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Vehicle Dynamics Software

Mechanical Simulation Corp.’s CarSim 9.0 vehicle dynamics software upgrade features major enhancements to the math models, visualization tools, database, and overall architecture. In version 9, CarSim makes it...

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Aerospace

Maximizing Thermal Cooling Efficiencies in High-Performance Processors

Despite the continuous development of new, higher performing processors, the thirst for increased embedded computing capability remains unquenched. In fact, it seems like...

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Photonics/Optics

Stand-Off Scanning and Pointing with Risley Prisms

With the ever increasing threat of improvised explosive devices, both in the military arena and the civilian realm, there is a growing demand for technologies with the ability to detect...

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Defense

Getting It Right with Composites

"Composite design and analysis is a highly integrated activity,” said Chris Gear, Chief Technology Officer & Senior Technical Fellow for GKN Aerospace. He noted that how composite material is placed,...

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Aerospace

Regional and Bizjets Refined and Redefined

There is definitely a degree of overlap in the regional and business jet sectors, both in terms of airframes and the engines that power them. At the high end of the market are aircraft such as the...

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Defense

Solutions for RF Power Amplifier Test

As wireless mobile devices grow in capability and complexity, the associated growth in power demand is driving new approaches to battery utilization and power efficiency. One of the single largest power...

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Aerospace

Air-Ground Communications System Aims to Make Flying Safer

Reliance on old-fashioned radio contact by pilots and vulnerable tracking systems is still high, but satellites are set to change sky safety, thanks to international collaboration....

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Materials

Additive-Manufacturing Alloys

NanoSteel expands its additive manufacturing (AM) material capabilities to support metal 3-D printing of complex high-hardness parts and to customize properties through gradient material design. By delivering...

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Defense

Altair Optimizes 3D-Printed Structures for Complex, Lightweight Designs

Altair expects to better support the use of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, by releasing new OptiStruct solver capabilities for topology optimization. The...

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Defense

MTU Develops New Turbine Blade Material in Record Time

MTU Aero Engines announced in March that its internal experts and industry partners have jointly developed a new class of intermetallic, high-temperature materials for highly stressed...

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Defense

Flight Management System Software

Thales
Paris La Défense Cedex, France
+33 (0)1 57 77 86 26
www.thalesgroup.com

Thales was recently selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation to have its state-of-the-art Flight Management...

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Automotive

Cadillac Pursues Aluminum/steel Mix for New CT6 Luxury Sedan

Next fall, Cadillac’s new top-of-the-line model, the CT6 sedan, rolls out of General Motors’ big Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant and onto dealership sales floors...

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Energy

COTS Rugged Systems

North Atlantic Industries
Bohemia, NY
631-567-1100
www.naii.com

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) recently received an initial contract from L-3 Maritime Systems for Custom-on-Standard Architecture™ (COSA™) COTS rugged systems for the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Data Acquisition Unit. The advanced,...

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Manned Systems

Embedded Computing Subsystems

GE Intelligent Platforms
Huntsville, AL
1-800-433-2682
www.geautomation.com

GE’s Intelligent Platforms division recently secured orders from General Dynamics UK valued at £64 million...

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Defense

Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) Shipsets

McMurdo Group
Lanham, MD
240-790-0600
www.mcmurdogroup.com

McMurdo Group, a company that specializes in end-to-end search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness (MDA)...

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Defense

Portable Fluid Chiller

A low temperature fluid chiller, suitable for labs and plants, has been introduced by Thermonics Corp. (Mansfield, MA). The portable chiller recirculates heat-transfer fluids at precise temperatures needed to support...

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Defense

FPGA Chip and Protocol

MEN Micro Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) has released the CS1, an FPGA chip with an integrated AFDX protocol that provides a flexible alternative for communication in airplanes. The customizable CS1 enables users to build...

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Defense

M-PHY® Multi-Lead Probe

The Teledyne LeCroy M-PHY Multi-lead Probe allows developers using an embedded MPHY bus in their PCB designs to tap into the signal traces directly and capture bus traffic for protocol analysis and debugging. The...

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Defense

VMEbus 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 Processor Board

Concurrent Technologies (Colchester, UK) has announced VP B1x/msd, a 6U VME board based on a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor. The headline variant of VP B1x/msd uses...

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Defense

Low-Profile AC-DC Power Supplies

Schaefer Inc. (Hopkinton, MA) recently introduced the new low-profile TERa Series of Advanced Thermal Technology AC-DC power supplies. The TERa family offers three output power classes of 700, 1200 and 2000...

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Defense

600W Programmable Power Supplies

TDK Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) recently added 600W high voltage models to TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of programmable DC power supplies. This series is now available with output voltages of 0-10, 0-20, 0-36,...

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Automotive

Nissan's Maxima Has Flowing Sports Car Lines, Upgraded 3.5-L V6 and CVT

A flagship car typically isn't the top seller, but it does set a tone for a product line. Nissan's 2016 Maxima, introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show, put a...

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Defense

Additive Manufacturing

The NanoSteel® Company (Providence, RI) has announced the expansion of its additive manufacturing (AM) material capabilities to support metal 3D printing of complex high-hardness parts and the ability to customize...

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Products
Defense

RF Over IP Technology

RT Logic (Colorado Springs, CO), a subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, has released SpectralNet, the only commercially available product that enables the lossless transport of packetized RF over IP...

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Defense

Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs

Microsemi Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA) has announced availability of its RTG4™ high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant FPGA family. The RTG4’s reprogrammable flash technology offers complete immunity to...

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Global Vehicles
Transportation

Lexus Sharpens Best-Selling RX for 2016

The Lexus RX luxury crossover has been the make's best seller, accounting for 25-30% of sales, and the 2016 model introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show displays a new styling treatment that...

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Products
Defense

Chemical Agent Resistant Coating

Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) recently announced that MIL-DTL-64159 Type III Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) Aerosol is now available for touch ups or other small job applications on military...

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Global Vehicles
Power

New XF Moves to Jaguar's Aluminum Architecture

Jaguar's best-selling model, the XF, is moving from a steel body to the aluminum-intensive monocoque architecture used on the XE and XJ. It's one of the latest steps the luxury car maker has...

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Energy

The Formula for Innovation: Customer Collaboration with Applications Engineering

The global mobile equipment market is always evolving and adapting to meet customers’ needs, driven by new government regulations, as well as market demands...

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Executive Viewpoints
Power

Increasing Productivity: Top Trend for the Off-Highway Industry

Today’s emphasis on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions is just the beginning. In the future, increasing productivity will be the most critical trend for the...

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Propulsion

Compact Diesel

Improved fuel consumption, low noise, and dependable performance are just some of the customer benefits delivered by Perkins' new 404F-E22TA engine, designed to meet U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IIIB emissions standards....

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Propulsion

Aftertreatment Module

Cummins Emission Solutions has introduced the EcoFit Single Module, an ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment system. The EcoFit Single Module is designed to be up to 60% smaller and 40% lighter compared to the U.S. EPA...

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Propulsion

Gen-Drive Engines

John Deere Power Systems has introduced five new PowerTech 2.9-L generator-drive engines with power ratings from 31 to 55 kWm (41 to 74 hp). The new series offers customers a range of reliable, compact, emissions-compliant...

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Propulsion

Dual-Clutch Transmission

Eaton's Procision transmission features seven speeds and uses an all-aluminum casing. It is electronically controlled and hydraulically activated. The system changes gear by switching between clutches to engage a...

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Test & Measurement

Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation Apps

COMSOL has released COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.1, which the company claims is the first and only integrated simulation environment for building multiphysics models and for creating and...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

EtherCAT Slave Controller

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the LAN9252 standalone EtherCAT slave controller with two 10/100 PHYs. The highly integrated device’s dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support both fiber and copper, along...

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Software

Noise Joins Exhaust Emissions on Industry Challenge List

Off-highway vehicles may not move at the same speed as trucks or other large road vehicles, but that in itself presents challenges that on-road vehicles do not face. As emissions...

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Power

Specialty-Material Seal

Zurcon Glyd Ring D from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions offers a combination of improved sealing performance and service life, through optimized contact pressure and minimized heat generated from friction. To achieve...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Molded Screen Insert Assemblies

Molded screen insert assemblies from Minnesota Rubber and Plastics are custom-designed for off-highway applications to filter out fluid contaminants and reduce product failure. Filter screen assemblies can improve the life of transmission and hydraulic systems by catching and easily removing small fluid...

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Defense

Fabricating Transparent and Stretchable Supercapacitors Based on Wrinkled Graphene Electrodes

Stretchable electronic devices, including solar cells, light-emitting diodes, batteries, and textile supercapacitors, have been developed to retain...

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Aerospace

Modular Exhaust Design and Manufacturing Techniques for Build-to-Order Muffler Systems

Managing the acoustic signature of military vehicles can play a critical role in the safety of soldiers. Low-frequency sounds propagate through the...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Silicon Microsphere Fabrication

The efficiency and methodology of coupling light into microcavities has improved exponentially in the last decade. One such advancement is coupling light onto silicon microspheres. The material, size, and...

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Defense

Designing and Fabricating a Multiple-Decade Battery

There is a great need for energy sources that can power unattended sensors for more than a decade. Unattended sensors can be located in harsh and remote locations that are often dangerous...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Gaze-Directed Headlights Could Be on Horizon

Getting behind the wheel of a car is the riskiest thing that most people do every day, safety statistics say. And highway hazards only get worse at nighttime when about a half of fatal road...

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Power

Alternative Drive System for Wacker Neuson’s Smallest Excavator

At this year’s Intermat, Dieter Freisler, Regional President, Wacker Neuson, emphasized that the company plans in the future to “always have double digit growth,”...

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Electronics & Computers

Connectivity Forces Business Model Changes

As connectivity and eventually autonomous driving become more common, the auto industry may evolve to focus more on car sharing and gaining revenue from connected services. That will require...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

John Deere's MDT Allows Users to Make Data-Driven Decisions

John Deere has added a new tool within MyJohnDeere to make data transfer in the field easier. Mobile Data Transfer (MDT) allows customers to wirelessly transfer agronomic data...

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Electronics & Computers

Haptic Feedback Is Key to Continental’s New Anti-Distraction Touch Screen

Can haptic feedback help reduce the driver distraction that is associated with operating in-vehicle touch screens? Continental Automotive engineers believe it...

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Power

Kohler Extends Its Hand in Off-Highway Diesels

According to Kohler Engines, its new KDI 3404 model completes its platform of KDI diesel engines, which now range across three models from 30 to 100 kW (40 to 134 hp). The 3404 reaches 100...

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Materials

Hino Tweaks Materials to Improve Wear Resistance of Synchromesh Gears, Sleeves by 45%

Performance improvements in commercial vehicles (CVs) that serve to reduce driver fatigue as well as increase comfort and operability are important in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Sound the Alarm

Lane keeping and adaptive cruise control combine to let humans relax on highways and in traffic jams, but people are still needed to maintain safety when situations stray from normalcy. Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are...

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Automotive

Stability Control Boosts Motorcycle Safety

As happened in cars, electronic safety technology for motorcycles is tracing a course starting with anti-lock brakes, continuing through traction control, and arriving eventually at full electronic stability control.

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Transportation

Jaguar Turns Marketing Speak into Engineering Reality for XE

“We have a very clear definition of our brand’s DNA, and if you drove all our products consecutively, you would be able to experience that through every one,” Jaguar Land...

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Photonics/Optics

Compact UV Lasers Could ID Substances from a Distance

For soldiers in the field, the ability to identify an object or substance based on how it responds to light could mean the difference between life and death. They could, for example,...

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Defense

Army Equips Vehicles With Electronic Stability Control

Soldiers laud the ballistic protection Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles that protect them against underbody threats, but now a brand-new MRAP feature, the first of its...

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Defense

Sandia Labs Uses Davis Gun to Test B61-12 Bomb

Three years of design, planning, and preparation came down to a split second, a loud boom and an enormous splash in a successful impact test of hardware in the nose assembly of an unarmed,...

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News
Software

Propulsion Performance Model for Efficient Supersonic Aircraft

For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle (ESAV), particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a...

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Automotive

Controlling Engines with Virtual Sensors

The most efficient engines today, gasoline or diesel, are complex machines, with variable valve timing and lift, direct injection, turbocharging, and various flavors of exhaust gas recirculation...

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Technology Report
Automotive

Audi Evolves the Miller Cycle in Its New 2.0-L Spark-Ignition Engine

Audi’s next generation A4 due later this year will be the first model to receive a new 2.0-L engine that takes gasoline spark-ignition technology a step further...

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Electronics & Computers

High-Temp Dual Valve Controller

A new dual input, dual output valve controller from Axiomatic is operational up to 125°C (257°F) and suitable for installation under the hood of mobile equipment, including agricultural and heavy-duty...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Flight Propulsion Goes Electric

Somehow, the sight of an airplane wing perching incongruously atop a big-rig truck tractor that’s rumbling across a dry lake bed at dawn might not seem particularly significant to the future of aviation....

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Automotive

Volvo Penta Debuts Two New Off-Highway Engines

Volvo Penta offered up at Intermat the latest additions to its engine lineup: new 5- and 8-L off-highway diesel engines.

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Product Briefs
Materials

Nanotube Additive

Zyvex Technologies announces the Zyvex Nanotube Technology (ZNT) product family. Available online, ZNT is a polymer-modified carbon nanotube additive for a range of host matrices including epoxies, elastomers,...

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Automotive

New Technology for Exhausting Jobs

As the Chief Technologist for Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies (FECT) in North America, Andy Pontius leads a product development team of 35 technical specialists. They are the application link...

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Technology Report
Research Lab

Johnson Controls Invests in LTU Research Lab

The newly named Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Laboratory recognizes the supplier’s investment in a Lawrence Technological University (LTU) lab that will serve as a vital link...

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Power

Cat Designs Its 336F L XE Hybrid Excavator with Building-Block Technologies

Caterpillar says its 336F L XE Hybrid delivers an estimated fuel savings of up to 20% compared with its standard 336 counterpart with no compromise in...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Electromechanical Joining System

Kistler offers a joining system comprising maXYmos numeric control (NC), the IndraDrive servo amplifier, and NC joining modules monitors and controls. Featuring an intuitive touch screen, the system...

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Electronics & Computers

Image Sensor

Melexis introduces the MLX75421 Blackbird third-generation automotive image sensor. The high dynamic range (HDR) sensor features on-chip functional safety (ASIL) support for applications including automatic emergency braking,...

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Transportation

Sierra Nevada Breathes Life into D328, Determined to Make It Fly Again, and Evolve

Some 10 years since being out of production (some might say even nearly 15 years if one considers the demise of the plane’s originator), the Dornier...

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Automotive

3D Printers

Old World Labs introduces two 3D printers in its MC Series, delivering precision and accuracy with improved resolution. The MC-1 and MC-2 are available through a service plan subscription, allowing users to upgrade the hardware...

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Electronics & Computers

Accenture Demos Wearable Technology for Improving Manufacturing Processes

There was plenty of chatter at Paris Air Show about the need to increase efficiencies throughout the life of an aircraft, from its design and build all the way to...

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Transportation

Airbus Helicopters Looks to the Future in Heavy-Lift Rotorcraft with the X6 Concept

Airbus Helicopter's announcement at the Paris Air Show about the beginning of the concept phase for a new helicopter, currently called the X6, didn't...

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Global Vehicles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

2016 Camaro: GM Unleashes Its Lighter, Faster Mustang Competitor

During the early phase of 2016 Chevrolet Camaro development, Chief Engineer Al Oppenheiser one day found himself in a meeting with a group of GM Powertrain engineers he’d...

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Software

Dassault Systèmes on Everyone’s Side with 3D Visualization for Cabin Design

Dassault Systèmes announced just prior to Paris Air Show the launch of “Passenger Experience,” what it describes as a new aerospace and defense industry...

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Automotive

John Deere Loads Updates into E-Series Articulated Dump Trucks

All three models of John Deere's new E-Series articulated dump trucks (ADT) were designed and built in Dubuque and Davenport, IA. John Deere’s new Tier 4 Final E-Series...

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Transportation

Hyundai Launches All-New Crawler Excavator

Hyundai's new HX520 L is powered by a 331-kW (445-hp) Scania D13 engine, which is compliant with the Stage IV emissions standards. Hyundai has chosen a combined EGR and SCR technology solution that it says results in a reduction of fuel consumption of 3 to 6% depending on work cycles.

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Defense

New SAE Book Examines Effects of Inflight Atmospheric Icing

SAE International has announced publication of the new book, Ice Accretion and Icing Technology by Robert J. Flemming. With proposed changes in the regulations for operation in icing conditions, universities and industry have been working hard to respond to the challenge. This is...

Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aluminum Frame Rails, New Alloy Castings from Alcoa Help Cut 2500 Lb from Tractor-Trailers

A custom tractor-trailer technology demonstrator built by Alcoa is outfitted with various current and “soon-to-be-available” aluminum...

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Energy

NASA Tests Aircraft Wing Coatings that Slough Bug Guts

Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more fuel-efficient with non-stick coatings NASA recently tested on Boeing’s...

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Energy

Fuel Cell Carts Deliver Power to Airplane Galleys

Airplane galleys consume a huge amount of power. Additional power units may soon come to the rescue: housed inside trolley carts in the galleys, these units deliver both supplemental power...

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News
Communications

SAE and IEEE Join Forces to Explore Potential IoT Standards

SAE International and IEEE are jointly exploring a standards framework related to the rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT)—the billions of interconnected “smart” devices...

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Electronics & Computers

Power Connector System

Molex Inc. has introduced the Super Sabre Power Connector System for all high-current applications where flexible wire-to-wire and wire-to-board configurations are required. Delivering 34.0 A per blade in a 7.50-mm...

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Technology Report
Materials

Growing Natural Tire Rubber in North America

Despite ongoing advances in polymer chemistry and biochemistry, natural rubber made from rubber trees continues to be crucial to the global tire industry. This is because synthetic rubber...

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Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Current Sense Resistor

KOA Speer Electronics introduced the new SLN3 molded current sense resistor, featuring a 3-W power rating in 4528 size. The SLN3 is a molded resin resistor that provides excellent dimensional accuracy, mountability,...

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Automotive

Mitsubishi Puts NVH in 2016 Outlander's Crosshairs

Two years after the third-generation Mitsubishi Outlander arrived in the U.S. market, the crossover utility vehicle was revised for the 2016 MY with new signature front-end styling and...

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Automotive

Compact Tire-Pressure Monitoring

Freescale Semiconductor’s FXTH87 tire-pressure monitoring system family provides low-power consumption, extended battery life, and functional integration in a compact, 0.3-g (0.01-oz), 7 x 7 x 2.2-mm (0.28...

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Automotive

Mounting Structure Stiffness Critical for Isolation Performance on Off-Highway Machines

Off-highway machine mounting systems, especially the cab mounting system, significantly affect the operator comfort in the cab by providing enough...

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