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Toyota Tops 12th Straight Supplier-Relations Survey

Toyota marks 12 straight years as the top performer in an annual study focused on OEM-supplier working relations. That consistency reflects the automaker’s engineering philosophy....

Executive Viewpoints
Energy

Electric Mobile Machines Won’t Abandon Hydraulics

Equipment manufacturers in every major global market are launching full-electric and diesel-electric vehicles to respond to increasing market demands, reduce carbon footprints and stay...

Road Ready
Energy

GM’s Hummer EV Is Still like Nothing Else

The revival of the Hummer brand has produced a vehicle that is concurrently of its time and a throwback to conspicuous consumption from the decade that spawned its predecessor. Like the...

Executive Viewpoints
Manned Systems

Aftermarket Augments Off-Highway Autonomous Efforts

Continually transformed with more than a century’s advances in capabilities, hydraulics and fuel efficiency, today’s heavy mobile equipment must also become more intelligent and...

Technical Innovation
Energy

New Biodiesel Strains Offer Measurable Gains

Extensive research and development of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel for diesel engines has been carried out by various OEMs and Tier 1s...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Next Generation of Mission-Critical Communications Infrastructure is Here

The critical role of spectrum superiority in the success of battlefield campaigns is evidenced by the enormous investments being made in electronic warfare (EW)...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE WCX 2022: All Transportation Modes Targeting Alternative Fuels

Although the auto industry is rushing to electrify, batteries, in their current state of development, aren’t the answer for many modes of transportation, or even many...

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Aerospace

Designing Transportable, High-Performance AI Systems for the Rugged Edge

System design requirements are well understood for high-performance artificial intelligence applications destined to reside in enterprise or cloud data centers....

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Defense

Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector

The aerospace and defense industry has laid ambitious plans to reconcile mobility with sustainability. Sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, hydrogen-powered aircraft and eVTOLS (electric...

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Materials

3D Printing Metal Parts on a Ship

Senior level military members are constantly evaluating risk and finding ways to articulate and mitigate risks on the battlefield. When it comes to new technology adoption and consideration, these same...

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Communications

Pushing the Boundaries of RF Passive Hardware with Additive Manufacturing

Following significant impacts from COVID-19, the demand for satellite telecommunications services is rebounding to its historical trajectory of strong growth. With...

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Defense

What is Pulse Shaping?

Pulse shaping, as it is done today, is an effort to fix fidelity issues caused by the transmitting amplifier and is accomplished by a combination of imperfect methods, most external to the amplifier. This article...

Briefs
Aerospace

Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Support Environmental Applications within USACE Civil Works

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood risk management (FRM) mission strives to reduce the nation's flood risk and increase resilience to disasters. FRM is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring accurate identification of environmental, physical, and infrastructure features that can reduce risk from flood and coastal storm disasters.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Dynamically Managing Task Allocation Between Humans and Machines in Surveillance Operations

Increasingly sophisticated technology must be leveraged in surveillance environments to enable eventually achieving the goal of allowing analysts to increase throughput by managing multiple simultaneous feeds.

Briefs
Aerospace

Modeling Space-Based Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) in Combat Simulations

During the 2021 Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Gap Forum, space intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) modeling was identified...

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Weapons Systems

Missile Protection System

BIRD Aerosystems Herzliya, Israel
+972 9-972-5700
www.birdaero.com

BIRD Aerosystems, a global provider of defense technology and solutions that protect the air, sea, and land fleets of governments and...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Cryocooler Technology

Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, VA
215-675-4949
www.northropgrumman.com

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, built in partnership with Northrop Grumman Corporation, is one step closer to being fully...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC)
Warminster, PA
215-675-4949
www.nasc.com

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) announced the ongoing development of a new, multirole,...

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Software

CAD-CAM-CNC System

Siemens Industry, Inc.
Munich, Germany
1-800-743-6367
www.siemens.com

DMG MORI manufactures a wide variety of conventional chip-cutting and ultrasonic machining centers for OEMs and production job shops...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Anti-Ship Missile

MBDA
Arlington, VA
703-387-7139
www.mbdainc.com

MBDA’s new Marte ER anti-ship missile successfully completed its final test firing at the end of November 2021. Carried out at an Italian test range in...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Hybrid Auxiliary Propulsion System

Leonardo DRS Inc.
Arlington, VA
571-447-4624
www.leonardodrs.com

Leonardo DRS Inc. recently announced that it has again been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group to provide the...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Electric Satellite Thruster

IVO Ltd.
Bismark, ND
+1 701-390-9567
https://ivolimited.us/

IVO Ltd., a company that specializes in capacitive based technologies, recently unveiled the IVO Quantum Drive, the first pure electric...

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Chemical Hazard Sensor

Teledyne FLIR Defense
Wilsonville, OR
+1 877-773-3547
www.teledyneflir.com

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, teamed up with MFE Inspection Solutions to integrate the...

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Defense

New Products

Modeling and Simulation Software

COMSOL (Burlington, MA) announced a major update to the COMSOL Multiphysics ® software version 6.0. The update builds out the Model Manager server with a web interface — an...

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Aerospace

Designing for Space and Other Extreme Environments

In aerospace and defense, applications rely on mission-critical components to ensure proper functioning in extreme environments. In the many instances in this field where...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Allison Purpose-Builds More Powerful TerraTran Transmission

After more than two years of field testing and development, Allison has launched its new TerraTran off-highway transmission designed to meet the harsh operating conditions...

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Power

Making the Torque-Transfer Transition

A reckoning has arrived at suppliers whose product portfolios, engineering resources, and R&D activities are not aligned with the EV horizon. The challenge of pivoting their focus to...

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Power

SAE WCX 2022: Paving the Way for the Hydrogen Highway

With the majority of public debate centering around the internal combustion engine (ICE)-to-EV transition, the engineering community continues to explore alternative forms of...

Executive Viewpoints
Transportation

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

Editorial
Manned Systems

EV, Give Me Heat!

Cabin heating and cooling, and their negative impact on vehicle efficiency and range, are among the challenges still to be solved in battery-electric vehicles. For drivers and passengers, interior comfort — being...

Supplier Eye
Transportation

Inflation Ignites Another Supplier Squeeze

For more than 100 years, OEMs and suppliers have partnered to build components, engineer and integrate systems, offer services such as logistics, software, and marketing support, and even...

INSIDER
Sensors/Data Acquisition

B-21 Raider Passes First Loads Calibration Test

In early May, Northrop Grumman successfully completed the first — and most critical — loads calibration test of the first B-21 aircraft. The recent test is one of three major conditions...

INSIDER
Aerospace

Short-Takeoff & Landing Capability to be Added to MQ-9B Aircraft

To further extend the versatility of its MQ-9B line of remotely piloted aircraft, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that it will begin...

INSIDER
Weapons Systems

Air Force and Lockheed Martin Complete ARRW Hypersonic Boosted Test Flight

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) from the...

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Software

Pushing the Boundaries of Automated Driving

In late April 2022, SAE Media editor Bruce Bennett spoke with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network, a 13-year-old nonprofit organization that organizes and manages various...

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Power

BMW Engineers for the EV-Transition Reality

When the time comes for the debut of a new generation of a German flagship sedan, it’s best to expect the incremental. Sure, there will be technology stretches and conveniences so impressive...

Upcoming Webinars
Aerospace

Advances in Unmanned Aircraft Technology

Unmanned aircraft – aka “drones” – are one of the fastest growing areas of modern technology, whether we’re talking about the complex hunter/killer and surveillance systems used by...

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Unmanned Systems

Navigating the Language of Vehicle Autonomy

Call them what you may – autonomous vehicles, automated vehicles, self-driving vehicles – they are coming. But you can’t buy one yet, and like many technological revolutions,...

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Photonics/Optics

New Technology Demonstrated During Arctic Exercise

During a multi-service exercise, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) successfully demonstrated a...

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Photonics/Optics

Researchers Test Cooling Solutions for Directed Energy Weapons

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate recently signed a five-year Strategic Education Partnership Agreement (EPA) with New Mexico State...

INSIDER
Weapons Systems

Army Programs Promote Strength and Agility of Long Range Precision Fires

The Army understands that preparing for fast-paced, multi-domain conflict requires developing breakthrough warfighting systems and technologies, including the...

News
Robotics, Automation & Control

Registration Closing for the Military Robotics and Autonomous USA Conference 2022

With critical host nation support and an unrivalled speaker line-up, the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference, taking place on June 20th and 21st, 2022, at the Hilton Arlington, Virginia, will ensure delegates are provided with vital updates on...

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Defense

KC-46A Pegasus Approved to Refuel 97% of Joint Force Receivers

Gen. Mike Minihan, commander of Air Mobility Command, approved a seventh Interim Capability Release mission set for the KC-46A Pegasus, increasing the aircraft’s...

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Aerospace

SAE International and IAQG Sign Global Aerospace Standards Agreement

The International Aerospace Quality Group® (IAQG) formally announced SAE International (SAEI) as the organization’s international standards publisher. The...

INSIDER
Test & Measurement

Engineers Assess Flow Quality in Wind Tunnel Test Facility

Engineers at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex don’t always go with the flow. They realize that flow must be examined from time to time, as good flow quality is...

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Energy

VinFast Continues Assertive Expansion Plan

If the name VinFast seems unfamiliar, that’s no surprise. The Vietnamese automaker has been around for barely half a decade, its first product going on sale in its home market in 2019. But as...