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Propulsion

Marmon-Herrington Launches Infinitely Variable Transmission, Variable Power Divider at ConExpo

Marmon-Herrington introduced at ConExpo 2017 its infinitely variable transmission (iVT) and variable power divider (VPD) technologies, both...

Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

The new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors from Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (Liberty, SC) are suited for applications demanding very high-performance under all operating conditions. According to the company, the ruggedized HHT is the only axial-lead electrolytic featuring a glass-to-metal...

News
Green Design & Manufacturing

DSD’s Low-Cost 12V Hybrid Aims for Small Cars

As hybrid solutions for cars gain broader applications, reducing cost in technology-dense systems that demand 48V power is a constant challenge. It is particularly...

Editorial
Design

Core Ford, New Ford…One Ford?

Soon after news broke late on May 22 that Ford Motor Co. was replacing its president and CEO, the calls, emails and texts started to roll in.

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Transportation

Army, SAE’s DATC Team to Fast-Track New Combat-Vehicle Development

Officials for the U.S. Army this week took the first step to structure a faster and more-responsive development process they hope that by 2022 will create prototypes...

Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

IoT Connections Transform Manufacturing, Vehicle Validation

Commercial vehicles are at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement, leveraging the connectivity that many have deployed for years. Equipment manufacturers are...

Application Briefs
Defense

Leopard 2 Tank Retrofits

Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems
Wedel, Germany
+49 3641 65-2255

As part of a Polish modernization program for the Leopard 2 tank, Jenoptik was recently awarded contracts to supply 126 17-kilowatt...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Mobile Weapons Stations

KONGSBERG Protech Systems (KPS)
Johnstown, PA
814-269-5700

KONGSBERG Protech Systems (KPS), one of the world's leading suppliers of Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) recently unveiled their latest system...

Application Briefs
Defense

Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Vehicles (ARFF)

Oshkosh Defense, LLC
Oshkosh, WI
920-235-9150

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has received Milestone C approval to begin...

Application Briefs
Defense

Rugged Smart Displays

General Micro Systems, Inc.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
800-307-4863

General Micro Systems, Inc.'s SD19 rugged smart display is being deployed for use in modernizing select U.S. Navy ships. This smart, all-in-one...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Industrial-Scale Metal 3D Printer

Sciaky, Inc.
Chicago, IL
877-450-2518

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), announced recently that Airbus was scheduled to take delivery of a state-of-the-art...

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Propulsion

Next-Gen Automated Transmissions Coming from New Eaton, Cummins JV

Eaton and Cummins announced on April 10 a new joint venture, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, to design, develop, manufacture and service...

Technology Report
Software

CO2 Buildup in Vehicle Cabins Becoming a Safety Issue

High carbon dioxide concentration in a small area, such as a passenger car cabin, is a health hazard. For many years the outside air flap door on most HVAC systems was notched, so...

Technology Report
Software

Exa Simulation Aims to Keep ADAS Sensors Clean

Looking "backwards" will soon become increasingly necessary for aerodynamics’ engineers and simulation specialists. In this case, it's about the industry's interest in abandoning exterior...

Road Ready
Automotive

Nissan Engineers Sport into Its Hot-Selling CUV

With smaller exterior dimensions, a 200-lb (91-kg) mass reduction and unique chassis tuning, the 2017 Rogue Sport crossover utility is a variant of Nissan’s top-selling U.S. model. Called...

Technical Innovation
Propulsion

Using Power Dense Flywheel Hybrid Technology to Cut Fuel Consumption of OH Equipment

Flywheel hybrid system developer Flybrid is creating a family of flywheel modules designed to enhance productivity and cut operating costs of...

News
Electronics & Computers

Driving Business Value On-Highway and off with IoT

Whether on-highway, off-highway, above ground, or underground, vehicles operating in all these often harsh and remote environments share similar characteristics: they require ongoing...

Articles
Aerospace

Verifying Structural Integrity of 3D Metal-Printed Parts

Interest in 3D printing is remaking the manufacturing landscape. Consulting firm IDC says global spending on 3D printers, both desktop and industrial, hit about $11 billion in 2015...

Products
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Products & Services

On-Line UPS Family

Falcon Electric, Inc., (Irwindale, CA) announced the addition of tower models to its on-line rackmount SC UPS family. The new 700VA to 3kVA tower-configured SC UPS protects IT/IoT...

Articles
Aerospace

Uncertainty Propagation for Force Calibration Systems

There are several labs operating throughout the world that do not follow a designated guideline for calculating measurement uncertainty for force calibrations. Realizing the need for...

Articles
Aerospace

Finding Alternatives to Cadmium in Aerospace Applications

It is both an exciting and a difficult time for the aerospace industry. While the sector is at its most buoyant with demand soaring in the commercial market, this is placing a strain...

Products
Defense

New Products

Ultra-Wideband Amplifier

The Lemos (Barrington, RI) PATHPA21G is a low noise, ultra-wideband amplifier, based on GaN technology. Compact and lightweight, the PATHPA21G has good N.F, high output power P1db of 24 dbm,...

Briefs
Imaging

Imaging Detonations of Explosives

An effort has been made within the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to extract quantitative information on explosive performance from high-speed imaging of explosions. Explosive fireball surface...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Laser Integration on Silicon Photonic Circuits Through Transfer Printing

The purpose of this project was to develop a transfer printing process for the massively parallel integration of III-V lasers on silicon photonic integrated circuits....

Articles
Aerospace

Modelling and Simulation Tools for Systems Integration on Aircraft

The provision of integrated modeling, simulation and optimization tools to effectively support all stages of aircraft design remains a critical challenge in the aerospace...

Articles
Aerospace

Small Form Factor Embedded Systems

As sensor processing hardware like data converters, FPGAs and CPUs evolve to handle more channels with higher signal bandwidths, designers can develop powerful distributed signal acquisition and...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Determining Detection and Classification Potential of Munitions Using Advanced EMI Sensors in the Underwater Environment

Hazardous ordnance items are present along coastlines and in rivers and lakes in waters shallow enough to cause...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

High Energy Computed Tomographic Inspection of Munitions

An advance computed tomography (CT) system was recently built for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, for the inspection of...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Redundant Transmitting System in Aircraft (RTSA)

In air navigation, a flight transponder (transmitter-responder) is a device that emits an identifying signal in response to an interrogating received signal. Transponders are used as...

Articles
Aerospace

Cassini Stays in Touch with NASA's Radio Science Subsystem

After almost 20 years in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins the final chapter of its remarkable story of exploration. From now until September, Cassini will undertake a set of...

Briefs
Imaging

Terahertz (THz) Radar: A Solution For Degraded Visibility Environments (DVE)

An accurate view of the physical world is frequently vital. For example, rotary wing aircraft pilots must have knowledge of the terrain in order to safely fly...

Briefs
Aerospace

Development of Photoacoustic Sensing Platforms

In recent years, photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) has emerged as an attractive and powerful technique well suited for sensing applications. The development of high-power radiation sources and...

Articles
Defense

Rotorcraft Anti-Icing Systems

Flying anytime, anywhere, in all-weather conditions is one of the most challenging technology and capability goals across the rotorcraft industry to meet a growing demand for reliability, safety and the ability...

Articles
Aerospace

Making Laser Weapons a Reality

Directed energy weapons first took a step towards reality in the 1980s under President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), dubbed “Star Wars” by the media. But, the technology didn't really...

Articles
Propulsion

Volkswagen’s New ‘B-Cycle’ Engine: Potential Diesel Surrogate

Volkswagen’s not saying it directly, but the company’s unique new twist on its well-established EA888 gasoline 4-cylinder engine family looks to be a potentially...

News
Automotive

Paccar Introduces New Vocational-Truck Axle in North America

Paccar is adding a new proprietary front axle for a range of Kenworth and Peterbilt vocational vehicles in the third quarter of 2017. The new 20,000- and 22,000-lb wide track...

INSIDER
Defense

Heads-up Display Improves Soldiers’ Situational Awareness

A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes. It even...

INSIDER
Robotics, Automation & Control

Robot’s Speed-of-Light Communication Could Protect You From Danger

Cornell University researchers are developing a system to enable teams of robots to share information as they move around, and if necessary, interpret what they see....

INSIDER
Software

Eye Tracking Technology Improves Imposter Detection Training

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) screens nearly one million people every day and secures and manages 328 ports of entry all over the country, including in remote areas....

INSIDER
Aerospace

NASA Flight-Tests Flexible, Twistable Wing Flaps

NASA has conducted a series of flights investigating the benefits of twistable, flexible wing flaps to improve flight efficiency. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE II) flights...

INSIDER
Materials

Super-Strong 'Glassy Carbon' is Elastic and Electric

A new compressed form of glassy carbon opens up possibilities for applications requiring low weight and high strength — from aerospace parts to football helmets.

News
Aerospace

Survey: Aerospace Engineers Seek Clarity on Cadmium

A survey of more than two hundred aerospace manufacturing professionals demonstrated a lack of understanding about cadmium, a highly toxic metal that is still being used frequently in the U.S. aerospace industry.