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Aerospace

Electrically Conductive Adhesive

LOCTITE ABLESTIK ICP 3535M1 electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) from Henkel (Irvine, CA) provides a robust alternative to solder for many applications, lowers component assembly stress, and facilitates...

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Software

VW Adds Gesture Control to New Golf

Volkswagen is becoming a company of gestures. In the Virtual Engineering Laboratory (VEL) at its Wolfsburg headquarters, designers use gesture control to modify concepts via...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Kia Motors Signs Agreement to Build First Manufacturing Plant in India

Kia Motors recently signed a US$1.1 billion investment agreement to build its first manufacturing facility in India. At a late April ceremony, the automaker completed...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Experimental Confirmation of an Aquatic Swimming Motion Theoretically of Very Low Drag and High Efficiency

It has been established theoretically that self-propulsion of deformable bodies in ideal fluid can occur with a careful specification...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Gesture-Based Controls for Robots: Overview and Implications for Use by Soldiers

Afuture vision of the use of autonomous and intelligent robots in dismounted military operations is for soldiers to interact with robots as teammates, much like...

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Aerospace

Fast-Tracking Autonomous Vehicles with Simulation

Artificial intelligence developments are set to fundamentally transform mobility, whether it is mobility of weapon payloads, supply deliveries, urban commuters, warehouse goods,...

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Defense

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Unmanned Systems

Developing a Multi-Modal UGV Robot Control Interface

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) are currently being used or developed for operational maneuvers (e.g., reconnaissance and IED defeat), maneuver support (e.g., route clearance), and...

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Aerospace

A Guide for Developing Human-Robot Interaction Experiments in the Robotic Interactive Visualization and Experimentation Technology (RIVET) Simulation

ARL's Intelligent Systems Enterprise vision is to enable the teaming of autonomous...

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Energy

Solar Powering UAVs

One of the largest problems facing the aerospace industry involves size, weight, and power (SWaP) analysis and the increasing size of payloads with typically a finite amount of power to drive ever more demanding systems....

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Aerospace

Deploying COTS Subsystems in UUVs

In December, 2016 the newest class of unmanned vehicles, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) made international headlines after China, in an unprecedented act, seized an unclassified “ocean...

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Aerospace

Identifying the Flow Physics and Modeling Transient Forces on Two-Dimensional Wings

The main objective of this research was to better understand the flow physics of aircraft wings undergoing highly unsteady maneuvers. Reduced-order models play a central role in this study, both to elucidate the overall dynamical mechanisms behind various flow...

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Aerospace

The Scaling of Loss Pathways and Heat Transfer in Small Scale Internal Combustion Engines

The rapid expansion of the remotely piloted aircraft market includes an interest in 10 kg to 25 kg vehicles (Group 2) for monitoring, surveillance, and...

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Unmanned Systems

Interoperability Standards Pave the Way for Modular Robotic Manipulators

Unmanned vehicles have long been used by the military to handle situations characterized by the three Ds: dull, dirty, and dangerous. As the use of unmanned ground...

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Aerospace

In-Flight, On-Demand Hydrogen Production for Greener Aircraft

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology developed a process that can be used onboard aircraft while in flight to produce hydrogen from water (including wastewater on the...

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Data Acquisition

New System Assists X-Planes with Super-Fast Data Transmission

A network and communication architecture that can more efficiently move data from research aircraft, while using half the bandwidth of traditional methods, could eventually...

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Automotive

Volvo Buses Launches B8R Chassis Globally

Volvo Buses has started the global launch of its latest chassis powered by the 8-L Volvo engine. The Volvo B8R and B8RLE replace the top-selling Volvo B7R and B7RLE, which saw a production run...

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Defense

Mobile High-Energy Laser Shoots Down Drones

A Stryker combat vehicle equipped with a 5kW laser and an array of sensors spent several minutes scanning the horizon for a wayward "enemy" drone. On a television screen in a nearby tent off...

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Test & Measurement

Drop of Mock Nuclear Weapon Is First of New Flight Tests

From a distance, the drop of a mock nuclear weapon — containing only non-nuclear components — was a mere puff of dust rising from a dry lake bed at Nevada’s Tonopah Test...

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Aerospace

AMRDEC Technologies to Improve Air and Missile Defense

Engineers at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) are working on a trio of technologies to explore improving existing air and...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Creating the Future: A Better Way to Map Terrain

Mark Skoog, an aerospace engineer at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, led the development of new software that stores terrain data in a more efficient and accurate way. The...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

An Alternative Approach: FPT Industrial Invests in Industrial Engines Running on Natural Gas

The demand for greater environmental sustainability in urban areas coupled with the upcoming reforms that are expected to drastically reduce...

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Propulsion

Future Engine Emissions Reduction Strategies

Demands on off-highway vehicles and trucks today are exceedingly complex. Equipment must be more environmentally friendly, work in a more aggressive environment, run longer hours and rely upon...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Leveraging Connectivity to Drive Business

Connectivity in regard to hydraulic systems involves the utilization of “smart” components, which work together and communicate with one another on a common system. These components can...

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Propulsion

Making Sure Next-Gen Diesels Are Right for the Next Generation of OEM Equipment

Today, OEMs are placing a greater emphasis on building long-term customer relationships that extend well beyond the original sale of the machine. Intense...

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Electronics & Computers

Magnetic Multiturn Encoder Technology

POSIHALL is ASM Sensors' (Elmhurst, IL) new magnetic multiturn encoder technology. According to the company, the new encoder technology measures true-absolute and is the robust alternative to optical...

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Electronics & Computers

DEUTSCH Connector

The newly redesigned 2-pole DEUTSCH connector (MDC06-2S) from Murrelektronik, Inc. (Suwanee, GA) is an extremely compact connector—18-mm (0.71-in) long when plugged in—making it easier than ever to make connections, even in confined spaces. Pre-wired and 100% electrically tested, the DEUTSCH connector requires no work in...

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Electronics & Computers

J1939 CAN Bus Splitter

The CAN bus splitter from Trombetta (Milwaukee, WI) provides a cost-effective and space-efficient way of connecting multiple devices to the J1939 CAN bus. Featuring a small footprint, this module reduces cost by eliminating Y adapters and extra harnesses typically used to provide additional connections to the bus. The...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Longer, Lower, Wider Fashion Reaches Formula One for 2017

American Formula One viewers squinting through bleary eyes at the live early-morning broadcasts from Europe have noticed changes to the sophisticated race cars for the 2017: they...

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Electronics & Computers

Artificial Intelligence Becomes a Reality

The soaring role of software has already fostered many changes for automakers, but those transitions may pale in comparison to the challenges expected when artificial intelligence is employed in...

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Electronics & Computers

Lidar Heats up as Sensor Demand Rises

Many autonomous-driving development plans call for deploying a handful of solid-state Lidar sensors on each vehicle, but the Lidar modules used for today’s prototype vehicles all are mechanical...

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Aerospace

High Temperature, Electrically Conductive Adhesive

The EO-98HT from EpoxySet (Lincoln, RI) is electrically conductive epoxy for electrical circuits.

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Propulsion

Meeting the Ignition Challenges of Next-Gen Off-Highway Gaseous-Fueled Engines

Environmental pressures and total cost of ownership are beginning to change the types of engines used for off-highway applications, and this trend is likely...

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AR/AI

AI Digs Deeper

Artificial Intelligence has been around since the 1950s, but in many ways it’s still an emerging technology. Large systems for years have utilized various forms of AI, but the technology only now is becoming viable in...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensor-Controlled Air Springs

Equipped with Continental sensor technology, the height of ContiTech’s (Auburn Hills, MI) air springs can now be adjusted electronically, the internal pressure monitored and the internal temperature measured....

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Automotive

Wobble Plate Compressor

An anchor product for T/CCI Manufacturing (Decatur, IL), the 7H wobble plate compressor is claimed to be the leading design in the industry for the heavy-duty truck and construction sector. According to the company,...

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Electronics & Computers

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor

A new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (Liberty, SC) is available for applications that require very high-performance under all operating conditions....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Advanced Motor Control Tool

Microchip Technology Inc.'s (Chandler, AZ) advanced motor control software plug-in for MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE) features auto tuning and self-commissioning capability. The plug-in, called...

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Transportation

VW Finally Fills Its SUV Gap with 2018 Atlas

With the market rushing headlong toward trucks, SUVs and crossovers, Volkswagen has badly needed a mid-range SUV between its $25,000 compact Tiguan and $50,000-plus premium Touareg. And now,...

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Propulsion

13.6-L Engine

Designed to meet the future needs of global markets, the 13.6-L engine from John Deere Power Systems (Waterloo, IA) offers customers increased efficiency, installation flexibility and power in a more compact package. John Deere made it a goal to increase the power of the engine, but not the size, and, according to the company, it...

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Propulsion

Corrosion Resistance Ranking

Federal-Mogul Powertrain’s (Southfield, MI) new process for ranking the corrosion resistance of diesel cylinder liner materials will enable the company to supply even more durable components for the most...

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Propulsion

Flywheel Pump Couplings

To minimize harmful reaction forces while tolerating high temperatures, CENTA Corp. (Aurora, IL) has developed a new series of couplings to optimize diesel-driven construction machinery. CENTAFLEX-KF, with a torque...

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Propulsion

Fan Drive Systems

Multi-Wing America (Burton, OH) is a single-source provider for fan and fan clutch systems. The viscous clutches are either electronically-controlled or air-sensing via bi-metal sensor. These fan-drive systems are...

Executive Viewpoints
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Mechatronics Technology Offers Improvements in Performance and Efficiency

As a company founded on innovation, Dana Inc. has been a technology leader since Clarence Spicer invented the encased universal joint in 1904 and changed the...

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Materials

Laminated Metal

Laminated metal designed to reduce vibrations and noise transmission in metal constructions, internal combustion engines, vehicle bodies, washing machines and office machines, dB Engineering Inc.’s (Mansfield, TX)...

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Aerospace

Gas Springs

Industrial damping technology specialist ACE Controls Inc.’s (Farmington Hills, MI) new GS-Line gas springs and dampers come in custom lengths and pressures for ideal performance in demanding applications. Available in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Continental Brings Head-Up Displays to Commercial Vehicles

Leveraging the technology and expertise from the company’s automotive business, Continental engineers have developed a head-up display (HUD) specifically for commercial...

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Power

Compact Hydraulics Configuration Tool

CHoose, Bosch Rexroth’s (Charlotte, NC) compact hydraulics configuration tool, allows users to realize virtually any hydraulic circuit solution. By incorporating Bosch Rexroth’s cartridge and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Custom Coupler

The Specialty Manufacturing Co.’s (St. Paul, MN) SafeWay Hydraulics engineers were engaged to examine the company’s single zerk hydraulic system design for its overall function and manufacturability. After design review...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

PolyJet 3D Technology

Now offered as part of Proto Labs' (Maple Plain, MN) industrial 3D printing services, PolyJet technology provides product designers and engineers with the ability to manufacture elastomeric and overmolded prototypes...

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Propulsion

Demand Grows for Electrified Off-Highway Machines

Hydraulic hybrids are very much a part of the alternative drivetrain equation, notes Chris Mays, Commercial Vehicle – Senior Technical Specialist, Corporate Advanced Engineering at...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rod Ends

QA1 (Lakeville, MN) offers a variety of rod ends to fit every need, including applications for motorsports, off-road, construction, agriculture and other industrial markets. The company delivers the strength, durability and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Standalone Vision System

The In-Sight 7000 series from Cognex Corp. (Natick, MA) is a suite of ultra-rugged, highly modular standalone vision systems. The second-generation In-Sight 7000 series represents what the company says is a...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Generation Orbital X Motors

Danfoss Power Solutions’ (Ames, IA) new generation Orbital X motors increase flexibility in use, improve application performance and reduce total cost of ownership for OEMs. Two new modular platforms will...

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Propulsion

The Future of Off-Highway Drivelines

When you think of Cummins and its 100-year history, you think of its expertise in diesel engine technology. This tradition continues with its latest Stage V engines, which will continue to develop and...

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Energy

High-Speed Hydraulic Logic Valves

Sun Hydraulics Corp.’s (Sarasota, FL) solenoid-operated digital logic valve (DLV) paves the way for smaller, highly reliable solutions in demanding mobile applications where size, weight, speed and power...

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Electronics & Computers

Commercial Vehicles to Become the Ultimate ‘Sensor’

“This industry is well ahead of passenger vehicle in what it does in the connected space and in telematics. Working in both industries, it’s very interesting to see what...

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Aerospace

Lightweight Artificial Hair Sensors Could Enable “Fly by Feel”

The Air Force Research Laboratory was inspired by the hairs on bats and crickets in creation of artificial hair sensors that could assess the external environment and...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Prepare Space Launch System for Liftoff

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) may experience ground wind gusts of up to 70 mph as it sits on the launch pad before and during liftoff for future missions. Understanding how...

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Transportation

Loss Leader: 2018 Chevy Equinox Gets Smaller, Lighter, Tidier

General Motors has made vehicle weight reduction something of a mission for all its brands and as with every other example we’ve seen to date, the weight chopped from the...

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Software

3D CAD Viewer and Universal Viewer

Version 2017 of Kisters North America’s (Citrus Heights, CA) 3DViewStation Desktop, a powerful 3D CAD viewer and universal viewer for engineers and designers, features several updates, including wall...

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Test & Measurement

Portable Emissions Analyzer

The accuracy of an NO gas sensor (the primary component of NOx) can be compromised when exposed to ambient temperatures above 86°F (30°C) and significantly more so above 104°F (40°C). E Instruments...

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Software

Are You Innovating for NVH?

I’ll never forget the experience, as a kid, of lifting the massive steel hood of my father’s 1971 Dodge Monaco and seeing nothing but V8 engine and a few rubber hoses. The vast compartment was so uncluttered,...

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Test & Measurement

Miniature Triaxial ICP Accelerometer

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.’s (Depew, NY) family of miniature triaxial ICP accelerometers, Models 356A43, 356A44 and 356A45, are small (0.4 x 0.4 x 0.75 in/10.2 x 10.2 x 19.05 mm), lightweight (4.2 g/0.15...

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Propulsion

Toyota Bringing Fuel Cell Technology to Heavy-Duty Market

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) has announced “Project Portal,” a feasibility study examining the potential of its fuel cell technology in a heavy-duty drayage application...

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Test & Measurement

Honda to Build New Wind Tunnel in U.S.

Honda will spend $124 million to build a state-of-the-art, multifunctional acoustic wind tunnel in East Liberty, OH, on the grounds of the Honda-owned Transportation Research Center and close to the...

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Transportation

New Nissan Design Chief: One Foot in Design, One Foot in Engineering

Earlier this year, Nissan surprised the industry by announcing that design director Shiro Nakamura was retiring after nearly two decades with the company, with Alfonso...

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Propulsion

Regulators, FiatChrysler Continue Maneuvering in Diesel Tiff

With a mid-May report that the U.S. Justice Dept. was prepared to file suit against FiatChrysler Automobiles if the automaker and U.S. regulators did not come to agreement...

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Software

Tackling NVH One DB per Day

The vehicle chief engineer did not like what he was hearing on this recent evaluation ride.

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Propulsion

U.S. Sues FiatChrysler over Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Justice Department announced on May 23, 2017, that it filed a civil lawsuit against FiatChrysler Automobiles alleging that FCA used “software functions that were not disclosed to...

SAE Standards News
Connectivity

Seeking a Common Language for Vehicle Automation

In late March, SAE had a unique opportunity—a first, according to the record books: Testifying before Congress about an SAE Standard. More specifically J3016—Levels of Vehicle...

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Aerospace

Concept Enables Solar UAV “Autonomous Soaring”

Naval Research Laboratory engineers want to improve the ability of unmanned platforms to support a 24/7 information, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) mission. A new concept being...