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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Precision Assembly of Systems on Surfaces (PASS)

Chemiresistors represent a powerful class of chemical sensors that can be readily integrated into any electrical system, can be miniaturized, are readily multiplexed, and take nearly...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Development of a Novel Electrospinning System with Automated Positioning and Control Software

Electrospinning is a nanofiber fabrication technique that has grown in popularity due to its potential in numerous biomedical applications. The...

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Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advanced Multifunctional Materials for High Speed Combatant Hulls

Currently small boat combatant design focuses primarily on speed and maneuverability. It would be advantageous to expand these capabilities to include reduced radar...

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Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Multifunctional Shear Pressed CNT Sheets for Strain Sensing and Composite Joint Toughening

The main goal of this work is to obtain a scientific understanding of the possibilities provided by, and the behavioral features of, a novel type high...

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Articles
Aerospace

Simulating Thermal Expansion in Composites with Expanded Metal Foil for Lightning Protection

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

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Articles
Aerospace

Designing VME Power Systems With Standard Modules

Military electronics continue to push the performance envelope in all directions. Each new system design faces the same challenges: the need for more processing power, tighter specs, and...

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Defense

Optical Ice Sensors for UAVs

The perverse thing about ice on the tailplane of a general aviation aircraft is that the pilot sits and looks forward, but the tailplane is aft. You can’t see it from the cockpit.

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Articles
Defense

Rotorcraft Icing Computational Tool Development

The formation of ice over lifting surfaces can affect aerodynamic performance. In the case of helicopters, this loss in lift and the increase in sectional drag forces will have a dramatic...

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Articles
Defense

Curled RF MEMS Switches For On-Chip Design

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switches are active components in most electronic equipment. Radio frequency (RF) MEMS are used in wireless personal communication devices, satellite...

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Articles
Aerospace

Design Software Supports BAE System’s Mixed-Signal Chip Design

BAE Systems is a global defense and aerospace company, delivering products and services for air, land, and naval forces, as well as electronics, information technology...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Upmast Radar Systems

Kelvin Hughes
Enfield, UK
+44 19 9280 5200
www.kelvinhughes.com

Kelvin Hughes recently installed its new SharpEye™ upmast radar system on four new vessels commissioned by the Trinidad and Tobago...

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Application Briefs
Aerospace

Virtual Environment-Based Training Tools

Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received a follow-on contract from the...

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Electronics & Computers

Komatsu Doubles down on Intelligent Machine Control

Komatsu America recently revealed four new machines that expand the company’s new intelligent Machine Control family and help to demonstrate its vision of the "jobsite of the future."...

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Product Briefs
Automotive

Rapid-Cure Resin for Carbon-Fiber Blanks

Solvay recently launched its new rapid cure thermoset resin system MTR 760, which BMW selected to manufacture the CFRP (carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic) hood of its new M4 GTS. The new resin system...

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Product Briefs
Automotive

Composite Bonding Adhesive

Dow Automotive Systems has introduced customized structural bonding solutions for weight reduction in high-end multi-material performance vehicles. Among the manufacturers using specially formulated adhesive...

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Materials

Plasma Process Could Cut Carbon Fiber Costs

Carbon fiber is to composites as steel rebar is to concrete. When a support skeleton of either is embedded inside a solidifying mass of resin or cement, the strong sinews bind everything...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Lightweight Thermal Camera Core

Boson from FLIR Systems is a small, lightweight, high-performance uncooled thermal camera for OEMs. Boson is claimed to be the first thermal camera core to incorporate a sophisticated, low-power, multi-core...

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Product Briefs
Propulsion

Diesel Injector-Seat Cleaning Kit

A 17-piece kit from IPA Tools is designed to clean injector seats and bores on most light-, medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines. The kit is suited for removing carbon, rust and other debris from injector...

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Aerospace

Army Uses Technology to Increase Aerial Delivery Accuracy

Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed a new system that will enhance the capabilities of U.S. Army Pathfinders as they conduct aerial operations. In...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers Design Novel Multi-Field Invisible Sensor

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has invented a novel camouflage technique that effectively hides thermal and electronic sensors without...

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Test & Measurement

New Technique Could Improve Detection of Concealed Nuclear Materials

Researchers have demonstrated proof of concept for a novel low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of “special nuclear...

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Power

BWI Tackles a Mounting Technology Challenge

Some auto manufacturers call it “downsizing," others insist on the term “rightsizing” as they doggedly pursue smaller engine designs that also include cylinder deactivation and stop-start...

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Materials

That 'New Car Smell' Is Forcing Interior Materials Changes

The sensory elements of smell, touch, sound, and sight are influencing material innovations for vehicle interiors more than ever.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New AUTOSAR Platform Offers More Freedom for Vehicle Electrical Architectures

Connectivity, advanced safety and autonomy are all altering electronic architectures, since they utilize controllers that communicate with each other more...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Closed-Loop Control for Metal 3D Printing

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc., is highlighting its patented IRISS closed-loop control, which powers its Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) systems. IRISS,...

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Propulsion

An X-Plane for Everyone?

Not too, too long ago very few amongst us ever thought we would need a phone that took pictures and video, while more recently, very few amongst us would ever not have a phone with such capabilities. Such...

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Editorial
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Disruption Is One Thing, But...

A late-spring brouhaha that developed between Tesla Motors and an intrepid reporter known for skeptical Tesla coverage blew over fairly quickly—but not before highlighting some unaccounted costs of...

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Test & Measurement

NASA Tests Technologies to Increase Drone Uses

NASA researchers and drone industry representatives foresee a day when small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are used in wildfire spotting, precision agriculture, wildlife monitoring, and...

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Software

System Makes Airport Surface Traffic More Efficient

Researchers have developed an optimization system that identifies the optimal timing and taxiing sequences for runway use by a given aircraft. It plans detailed taxiing routes,...

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Global Vehicles
Automotive

New Steel-Intensive Mazda CX-9 Sheds Mass, Debuts New Turbo System

For a mainstream unibody SUV, the 2016 Mazda CX-9 pulls off a neat trick—it adds premium content and features while losing weight compared with its predecessor. The...

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Transportation

Shell Oil Unveils Radical City Car Concept

Oil companies typically don't announce concept city cars, but days ahead of the 2016 Beijing Motor Show, Shell did just that. A collaboration between Shell, Gordon Murray Design and Geo...

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Electronics & Computers

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-In Is Industry-First

Start of production for the plug-in hybrid Chrysler Pacifica minivan begins in late 2016, marking a milestone as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)’s first mass-produced PHEV and the...

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