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Energy

Lightning EMotors Announces EChassis for Commercial EVs

Lightning eMotors has announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis platform for commercial EV applications. The platform, which was co-developed with Metalsa, will be...

Technical Innovation
Automotive

Paccar Announces TX-18 Automated Transmission

Kenworth and Peterbilt have announced the availability of the new Paccar TX-18 and TX-18 Pro automated transmissions for Class 8 trucks and select off-highway applications. The TX-18...

News
Propulsion

GM details Corvette’s new and mighty LT6 V8

If the end of the internal-combustion epoch truly is within sight, General Motors intends to see it out with a bang. It’s latest — who’s to say whether it’s the “last?” —...

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Aerospace

Where Key Minerals Used in EVs Come From

What minerals are used uniquely in the manufacture of electric passenger vehicles? Is the U.S. self-sufficient in these minerals, or does it rely on imports? And if the latter, what are the...

Technical Innovation
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Purdue Prototypes New EV Fast-charge Cable

A new charging station cable designed by a Purdue University research team could enable an electric vehicle (EV) battery to be recharged in under five minutes, comparable to filling an average...

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Energy

Hitting the Gas on Hydrogen Tech for Commercial Trucks

While not as in vogue as BEVs and other electrified vehicles, hydrogen propulsion systems have been in development since the mid-20th century by a wide variety of manufacturers for...

Articles
Power

Driving Electrified Powertrain Systems Design

The risks that come with electrification leave OEMs and Tier 1s little room for miscalculation in their product planning and development. The costliest mistakes loom largest in the...

Articles
Design

Airing on the Side of Innovation

Is there a proven formula for creating a top-notch engineering organization and benchmark product from scratch? Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson shared his approach at the company’s Newark, Calif,...

Articles
Design

Engineering a Marvel of a Maverick Hybrid Transmission

Ford’s 2022 Maverick combines many practical attributes that earned the new compact pickup its North American Truck of the Year title, among them a standard hybrid powertrain...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: Vehicles Are the Gateway to Data, Data, and More Data

The mobility ecosystem is bursting with data from the passenger vehicles, buses, ride-share vehicles, delivery vans, and other transportation modes using driver assist...

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Electronics & Computers

SAE WCX 2022: OEM Learnings from Level 2 ADAS

Drivers behave differently when a driver assist technology is engaged. They tend to drive faster, look away from the road more often and for longer periods of time, and they engage in...

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Manned Systems

SAE WCX 2022: Sustainability Is a Lifecycle Mindset

“Going green” is a mantra that most if not all automotive OEMs and suppliers profess to follow. SAE International is also committed to the dialogue, with its recently announced...

News
Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes

Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...

News
Energy

SAE WCX 2022: EV Cybersecurity Threats

With war in Europe, a waning pandemic and inflationary and supply pressures rampant, you’d think there was plenty to worry about. Those lucky enough to attend the 2022 SAE WCX panel...

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Energy

Engine Technology a Decade Later

A securities analyst from New York called me recently, to ask about the future of powertrain. Specifically, she wanted my prediction for a timeframe for the demise of both gasoline and diesel IC engines....

News
Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: Driveline Flexibility Is Key for Electrification

The electrification of light-vehicle powertrains is now not just probable, it is inevitable. OEMs and suppliers around the world are looking at all possible means to reduce...

Articles
Power

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

Articles
Connectivity

The Future of Managing Mission-Critical Systems

Adhering to functional safety standards is demanding in terms of both time and money.

Articles
Weapons Systems

Improving Battlefield Connectivity for the Modern Warfighter

Military forces worldwide are adapting their equipment and operating models to new levels of operational intensity.

Articles
Software

How to Test a Cognitive EW System

Cognition in EW systems is an important element in achieving dominance of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Articles
Aerospace

Molded RF Materials for Hypersonic Sensors and Seekers

Hypersonics and the materials needed therein are critical to both our nation’s defense and our national economy, says one feature writer.

Articles
AR/AI

Artificial Intelligence in the Battlespace

Key Considerations for a New Way of Fighting War

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Autonomous and Resilient Management of All-Source Sensors for Navigation Assurance

As the number and type of sensors informing a system increases, so does the probability of corrupting the system with sensor modeling errors, signal interference, and undetected faults.

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Test & Measurement

Evaluation of Environmental Sensors in Training: Performance Outcomes and Symptoms during Airborne and Combatives Training

Investigating the feasibility and potential validity of using biomechanical environmental sensor technologies to improve the detection of potentially concussive events that could lead to mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

Application Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Armed Drone System

The SMART SHOOTER system successfully completed live firing tests and is currently under advanced stages of development.

Application Briefs
Software

Multicore RTOS

The DO-178 Deos™ multicore real time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by Honeywell.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Mission Control System

Collins Aerospace has successfully demonstrated a ready-now mission system.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

Uninterruptible power supplies, single board computers, FPGA platforms, and more.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Machining Beryllium

Because beryllium is extremely expensive, the learning curve for potential competitors is costly.

Supplier Eye
Transportation

The Soft Underbelly of The EV Transition

The list of OEMs and suppliers that are splitting their organizations into traditional ICE powertrain and electric vehicle operations continues to grow. Just follow the money, as billions are...

News
Regulations/Standards

Keeping Combustion in the Conversation

The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

AV Powers Bring May Flowers

May Mobility is the professional boxer of the autonomous-vehicle tech space. It hit the ring in 2017 as an ambitious welterweight, full of capability, veteran AV leadership and a hint of swagger. Investor...

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Ensuring No Child Left Inside

A step-change in sensing precision is underway for vehicle interior applications, with increased capabilities spurred by new technology, customer interest in occupant safety and entertainment, and global...

Articles
Transportation

Navigating Deep Learning to Improve ADAS

Automotive ‘big data’ is here. The immense scope of data generated by automated or ADAS-integrated vehicles spans the five SAE levels of autonomous driving, with reliance on high-resolution...

Articles
Transportation

Lockered and Loaded

For most of its history, the autonomous-vehicle industry has focused on passenger transport, attempting to replace humans behind the wheel with a digital “driver.” The bulk of the industry’s engineering...

Q&A
Transportation

Under Dives Into the Ocean With Digital Radar

While the semi-conductor shortage continues to make headlines, a radar-technology company is readying a first-to-market digital radar chip application on the 2023 Fisker Ocean EV, as part of...

Technology Report
Power

Valve Cuts NVH in GDI Engines

When a leading automotive manufacturer struggled with the release of a new fuel-injection engine technology, the company required an immediate solution to maintain launch scheduling, not to mention corporate...

Articles
Software

Predicting Mobility in MILITARY OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS

On the battlefield, mobility is the key to survivability. It is crucial for commanders to know which vehicle(s) to deploy on what terrain(s). They need to have the ability to assess...

INSIDER
Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Freight Aircraft Achieves Design/Development Milestones

Natilus, Inc., the U.S. company working to democratize global freight transport by making air cargo more competitive, recently announced major milestones in the design...

INSIDER
Photonics/Optics

Optical Flow Visualization Applied to Jet Engine Testing

Working together with a local business and academic professionals at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) team members at...

INSIDER
Transportation

Lockheed Martin Delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter

Hercules history was made once again when Lockheed Martin delivered its 500th C-130J Super Hercules airlifter. This Super Hercules (Lockheed Martin aircraft #5934) is a...

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Collaborative Platform

Working alongside human-piloted aircraft, the AI-equipped Gambit military drone will enable pilots to see deeper into hostile airspace, detect threats first, and provide time and space for critical decisions and actions.

Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Foreign Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems: Developments in the International Arms Markets

A growing number of counter-UAV systems are being offered by foreign vendors.

INSIDER
Unmanned Systems

How AI And Supervised Autonomy Will Change Combat

In the cockpit of a fifth-generation fighter, somewhere high over the ocean, an Air Force pilot gets a heads-up: hostile fighters are airborne and closing. The call didn’t come over the...

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Communications

Next-Generation Polar is Indispensable in Highly Contested Space

On the battlefield, snipers rarely work alone. Snipers act as part of a system with a spotter who surveys a wide area to identify potential targets.

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Manned Systems

DEVCOM Tests Airdrop System for Rapid Deployment in the Field

For U.S. Army soldiers on the move, getting a vehicle in the field increases their survivability and mobility. Safely airdropping the vehicle and quickly de-rigging it is...

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Propulsion

Abort Motor for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Tested

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin successfully performed the final full-scale ground test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System...

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Data Acquisition

Purdue Strengthens National Security Focus with New Propulsion Lab

Purdue University’s work in national security took another giant leap forward with university trustees’ approval of a state-of-the-art high-speed propulsion...

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Transportation

Scientists Work to Enhance Faster-Than-Sound Jet Engines

Almost 75 years ago, U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. Engineers have been pushing the boundaries of ultrafast flight...

Upcoming Webinars
Defense

Ruggedized Computing for the Battlefield of the Future

In harsh battlefield environments, reliable computing and communication systems are critical for mission success. To meet the needs of the modern soldier, standards-based rugged...

On-Demand Webinars
Aerospace

Understanding Military and Specialty Transparencies

From reconnaissance to air-to-air combat, to tactical aerial bombing, to today’s most sophisticated missions, the evolution of military aircraft has resulted in significant...

News
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Homing in on STEM Innovation

Constraints are sometimes just new ways to open doors. High school senior Victor Cai (above), an 18-year-old from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, learned this lesson working on a short-range, narrow-bandwidth...

Application Briefs
Communications

Communications Infrastructure UAVs

Solar-powered unmanned aircraft can provide a resilient inter-vendor, mesh-based communications infrastructure to provide over-the-horizon networks that are self-aware and can cover large areas beyond line-of-sight.

News
Automotive

GM: Ultium Heat-Pump System Boosts EV Range, Reduces Charge Times

On the same day that General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed there will be a fully electric version of the company’s Corvette along with a hybrid model, the...

Upcoming Webinars
Aerospace

Battery & Electrification Summit

The online Battery & Electrification Summit offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications for design engineers and managers.

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Design

NASA Builds Welding Test Article for SLS Exploration Upper Stage

NASA completed manufacturing of a hydrogen tank barrel that will be tested as a weld confidence article for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s Exploration Upper Stage...

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Aerospace

GA-ASI Installs First V-Tail from GKN Aerospace onto MQ-9B RPA

The first V-tail from GKN Aerospace has been received by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and installed onto an MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted...

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Aerospace

Developing Design Tools for Outer Space Structures

Achieving affordable space exploration will require lightweight structures for vehicles, solar arrays and antennas. Lightweight materials also will be used for components of structures...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Airflow Concept Presents Chrysler EV Direction

In a far corner of the main exhibition hall of the 2022 New York International Auto Show, its display flanked by the latest products from Ram and Jeep, Stellantis rolled out a second...

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Software

In-Vehicle Software and Services Are Transforming the Industry

The auto industry is undergoing its most dramatic transformation in more than a century, and tomorrow’s vehicles will not only be electrified but as directly linked to the...