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Test & Measurement

New Products

A folded zoom lens, miniature rotary encoders, starter generator control, and more.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advanced CT Inspection and Data Analysis

Learn about the ways to ensure that your composite designs are structurally sound.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Open System Software for Critical Applications

Make sure that you have a fully integrated, automated approach to test and requirements traceability.

Articles
Energy

Engineering an Aircraft Hydrogen Powertrain

The commercial aviation industry is taking critical steps towards zero-carbon aviation.

Briefs
Energy

Biobased Carbon Fibers and Thermosetting Resins for Use in DOD Composites Applications

Advanced bio-based fibers and high-performance thermosetting resins will help reduce the dependence of military composites on high-cost petroleum.

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Navigation Unit

This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Platform

Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Feasibility Analysis of UAV Technology to Improve Tactical Surveillance in South Korea’s Rear Area Operations

Experimentation and analysis determined the optimum characteristics of an improved unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

5-Axis Machining Center

Honeycutt Manufacturing made a major investment in a 5-axis universal machining center.

Briefs
Motion Control

Stochastic Surveillance and Distributed Coordination

Designing fast and unpredictable motion strategies for robotic surveillance agents in complex environments using Markov chain modeling and optimization methods.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Making Fully Digital Beamforming for Radar and Electronic Warfare Applications a Reality

Learn how passive components inside arrays have evolved to enable fully digital beamforming.

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Portable Engine Test Stand

Sky Power’s SRE180 test stand provides a test solution for the Wankel engine SP-180 SRE hybrid.

Articles
Aerospace

Defeating Commercial Drone Threats with Software Defined Radio

Drones are useful technology; however, some seek to exploit the technology with bad intent.

Application Briefs
Defense

Anti-Drone Jammer

Netline Communications Technologies has unveiled its new DroneNet RD Jammer.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Quantifying Eye Movement Trajectory Similarity for Use in Human Performance Experiments in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Research

ScanMatch software determines the similarity of two strings of eye-tracking data. See why that kind of capability is valuable.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Designing for the Connected Battlespace

Makers of 'Solider as a System' technologies must confront significant bandwidth and size, weight, and power (SWaP) constraints.

Application Briefs
Materials

Portable 3D Printing Factory

The fully operational, self-contained 3D printing “factory” is housed in a shipping container.

Application Briefs
Defense

Vertical Takeoff and Landing Drone

Martin UAV will participate in the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE).

Application Briefs
Imaging

Through-Wall Imaging System

The Xaver™ LR80 (XLR80) system detects live objects behind walls, at distances of over 100 meters.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Making the BEV Commitment

The past 18 months have been a head-shaker for those of us observing the industry. A pandemic spreads, semiconductors vanish, and now a headlong charge by virtually every OEM and major Tier 1 into electric...

Articles
Energy

Lightweight Steel on a (Cold) Roll

Automotive OEMs are faced with the difficult task of significantly improving fuel economy and safety, while maintaining a competitive position in the market – as well as investing in the electrified...

SAE Standards News
Unmanned Systems

SAE and ISO Refine the Levels of Driving Automation

Aiming for greater clarity for a global audience, SAE International, in collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), updated in May the industry’s...

Executive Viewpoints
Regulations/Standards

Diesel in Distress

The semiconductor shortage making headlines largely because of its impact on global automakers’ production and profits is also adversely affecting off-highway equipment and diesel engine manufacturers. If the supply...

Executive Viewpoints
Energy

Batteries Go Underground

Diesel-powered mining vehicles add risk and complexity underground. Operators need extensive ventilation infrastructure to manage the exhaust gases, and this becomes exponentially larger as mines go deeper. That...

INSIDER
Software

System Positions Supersonic Aircraft in Flight

NASA flight-tested a visual navigation system designed to enhance precise aerial positioning between two aircraft in supersonic flight. The Airborne Location Integrating Geospatial...

News
Energy

Toyota Takes Corolla to the ‘Truck’ Side

With a globally revered nameplate in the Corolla sedan – but global buyers gravitating to SUVs – Toyota arrived at the marketing solution that’s been rumored for some time, revealing...

News
Energy

Ford’s Unibody Maverick Aims to Revitalize the Compact Pickup

Confirming one of the industry’s worst-kept product secrets, Ford on June 8 unveiled the 2022 Maverick, its return to the compact-pickup segment that the original Ford...

White Papers
Photonics/Optics

Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

INSIDER
Connectivity

Special Forces Get a Small, Powerful Cyber Support Device

U.S. Special Operations Forces have a new aid in the fight against cyber-attacks. The Tactical Key Loader (TKL) cryptographic key device, which answers the Army’s call for the...

INSIDER
Robotics, Automation & Control

DOD Plans for Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

From the battlefield to the back office, artificial intelligence has the potential to transform how the Defense Department does business in areas like increasing the speed of...

INSIDER
Software

USSF Awards Missile Track Custody Prototype Effort

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) has awarded two contracts for the Missile Track Custody Prototype effort. The effort will carry two contractors –...

Articles
Transportation

The ‘Buzz’ in Driverless Shuttling

Promising the future “digital driver will be even safer than the human driver,” Christian Senger, divisional director at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV), announced in mid-May that his...

Road Ready
Power

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Grows All Around

When engineering an upscale, 3-row Jeep SUV, the development spider charts must get pretty crowded. You’ll need lots of in-cabin technology and thoughtful features for the third-row family...

INSIDER
Aerospace

First Air-to-Air Refueling Using an Unmanned Aircraft

For the first time in history, the U.S. Navy and Boeing demonstrated the Boeing MQ-25™ T1 unmanned aircraft refueling an F/A-18 Super Hornet in flight. During a test flight, the...

INSIDER
Aerospace

NASA Aims for Climate-Friendly Aviation

NASA is expanding research for sustainable aviation by developing and testing new green technologies for next-generation aircraft, new automation tools for greener and safer airspace operations,...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Material Could Make Aircraft as Quiet as a Hairdryer

An incredibly light new material that can reduce aircraft engine noise and improve passenger comfort has been developed at the University of Bath (UK). The aerogel weighs just 2.1 kg...

News
Materials

‘Thinking Ahead’ Maximizes Additive Manufacturing Potential

When it comes to designing automotive parts to be produced by additive manufacturing (AM), one must get comfortable asking tough questions, having difficult conversations...