Automotive Engineering - May 2022
Integrating a Plug-In Hybrid Jeep
At no other time in the auto industry’s history has the role of vehicle integration and synthesis been so important. The growth of electronic content, the melding of mechanical and electrical...
After conversations I had with powertrain engineering executives during the 2022 SAE WCX World Congress, and in reading our reports on the panel discussions, I can conclude two things. First, mobility-industry...
News Test & Measurement
All-New Wind Tunnel Lets Honda Air It Out
Acknowledging the twin priorities of aerodynamic and NVH optimization in the increasingly electrified passenger-vehicle future, Honda in late March inaugurated its first full-scale wind tunnel...
Preparing for a Lumpy EV Transition
Recently, I was asked by an OEM to sum up the looming ICE-to-BEV industry transformation. My reply came in a single word: lumpy! And while that description may not be the most finely tailored way to...
News Electronics & Computers
Niobium: Magic Metal for Battery Anodes?
The element niobium (Nb), a transition metal, stands ready to improve the performance of one of the lithium-ion battery’s confusing array of possible electrode chemistries – the LTO (lithium...
2022 Grand Cherokee Plugs In
Plug-in hybrids are a controversial subject in engineering and product-planning circles. With a modicum of electric-only capability and superior driving range but retaining the tailpipe emissions and...
Bringing Back the Hot Hatch: 2023 Toyota GR Corolla
Fulfilling a commitment to offer more thrilling rolling stock, on March 31, Toyota revealed its new 2023 GR Corolla, a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive (AWD) 5-door C-class hot hatchback...
SAE WCX 2022: Internal-Combustion’s Life Extension
Whichever way you “slice” it, the future of the 150-year-old internal combustion engine is moving steadily into the hands of global emissions-policy regulators. New ICE programs...
SAE WCX 2022: ICE Won’t Melt amid Shift to EVs
The transition to electrified vehicles in OEM portfolios is progressing, but internal combustion engines (ICE) will continue to power millions of new vehicles for a still undetermined...
Two-Wheeled Tech: The Latest in Motorcycle Applications
With summer looming in the northern hemisphere and the global COVID pandemic slowly abating, it’s only natural for the focus of many enthusiasts to shift towards two-wheeled...
A New Approach to Counter-UAS Technology
Drone warfare has become a critical component of modern-day military conflicts. Militant groups around the world, including those present in Gaza and Lebanon in the Middle East, and in Ukraine, are...
Articles Unmanned Systems
Using Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Deep-Sea Exploration
A decade ago, industries that needed to perform underwater inspection and maintenance had only one option: send a human diver into the water. In both the military and commercial...
Articles Robotics, Automation & Control
Removing Aircraft Paint Using Laser-Equipped Robots
Hexavalent chromium is not a term frequently associated with engineers. Residents of Hinkley, California, however, know all about it. So do workers tasked with the labor-intensive...
Design Guidelines for Military and Aerospace PCBs
Printed Circuit Boards are the heart of the electronics industry. They are used in a diverse range of applications starting from consumer electronics to complicated aerospace and...
Unmanned Aerial Systems Electromagnetic Induction Sensor Development
The U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is the lead Army research and development organization for force protection, military engineering, and...
Briefs Robotics, Automation & Control
Evaluation of Future Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capabilities in an Automated Computer-Aided Wargame
In fiscal year 2016, the Senate Armed Services Committee ordered the Navy to increase its fleet to 355 ships. However, the lack of...
Briefs RF & Microwave Electronics
Hardening Unmanned Aerial Systems Against High-Power Microwave Threats in Support of Forward Operations
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) continue to play an increasing role across the spectrum of military operations. Advances in human-machine...
Briefs Unmanned Systems
Experimental Assessment of Entanglement for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle with an Open, Three-Bladed Propeller
This research evaluates the entanglement of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) operating in marine vegetation common to...
Application Briefs Robotics, Automation & Control
MBDA Le Plessis-Robinson, France
+331 71 54 10 00
MBDA is a European aerospace and armaments manufacturer, specializing in the design of missiles and missile systems for the operational...
Application Briefs Unmanned Systems
Drone-Mounted Search and Rescue Technology
Robotics Centre Ottawa, Canada
Robotics Centre, Inc. and Smith Myers recently announced that the Smith Myers ARTEMIS Mobile Phone detection,...
Application Briefs Electronics & Computers
Security IP Module
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Ashburn, VA
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, a leading proponent of modular open systems approach (MOSA) based solutions, announced that it...
Application Briefs Unmanned Systems
Underwater Acoustic Communication System
DSIT Solutions Givat Shmuel, Israel
DSIT Solutions recently launched WhitePointer, a state-of-the-art underwater acoustic communication system that enables...
Application Briefs Aerospace
Expendable Jet Engine Oil Tank
Zulu Pods Miami, FL
Zulu Pods today announced the production of the ZPod, the world's first self-contained, sealed, oil tank and pump that can be easily installed into...
Improving Low-Altitude UAS Navigation
A startup is testing a new drone-based delivery application for when the aircraft loses its global positioning system (GPS) signal. The vehicle flies off course. Soon, it loses communication, cannot...
Application Briefs Weapons Systems
Missile Defense System
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Haifa, Israel
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate for Defense R&D of the...
Application Briefs Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printable Superalloy
Velo3D, Inc. Campbell, CA
Velo3D, Inc., a company that specializes in metal additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical parts, has qualified the nickel-based...
Products Data Acquisition
Rugged Conductive Cooled Computer
MPL (Dattwil, Switzerland) designed a new conductive cooled Xeon E-2276ME & i7-9850HE CPU system with integrated NVIDIA RTX 5000 GPU cards with 3072 CUDA Cores. The total solution...
News Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spawning an All-New Gasoline Engine, Stellantis’ Hurricane Is Coming
Although Stellantis has announced its intent to have EVs account for at least 50% of its sales mix by 2030, this week the company’s Head of Propulsion Systems...
Technology Report Test & Measurement
Toyota Reinvesting in Collaborative Safety Research
To adapt to a swiftly changing mobility ecosystem, Toyota announced on April 27 a new five-year, $30-million investment in its Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Collaborative Safety Research...
INSIDER RF & Microwave Electronics
Black Hawk Helicopter Achieves Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Airworthiness Release
The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed OpenLift architecture, has been granted an Instrument Flight Rules...
GA-ASI Introduces New Eagle Eye Radar
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., a company that designs multi-mode radar technology for unmanned aircraft Systems, recently introduced the Eagle Eye radar. The new MMR is installed and has...
Sierra Space Hoping to Revolutionize Space Exploration Xcelerator
Sierra Space, a commercial space company involved in creating and building the future of space transportation and infrastructure for Low Earth orbit (LEO)...
Technical Innovation Transportation
WAVE Inductive Charging Purpose-Built for Large EVs
The largest all-electric transit bus fleet in the U.S. serves as a vivid example of commercial vehicles ditching diesel fill-ups. “WAVE’s wireless charging solution is...
The Indy Autonomous Challenge
The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is a technical competition involving 9 teams from 21 universities competing for a $1-million grand prize to develop software and systems capable of controlling fully autonomous race cars at speed. SAE Media Group editor Bruce A. Bennett sat down with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network and the driving force behind the IAC, to learn more about the project.
Application Briefs Communications
Unmanned Aerial System
With its ability to land and take off from unimproved surfaces, Mojave provides options for forward-basing operations without the need for typical airport runways or infrastructure.
Gray Wolf Missile Design Combines Digital Engineering, Open Architecture
As part of the U.S. Air Force WeaponONE Digital Enterprise Program, researchers are combining the strengths of digital engineering and open-architecture designs to...
INSIDER Weapons Systems
Army Re-Envisions Land Warfare with Next-Generation Combat Vehicles
Readying the U.S. military for future warfare requires envisioning how next-generation warfighters will maneuver across all domains, including the fundamental land...
New Weapon for Sinking Ships Becomes a Reality
The Air Force Research Laboratory and Eglin’s Integrated Test Team demonstrated a new low-cost, air-delivered capability for defeating maritime threats on April 28, 2022 by successfully...
Original Equipment Transportation
ACT Expo 2022: Production ECascadia Ready for 230 Miles of ‘Typical Range’
With no surprise but plenty of fanfare, Freightliner Trucks officially revealed the first production model of the all-electric version of its Cascadia at the...
Technology Report Power
Expanding the ‘Bubble’ of Cabin Acoustics
Noise cancellation has been a viable technology for many years, used on board turboprop aircraft to counter engine noise and familiar to consumers when applied to headphones to reduce...
Caterpillar Launches Next Generation M-Series Compact Wheel Loaders
Caterpillar has announced the launch of its next generation M-Series compact wheel loaders. These models will replace the existing 906, 907 and 908 models and feature...
Application Briefs Manufacturing & Prototyping
To the Moon and Beyond with Additive Manufacturing
Aerojet Rocketdyne uses metal 3D printing technology from Velo3D to make a critical flight component lighter, smaller, and much less expensive.
Honda Sticking with Structural Adhesives
For the all-new 2021 Acura TLX sedan, Honda revealed a new design for its front shock towers (aka “damper housings”) that leveraged dissimilar materials, self-piercing rivets (SPRs) and...
On-Demand Webinars Defense
Thermostatic Technology: Improve System Efficiency with Automatic and Precise Thermal Control
Modern technologies for aerospace and defense applications – including ground vehicles, aircraft, and space vehicles – are placing...
4D Composite Printing Can Improve Drone Wings
The aviation industry faces multiple pressures from higher fuel costs and increased scrutiny over the environmental and quality-of-life impacts from its aircraft. Therefore, researchers are...
Airbus Lays Foundations for Future Urban Air Mobility in Germany
To contribute to the development of advanced air mobility, leading companies, universities, and research institutions, as well as municipalities, are joining forces under...
INSIDER Manned Systems
Boeing 737 Gets Enhanced Flight Vision System
Collins Aerospace is beginning installation of its new Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) for Boeing 737 aircraft. Texel Air, operating out of Bahrain International Airport, will be among...
Electric Radiant Heat for EV Cabin Comfort
Vehicle OEMs have been steadily increasing the range of their electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), but the ranges they claim publicly are in ideal thermal conditions. Now comes...
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Redefines the Pickup Paradigm
Just before the media test drives of the 2022 F-150 Lightning, the battery-electric variant of Ford’s market-dominating light-duty pickup truck, the Lightning’s specs were...
Alternative Fuels, Propulsion Poised for Growth in U.S. Fleets
Fuel prices are soaring. Not breaking news, I know, yet the almost-daily alerts citing new record highs for gasoline and diesel prices are still unsettling. Consumers and...
Technical Innovation Manned Systems
Webasto Delivers Battery System for Zeus EV Chassis
Electric work trucks are beginning to roll off the line at Zeus Electric Chassis’ production facility in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Zeus is providing the Sacramento Municipal...
SAE and NREL Partner to Strengthen EV-Charging Cybersecurity
Members of the electric vehicle industry gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in early April to evaluate enhanced cybersecurity for the connections...
EV Battery Manufacturing Commitments Surge in U.S.
The first half of 2022 is continuing last year’s raft of automaker investments in lithium-ion battery manufacturing and development in the U.S., with Stellantis and the Hyundai Group...
University of Rochester Lab Creates New 'Reddmatter' Superconductivity Material...
INSIDERElectronics & Computers
MIT Report Finds US Lead in Advanced Computing is Almost Gone - Mobility...
Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly...
Boeing to Develop Two New E-7 Variants for US Air Force - Mobility Engineering...
PAC-3 Missile Successfully Intercepts Cruise Missile Target - Mobility...
Air Force Pioneers the Future of Synthetic Jet Fuel - Mobility Engineering...
HD Hyundai Envisions Future of Sustainable Energy
Redesigning the Systems Engineering Process to Speed Development of...
90° Hybrid Coupled Power Amplifier – Pros and Cons
Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tailoring Additive Manufacturing to Your Needs: Strategies for Performance and...
How to Achieve Seamless Deployment of Level 3 Virtual ECUs for...
Specifying Laser Modules for Optimized System Performance
The Power of Optical & Quantum Technology, Networking, &...
Driver-Monitoring: A New Era for Advancements in Sensor Technology
Leveraging Machine Learning in CAE to Reduce Prototype Simulation and Testing