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Using Forensic Lasers in Modern Warfare

In the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the enemy’s guerilla tactics have muddled the distinction between terrorism and warfare. To deal with the challenges of this new type of combat, the military...

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Electronics & Computers

Open Generic Avionics Architectures and Distributed Processing Using Ethernet and VPX

The backplane and hardware module standards help to increase part commonality and the reuse of components in different system architectures and...

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Test & Measurement

Comparing Blade-Element Momentum Modeling to 3-D CFD

Many small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) are driven by small-scale fixed-blade propellers, and the flow produced by the propeller can have a significant impact on the aerodynamics of the...

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Defense

Europe's Aerospace Industry Looking Confident

Talk of further consolidation within Europe’s dynamic aerospace sector has been on the lips of industry watchers for several years, but although the major European-based global players have not...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Advances and Challenges in Developing Radar Applications

Radar is used to detect and/or track target objects and their attributes, such as range, speed, and other information obtained through signals at RF and microwave frequencies. The...

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Transportation

VW’s New E-Golf May Lead the Way to Lithium-Air Power

Herbert Ruholl, Volkswagen’s Head of Technical Projects Management, e-Vehicles, has an answer for critics of the hitherto slow progress of battery...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Manufacturing Robotic Tools for Piping Inspection and Repair

Fleet piping systems are complex, space-constrained systems that are difficult to inspect using standard external inspection techniques. Pipe lagging, as well as limited space,...

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Materials

Fabricating Porous Systems for Super-Dense Memories and Sensors

This project was dedicated to solving basic scientific issues and developing the scientific basis that underlies the improvement of super-dense memories, towards the terabit-per-square-inch goal and the engineering of chemical and biological sensors. Both applications rely on porous...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Design and Fabrication of a Radio Frequency Grin Lens Using 3D Printing

Engineered electromagnetic materials and meta-materials have been researched to explore devices that enable access to electromagnetic properties that are not available in nature. This new class of devices can not only open the door to new functionality, but also be...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Preparing Carbon-Coated Current Collectors for High-Power Lithium-Ion Secondary Batteries

Achieving high-power capability of a battery requires minimizing the overall resistance of the electrochemical system. For lithium-ion batteries, much...

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Defense

Hybrid-electric distributed propulsion explored

A turboelectric distributed propulsion (TeDP) system is a powertrain consisting of a turboshaft engine used solely to provide electrical power through a generator to electric motors driving...

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Test & Measurement

Enabling high-strength composites to reach their full potential

The use of composite materials for construction of aerospace components began in the early 1980s and is now the material of choice for commercial and military airframe...

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Defense

Designing quieter aircraft via acoustic simulation

Greater fuel efficiency and low emission requirements have grown into such an urgent imperative in aircraft design that it often overshadows an equally significant factor in air...

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Aerospace

Transparent Display Technology

Edgewood Chemical Biological Center
Aberdeen, MD
410-436-7118
www.ecbc.army.mil

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of...

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Aerospace

Spatial Disorientation Flight Simulator

Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC)
Southampton, PA
215-355-9100
www.etcusa.com

Aircrew Training Systems (ATS), a division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation, has been...

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Aerospace

Multi-Role Close Air Support Weapon

MBDA Arlington, VA
703-387-7136
www.mbda-systems.com

MBDA recently demonstrated its Dual Mode Brimstone (DMB) missile on an MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), scoring nine direct...

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Products

Rackmount Computer

The Trenton TMS4703 4U rackmount MIL-STD military computer from Trenton Systems (Gainesville, GA) is designed for mounting in a 19" component rack or a transit case. The TMS4703 has flexible MIL-DTL-38999 and MIL-STD-1553...

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Laser Encoders

HS10/HS20 laser encoders from Renishaw (Hoffman Estates, IL) allow Flow International Corporation’s Composite Machining Center (CMC) to machine 40-meter-long composite parts. With the precision of a laser interferometer, the...

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Power Amplifiers

The Airborne Pulse HPA from Empower RF Systems (Inglewood, CA) features UHF and LBand pulse amplifiers tied to a shared power supply and delivering 1 kW and 3 kW pulse power, respectively. Each amplifier is housed in a 3U...

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Tube Heaters

Birk Manufacturing (East Lyme, CT) has announced RAPT°R (Rigid and Pliable Tube of Resistance), a heated delivery system that ensures that any liquids or gases transported will remain at the same temperature or arrive at an...

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Avionics Digital Panel Meter

Specifically designed to replace “needle” meters in military aircraft, the new APM model from OTEK Corp. (Tucson, AZ) conforms to military and commercial 1"-diameter standards, as well as a variety of...

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Integrated Circuits Support

Rochester Electronics (Newburyport, MA) has expanded manufacturing and support services of obsolete and active MIL-STD-883 and MIL-PRF-38535 integrated circuits. Through its Extension-of-Life® products, Rochester...

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Electronics & Computers

BMW Shows Plug-In Hybrid Electric Based on X5 Sports Activity Vehicle

BMW's forthcoming plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), based on the X5, reflects a combination of high performance and sophistication in its approach to controls...

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Aerospace

Integrated Servo Motor

Designed for battery-powered and low-voltage applications, the MAC402 from JVL is the VDC version of the MAC400 400-W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is 12 to 48 VDC, and full power of 400W...

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Defense

Nano Circular Connector

TE Connectivity’s CeeLok FAS-T nano circular connector is a nano-miniature, rugged I/O connector capable of meeting 10 gigabit Ethernet performance. The proven, noise-canceling contact configuration minimizes crosstalk, making it suitable for a variety of markets and applications, including missiles, UAVs, soldier...

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Defense

PEEK Wear Compounds

The LUVOCOM 8000 series of PEEK wear compounds from Lehvoss North America incorporates proprietary additives that further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds. Through research and testing, Lehvoss designed the LUVOCOM 8000 product line to have a tribological profile significantly surpassing previously known...

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Aerospace

Wire Grid Polarizers

High-contrast IR wire grid polarizers from Edmund Optics are suited for broadband IR applications that require high transmission and contrast, including spectroscopy and thermal imaging. The polarizers are made by applying a thin layer of aluminum microwires to a glass window. They are designed using a lightweight, thin...

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Defense

Voltage Controlled Oscillator

Crystek’s CVCO25CL-0902-0928 VCO operates from 902 to 928 MHz, with a control voltage range of 0.5 to ~3.5V. It features a typical phase noise of -108 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +3 dBm. The model is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5- × 0.5-in SMD. Input...

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Defense

Dassault Magnifies Focus on Its 5X

In the latest iteration of the EASy flight deck on Dassault Aviation's new 5X business jet, the immediate priorities are separated out from follow-up actions required later during the flight when...

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Defense

Boeing Advances Automation with Smart and Portable Orbital Drilling Tools for 787

Boeing makes a leap forward in manufacturing automation with a portable orbital drilling tool that is, at its core, indistinguishable from a fully autonomous robotic system. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12811.

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Defense

Government-Sanctioned Test Site Opens Up Airspace for MIT Researchers

MIT classes and researchers developing unmanned aerial vehicles and their associated systems will be able to take advantage of a new FAA-designated facility located at Joint Base Cape Cod. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12993.

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Defense

Architecture Developed for Monitoring and Anomaly Detection of Space Systems

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have found that by incorporating analysis and monitoring algorithms, such as Inductive Monitoring System, neural networks, and recent advances in deep learning within the architecture’s signal processing system,...

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Transportation

Creating Chrysler 200's Interior Identity

The 2015 Chrysler 200 midsize sedan’s floating center console design with a pass-through storage area may have staying power beyond this Chrysler Group-first application.

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Defense

Maintenance Tools for Improved Engine Bearing

A number of advanced bearing maintenance products, such as customized induction heaters and sophisticated thermal cameras, can help aircraft engine OEMs and maintenance providers meet such exacting standards. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/12864.

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Aerospace

Simulation Tools Prevent Signal Interference on Spacecraft

Launching a satellite into space requires painstaking preparation, not only to make sure that a multitude of technologies are functioning, but also to ensure that critical components...

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Defense

Airframe Drilling and Countersinking Book

A new book from SAE International focuses on automating the process of drilling and countersinking holes during airframe manufacturing. Since this is an area of major return-on-investment potential...

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Defense

Anti-Static Filters

SwiftStaticDischarge filter elements from Swift Filters employ a media technology that dissipates triboelectric charges generated via the flow of fluids through filter media. The technology ensures a low charge across media and fluid over long time periods to mitigate sparking. Electrostatic discharge is a common problem with...

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Defense

Insect-Inspired Technology Could Extend Situational Awareness

Soldiers' missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily...

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Materials

Researchers Develop Harder Ceramic for Armor Windows

The Department of Defense needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for personnel and equipment while still having a high degree of transparency. To meet that...

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Software

Computer Program Analyzes Intelligence Data

Every day U.S. military and security units receive vast amounts of data collected by intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors. Human analysts constantly review this data,...

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Electronics & Computers

USB Output Low Profile Compression Load Cells

The LC411-USBH series high-speed USB load cells from Omega connect directly to your computer and offer up to 1000 readings per second. Free PC software makes data logging and charting of...

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Transportation

Teams Make Unique Statements at 2014 Formula SAE Michigan

The 109 open-wheel racecar originals competing at the 2014 Formula SAE Michigan event were created and built by collegiate students eager to show the results of their product-development decisions.

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Transportation

Four SAE Student Members Among Finalists for Coveted F1 Engineering Role

Four American students, each with ties to SAE International's Formula SAE series, have made it to the world finals of the Infiniti Performance Engineering Academy....

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Power

Making the Most of a Clutch Situation at Formula SAE

Rookie Formula SAE Michigan participant Matt Kramer designed a mechanically automated clutch that won Altair Engineering’s first place award for most innovative design at the 2014...

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Power

Oregon State Captures Fourth FSAE Michigan Title in Five Years

Oregon State University’s Global Formula Racing (GFR) team took top honors with a total score of 876.6 at the 2014 Formula SAE Michigan competition, held May 14-17 at...

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Electronics & Computers

Reality Check for Robot Cars

Riding in a self-driving car for the first time is usually a vaguely nerve-jangling experience. Despite the autonomous cars’ typically flawless performance in demos and the resulting rush, most first-time...

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Electronics & Computers

Efficient Power Electronics for Hybrids and EVs

Although the electrification of road transportation has improved overall energy efficiency, the ledger for hybrid and electric vehicles has always had a significant entry in the debit...

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Materials

Book Explores Role of AHSS in Vehicle Lightweighting

Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels from SAE International explores the role of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle...

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Propulsion

Cummins Has a V8 for Commercial Applications

After some self-described “false starts,” Cummins has officially launched its ISV5.0, a new commercial 5-L V8 diesel engine designed for North America to power pickup and delivery...

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Transportation

New China Tech Center Is TRW's Largest Worldwide

At 66,000 m² (710,000 ft²), TRW's new technical center in Anting, China, is the company's largest worldwide.

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Defense

Igus Develops 3D-Printable Bearing Material with Low-Friction Properties

igus has developed what it claims is the world’s first tribologically enhanced plastic filament for 3D printers, which are used to print full-size,...

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Electronics & Computers

3-D Tool-Pathing Solution

Through collaborative efforts, Spatial Corp. and Omax Corp. offer an easy-to-use 3-D tool-pathing solution for waterjet machining. The new Intelli-CAM software tool for OMAX JetMachining Centers generates 3-D tool...

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Transportation

IAC Opens New Tech Center in Shanghai

A technical center is part of International Automotive Components' recently opened Shanghai facility that also houses its new Asia headquarters offices.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

VW America Names New Exec for Its Silicon Valley Electronics Research Lab

Volkswagen Group of America has announced that Ewald Goessmann is the new Executive Director of its Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) in Belmont, CA. A...

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Design

Personnel Moves at Denso

Among several recent personnel moves by Denso International America Inc. are added responsibilities for Roger Berg and the hiring of Dr. Gary Horvat.

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Software

Simulating to Track Soot Formations in Diesel Engines

It is not easy to see what is going on inside an engine—it is a hot and hostile environment. But if you are an engine designer seeking to optimize engines for fuel efficiency and...

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Software

Automating the Software Build Process for an Aerospace Embedded System

For safety-critical real time embedded applications, quality, error-free, and flawless functioning of embedded software is paramount. This is particularly true when...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Vehicles Nab Ultra-High Mpg at 35th Annual SAE Supermileage

U.S. consumers were still reeling from the 1970s oil embargo that caused gasoline prices to soar when the top SAE Supermileage team fielded a car that snared 558 mpg at the...

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Electronics & Computers

Compact Switches

C&K Components’ line of compact PCB-mounted switches now includes two new medium-power switch series that feature either momentary or locking actuation configurations. Designed for through-hole PCB soldering, the PVA...

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Design

GMZ Energy Demos Device for Waste-Heat Recapture

GMZ Energy has announced the successful demonstration of a high-temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) unit designed for automotive (civilian and military) waste-heat recapture. In...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

3-D Manufacturing of Titanium Components Takes Off

With such challenges as base closings, shrinking defense budgets, and sequestration, the worldwide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector is projected to experience a significant...

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Automotive

Ford Test-Protocol Error Causes EPA Ratings Revision

An error in a key vehicle fuel-economy test protocol caused Ford to lower its U.S. EPA fuel economy (FE) ratings for six 2013 and 2014 model year Ford and Lincoln vehicles, most of...

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Propulsion

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Names Acting President

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has appointed Dr. Theodore G. Duclos (SAE Member, 1985) Acting President of its North America organization, effective June 11, 2014. He...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Dirac Claims 'New Approach' to Sound Optimization

Volvo is making Dirac's "active acoustic treatment of the listening space" technology (called Unison) available in the new XC90 with the Bowers & Wilkins audio system. According to...

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Automotive

Honda, Peugeot Stylists Make Digital Renderings a Focal Point of Design

As stylists transition to digital designs with fewer physical prototypes, they are seeking more realistic real-time graphics. Honda and PSA Peugeot Citroën have...

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Motion Control

Meeting the Need for Engineering Talent

Perhaps no one knows the realities of the U.S. engineering job market more than Laura Kurtz, Manager, U.S. Recruiting at Ford Motor Co. The shortage of engineers and the increased competition among...

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Power

Caterpillar's 990K Wheel Loader Offers More Power, Increased Payload

Designed as an optimum loading tool for Caterpillar construction and mining trucks, specifically the 773, 775, and 777 ranging from about 60 to 100 ton (54 to 91 t)...

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Automotive

Envisaging and Delivering More Functional Concept Cars

Concept car creation is invariably a high-cost, labor-intensive, time-critical operation with an end result that can be delicate to the touch, may lack the...

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Electronics & Computers

SAE International to Partner with Consumer Electronics Association

SAE International and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have signed a two-year memorandum of understanding to build a cooperative partnership in the...

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Technical Innovation
Propulsion

Hatz's Next-Generation Industrial Compact Engine

This past January, Hatz Diesel began series production and sales of its brand new four-cylinder 4H50TIC diesel engine. Hatz announced at ConExpo that during the development of the 2-L...

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Automotive

Hyundai, Ford Pursue Structural Composites Despite Challenges

The lightweighting potential of composite materials is undeniable. But harnessing that potential in a reasonably economic way is the crux to widespread composites use in...

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Design

Next-Gen Seatbelt Retractor

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has launched its next-generation seatbelt retractor, the Floating Spool 1 (FS1), which offers reduced weight (about 15% lighter) and smaller dimensions compared to previous systems,...

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Electronics & Computers

TI Predicts That Low Energy Bluetooth Will Displace Cables

Texas Instruments hopes to extend the role of Bluetooth with one of the first devices that use Bluetooth Smart, a low-power version of the standard that’s already a mainstay in...

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Transportation

Problems Persist for Vehicle Owners Using Technology, J.D. Power Study Finds

Lack of voice recognition and clumsy Bluetooth pairing were cited by owners of all-new vehicles as being among the most common type of problems they experience in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership.

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Automotive

Tesla Aerodynamicists Use CFD to Evaluate Yaw Performance

Automotive aerodynamics ultimately resolves into the six forces and moments that a vehicle moving through an environment experiences. In wind-tunnel testing, the typical frame of...

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Electronics & Computers

Field-Deployable Computing Platform

Elma Electronic Inc.’s S50J computing platform is a reliable and rugged, field-deployable system with abundant configurable I/O for maximum design versatility. Most I/O schemes can be supported using...

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Aerospace

Thermoplastics Added to Modeling Database

Three high-performance thermoplastics from Victrex have been added to the Digimat-MX material and modeling database to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize...

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Transportation

Airbus Group and Safran Join Forces in Launcher Activities

Airbus Group and Safran are further strengthening their relationship to propose a new family of competitive, versatile, and efficient space launchers, to serve both commercial...

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Automotive

Multimedia Analyzer

ViCANdo from Zuragon is a multimedia software tool for development, physical testing, and validation of various applications such as vehicle fleets, hybrid-electric systems, active safety systems, autonomous vehicles,...

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Energy

New Power Steering Concept Uses Variable Displacement Pump

Modern on-highway vehicles have been making steady strides when it comes to employing technological advances featuring active safety systems. However, off-highway machines are...

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Propulsion

Boeing 737 MAX LEAP-1B Engine Begins Ground Testing

CFM International has initiated ground testing of the first all-new LEAP-1B engine that will exclusively power the Boeing 737 MAX. CFM ran the engine for the first time on June 13,...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Patton Named Executive Vice President of DIAM’s Engineering Division

Denso announced Thursday the promotion of Doug Patton to Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Denso International America Inc....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cable Installation Simulator

A cable installation simulator from W. L. Gore & Associates aids in evaluating the stress of installation on microwave airframe assemblies, thereby minimizing the risk of cable assembly damage or failure...

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Test & Measurement

RTD Sensors

Omega’s PR-21 series of RTD (resistance temperature detector) sensors with M12 connector feature a welded 316L stainless steel housing and an integral four-pin M12 connector for easy connection. They provide a fast response...

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Design

Ford Debuts New Airbag Design in 2015 Mustang

The 2015 Mustang will feature a new design of an inflatable knee airbag, Ford announced June 20. Packaged inside the glove box, the new airbag provides protection comparable to its...

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Manned Systems

JCB Providing Additional High-Speed Backhoes to U.S. Army

JCB will be supplying high-speed backhoe loaders to the U.S. Army under a $50 million contract. The High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs) will be manufactured at JCB’s North...

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Electronics & Computers

The Drive for Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world where high-profile projects such as the Google Self-Driving Car receive plenty of press. But automated driving/operation is...

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Electronics & Computers

A Look Inside Lithium-Ion Batteries

A group of researchers from MIT say they have observed the inner workings of a type of electrode widely used in lithium-ion batteries, and may be able to explain “the unexpectedly high power and long...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Improving Lignocellulosic Biofuel Biorefining

When making cellulosic ethanol from plants, one problem is what to do with a woody agricultural waste product called lignin. New research from scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology,...

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Power

Dana Brings CVP Technology to Lighter-Duty Equipment

Dana Holding Corp. took advantage of the venue of CeMAT to announce progress with its VariGlide technology, a new transmission design that incorporates continuously variable planetary...

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Automotive

Alpina’s Tuning Magic Transforms BMW Gas, Diesel Engines

BMW is one of the world’s outstanding engine producers. So why would a small, independent company called Alpina believe it could take those engines and make them even better...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Boeing Opens Research Center in Brazil to Develop Aerospace Technologies

Boeing opened a new research and technology center to work with Brazilian researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies. The new Boeing Research...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

GE Aviation Breaks Ground on West Jefferson, NC, Facility

GE Aviation recently broke ground for its new machining factory in West Jefferson, NC. The new 80,000-ft² expansion will allow for increased capacity as the shop assumes...

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Communications

New Displays Could Lower Risk of Small Aircraft Midair Collisions

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new modifications for technology that helps pilots of small aircraft avoid midair collisions. The modified tools...

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Test & Measurement

Mobile Robots Help Technicians Manufacture Airplanes

A new mobile assistant is being developed to support technicians in the airplane manufacturing industry when applying sealant, measuring, and testing — without putting them at risk. In...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests New Rocket Booster Connection to its Limits

A critical connection between NASA's new rocket and its twin solid rocket boosters that will help it get to space proved it could withstand millions of pounds of launch stress during a...

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Automotive

EPA-OTAQ Chief on GHG Mandate: ‘Things Look Really Good’

The most encouraging aspect of the U.S. federal government’s mandates on fuel economy and greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions is that “customers are buying more fuel efficiency...

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Propulsion

Chrysler Expands Stop-Start to 200, Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is cascading its stop-start system in the NAFTA region to certain versions of the Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200 later this year, promising fuel-economy improvements of up to 3%...

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Power

New Aramco Research Center in Detroit to Advance Fuels and Engine Development

The automobile and petroleum industries have a history or working toward common goals. Examples from history include gasoline with the additive...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Clegg to Lead GM's North America Manufacturing

General Motors announced Tuesday several personnel changes in leadership. Cathy Clegg was appointed Vice President of North America Manufacturing, effective July 1. Clegg will lead more than...

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Design

SAE Pursues Standard for Engine-Off Airbag Deactivation

SAE International is gauging interest in development of an SAE recommended practice addressing the relationship between engine status and airbag functionality. Keith Wilson,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

ATK to Provide UltraFlex Solar Arrays for Upcoming Mars Mission

Lockheed Martin Space Systems awarded a contract to ATK to provide UltraFlex solar arrays for NASA's InSight Lander mission, which will place a lander on Mars in 2016 to...

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Power

Saab Developing New Methods for Optimizing Flight Efficiency

The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) awarded Saab a cooperative agreement to prototype and test a new tool for the optimization of air traffic across multiple phases...

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Defense

Tools Reduce Cycle Time

BENZ Inc. has four new tooling systems: the LinA and LinS broaching tools, C-axis Angle Head, and Mini Flex-Angle Head. Both the BENZ LinA and LinS broaching tools perform I.D. and O.D. broaching with one tool. I.D. and O.D. keyways, splines, torx, and hex shapes can be machined with the same tool. Use of the LinA and...

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Electronics & Computers

IEEE Forms Study Group for Greater Ethernet Capability

IEEE has announced formation of the IEEE 802.3 Single Twisted Pair 100 Mb/s Ethernet Study Group to explore the market opportunities and needs for a 100 Mb/s speed for Ethernet in automotive networking. Many vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers desire IEEE 802.3 standards-based...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Oak Ridge Unveils Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has launched its new Institute for Functional Imaging of Materials, which aims to accelerate discovery,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Partnership to Facilitate Flow of Innovation from Silicon Valley to Auto Industry

The Autotech Council announced Thursday in a release that it is joining the AutoHarvest Foundation as a strategic partner.

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Design

Ford Reveals Five-Row Side-Curtain Airbag, an Industry First

Ford Motor Co. debuted this week the only five-row side-curtain airbag in the automotive industry, according to a company release. The airbag, which is featured in the 2015...

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Transportation

Readying Ferrari Car for Endurance Racing

In just two racing seasons, a Ferrari racecar logged more than 21,748 mi (35,000 km) competing at tracks in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Pro-Am class.

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Electronics & Computers

Hardware Variation Remains a Challenge for Modular Platform Solutions

Despite the burgeoning success of highly effective single platform modular solutions that can span sports car to SUV applications, and the...

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Materials

Chrysler Names New Head of Product Planning

Chrysler recently announced the appointment of Benjamin Winter as the new NAFTA Head of Product Planning. With this appointment, he is also named to the Chrysler Group Leadership Team. The...

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Test & Measurement

Camber to Lead Integration for Lone Star UAS Test Site

Camber Corp. signed an agreement with Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to be the lead systems and business integrator for the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Formula E Racers Zap Expectations

On a global scale, racecars burn an irrelevant amount of fuel, so racing series’ interest in fuel-saving technology has nothing to do with saving the planet from racecars’ environmental impact.

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Software

Harley-Davidson Debuts LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Project

Harley-Davidson has for a number of years dispatched an engineer to SAE's annual Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Symposium for the purpose of gathering intel and making contacts...

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