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Materials

Constellium Develops New Alloys for EV Battery Enclosures

Aluminum is the dominant material for electric vehicle (EV) battery enclosures for one simple but significant factor: lightweighting capability. All currently available...

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Energy

Oshkosh Defense Selected to Assemble Next-Gen Mail Trucks

Oshkosh Defense won the long-awaited contract to manufacture the U.S. Postal Service’s next generation of postal delivery vehicles, which are expected to begin appearing on...

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Automotive

2022 Bolt EUV: Super Cruise Comes to Chevy

General Motors has made the first step toward democratizing Super Cruise, its SAE Level 2 driver-assist system that is designed to reduce driver workload during long trips. In summer 2021,...

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Power

Deere Bullish on Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

Petroleum-based fuels long have been the industry standard for heavy equipment primarily due to the lack of acceptable, cost-effective and reliable alternatives. But with growing interest in...

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Manned Systems

New Holland Extends Ag Lineup with CH7.70 Combine, T6 ‘Multitasker’ Tractor

To reinforce its position as a “full-liner,” New Holland Agriculture’s focus for 2021 is to continue developing and launching new ranges, models and...

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Materials

Plasma Nitride Surface Hardening of Titanium for Aerospace and Armament Applications

Titanium is irreplaceable in many industrial applications. But the metal can still be improved.

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Weapons Systems

Missile System Team Trainer

Latvian National Armed Forces have completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art team trainer for SPIKE missiles.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Characterization of Turbulent Unsteady Separation Using Photonic Micro-Skin Friction and Wall Pressure Sensors

Learn about a photonic skin friction and wall pressure sensor.

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Imaging

Video Encoders

Delta Digital Video has been selected to supply video encoders for a CCTV system.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Army Detects Broadest Frequencies Ever with Quantum Receiver

A new quantum sensor analyzes the full spectrum of radio-frequency and real-world signals, unleashing new potential for soldier communications, spectrum awareness, and electronic warfare.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Perimeter Security Sensor System

Silent Sentinel Inc., a U.K.-based surveillance company, has been selected as a provider for the US Department of Defense.

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Test & Measurement

New Products

Conductive gaskets, an explosive atmosphere test branch, and hydraulic aircraft sealing systems.

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Weapons Systems

Low-Impact Space Weather Sensors and the U.S. National Security Spacecraft

Low-impact sensors close a gap in the U.S. space weather observation network.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Missile Protection System

The AMPS-MLRD missile protection system provides enhanced protection for military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles.

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Aerospace

The Future of Aircraft Electrification

Advancements in electric and autonomous vehicles have sparked renewed excitement about the integration of battery power in aviation.

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Software

Developing a 6DoF Aircraft Munitions Optical Tracking System

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software estimates the trajectory of separation between the aircraft and the store. But how reliable is the CFD model in real-life situations?

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Laser Cleaner Robot

A robotized system automatically removes primers and other protective coatings from F-35 wing components.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensory Integration Balance Deficits in Complex mTBI: Can Early Initiation of Rehabilitation with Wearable Sensor Technology Improve Outcomes?

A novel feedback system provides physical therapists with real-time information about quality of head and trunk movement during exercise.

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Weapons Systems

Weapon System Spare Parts

VINCORION will supply spare parts for the PUMA infantry fighting vehicle’s weapon aiming and tracking system.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Spectrum Processing Subsystems

The subsystems enable the development and deployment of electronic warfare and signal intelligence.

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Nanotechnology

Frequency Agile Plasmonic Antennas and Sensors

A new way of assembling individual nanostructures will facilitate better design principles for plasmonic photonic devices.

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Defense

Mobile Howitzer

The "Iron Sabre" will be tested out in the U.S. Army’s 155mm Mobile Howitzer Shoot-Off Evaluation.

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Energy

Charting the ICE Future with Mahle’s Martin Berger

Electrification nets the current headlines and Wall Street fervor, but the internal combustion engine (ICE) will easily soldier on for several decades, serving as the core of many...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Inkjet Innovation for the Automotive Paint Shop

Robotics specialist ABB has developed painting robots that use an inkjet-type printer head with over 1,000 individually controllable nozzles, enabling higher accuracy and transfer...

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Energy

Internal Combustion: Once More, with Feeling

Following its 2020 acquisition of Delphi Technologies, BorgWarner now has a vast portfolio of internal-combustion engine (ICE) foundation components, everything from fuel- and air-handling...

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Energy

Pumping EV Heat

The Automotive Career Development Center (ACDC) that I founded over 20 years ago provides training and tech support to the world’s independent electric-vehicle (EV and hybrid) technicians, who will be asked to fix and...

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Transportation

Bosch Quantifies Cost Savings for ADAS-Equipped Trucks

Heavy-duty trucks still are disproportionately involved in deadly crashes on U.S. roadways. “Ten percent of the fatalities involve large trucks when large trucks only account for...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A Hard Look at New Sourcing Strategies

From COVID to chips: Just as the industry was beginning to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, it gets slammed with more supply-chain disruptions. Severe chip capacity issues out of China, Taiwan and...

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Energy

Advancing the OP Engine on Three Fronts

Global demand for cleaner, more power-dense internal combustion engines (ICE) is expected to continue into the middle of this century, for a variety of vehicle applications and markets. San...

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Energy

Electric-Truck Battery Enclosures Balance Demands

Manufacturers of battery-electric commercial trucks have similar requirements for their battery enclosures as do their passenger-vehicle counterparts. Lightweight construction is very...

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Energy

Actuating Hybrid and EV Efficiency

Axle-disconnect systems have been a fuel-efficiency enabler in recent years, delivering improvements of up to 10% in all-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive cars and light trucks, depending on vehicle...

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Communications

Perkins Expands Power Range with New Large Engines

The timing of Perkins Engines’ North American launch of its most powerful line of electronic engines, which delivers up to 1500-kWe emergency standby power for a range of critical...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Improving Transmit/Receive Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.

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Defense

Targeting Pod Maintenance

LITENING pods carry out targeting, surveillance, intelligence, search and rescue, and humanitarian relief missions.

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Unmanned Systems

Amphibious Combat Vehicle

The ACV is an advanced, next generation vehicle designed for conducting ship-to-shore operations and effectively getting Marines into the fight.

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Electronics & Computers

Shielding Aerospace Systems from Electromagnetic Interference

See how a nanocomposite thermoplastic called HX5 can stop EMI.

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Photonics/Optics

A Comparative Evaluation of the Detection and Tracking Capability Between Novel Event-Based and Conventional Frame-Based Sensors

This research establishes a fundamental understanding of the characteristics of event-based sensors.

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Unmanned Systems

AI-Based Platform Tests Drone Delivery System

To realize the future of autonomous airborne delivery, flight system and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) specialist Airwayz is testing drone fleets from multiple delivery companies to...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Propulsion Tech Tops SAE WCX 2021 Papers and Presentations

The technologies that literally make the world’s wheels go round – the latest combustion systems and battery chemistries, electric machines, drivelines, fuels and more –...

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Power

Bosch’s EV Efficiency Upgrade: Continuously Variable Transmissions

As electric vehicles (EVs) move from niche offerings to mainstream roles in the product portfolios of the world’s traditional automakers, research and development to...

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Power

How 3D Printing Could Add Efficiency to EV Power Electronics

“Think production!” Perhaps that advice should be posted on the wall of every design office, R&D lab and advanced technology center in the auto industry. Although...

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Energy

Alliance Platform Elevates 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Ten years is an eternity in terms of automotive product cycles, especially in a segment as hot and crowded as C/D sport utility. For Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA), waiting...

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Unmanned Systems

Honda, Toyota Intro More-Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Honda and Toyota each recently announced the release of new, more-sophisticated driver-assistance systems for a special range of vehicles available in Japan starting in March...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Anniston Army Depot Aids Artillery Modernization Efforts

Anniston Army Depot recently completed the modification of two cabs for the Army’s Extended Range Cannon Artillery project. The ERCA is a part of an Army modernization strategy...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

New 3D-Printed Antenna Designs Reduce Cost, Weight and Size

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas and arrays to advance radar technology and enable new applications for the U.S. Navy. The...

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Imaging

Thin Explosive Films Provide Snapshot of How Detonations Start

Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

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Design

Gathering Clouds Will Form Autonomy’s Computing Backbone

You might never spot one, but computing clouds will be crucial for the success of autonomous vehicles (AVs). The titans of the automotive and digital worlds have begun aligning...

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Unmanned Systems

Ford Gets in the ‘Hands-Free’ Game with BlueCruise

There's a whole lot about Ford's hands-free driving technology that the automaker isn't revealing just yet. But at least it now has a name – BlueCruise – and some preliminary...

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Automotive

After a 30-Year Hiatus, Jeep Remakes the Wagoneer

You won’t have a hard time distinguishing the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer from the old one. Automotive design and engineering have moved on dramatically in 30 years, even if the...

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Materials

Nanoscale Materials Could Reduce Manufacturing, Aviation Greenhouse Gasses

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is partnering with 16 industrial partners on the MASTRO project, which is tasked with...

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Defense

Bell and U.S. Army Advance V-280 Valor Development and Aviation Modernization

Bell Textron Inc. and the U.S. Army have agreed to terms on the execution of the second phase of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR)...

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Aerospace

Collins Aerospace to Modernize B-52 Wheels and Brakes

As the U.S. Air Force extends the operational service life of the B-52 Stratofortress into the 2050s, it has selected Collins Aerospace to design and develop a new wheel and carbon...

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Unmanned Systems

Mercedes Kicks off Dedicated EV Lineup with Flagship EQS

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2022 EQS EV sedan. The EQS is the first all-electric luxury 4-door model from Mercedes built upon a dedicated (and modular) EV platform. The...

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Unmanned Systems

Truck Platooning an Evolving Pathway to Full Autonomy

“We are tantalizingly close,” a recent blog post by Pittsburgh-based Locomation asserted regarding true driverless vehicles navigating public roadways. “But the challenges that...

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Energy

Cadillac to Launch 2023 Lyriq EV Months Earlier Than Planned

Citing advances in its vehicle-development processes and tireless work from a global engineering team during the COVID-19 pandemic, executives and engineers for General...

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Energy

Jeep Engineers a Wrangler EV with Manual Gearbox

For 4x4 enthusiasts who see the electric-vehicle (EV) future as the conclusive death-blow to manual transmissions, there is hope. Jeep engineers have unveiled the first battery-electric...

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Power

Is GaN the Future for EV Chips?

Technology advances in electric vehicles (EV) are steadily shrinking the vehicle bill-of-materials cost while creating power efficiencies and new design solutions. The combination of more power-dense...

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Aerospace

Stall Warning Monitor Keeps Turbine Engines Healthy

Gas turbine engines often are considered the “heart” of airplanes and ships. Purdue University innovators looking for new solutions to reduce emissions and enhance operations of...

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Aerospace

Mars Helicopter Makes Historic First Flight

On April 19, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The solar-powered helicopter first became airborne...

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Semiconductors & ICs

TinMan Helps Protect Aircraft Semiconductor Parts

A new technology developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Honeywell is providing needed atmospheric environment information to the aerospace industry. The device, called TinMan, has...

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Energy

Mahle Powertrain Leveraging New Facilities in Electrified Shift

Mahle’s Powertrain group (MPT) has announced an ongoing €12M investment in new testing and development facilities. Part of a forward-looking strategy begun over a...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

An Immersive Solution for Thermally Safer EV Batteries

R&D work to solve an excessive noise problem created by an EV’s battery fast charger has led to advances in thermal management, heat dissipation – and reduced fire risks....

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AR/AI

Virtual Meets Mixed Reality for Vehicle Development

Automakers developing stand-alone technologies, such as driver-interface systems, will increasingly need to consider moving to a company-wide virtual model to create a digital twin of...