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Software

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...

Editorial
Automotive

Reconsidering Hybrids

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...

Articles
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...

Supplier Eye
Power

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...

Articles
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...

Road Ready
Automotive

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...

Road Ready
Design

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...

Technology Report
Design

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...

Technology Report
Unmanned Systems

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...

Articles
Automotive

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...

Articles
Communications

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
AR/AI

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
Aerospace

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...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

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...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

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
Propulsion

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

Robotics Software

MBDA Le Plessis-Robinson, France
+331 71 54 10 00
www.mbda-systems.com

MBDA is a European aerospace and armaments manufacturer, specializing in the design of missiles and missile systems for the operational...

Application Briefs
Communications

Drone-Mounted Search and Rescue Technology

Robotics Centre Ottawa, Canada
+ 1-613-755-2280
www.robotics-centre.com

Robotics Centre, Inc. and Smith Myers recently announced that the Smith Myers ARTEMIS Mobile Phone detection,...

Application Briefs
Software

Security IP Module

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Ashburn, VA
703-779-7800
www.curtisswright.com

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
+(972-3) 531-3333
www.dsit.co.il

DSIT Solutions recently launched WhitePointer, a state-of-the-art underwater acoustic communication system that enables...

Application Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Expendable Jet Engine Oil Tank

Zulu Pods Miami, FL
786-445-0540
www.zulupods.com

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...

Articles
Aerospace

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
972-73-3324710
www.rafael.co.il

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO), in the Directorate for Defense R&D of the...

Application Briefs
Materials

3D Printable Superalloy

Velo3D, Inc. Campbell, CA
+1-408-610-3915
www.velo3d.com

Velo3D, Inc., a company that specializes in metal additive manufacturing technology for mission-critical parts, has qualified the nickel-based...

Products
Communications

New Products

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...

Technology Report
Energy

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
Unmanned Systems

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
Aerospace

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...

INSIDER
Unmanned Systems

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...

INSIDER
Software

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
Manned Systems

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...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

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
Unmanned Systems

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.

INSIDER
Defense

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
Defense

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...

INSIDER
Weapons Systems

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
Manned Systems

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...

News
Electronics & Computers

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...

Original Equipment
Transportation

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.

Articles
Materials

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...

INSIDER
Software

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...

INSIDER
Unmanned Systems

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
RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

Articles
Power

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...

Road Ready
Power

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...

Editorial
Manned Systems

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...

Technology Report
Data Acquisition

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...

News
Energy

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...