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Ford Unveils All-New 2020 Escape, First SUV Application on New Global FWD Architecture

Ford has unveiled the all-new 2020 Escape, its first SUV based on the new FWD global architecture, leveraging the new unibody toolkit to create a...

Technology Report
Motion Control

As Automotive Climates Shift, GKN Ramps up Its Winter Testing

As the influx of electrification continues to roil the industry, seamlessly integrating the hardware and wealth of software it brings with it creates a far broader...

Original Equipment
Green Design & Manufacturing

JCB Adds Three New X Series Crawler Excavators

JCB has expanded its X Series crawler excavator line with the launch of three models in the popular 13- to 16-t (28,660- to 35,270-lb) sector. This follows the successful introduction of the...

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Unmanned Systems

Nikola Reveals Range of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Battery-Electric Vehicles

On-highway Class 6-8 trucks are Nikola's main business and engineering focus, but the Arizona-based startup is expanding its product range to include powersports...

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Power

Mazda Skyactiv-D Arrival Delivers on Diesel Promise, Homogeneous-Charge Skyactiv-X Next

Mazda announced the long-awaited arrival of its Skyactiv-D diesel engine to the U.S. at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) last week. The...

Road Ready
Lighting

New Design for 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport as Brand Awaits Alliance’s New Platforms and Products

The 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport carries over with no mechanical changes compared to the 2019 model. But its new face – part of...

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Power

Saint-Gobain Investing in Anechoic Testing So Small Components Can Make a Big NVH Difference

Saint-Gobain is a company that understands how vital NVH R&D is for perceived quality. Unwelcome noise is a major challenge in premium...

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Manned Systems

Rearview Cameras for CVs Edge Closer to Regulatory Approval

To borrow from a well-known automotive phrase, “Objects in mirror” aren’t really closer than they appear—because the mirror itself appears poised to become another relic...

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Power

Toyota’s Proven Fuel-Cell Stack Reduces Cost, Complexity in H2 Semi-Truck

Hydrogen proponents likely know that Mirai means “future” in Japanese, but Toyota is only just beginning to explore how important the fuel cell stack in its...

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Manned Systems

Bullish on Biomethane

Hybrid and electric powertrains were omnipresent at bauma 2019 in Munich, with several OEMs and engine manufacturers showcasing electrified machines in near-production form. But CNH Industrial bucked that trend,...

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Manned Systems

Cleaner Trucks Initiative Starts NOx-Reduction Journey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the beginning stages of establishing new NOx regulations for heavy-duty on-highway trucks. The agency is spurred by advances in...

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Energy

Unique Hybrids Required

Hybrid powertrains still account for a small portion of the off-highway vehicle market—less than 1%, according to Oliver Lythgoe, product marketing executive at Perkins—but interest is most certainly...

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Software

Volvo CE Trials 5G Mobile Connectivity

For years Volvo Construction Equipment has operated wheel loaders via remote control in underground mining operations, first for very dedicated tasks and more recently increasing the flexibility and...

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Materials

Stronger, Quieter Cabs

Worthington Industries made its first-ever appearance at bauma in April, showcasing the new Global Cab modular design along with its European manufacturing partner Fritzmeier. The cab’s length and width can be...

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Electronics & Computers

Broadband 1.2- and 2.4-mm Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Amplifier Designs

The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has been working with Raytheon to design efficient, broadband, linear, high-power amplifiers and robust, broadband, low-noise...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electrical Characterization of Crystalline UO2, THO2 and U0.71TH0.29O2

Tracking and identifying radiation sources in the age of nuclear proliferation and well- resourced non-state actors is a national priority. Current neutron detection...

Articles
Defense

The FACE™ of Military Modernization

U.S. rival countries have been rapidly modernizing their militaries, with publicized advances that pose credible challenges to U.S. supremacy in all aspects of warfare: air, land, sea, space and...

Briefs
Power

ONR Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-SWaP Demonstration for C-sUAV Study

The OSPRES (ONR Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-SWaP) program performed fundamental work in the areas of Silicon (Si) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) based...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Coating Technology Enables Effective Missile Countermeasures

Heat-seeking missiles have been in use against both rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft since the mid-1950s, and countermeasures to deceive their guidance systems have been employed...

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Aerospace

Multi-Agent RF Propagation Simulator

A desirable interface between multi-agents is through over-the-air RF connections that include not only the intended direct RF communications paths but also highly variable multi-ray propagation, range...

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Helicopter Load Sensor

Sensor Technology Ltd.
Banbury, Oxon, UK
01869 238400
www.torqsense.com

A newly developed intelligent wireless helicopter load sensor has a choice of two displays, offering simple or comprehensive data...

Application Briefs
Defense

Active Protection System

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd.
Netanya, Israel
+972-9-892-1111
www.rada.com

RADA Electronic Industries Ltd., a company that specializes in the development and production of tactical land radar for...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Matrix-Free Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Using Metal-Organic Frameworks

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

Articles
Aerospace

Panoramic Thermal Imaging Technology

SPYNEL sensors are passive wide area surveillance systems with automatic intrusion detection and tracking capabilities. The 360° thermal sensors offer 24/7 situational awareness by detecting and tracking...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Video Graphics Modules

WOLF Advanced Technology
Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
905-852-1163
https://wolfadvancedtechnology.com

WOLF Advanced Technology (“WOLF”) recently announced that NASA has chosen two WOLF video...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Counter-Drone Technology

Citadel Defense
San Diego, CA
760-224-3393
www.dronecitadel.com

Citadel Defense has developed a Counter-drone (CUAS) technology called Titan that reliably detects, identifies, and defeats unmanned...

Technical Innovation
Power

Achieving Better Power Management by Optimizing Thermal Management

Four primary power transmission subsystems work together in a wheel loader: the transmission system, the work functions system, the steering system, and the thermal...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Modified USAF T-1A Aircraft

Field Aerospace
Oklahoma City, OK
405-219-3400
www.fieldaero.com

Field Aerospace recently completed the first flight of a U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-1A aircraft with a modernized flight deck. The...

Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

Lange Couplers

The construction and port orientation of the Lange Coupler from SemiGen (Londonderry, NH) makes it useful as both a power combiner and splitter for RF and microwave applications. It is a specific type of...

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Imaging

Eyes in the Sky: HD Ethernet Cameras Take Flight Test Imagery to New Heights

There is increasing demand for high-quality High Definition (HD) video for airborne applications such as Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI). Ideally, such new...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Machining Titanium Aero-Frames

The rise of titanium for aerospace applications has been well documented in recent years. Equally, the challenges associated with the efficient, productive and high-quality machining of this popular material,...

Articles
Materials

Getting the Most Out of Industrial CT Scanning

Quality assurance and flight certification of critical aerospace parts and assemblies have reached new levels of sophistication in recent years. Leading aerospace and defense manufacturers...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Aerospace Work Platforms — More than Meets the Eye

For maintenance personnel in the aerospace industry to do their jobs effectively, they need to be able to get physically close to the equipment they are working on. This statement sounds...

INSIDER
Aerospace

NASA Funds All-Electric Aircraft Research

The University of Illinois is leading a NASA-funded project to develop an all-electric aircraft. The project, called the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technology for Aircraft...

News
Aerospace

Honeywell Debuts Fly-By-Wire System for Urban Air Mobility, Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) engineers in Phoenix have packed the “brains” of an airliner’s flight controls into a “fly-by-wire”...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE Rolls out Introduction to Automated Vehicle Safety in Shanghai

Since 2016, five fatal accidents involving self-driving cars have served as cautionary tales for engineers designing and testing automated vehicles (AVs). These accidents...

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Mercedes Reveals Its Experimental Safety Vehicle 2019 – Mobile Robot Included

Mercedes-Benz is among leading OEMs focusing on autonomous vehicle safety, and will showcase its latest concept in June at the Enhanced Safety Vehicles...

News
Manned Systems

Department of Transportation Asks for Public Input Regarding Relaxing AV Regulations

To better engage with developers of autonomous vehicles (AVs), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking to remove unnecessary regulation that...

News
AR/AI

EnginSoft Bringing Crash Simulation Forward with New Model-Design Programs

A vital aspect of replacing physical prototypes with virtual solutions is to ensure that the necessary crashworthiness of the new vehicle has been achieved at...

News
Transportation

Is Hydrogen the Future for Trucking?

Powertrain electrification is becoming the new standard for the automotive and commercial industries. The passenger car market is primarily meeting the demand for lower emissions through battery...

News
Manned Systems

Wind River and Airbiquity Partner to Update Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Software Through Cloud-Based, Over-The-Air Technology

Wind River Systems, Inc. is partnering with Airbiquity, Inc. to develop a solution to proactively manage the...

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Automotive

Vertical Aerospace Is Honeywell’s Latest Partner in the UAM Industry

Honeywell International Inc. and Vertical Aerospace Ltd. have agreed to work together to solve urban air mobility’s (UAM’s) technical, regulatory and business...

News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

News
Manned Systems

Boeing’s CAV Makes First Outdoor Flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first outdoor flight test of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV). The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated in a safe...

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Defense

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...

News
Unmanned Systems

Deloitte Issues Report on Viability of EVTOL UAM Transportation

In a new report, New York City-based consulting and advisory firm, Deloitte Global suggests while that there has been progress in the development of electric vertical take-off...

News
Manned Systems

Cepton Technology’s Newest Highspeed Lidar Sensor Can Spot a Tow Hitch on a Vehicle Traveling 50 Miles per Hour

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a San Jose, California-based 3D lidar developer, has added a line scanning lidar (light...

News
RF & Microwave Electronics

NASA Opens the International Space Station for Commercial Business

NASA is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial business to accelerate U.S. science and technology innovation and accelerate the development of...

News
Defense

Raytheon, UTC Merger Will Direct $8B R&D Budget Toward Hypersonics, Cybersecurity, AI, and Next-Gen Connected Aircraft

Almost exactly seven months after United Technologies Corporation (UTC) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins...

News
Aerospace

Alakai Technologies Unveils the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Urban Air Mobility Vehicle

Alakai Technologies Corporation has unveiled a new urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle. “Skai,” Alakai Technology’s electric vertical takeoff...

News
Connectivity

SAE Course Delivers an Introduction to the Latest Aviation Cybersecurity Essentials

As of 2019, the only acceptable mean of compliance (AMC) for U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and European Union Aviation Safety Agency aviation...

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Materials

AFRL Achieves “Shocking” Materials Technology Breakthrough

The Air Force Research Laboratory, along with research partners at Los Alamos National Laboratory, are working to change the shape of materials technology with a breakthrough...

INSIDER
Defense

Army Turns to Smart Technology to Protect Military Installations

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Alex Beehler doesn't need proof of threats to military and government installations. He is...

INSIDER
Defense

NRL Develops Laser Processing Method to Increase Efficiency of Optoelectronic Devices

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) discovered a new method to passivate defects in next generation optical materials to improve...

News
Unmanned Systems

Fiat-Chrysler Will Deploy Aurora Self-Driving Technology on It Commercial Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. will begin integrating Aurora Innovation, Inc.’s autonomous driving Aurora Driver platform into its commercial vehicle...

News
Defense

Aerospace Composites Experts Will Meet in Wichita This Month, Focusing on Validating Repairs Techniques

The amount of composite material in modern aircraft is staggering – nearly half of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s airframe is made up...

News
Materials

Gordon Murray Reveals Lightweight T.50 Supercar: V12, Ground-Effects Fan, $2.5-Million Pricetag

It will be the aural signature of Prof. Gordon Murray, Formula 1 racecar and environmental-efficiency vehicle creator: the sound of a bespoke...

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Automotive

Can the Air Force Reach a 24-Hour Launch Window?

Launching rockets with 24-hour notice is one of the U.S. Air Force’s latest goals. In a “sources sought” notice titled Rapid Space Launch Initiative, the service is reaching out to...

News
Unmanned Systems

Tactile Data for Autonomous Driving Recognized with TU-Automotive Award

Haifa, Israel-based Tactile Mobility (formerly MobiWize) has won the TU-Automotive Awards “Best Connected Product/Service for the Commercial Vehicle Market” award...

News
Power

Gaming Tech Helps Apache Maintainers Reduce Training Time

Lockheed Martin Corporation has released the latest version of RELY3D, its advanced visualization and training tool for sensor system maintainers working on the Boeing AH-64...

News
Regulations/Standards

Now Available: SAE EDGE Research Report on Unsettled Topics in Automated Vehicle Test and Validation

SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, announces the availability of a new SAE EDGE™ Research Report, focused on unsettled...

News
Automotive

DIN and SAE International Release a Primer for Automated Vehicle Terminology

In current discussions surrounding the AV industry, specific terms are frequently misrepresented or used in multiple contexts. To establish common language for...

News
Software

The Rodney Dangerfield of Automated-Driving Sensors?

The emerging era of highly-automated driving comes courtesy of much-vaunted sensor technology—spinning lasers, penetrating radar and sonar blips. But the sensor that gets the least...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

What M&E Can Teach the AV Industry About Data

At first glance, autonomous vehicles would seem to have little in common with the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry, beyond action-movie car chases and in-vehicle entertainment...

News
Transportation

SAE International’s Next Meetup Rounds up Altran Automotive and Motus Ventures to Discuss Validation of Autonomous Systems

SAE International’s next Innovations in Mobility Meetup will be on June 18 at Prospect Silicon Valley...

News
Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Announces Latest Hypersonic Progress at Le Bourget

Lockheed Martin Corporation successfully flight tested the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) on a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. The captive...

News
Design

Delivering on Autonomous Transport

“Data is the most efficient propellant.” This expression underpins the founding in 2016 of the Swedish startup Einride. Now, the fledgling tech company is partnering with well-established...

News
Weapons Systems

BAE Systems Will Supply Flight Control and Target Identification Systems for Boeing’s Carrier-Based MQ-25

BAE Systems plc is the latest to join the Boeing Company’s MQ-25 Stingray team. At the 2019 International Paris Air Show, BAE...

News
Manned Systems

Artificial Intelligence Could Reduce CV-22 Osprey Maintenance

The Raytheon Company is testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed to help determine when the multi-mode radar installed on U.S. Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Learning-Based Controller Uses AI to Land Multi-Rotor Drones

Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground as the ground grows closer during...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Software Accelerates Hypersonic Engine Development

Argonne National Laboratory and the Air Force Research Laboratory developed a new numerical modeling tool that allows for a better understanding of rotating detonation engines (RDEs)....

News
Software

ANSYS Will Help Airbus Develop AI-Enabled Flight Controls for the FCAS Program’s Autonomous Wingmen

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus SE, is partnering with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, Inc. to develop software for advanced...

News
RF & Microwave Electronics

SAE International Establishes a New AI Standards Committee at Le Bourget

SAE International announced the formation of a new artificial intelligence (AI) standards committee during the 53rd International Paris Air Show. The SAE G-34...

Blog
Data Acquisition

Answering Your Questions: What are New Missions for Military UAVs?

An industry expert tells a Tech Briefs reader what's over the next hill regarding military UAVs.

News
Aerospace

International Airlines Group Will Buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

International Airlines Group (IAG) will be purchase 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to expand its fleet. The agreement, announced at the 53rd International Paris...

News
Manned Systems

MTSI’s Latest Project Gives Fixed-Wing Aircraft Vertical Cargo Lift Capabilities

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, has developed an unconventional...

News
Defense

Airbus Will Lean on Start-Ups and Research Institutes for Europe’s Future Combat Air System

Airbus intends to closely cooperate with start-ups, sole subject matter experts (SMEs), and research institutes – especially in the software...

News
Design

NASA Crash Landing Is a Complete Success

NASA just crash landed a Fokker F28 Mark 1000 Fellowship short-range, narrow-body airliner. The event, an experiment to gather crash-safety data, occurred at NASA Langley Research Center’s...

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Test & Measurement

LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019

The bi-annual Laser World of Photonics exhibition begins today.

News
Connectivity

L3 Makes Its C-130 Modernization Package Available to Global Operators

As of 2015, more than 2,500 Lockheed Martin (née Lockheed) C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft have been built and delivered. Originally developed in the...

News
Weapons Systems

Northrop Grumman Will Fit Its Scramjet Combustors to Raytheon’s Hypersonic Missile

Unlike vehicles with conventional rocket engines, which carry oxygen onboard, the Northrop Grumman’s hypersonic propulsion system – which first...

Blog
Energy

From LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019: Light as the Key to Global Sustainability

The increased use of photonics has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions — by 3-billion tons.

Blog
Photonics/Optics

LASER World of PHOTONICS, Day 2: Bigger is Better

Many vendors at this year's event made their presence known with mega-sized booths.

News
Aerospace

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

News
Manned Systems

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Will Acquire Bombardier’s Regional Jet Program

After failing to establish itself in the commercial aviation market against entrenched competition from The Boeing Company and Airbus SE, Montreal-based...

News
Test & Measurement

LASER World of PHOTONICS, Day 3 — Unusual Exhibits

Editor Bruce A. Bennett takes us through the unusual — and completely unexpected —at this year's LASER World of Photonics.

News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Canadian Automotive Manufacturers Support Aligning Canadian and U.S. Vehicle Emissions Standards

While focused on offering vehicles that consumers are demanding, member companies of the Toronto-based Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers'...

News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Global Automakers in Canada Want an Industry Impact Assessment Before Shifting to a Single North American Emission Standard

Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) – which represents the Canadian interests of its 15 member companies from...

News
Aerospace

Dragonfly Will Be NASA’s Next Solar System Explorer

NASA announced that Dragonfly – a dual-quadcopter developed for NASA’s New Frontiers Program – will be sent to Titan: Saturn’s largest moon. Dragonfly, which might be called a...