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Aerospace

Navigating Regulatory Compliance for UAV Electronics Development

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) deliver sophisticated capabilities with tremendous cost advantage over traditional methods. While this technology has evolved from military...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Simulating Lightweight Vehicles Operating on Discrete Terrain

Engineers increasingly rely on simulation to augment and, in some cases, replace costly and time consuming experimental work. However, current simulation capabilities are...

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Aerospace

UUV Developments for Defense and Commercial Applications

Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs), also commonly referred to as Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs), have a history dating back to 1957 with the Special Purpose Underwater Research...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

The Evolution of Tactical Robots

The lessons of yesterday and today are driving tomorrow’s robotic programs.

A revolution in Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) is taking place today that focuses on formalizing the permanent integration of...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Antenna Design

Materials and Processes Enable New Possibilities for Unmanned Systems Command & Control

Unmanned vehicles are finding increasing usage in military engagements, not only for aerial applications but also...

Briefs
Defense

Supervisory Control State Diagrams to Depict Autonomous Activity

The military seeks to enable agile and adaptive mission management and control for a team comprised of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unattended ground sensors (UGS),...

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Information Technology

Aerodynamic Modeling of a Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The phenomenon of flapping wing flight in nature has been studied for centuries. Recently, flapping flight for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications has become of interest....

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Defense

Queuing Model for Supervisory Control of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles

One critical aspect in developing a quantitative model of unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) operator and system performance has been to adopt a task-centric approach to...

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Information Technology

Real-Time, High-Fidelity Simulation of Autonomous Ground Vehicle Dynamics

Integrated simulation capabilities that are high-fidelity, fast, and have scalable architecture are essential to support autonomous vehicle design and performance...

Application Briefs
Defense

Photovoltaic Thermography From the Air

Micro-Epsilon
Raleigh, NC
919-787-9707
www.micro-epsilon.com

Defective solar cells can destroy an entire module. Therefore, conducting regular inspections using thermography is a...

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Aerospace

Unmanned Demonstrator Aircraft for Maritime Surveillance

Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built unmanned demonstrator aircraft used for maritime...

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing of Small Tactical Munitions

Raytheon
Fullerton, CA
714-446-2315
www.raytheon.com Solid Concepts Inc.
Valencia, CA
661-295-4400
www.solidconcepts.com

Raytheon is addressing the...

Application Briefs
Defense

Unmanned Ground Vehicle

RE2
Pittsburgh, PA
412-681-6382
www.resquared.com

RE2, Inc. recently announced that the company has been awarded additional funding by the Department of Defense to commercialize its high speed...

Executive Viewpoints
Power

Leveraging Global Capabilities to Address Local Needs

Nearly a decade ago, I presented a speech at SAE Brasil’s Diesel Forum titled "Diesel Engines Sealing–Helping Improve Emissions and Fuel Economy." The speech was prompted, of...

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Materials

Advanced Engineered Material Technologies for a Challenging Environment

This is a time of both great challenge and great opportunity in the transportation industry. In February, President Obama directed the U.S. Environmental Protection...

INSIDER
Materials

Improved Howitzer Spindle Coating Will Improve Performance, Save Money

The efforts of U.S. Army engineers to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits, including easing the logistical burden on...

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Energy

Dual-Use Heater Core Contributes to Better Vehicle Fuel Economy

Imagine a vehicle towing a 3000-lb (1360-kg) trailer up a 6% grade on a 110°F (43°C) day. This scenario describes less than 1% of driving time, but 100% of vehicles have...

Technology Report
Automotive

RCCI Engine Begins In-Vehicle Demonstration Testing

Higher fuel efficiency and reduced exhaust emissions are two potential benefits associated with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI), an engine combustion technology that...

Technology Report
RF & Microwave Electronics

Vehicle Network Security Highlighted in New Concept

The Visteon- and Cisco-developed OASIS (Optimized, Adaptable, Secure, Intelligent, Seamless) concept makes secure car-to-cloud communications the prerequisite for unlocking vehicle...

Original Equipment
Transportation

Claas Expands Its Forage Harvester Line

The all-new Jaguar 800 Series forage harvesters from Claas are seen by the company as a complement to the current 900 Series, meeting the needs of producers and custom harvesters who need the...

Q&A
Automotive

Setting the Stage for Advanced Vehicles

Michael Duoba (SAE Member, 1993), Vehicle Systems Research Engineer and technical leader for the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), is considered one of the...

Technology Report
Automotive

Chrysler's New Hellcat V8 Gets 707-Hp SAE Rating

Powertrain engineers love understatement—as well as a bit of deception. That was made clear recently when Chrysler announced that its new "Hellcat" Hemi V8 will be SAE J1349-rated at 707...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Alternative Jet Engine Fuels

For the second time in as many years, NASA researchers are using a DC-8 and other aircraft to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. The...

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Aerospace

New Technologies Improve Aviation Safety and Efficiency

Researchers with Singapore's A*STAR Aerospace Programme are working on over 50 multidisciplinary projects to pioneer manufacturing techniques, safety inspection devices, and analytical...

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Aerospace

Unmanned Aircraft to Support Scientific Research in Mexico

Specialists from the Institute of Technology and Higher Studies (ITESO) are conducting a program for the design and manufacture of Mexican unmanned aircraft, rockets, and weather...

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Software

Land Rover's Discovery Vision Concept Has Real Future for 2015

The Land Rover Discovery's image is of a capably rugged vehicle with room for seven, and interior luxury that goes with its clearly premium exterior. But what makes the...

Global Vehicles
Automotive

Ford Debuts Mustang Convertible and Revised Focus

Ford turned the page on the final chapter of the 50th anniversary extravaganza for the company’s signature performance car, the Mustang, when it revealed the convertible edition of the...

Technical Innovation
Materials

High-Strength Sheet Steel That Bends

Basic car structures have traditionally been stamped from sheet steel, but stricter fuel-economy standards have the auto industry turning increasingly to more costly alternative materials including...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Novel Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells

One of the biggest obstacles to widespread adoption of clean hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars and trucks is the high price and rarity of the platinum and platinum-family catalysts that the stacks need to...