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RF & Microwave Electronics

Electro-Hydraulic Steering Unit

Concentric AB’s new electro-hydraulic steering (EHS) unit, designed primarily for servo steering applications in trucks, buses, and off-highway applications, offers system power savings through its variable...

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Defense

Scientists Print Radio Frequency Antenna with Graphene Ink

Scientists have taken a significant step in moving graphene – the incredibly strong and conductive single-atom-thick sheet of carbon – from lab bench novelty to commercially...

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Defense

Smart-Mortar Could Help Soldiers Hit Targets

The Army hopes its new 120mm Guided Enhanced Fragmentation Mortar (GEFM) will improve soldiers' ability to put artillery on target. The GEFM is a high- accuracy, GPS-guided mortar concept...

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Photonics/Optics

Compact UV Lasers Could Spot Dangerous Substances from a Distance

For soldiers in the field, the ability to identify an object or substance based on how it responds to light could mean the difference between life and death. They could, for...

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Automotive

Direct Part Marking Replaces Labels, Saves Supplier $1 Million

A major Tier 1 automotive supplier was required by its customers to mark each of a family of plastic body panels that it produced with a 2D Data Matrix bar code. In the past,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Cybersecurity for Commercial Vehicles

At Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), cybersecurity spans multiple divisions because—after all—security is not confined to any one area or industry. As a Senior Research Engineer in the Automation...

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Energy

Borla, Alphabet Energy Pursue Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery in Next-Gen Exhaust

Borla Performance and Alphabet Energy have partnered to jointly develop and commercialize a next-generation exhaust system for trucks that incorporates...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA System Would Enable Unmanned Aircraft to Fly in US Airspace

NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine operations in United States airspace....

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Aerospace

Jet Contrails Affect Ground Temperatures and Climate

High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence...

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Aerospace

Material That Mimics Owl Wings Could Make Planes Quieter

A newly designed material that mimics the wing structure of owls could help make wind turbines, computer fans, and planes much quieter. Early wind tunnel tests of the coating have...

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Automotive

Strain Measurement

Instron offers the AVE 2 second-generation advanced video extensometer, using patented measurement technology in an accurate noncontacting strain measurement device that conforms to rigorous testing standards. The fully integrated device adapts to the normal fluctuations of environmental conditions and can be adapted to any...

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Materials

CNC Marking Tool

A new generation of BZ-Marker marking tools from Markator makes it possible to easily change the marking pin by using pliers to pull it out; it is no longer necessary to send the marking tool to the manufacturer to change the pin. The BZ-Marker is suitable for CNC machining centers to generate a durable marking on many different...

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Automotive

High-Temp Fluorosilicone Elastomers

Dow Corning unveiled a significant enhancement to its Silastic fluorosilicone rubber (FSR) portfolio at the SAE 2015 World Congress, developing a more heat-resistant FSR technology for applications in...

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Automotive

Fiat Demonstrates Improved Fuel Efficiency with Low-Temperature Liquid Cooling Loop

The concept of a second water-cooling loop—adding a low-temperature radiator (LTR) and water cooling to replace air-cooling of the A/C condenser, turbo...

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Test & Measurement

Four-Quadrant Voltage Drop Simulator

EM Test now offers the VDS 200Q Series, a four-quadrant voltage drop simulator that can source and sink current using a programmed voltage in both positive and negative polarities. The amplifier generates dips and drops, short interruptions, and voltage variations to simulate a wide range of phenomena...

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Software

Additive-Manufacturing Database

The Senvol Database is a searchable database for industrial 3-D printing machines and materials. Users can search by over 30 fields, including machine build size, material type, and tensile strength. A design...