a leadership position in the adoption of additive manufacturing processes, prompting major changes in both design and manufacturing. That’s...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Chevy Corvette ZR1’s LT5 V8: 2 Hp per Cubic Inch

John Rydzewski, assistant chief engineer for GM’s small-block (OHV V8) engines, seems justified in his pride regarding the role his 755-hp LT5 V-8 played in achieving the scorching...

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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?

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