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Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Underwater Munitions and Explosives of Concern Detection System

The objective of Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project MR-201002, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Munitions and Explosives of...

Briefs
Aerospace

Power-Line UAV Modeling and Simulation

The Army Research Laboratory Power-Line Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Modeling and Simulation (ARL-PLUMS) Software Tool allows a user to model, compute, and analyze the quasistatic electric and magnetic...

Briefs
Aerospace

Design of a Multi-Segmented Magnetic Robot for Hull Inspection

Hull, deck plate, and tank inspection for corrosion, deformation, and fractures is a necessary part of ship maintenance to ensure functional integrity and proper operation of the...

Briefs
Defense

A Modular Approach to Video Designation of Manipulation Targets for Mobile Manipulators

Currently fielded EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) robots are limited in terms of both mechanical ability and autonomous capabilities when compared to...

Briefs
Aerospace

Two-Dimensional Distributed Velocity Collision Avoidance

As the number of autonomous vehicles continues to increase for both commercial and military applications, collision avoidance algorithms are of the utmost importance to successfully...

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Undersea Communications Between Submarines and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles in a Command and Control Denied Environment

Nuclear powered submarines can stay submerged for days at a time and only have to come to periscope depth (PD) for...

Articles
Defense

Using SWaP-C Reductions to Improve UAS/UGV Mission Capabilities

The defense and aerospace market continues to push for reductions in size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C) to support advanced sensor/vetronics payloads onboard unmanned...

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Aerospace

Designing Rugged Computing Platforms for UGVs

While the military’s proliferation of unmanned aircraft, or drones, continues to grab the headlines, the deployment of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) is also anticipated to expand based on...

Articles
Defense

Bi-manual Dexterous Manipulation for Maritime Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Since 2001, there has been a proliferation of robots within the U.S. military to assist with Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) missions. Ground robotics systems are...

Articles
Defense

Applying UUV Advances to Safeguard Harbors and Littoral Waters

Advances in unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are providing government agencies and commercial organizations with new capabilities across a variety of mission requirements....

Articles
Aerospace

Designing a Robot to Counter Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices

The use of Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) has increased each year. Current anti-VBIED technology is not only expensive, but requires months or years...

Application Briefs
Defense

Unmanned Helicopter

+43 (1) 546 26-44
www.schiebel.net

In five months of operation, the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) saved over 8,800 lives in the Mediterranean. By spotting and monitoring distressed vessels, Schiebel’s...

Application Briefs
Defense

Mini-Unmanned Aircraft System

817-234-6600
www.elbitsystems.com

Elbit Systems has developed the Skylark3, a new autonomous mini-Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), best suited for brigades and divisions in “beyond the next hill”...

Application Briefs
Defense

Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems

L-3 Link Simulation & Training
Arlington, TX
817-619-2000
www.Link.com

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) was recently awarded a contract option from the U.S. Air...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Field Swappable Underwater Storage Unit

+39 0575 26979
www.seco.com

The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), an executive body of NATO’s Science and Technology Organization (STO), is an established scientific...

Application Briefs
Defense

Reconfigurable Integrated-Weapons Platform

716-805-2008
www.moog.com/rwip

Moog Inc. Space and Defense Group and its defense-industry partner, DRS Technologies, recently introduced a new Reconfigurable Integrated-weapons Platform...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Advanced Materials for Catalysts

SDCmaterials will partner with Car Sound Exhaust System and supply the company with material for its catalytic converters. SDC's Nano-on-Nano formulation, applied to exhaust-treatment catalysts, requires as...

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Electronics & Computers

Position-Control Torque Arm System

A position-control torque arm system from Mountz improves and automates the fastening process while reducing manufacturing costs. The compact position-control device features a touch-screen display that...

Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Development Kit for Gesture Recognition

Microchip Technology Inc. has introduced a development kit for integrated 2D projective capacitive touch (PCAP) and 3D gesture recognition on displays. The DV102014 kit will provide designers access...

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Transportation

Volvo CE Launches Its Largest Excavator and Articulated Hauler

During the company’s nearly hour-long briefing at Bauma 2016 in Munich, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) President Martin Weissburg underscored how the company...

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Power

Raising the Bar on Engine Performance at Emissions Changes

The next level of off-highway emissions regulations to impact the industry is the European Union’s (EU) Stage V standards, planned to take effect in January 2019. While Stage V...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Moving Hydraulics Forward with Smarter Machinery

Hydraulics are changing. Conventional hydraulic systems are frequently considered unstable and unpredictable. One small action, like the heavy-handed jerk of a joystick, can trigger a...

Executive Viewpoints
Electronics & Computers

Connected-Vehicle Technologies Transform Drivetrains into Rich Sources of Intelligence

While connected technologies for passenger vehicles are moving toward more widespread, everyday use, the benefits of improved performance, safety,...

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Software

Engineering Simulation Tool

Engineers across disciplines will realize step-change improvements in the way they develop products using ANSYS 17.0. This next generation of ANSYS delivers 10× improvements to product development productivity,...

Product Briefs
Green Design & Manufacturing

High-Pressure CNG Hoses

Eaton’s high-pressure 35NG hose and low-pressure NG-TW hose for compressed natural gas (CNG) applications are certified to ANSI NGV 4.2 Class A and D, and ANSI NGV 3.1 Class B and C. Primarily used in dispensing...

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Propulsion

Solving Cold-Weather Starting Problems in Emissions-Controlled Diesel Engines

Dealers who sell and service diesel-powered off-highway equipment and the operators who depend on this equipment know firsthand the problems cold weather can...

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Power

Greener, Meaner, Leaner Drive Systems for Off-Highway

Expected to come into force in 2019 for mobile machinery and equipment in Europe, the future European Union Stage V off-highway emissions standard harbors new challenges for the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Shedding Light on Lightweight Castings

Driven by rising demand for lighter weight components in automotive, heavy-duty trucks and off-highway vehicles, a new wave of technology and operational initiatives is taking center stage in the iron...

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Power

Can Hybrid-Electric Drivelines Be a Solution for Off-Highway Vehicles?

Today's construction, agricultural and mining machinery is driven almost entirely by high-performance diesel engines. Although these units are relatively economical,...

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Defense

Antenna Design Turns Entire Vehicles into Broadcasting Equipment

High-frequency antennas transmit radio waves across vast distances and even over mountain ranges using very little energy, making them ideal for military communications. These...

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Aerospace

Army Scientists Synthesize High-Performing Energetic Material

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory recently synthesized a new material called bis-isoxazole tetranitrate, or BITN, with potential applications in propulsion and...

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Manned Systems

How OEMs Can Keep up with New Product Innovations

To compete in the off-highway equipment market OEMs must continually invest in new equipment designs to meet ever-increasing emission regulations, equipment accuracy and aesthetic model...

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Aerospace

Off-Highway Borrows from Aerospace for Thermal Insulation

It’s 2016, and EPA Tier 4 Final is firmly in the rearview mirror. So we can all relax, breathe a big sigh of relief and never worry about increasing emissions standards ever...

Executive Viewpoints
Propulsion

Dynamic Testing and Design Technology for Off-Highway Exhaust Systems

As the industry readies itself for Tier 5 emissions compliance in 2019, it makes sense to look back at recent technological milestones to plot the trajectory of future...

Executive Viewpoints
Transportation

Autonomous Operations for Heavy-Duty Trucks Are Coming down the Road

Although some commercial vehicle fleets and owners remain skeptical about autonomous driving and the implications for their big rigs traveling down the highway, the...

Product Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Enhanced Traceability for Asset Management

PcVue’s human-machine interface (HMI) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology is integrated with InformaTrac’s InformaTrac Pro software to provide enhanced traceability...

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Power

Cables for Extreme Environments

Cables from the Lapp Group operate in extreme environments such as high and low temperatures, exposed to aggressive substances and in areas with space and weight issues. Applications include industrial ovens,...

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Electronics & Computers

Vehicle Control Modules

VCMS II, the next generation of vehicle control and power modules from InPower, are fully programmable to provide maximum control, flexibility and value, whether part of a networked system or as stand-alone units. They can be configured to operate a range of auxiliary vehicle equipment, such as fans, compressors,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Touchless Variable Gap Sensor

The two-piece magnetic Hall-effect variable gap sensor from PIHER Sensors and Controls S.A. maintains stable electrical output and specified linearity on mobile shafts, despite radial and axial movement. The...

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Propulsion

Narrow-Depth Axial Fan

Multi-Wing’s PMAX3 narrow-depth axial fan is engineered for applications with restricted space that require high static pressure. Featuring a new blade root design, PMAX3 has a minimum axial deflection and is ideal...

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Propulsion

Automatic Tensioners

Dayco’s automatic tensioners are developed specifically for the extreme demands of the heavy-duty industrial market and have been validated on numerous industrial and commercial vehicle applications. The belt...

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Power

CNG Fuel System

Agility Fuel Systems’ 2016 160 DGE behind-the-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system is said to deliver the most efficient package of any CNG heavy-duty vehicle system on the road today. The system is mounted up to 6...

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Software

Thermal Simulation Tool

CoTherm from ThermoAnalytics facilitates the flow of information between CAE simulation products to streamline CAE workflow, improve simulation time and reduce test time and cost. Instead of working with complicated...

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Power

Hermetic Sealing

Hermetic Seal Corporation (HSC), a unit of AMETEK Interconnect, has expanded its hermetic sealing capabilities to include state-of-the-art hermetic fiber-optic component manufacture. The glass-to-fiber-optic seal (GTFOS)...

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Power

Modular Area View Kit

A modular area view kit (AVK) from First Sensor aids in the setup of 360° all-around view systems for applications in special vehicles and machines. AVK allows users to quickly and easily build up, develop and test a...

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Power

Climatic Wind Tunnel

T/CCI Manufacturing’s Climatic Wind Tunnel in Decatur, IL allows customers to simulate any real-world condition by controlling humidity, wind, temperature, solar and road conditions up to100 mph. Because the system...

Product Briefs
Power

Test Bench for Large Couplings

KTR has started up a test bench for large couplings that covers a performance range up to 500,000 N∙m at its headquarters in Rheine. The test bench allows the company to calculate mechanical coupling...

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Electronics & Computers

Advanced Fleet Management

The AirLink GX450 mobile gateway from Sierra Wireless incorporates an advanced fleet-management feature that enables collection of OBD-II vehicle telemetry data. This added functionality will enable large...

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Power

The Need for Reliable Engine-Off Cabin Cooling in Off-Highway Machinery

Increasingly stringent anti-idling laws continue to exert pressure on the off-highway industry to minimize the release of CO2 emissions and diesel particulate matter...

Executive Viewpoints
Robotics, Automation & Control

Electrification and Digitization Offer Opportunities in Off-Highway

The Off-Highway Systems Business Unit of ZF has significantly increased its range of products in recent years with a focus on new technologies and applications. In...

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Transportation

Focus RS: Ford and GKN Create an AWD Masterpiece

If an international TV quiz show had the new Ford Focus RS as one of its subjects, Tyrone Johnson would have all the answers.

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Transportation

Second Time a Charm for Honda’s Unibody Ridgeline Pickup?

Although its best-ever sales year was barely more than 50,000 units and many critics questioned the buying public’s desire for a midsize pickup based on a unibody structure...

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Propulsion

The Race to Engineer Robotic Personal Mobility

In her year-end LinkedIn post last December, GM CEO Mary Barra predicted that “2016 and beyond will be pivotal in terms of how people around the world will get from Point A to Point...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3D Laser Scanner

The new version of the MetraSCAN 3D laser scanner from Creaform is 12 times faster than the previous version and can tackle black, multicolored, and shiny surfaces with metrology accuracy for applications directly on the...

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Automotive

Fastener Tightening Compound

VibraTite VC3 from ND Industries is designed for use on internal and external threads of virtually any material or finish. Fasteners with VC3 preapplied by ND Industries arrive dry to the touch and ready for...

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Propulsion

Engine Oil Drain Valve

The new, patent-pending Fumoto SX-series of engine oil drain valves is comprised of two fully integrated parts: the through bolt and oil-flow control body. The SX can rotate 360°, which allows orientation to achieve...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Low-Pressure Carburizing Furnace

Ponar Wadowice S.A. signed a contract for the May 2016 delivery of a Seco/Warwick CaseMaster Evolution (CME) low-pressure carburizing (LPC) furnace, the first such furnace purchased by the company. Ponar...

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Power

Hydraulic Position and Motion Control Systems

Power-Packer’s custom hydraulic position and motion control solutions include systems for tilting, latching, leveling and stabilizing. A line of hydraulic stabilization legs ranges from...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Stabilizer Cylinders

RAM mechanical locking stabilizer cylinders assist operators in positioning equipment at a desired location and height faster and more accurately than traditional manual jacking and blocking methods. Integration of RAM...

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Materials

Wear-Resistant Pumps

Duechting Pumpen’s WRX single-stage centrifugal pumps were developed for the transportation of abrasive materials and are suited for use in dredgers and other applications in the mining and processing of gravel and...

Product Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Maintenance-Free Bearings

Aurora Bearing offers maintenance-free PTFE lined alternatives to fractured race and light series spherical bearings used in hydraulic cylinders in both metric and inch dimension series. The bearings are best used...

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Power

Medium-Pressure Axial Piston Pump

Liebherr-Components recently introduced its newly developed LH30VO axial piston pump of swash plate design. The medium-pressure pump complements the existing product portfolio in the range of 280-bar...

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Electronics & Computers

International Truck Offers Over-The-Air Programming for 2017 Cummins Engines

Building on the introduction of over-the-air (OTA) programming for its proprietary engines, International Truck is now offering OTA programming for Cummins...

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Power

Fully Automatic Allison TC10 in Peterbilt, Kenworth Chassis

PACCAR and Allison Transmission engineers are working together on an engineering program to release the fully automatic Allison TC10 in Kenworth T680 and T880 and Peterbilt...

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Electronics & Computers

Brightness Enhancement Film

American Polarizers Inc. (API) (Reading, PA) has expanded its product offering with 3M Vikuiti™ Brightness Enhancement Films (3M BEF). A single 3M BEF sheet increases the brightness of backlit LCD displays by up...

Product Briefs
Materials

Additive for Fluoropolymer Coatings

Carbodeon has developed a new additive for fluoropolymer coatings, based on its uDiamond NanoDiamond technology. It targets solvent-based coatings used across multiple industries including automotive,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GM Prepping Industry-First Steel-To-Aluminum Welding Process

General Motors is poised to pull the trigger on a potentially game-changing manufacturing process to spot weld steel to aluminum. In the first production application for the...

News

Brembo Brake-By-Wire Will Be Production-Ready Before 2020

The potential market for an electric wheel-braking system is apparent to automotive engineers, but none is now in vehicle production. Such a system adds a level of precision to...

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Communications

NASA and FAA Demonstrate Wireless Communication with Aircraft

For the first time ever, a team of engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center conveyed aviation data -- including route options and weather information -- to an airplane over...

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Materials

Royal Navy Uses Pilotless Aircraft to Navigate Through Ice

A tiny pilotless aircraft, built by the University of Southampton, launched from the Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector for the first time to assist with navigating...

Q&A
Automotive

Pride in Engineering the World’s Most Popular Electrified Vehicle

Kazuaki Shingo’s background is in mechanical engineering and internal combustion engines—making him a perfect candidate to develop the world’s most popular electrified...

Editorial
Automotive

Elon, Henry, and the Mastery of Manufacturing

“Do you want to make a bet on Musk’s latest pronouncement?” asked my friend the Tier 1 supplier engineer, whose company is part of Tesla’s supply chain.

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Automotive

Jaguar Puts a Brave Pace on Testing Its New Crossover

Rarely does an automaker choose the world's most dangerous roads to introduce a new vehicle to the media. So Jaguar's recent launch of the all-new 2017 F-Pace sports crossover in the...

Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

Google's Krafcik Talks Self-Driving Vehicle Development

As automakers add advanced driver-assist systems to conventional passenger vehicles, they are developing one path to the fully autonomous vehicle—but not the only one. So, the...

Technology Report
Software

2017 Super Duty Brawn Forces Ford to Upgrade Its Dyno Sleds

What happens when the performance of your newly-developed vehicle exceeds the capabilities of the test equipment used to measure it? Ford Truck engineers faced that dilemma...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

SEAT to Spearhead VW's New Platform and 48V Technology

“SEAT has been through hell, in a way," asserted Luca de Meo, who became chairman of the Spanish automaker, part of Volkswagen Group, late last year. But after it survived a...