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Propulsion

Suppliers Face the Electrified Future

Suppliers face critical decisions on a daily basis. Crises come and go. Dealing with erratic production schedules driven by semiconductor supply shortages and coping with rising prices for strategic...

Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

3D Radar

Numerica announced the development of a new U.S.-made, short-range surveillance radar for counter unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS).

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Data Acquisition

Designing Rugged SWaP-Optimized MOSA Solutions for UUVs

See how suppliers of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystems are supporting the U.S. Navy's effort to invest in unmanned undersea vehicles.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Modeling a UAV-Based Mesh Network to Analyze Latency and Throughput

Improving network technology through effective systems architecture can ensure better communication between a ground station and multiple UAVs.

Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Satellite Ground Control Interface

Abaco Systems will support the Space Force’s Protected Tactical Satellite (PTS) Communication Program (SATCOM).

Products
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

New Products

4D radar sensors, edge databases, 3D simulation platforms, and more.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Using Low-Frequency Broadband Sonar on UUVs

A number of science and technology efforts are helping to deliver new combat capability to warfighters.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Portable Diver Detection Sonar System

DSIT Solutions Ltd., recently supplied a NATO country with its PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.

Application Briefs
AR/AI

Low-Impact CUAS System

Citadel Defense has been awarded multiple counter drone delivery contracts from Five Eyes (FVEY) customers.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sonobuoy Dispensing & Remote Processing System

GA-ASI recently completed development and testing of the world's first self-contained anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability for an unmanned aircraft system.

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Counter UAS Defense System

Liteye Systems, Inc., recently announced Liteye SHIELD for multi-mission, multi-domain counter UAS defense systems.

Briefs
Software

Cyber Risk Assessment and Scoring Model for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Learn about a cyber risk assessment methodology tailored for small UAVs.

Briefs
Aerospace

Deceiving the Enemy: These Are the Drones You Are Looking For

See how the US military can decrease risk to air and ground combatants by causing adversaries to expend resources.

Articles
Aerospace

Powering Better Battlefield Drones

A drop-in solution for stator production could translate into tactical, operational, and strategic battlefield advantages.

Briefs
Imaging

Calibrated Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) Thermal and Polarimetric Imagery of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Birds

Well-calibrated imagery helps to distinguish between small UAVs and birds of similar size and dimensions.

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Convertible Drones

The "xFold" UAVs can switch between x4 (quad), x6 (hexa), x8 (octo) and x12 (dodeca) configurations in a matter of minutes.

Articles
Software

Developing New Anti-Drone Radar Technology

IRIS was designed to be easily lifted, transported and deployed and redeployed as needed, which is pretty unusual for most radar systems.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Investigation of Flight Dynamics and Controls for a Solar-Tracker-Mounted UAV

A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Does Your UAV Program Need a Transponder?

UAV designers need to understand the current and anticipated requirements to make an informed decision on incorporating transponders into an aircraft.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Battle Tank Active Protection Systems

Trophy Active Protection Systems have been delivered to the U.S. Army for installation on Abrams main battle tanks.

Articles
Software

Model-Based Analysis of E-Motor Designs

In the auto industry’s shift toward electric vehicles (EV), permanent magnet motors (PMMs) are increasingly serving a variety of roles, including the vehicle’s traction motor and various...

Articles
Software

NVH Simulation Meets Realism

Vehicle development is amidst three concurrent revolutions – electrification, autonomy and the shift in product design and engineering to more up-front simulation. Any one of those would be a challenge for...

Articles
Connectivity

Software Transforming Vehicle Development

Software, already a major factor in vehicle operation, is driving major changes in design processes as its role continues to expand. Electronic architectures and software development strategies...

Q&A
Energy

Engineering a ‘Beast’ of an Electric SUV

General Motors calls it a “beast,” a nickname that the 2022 GMC Hummer SUV earns on its numbers alone. Like the electric Hummer pickup, the SUV packs a propulsion system capable of...

News
Materials

Metamaterials R&D Targets NVH Abatement

Acoustics engineers have a broad variety of materials from which to choose for reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicles. But their selection often comes with a measurable...

News
Unmanned Systems

Making Safety Standard

I’m not sure who claims to have coined the often-repeated phrase, “Safety comes standard.” But that tagline came to mind as authorities in Texas and officials with the National Transportation Safety Board...

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Energy

Solving the EV Range Vs. HVAC Dilemma

The loss in range from climate control operation on battery electric vehicles (BEV) has become a source of concern among automakers as many of them begin the transition from internal combustion...

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Propulsion

NASA Creates a Better Electric Aircraft Battery

With increasing emphasis on aviation sustainability, interest in using batteries to partially or fully power electric propulsion systems on aircraft of all sizes is growing each day. A...

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Aerospace

Making UAVs Self-Sufficient

Army researchers developed an approach that allows a rotary wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to land on a moving unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) without the aid of GPS and recharge before moving on. Teams of...

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Transportation

Batteries Not the Only Route to EV Efficiency

Much of the talk around the switchover to electric power in commercial electric vehicles (EV) focuses on batteries, whether it be their range, weight, energy and power density, or expected...

Technology Report
Energy

Toward an Electric Two-Wheeled Triumph

There is something of a TV series about Triumph Motorcycles’ radical TE-1 electric project. It’s an intriguing story unfolding through four episodes, or phases, following its conception. Phase...

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Power

ZF Hikes Performance of ProAI Supercompute Platform

Although multinational supplier ZF is widely recognized for conventional components such as its transmissions and braking systems, at April’s Auto Shanghai – one of the few major...

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Defense

AFRL Completes Golden Horde Collaborative Small Diameter Bomb Demo

The Air Force Golden Horde Vanguard program successfully completed a second flight test of its collaborative weapon technologies using four Collaborative Small Diameter...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Army Technique Enhances Robot Battlefield Operations

Army researchers developed a technique that allows robots to remain resilient when faced with intermittent communication losses on the battlefield. The technique, called α-shape,...

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Energy

NRL’s Hybrid Tiger UAV Soars at Demonstration

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers recently demonstrated Hybrid Tiger, an electric unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with multi-day endurance flight capability. The team integrated...

Q&A
Electronics & Computers

Electrify America Accelerates DC Fast-Charger Installation

Three years after Electrify America (EA) opened its first DC fast charging site in Chicopee, Massachusetts, the company currently sits at nearly 600 sites and 2,600 fast...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using CT to Detect Defects in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Because of their power density, lithium-ion batteries as used by electric vehicles (EV) are subject to strict quality monitoring. Industrial computed tomography (CT) increasingly is...

News
Software

A Resonant Solution for Fast, Flexible EV Charging

The infrastructure of 400V charging stations has been massively expanded in Europe, with some 400 locations in place and more on the way. However, 800V vehicles currently are left out...

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Manned Systems

Ford Details All-Electric F-150 Lightning

A day after a spirited mid-May drive by electric-vehicle (EV) proponent President Joe Biden, Ford revealed technical and market-focused details for the coming all-electric version of the F-150...

Technology Report
Design

WCX 2021: Systems Thinking as Powerful as Propulsion Systems

There’s a revolution brewing as engineers develop electric and autonomous vehicles that require layers and layers of complicated systems to come together. “This is the...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Machine Learning and Radar Detect Drones

If radar signals move down from the clouds and into a city’s streets, there are suddenly many objects that can be mistaken for one another. Drones can easily be hidden on radar displays among...

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Propulsion

Propulsion System Could Enable Mach 17 Speed

A new propulsion system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 (more than 4,600 to 13,000 miles per hour). Researchers discovered a way to stabilize the detonation needed for hypersonic...

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Automotive

Toyota Tops 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations Study

For a record eleventh-straight year, Toyota outperformed six major U.S. and Japanese automakers in a benchmark annual study of automotive OEM-supplier working relations as viewed by...

Q&A
Manufacturing & Prototyping

ZF Builds Its Computational-Power Assets

Even by industry norms, Martin Fischer (right) has a lengthy job title. He is a member of the board of management for ZF and his responsibilities include electronics and ADAS, passive safety...

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Connectivity

WCX 2021: Top Engineers Talk Industry Transformation

Despite more than a year of COVID-19, lockdown, component shortages and uncertainties, the outlook for mobility engineering hasn’t shifted too dramatically during the global...

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Electronics & Computers

Hyundai Reveals Market-Sized 2022 Tucson SUV

Hyundai has revealed its 2022 Tucson SUV, which has been upsized for the North American market. The C-class Tucson is Hyundai’s top-selling SUV, and the all-new 2022 model will feature...

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Transportation

Mega Push for Heavy-Duty EV Charging

The number of zero-emission (ZE) heavy-duty trucks in the U.S., Canada, China and Europe is expected to increase nearly 80% between 2020 and 2023, from 40 available or announced models to 71....

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Green Design & Manufacturing

WCX 2021: Digitizing That New-Car Smell

The problem with “new-car” smells is the subjectivity of the sense. Nothing chafes at engineers more than subjectivity, which can wreak havoc in validation testing for both OEMs and suppliers....

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Design

Time with the Teardown Titan

Competitive benchmarking has long played a vital role in the auto industry, but until recently, it’s been an insider’s game. Then came a surprise hit on YouTube: Munro Live. The ongoing series is...