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Cetim, Momentive Develop Composite Crashbox Concept

To use composite materials in primary structures of vehicles and mobile equipment, it is necessary to control their crash behavior. Solutions exist in sports cars to reach an energy...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Next-Generation LED Drivers for Front, Rear Lights

Texas Instruments offers the automotive industry’s first two-channel switching LED driver for front lights and the only linear LED driver with single short LED detection for rear lights,...

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Electronics & Computers

Brushed Motor Pre-Driver IC

The TB9052FNG motor pre-driver integrated circuit (IC) from Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) was developed for safety-critical automotive applications such as electric power steering and other...

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Aerospace

Alleviating Memory and Cache Contention in Safety-Critical Applications

In safety-critical systems, the ability to guarantee that safety-critical tasks have sufficient time to execute is key for system integrity and safe operation. A big...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Mobile Tactical Communications

After many years of development and well-publicized budget overruns, the DoD’s Joint Tactical Radio System program (since reorganized and renamed) has recently given birth to a set of handheld...

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Aerospace

Commercial Programs Are Flying High

Boeing and Airbus can hardly keep up with demand for 150-seat jets, and both have increased their own monthly production rates to well over 40 aircraft, stretching the capacity of the supply chain to the...

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Defense

3-D Manufacturing of Titanium Components Takes Off

With such challenges as base closings, shrinking defense budgets, and sequestration, the worldwide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector is projected to experience a significant...

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Defense

New Technique Could Make Sub-Wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF) currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes, and reference antennas. To make...

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Data Acquisition

Optimizing DSP Techniques for Antenna Site Software Radio

Many applications can benefit from pushing software radio functions up the mast to the antenna as a viable alternative to traditional rack-mounted receiver systems. New technology...

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Physical Sciences

Automatic-Alignment Fiber Optic Coupling System for Optimal Signal Transmission

Using the current method of characterizing waveguides manufactured for research in optical communications, it can take up to 8 hours to characterize the...

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Physical Sciences

Detecting Maritime Radiological/Nuclear Threats with Hybrid Imaging

The SuperMISTI detection system is a hybrid detection, identification, and imaging system for sources of gamma-ray radiation at stand-off distances. The system is based on...

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Physical Sciences

Testing Particle Counters for Detection of Fuel Contamination

Fuel quality assurance is accomplished by conducting periodic fuel sampling for the condition monitoring of aviation fuel by detecting, measuring, and reporting the levels of...

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Defense

Dual-Purpose Engine Stand

Champion GSE has developed a dual-purpose stand for both the -1B and -2B GEnx engine platforms from GE. Features of the Stronghold stand were designed to increase personnel safety, usability, and function. These...

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Aerospace

Inline Caster

Hamilton Standard custom engineered an all-stainless inline caster for a major aerospace supplier. The aerospace company ordered two of these special casters designed for a clean-room environment, each with a carrying capacity of 15,500 lb. The caster stands 10-1/8-in tall and 21-in long, and is equipped with two 8-in-diameter by...

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Aerospace

Low-Loss RF Coax Cable Assemblies

Crystek’s 50-GHz low-loss RF cable assemblies feature corrosion-resistant 2.4-mm 303 stainless steel connectors and three levels of shielding for low attenuation (loss) over distance (1.44 dB/ft at 50 GHz). They are in stock in standard lengths of 24, 39.4, and 48 in, with custom lengths available. The...

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Defense

Temperature Indicator With Fixed Probes

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group’s Wahl DST500-FM temperature indicator with fixed probes is a high-accuracy, wide-range thermometer designed for hazardous locations where accurate and reliable temperature monitoring is critical. Fixed-stem probes are available in straight or 90° back-, left-, or...

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Aerospace

Pressure Switches

Honeywell’s HP Series, HE Series, and LE Series of pressure switches provide high burst pressure ranges, a long lifecycle rating, and IP67 sealing, enhancing durability and reliability. High burst pressure and up to 2 million lifecycle ratings allow the switch to operate and survive in demanding applications and ensure long...

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Defense

Hybrid-Electric Distributed Propulsion Explored

Recent advancements in electronics, computers, and power distribution have made distributed propulsion feasible, but major challenges remain.

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Aerospace

3-D Printing in Aerospace: Not Just Winging It

The demand for innovative manufacturing technology that produces lighter parts with stronger material grows each day in the competitive aerospace industry. 3-D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing,” is at the center of this innovation.

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Aerospace

Embry-Riddle to Offer Master’s in Unmanned Systems

Unmanned systems coursework will examine the application, development, management, and policies of unmanned systems and address issues including regulation; systems design; policy and ethics; education and training; and human performance and machine interaction.

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Defense

Sikorsky, NREC Partner for Matrix Application to Demonstrate U.S. Army Autonomous UGV Delivery

The project is an 18-month program sponsored by the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) through the Robotics Technology Consortium.

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Aerospace

Designing Quieter Aircraft via Acoustic Simulation

Greater fuel efficiency and low emission requirements have grown into such an urgent imperative in aircraft design that it often overshadows an equally significant factor in air travel—noise. Airbus shows that it’s possible to infuse acoustic simulation into design processes from beginning...

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Defense

Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter

Northrop Grumman Corp.
West Falls Church, VA
703-280-2900
www.northropgrumman.com

All Navy aircraft must go through electromagnetic interference testing to ensure that they can operate...

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Defense

Unmanned Aircraft Must Rise Above Barriers for Commercial Applications

Historically, the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) market has been dominated by military applications from surveillance to active engagement. In the near term, the...

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Defense

Ethernet Switch and Router Technology

Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Ashburn, VA
973-541-3700
www.curtisswright.com

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Defense Solutions division recently received a contract from Sierra Nevada...

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Aerospace

DAQ and I/O Control Platforms

United Electronic Industries (Walpole, MA) has announced two military-grade DAQ (Data Acquisition) and I/O Control platforms. Using a modular architecture, the DNR-MIL and DNA-MIL are supported by over 50...

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Defense

Custom cPCI Backplane

Verotec (Derry, New Hampshire) offers a custom 6U, 2 x 4 slot CompactPCI backplane for flight simulation applications. In addition to integrating two independent 4-slot systems on a single backplane, additional I/O...

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Defense

RF Inductors

Gowanda Electronics (Gowanda, NY) has announced military approval for four thru-hole RF inductor series: MLRF10M, MLRF15M, MLRF18M, and MLRF17S. The wire-wound, molded, thru-hole RF inductors meet the military’s Qualified...

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Defense

Power Supply Boards

ADL Embedded Solutions (San Diego, CA) has announced a 150W ADLPS104ISO-150 power supply board. The technology, designed for -40°C to +85°C operation, provides ATX voltages in a stackable PCI/104-Express form factor....

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Aerospace

Accelerometers

Meggitt Sensing Systems (Irvine, CA), a Meggitt group division, has extended its set of Endevco-brand Isotron accelerometers. Features include multiple sensitivity options; wide-band frequency response; signal ground isolation...

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Aerospace

Switches

VadaTech (Henderson, NV) offers 40G/10G Layer 3 managed switches for AdvancedTCA (ATCA). Designers can choose throughput levels: 320G, 480G, or 640G. Each slot runs either 40G or 10G. The ATCA switch provides two ports of...

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Aerospace

Air Data Computer

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Ashburn, VA) has introduced the Air Data Computer Module (ADCM). Designed and manufactured by Defense Solutions’ Avionics & Electronics business unit, the ADCM provides aircraft avionics...

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Motion Control

Compact Active Vibration Control System

This innovation consists of an analog controller, diamond-shaped patch actuator, and point sensors (such as accelerometers). The actuator is designed to couple to the flexural response of the structure in the same manner as a group of point sensors. This results in a co-located transducer pair. The signals...

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Electronics & Computers

Army to Get New IED Detector Technology

Detecting improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan requires constant, intensive monitoring using rugged equipment. When Sandia researchers first demonstrated a modified miniature synthetic aperture...

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Defense

Tiny Laser Sensor Heightens Bomb Detection Sensitivity

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to...

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Weapons Systems

Army Develops First-of-Its Kind Phase-Coherent Fiber Laser Array System

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Computational and Information Science Directorate's Intelligent Optics Team, and partners, recently developed, engineered,...

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Defense

Tension/compression Load Cell

The Model XLUS88 subminiature, bidirectional tension/compression load cell from tecsis LP operates from 150 g to 1000 lb. It features a compact size of 0.5" to 0.75" in diameter for limited-space applications....

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Defense

MEMS Wafer Inspection

Sonoscan’s AW322 200 automated system for ultrasonic inspection of MEMS wafers images and identifies internal gap-type defects down to 5 µm in size. It is especially useful for finding non-bonds, voids, and other...

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Defense

Vector Signal Generator

The R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz supports frequencies up to 20 GHz. The system makes it possible to generate two wideband signals with any type of modulation up to 20 GHz...

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Electronics & Computers

Simple Connection for Shielded Cables

The SAB 32 shield connection clip from Conta-Clip provides a quick, simple connection when cables require shielding from interference. With low-interference systems, the point where the cable shielding...

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Electronics & Computers

Industrial Amplifier

HBM Inc.’s new industrial measurement amplifier enables users to make precise, dynamic measurements of raw and filtered torque, frequency, pulse, speed, and angle of rotation. According to the company, it is the only...

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Transportation

Testing Audi’s New E-Booster Reveals Turbocharging's Future

The car: Audi RS5 TDI V6 3.0-L 283-kW (379-hp) bi-turbo Concept.

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Automotive

Air Catcher Headlamp Feeds 2015 Challenger SRT's Hellcat V8

A patent-pending headlamp on the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT doubles as a cool air intake for the supercharged 6.2-L "Hellcat" Hemi V8 that produces an SAE-certified 707 hp.

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Automotive

Kia Announces New Interior Features for 3rd-Gen Sorento

Kia has released details of the new improvements made to the third-generation Sorento’s cabin. A new modern, wrap-around dashboard has been added, as well as soft-touch materials...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Continental Acquires Emitec, Becomes Provider of Exhaust-Gas-Treatment System

Continental announced Thursday in a release that it has acquired 100% ownership of Emitec, an exhaust technologies specialist.

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Defense

Airbus, British Airways, Heathrow, and NATS Partner for Quieter Flights

Airbus, British Airways (BA), Heathrow Airport (LHR), and NATS (the main air navigation service provider in the U.K.) have established a partnership to study and...

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Defense

GE Aviation Breaks Ground on Jet Engine Assembly Factory in Indiana

GE Aviation recently hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette, IN. The 225,000-ft² facility will assemble the...

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Defense

GKN Aerospace to Lead Research Collaboration into Additive Manufacturing

GKN Aerospace is leading a consortium of U.K. companies in a 3½ year, £13.4 million research and development program called Horizon (AM) that builds on GKN...

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Automotive

Horton Introduces New WindShift Fan Blade

Horton recently introduced its most efficient fan blade, the WindShift WSE, according to a company release. It has been computer-optimized to allow for increased airflow and reduced operating...

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Electronics & Computers

JLR Sheds Light on R&D Projects in Advanced HMI, Automated Driving

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has tugged hard on its veil of technology secrecy to reveal a raft of R&D projects that are part of the automaker's recently announced $3.5B...

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Regulations/Standards

Longer Truck Cabs for Europe?

European Union proposals affecting the length of semi-trailer trucks and cabs are set to have a dramatic effect on European cab-over truck designs and will also allow for folding aerodynamic aids to be...

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Propulsion

From Road to Racecar: A Five-Door, Front-Wheel-Drive SEAT

The new-generation Spanish SEAT Leon Cupra 280 is a very rapid family car. The 280 nomenclature represents its output in PS (206 kW), sufficient to take...

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Automotive

Oil Mist Separator

Hengst Automotive, a systems provider in filtration and fluid management, announced that it will show its entire range of new solutions at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles show in September. Blue.tron is an oil mist separator system and is part of the Hengst modular construction system. This system, known as the Blue Engine...

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Software

Tata Technologies Researchers Use CFD to Predict Cavitation in Liquid Ring Pumps

Liquid ring pumps are used in aircraft fuel systems in conjunction with main impeller pumps. These pumps are used for priming the pump system as well as to...

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Propulsion

Honda's New 8-Speed DCT Uses a Torque Converter

Dual-clutch transmissions—essentially two parallel gearboxes that hand off power from one to the other, and do it more efficiently and quicker than either planetary automatics or...

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Automotive

VW Deploys MQB Strategy on New Golf and GTI amid Launch Issues

Volkswagen recently introduced its Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) to the U.S. market, with the introduction of the 2015 Golf and GTI. MQB is at the heart of VW Group's...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Dongfeng Nissan Announces New Venucia Design Center

Dongfeng Nissan announced groundbreaking for three new design/engineering business units at its Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) in China. The $81 million (500 million RMB) facility...

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Power

Formulating a Winning Motor Oil

Paul Bastien (SAE Member, 1990), Senior Research Engineer and Product Development Specialist for Shell Global Solutions (U.S.) Inc., is part of a team of scientists and technicians responsible for...

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Power

Sportier TLX All About Proportion and Performance

Proportion is one of three “P”s that Honda R&D engineers and designers focused on when developing the all-new 2015 Acura TLX, the other two being prestige and...

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Design

Chrysler Creates Vehicle-Safety Unit

Chrysler Group on Aug. 12 announced creation of a vehicle safety and compliance office, and appointed the former Senior Vice President-Engineering, Scot Kunselman (SAE Member, 1985), to the post....

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Design

Johnson Controls Opens Crash Test Facility for Seat Safety

Johnson Controls has opened a new crash test facility at its automotive seating headquarters in Plymouth, MI. One of the highlights of the facility is a Seattle Safety ServoSled...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Materials for Power Electronics Key in Lowering Cost of Plug-Ins

As alternatives to silicon (Si), use of wide-bandgap materials (WBGs) such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for power electronics in electric vehicles...

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Energy

Yokohama’s Take on Commercial Tire Trends

Fuel-efficiency gains for commercial vehicles can come from many areas, the powertrain and aerodynamics chief among them. But where the rubber meets the road—the tires—is another...

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Propulsion

Brothers Win Eaton's Top Innovation Awards for Advanced Technologies

A pair of brothers, who are both employees at Eaton and SAE International members, have each won Eaton’s “Gamechanger” Award—the company’s highest recognition...

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Software

Big Performance in Small Packages

Optimizing fan control strategies enables engineers to achieve a machine performance greater than expected from limited power sources. Additional power savings are available by controlling the fan in...

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Aerospace

Camera to SWIR Imaging

A clip-on system from UTC Aerospace Systems converts a camera to a day/night short wave IR (SWIR) imaging system. The Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S lightweight, field-ready module and covert laser illuminator locks into the front of a Canon EOS 5D camera (Mark II and Mark III models) to provide operators with SWIR imaging...

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Defense

Stable Photodiode

Opto Diode’s SXUV Ø2.5 mm photodiode features a circular active area and provides stability after extreme ultraviolet (EUV) conditions. It is housed in a TO-39, 3-pin, windowless package that delivers responsivity down to 1 nm. The active area is typically Ø2.5 mm, and the minimum shunt resistance is 20 MOhms @ ±10 mV...

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Electronics & Computers

Germanium Meniscus Lenses

Edmund Optics’ TECHSPEC meniscus lenses feature a durable design that is ideal for use in a variety of demanding IR applications, including IR imaging or surveillance, remote sensing, and IR spectroscopy. The...

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Automotive

Aluminum Laser-Welded Blanks

Shiloh Industries, Inc. claims to offer the industry’s lightest aluminum door blank for mass production without compromising part integrity or formability, allowing automakers to further reduce mass compared...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Extended Temperature Crystals

Fox Electronics offers two popular crystal lines as standard stock in the extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C, with a total of five packages and 14 different frequencies. Lead times for prototyping,...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Ashok Leyland Develops Bimetal Brake Drum to Improve Heat Dissipation, Reduce Weight

To achieve weight savings in vehicles, OEMs and component suppliers are increasingly using ultra-high-strength steel, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, and...

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Products

Safety Laser Scanners

Omron Automation and Safety's (Schaumburg, IL) new OS32C-4M Type 3 safety laser scanners provide a 4 meter safety range, 15 meter warning zones and a 270 degree detection angle for safeguarding large robotic cells and...

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Products

High-Speed Imaging System

Photron, Inc. (San Diego, CA) has introduced the FASTCAM Mini UX50 rugged, lightweight high-speed camera. The new, 1.3 megapixel (1,280 x 1,024 pixels) high-speed sensor operates at 2,000 frames per second (fps) at...

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Tunable Blue Diode Laser

New Focus (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport Corporation brand, has extended its range of Littrow tunable lasers with the TLB-7102-02 Vantage(TM). The direct blue diode laser is tunable from 421 to 423 nm and ideally...

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Custom Optical Mounts

Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Kenley, UK) specializes in providing custom modified versions of its high-precision optical mounts for challenging applications. Typical custom modifications include mounts for non-circular...

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Propulsion

The Science of Eliminating EV “Whine Cellars”

“Established standards for transmission and driveline NVH are not sufficient for EV and hybrid applications,” says Mark Findlay, Managing Director of DSD (Drive System Design), a...

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Automotive

New Axial-Piston Engine Aimed at Range Extenders, Military Applications

Anyone who attended an SAE Congress back in the day may have come upon a booth featuring an unconventional engine prototype that had been built by a doggedly...

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Test & Measurement

USB Load Cells

LC411-USBH low-profile compression load cells from Omega enable 1000 readings per second and feature a USB output to connect directly to a computer. Free PC software simplifies data logging and charting. Also included are...

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Manned Systems

SAE Releases Mobility Engineering Professional Salary Study

SAE International recently released its biennial engineering salary study and online interactive salary calculator.

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Software

Putting Lightweighting to the Test

Addressing the transportation industry megatrends to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, lightweight polymer composites are replacing heavier metal counterparts in automotive,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Volvo, ABB Partner on Fast-Charging Electric Buses

Volvo Bus Corp. and Swiss technology group ABB are collaborating to develop and commercialize hybrid- and full-electric buses that employ “open standards-based” dc fast-charging...

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Energy

Isuzu Takes High-Level Approach to T4F Solutions

Depending on which off-highway engine manufacturer you’re talking to, it is either an advantage that its teams of engineers design specifically and solely for the off-highway industry, or it is an advantage that its teams of engineers design for both the on- and off-highway industries. In this...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

NHTSA Seeks Answers as It Plans to Mandate V2V Technologies

The U.S. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is seeking information and insights from automotive and related industries as it moves to mandate certain...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

New Continental Unit to Focus on ITS

A former player on Google's self-driving car project has been named head of a new Continental unit that will focus on intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Based in Silicon Valley, Seval Oz will...

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Automotive

Inside Continental's New Aluminum Turbocharger

Designed for use in smaller engines, Continental’s new turbocharger featuring an industry-first aluminum turbine housing enters production on BMW’s 1.5 L three-cylinder, 134 hp (100 kW)...

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Defense

DARPA Teams With Industry to Create Spaceplane

DARPA has created an Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) to create a new paradigm for more routine, responsive, and affordable space operations. In an important step toward that goal, DARPA has...

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Imaging

Custom Surface Inspection System for Safety-Critical Processes

Researchers have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on a customer-specific basis and integrated into the production process. Before a...

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Aerospace

NASA 3D Printing Technique Creates Metal Spacecraft Parts

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are implementing a printing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object. JPL scientists have been...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Powertrain Sensors Add Functions, Help Reduce Wiring

Sensors have become central elements in powertrains as designers add functions from stop-start to double clutches. More stringent fuel efficiency and emissions requirements are driving...

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Manned Systems

Northrop Grumman to Modernize Black Hawk Cockpit for U.S. Army

Redstone Defense Systems selected Northrop Grumman Corp. to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army's UH-60L Black Hawk...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

KUKA Aerospace Announces Everett, WA, Facility

KUKA Aerospace, a developer of automated manufacturing systems for aircraft manufacturing and assembly, is locating its first U.S. facility outside of Michigan in Everett, WA. The...

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Defense

Boeing, South African Airways to Turn New Tobacco Plant into Jet Fuel

Boeing, South African Airways (SAA), and SkyNRG are collaborating to make sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant. This initiative broadens...

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Defense

New SAE Standard Focuses on Manufacturing Management

A soon-to-be-published SAE International standard, AS6500, is designed to encourage suppliers and OEMs to put more focus on manufacturability during the early phases of a product’s...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Joysticks Increase Safety and Reliability While Reducing Weight

Joysticks are evolving rapidly, improving ergonomics to help improve operator efficiency and increase safety and reliability. The controllers are helping increase safety and...

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Automotive

Semiconductor Maker Infineon Buys Rival International Rectifier

Infineon Technologies AG will buy International Rectifier Corp. under a definitive agreement announced Aug. 20. The acquisition combines two semiconductor companies with...

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Software

Composites Design Optimization for Automated Fiber Placement

Complex composites structures are becoming more common, especially in aeronautics. Composites preforms can now be manufactured by automated processes, such as automated fiber...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Autodesk Moves Full STEAM Ahead with Its Commitment to Education

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education has been a hot topic in education for many years. But recently, others are joining the movement to...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Closed-Cell Silicone Sponge Sheeting

BELLOFOAM closed-cell silicone sponge sheeting from Bellofram Silicones is designed to support a variety of industrial, manufacturing, gasketing, insulation, sealing, and padding requirements in...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Several World Firsts Highlight Volvo XC90 (Video)

Volvo Cars on Aug. 26 unveiled the redesigned XC90 for the 2015 model year as part of what the company says is a $11 billion investment program that includes a new platform for the XC90...

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Energy

Peterbilt, Exa Examine the Aerodynamics of Drafting

On-highway tractor-trailer vehicles operate in a complex aerodynamic environment that includes influences of surrounding vehicles. Typical aerodynamic analyses and testing of single...

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Energy

Bosch Adding Engineers, Expanding Tech Center

By doubling the size of its current U.S. technical center, Bosch lays the foundation for adding another 200 specialists to its Michigan workforce.

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Design

New SAE International Standards Enhance Ambulance Safety

With the recent publishing of four technical reports, SAE International now offers a series of recommended practices designed to enhance overall ambulance safety in several areas,...

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Power

Construction Equipment Benefits from Advanced Electromagnetic Design Tool

Ricardo may look back on 2014 as THE year for TorqStor technology. Though it had been in development for about seven years, this was the year it won a Tech Award...

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Transportation

Deere Upgrades Excavators with Tier 4 Final Engines

John Deere's goals in the development of its new G-Series Final Tier 4 excavators went beyond making the machines emissions ready, but to also include design and functionality...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Visteon First with Wireless Device Charger Compatible with Multiple Standards (Video)

Visteon Corp. claims its in-car wireless device charging system is an industry first in that it complies with both of the main standards: Power Matters...

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Automotive

New E-Motor for DCT Use Has No Rare-Earth Metals

LG Innotek on Aug. 28 announced it will begin production in early 2015 of an electric motor for use in automotive dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) that does not use rare-earth metals—a...

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Electronics & Computers

Trimming Wiring Harnesses Becomes Design Focus

Wires and cables help design teams add electronic features and functions, but networks and wiring harnesses add a fair amount of weight while their connections can be the cause of failures....

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RF & Microwave Electronics

J.D. Power Loud and Clear About Voice Recognition Technology's Flaws

Built-in voice recognition surpasses wind noise as the problem most frequently reported by new-vehicle owners, according to J.D. Power. The J.D. Power 2014 Multimedia...

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Electronics & Computers

Driver Still Has a Seat in Delphi's Automated-Driving Vision

During the transition from a future fully autonomous vehicle to a human controlling the steering wheel and brake pedal in emergency take-overs of vehicle control in complex...

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Electronics & Computers

Researching the Green Zone of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Driving

In this Ford Motor Co. research project, the driver instructs a plug-in hybrid electric car when to operate in electric-only mode before starting the vehicle.

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Electronics & Computers

Google, Apple Join Battle for Infotainment Management

The relationship between consumer electronics and automotive infotainment systems is intensifying as smart phone operating systems (OSs) become a factor in development strategies....

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Vehicle-Dynamics Company Has a Friction Algorithm for You

NIRA Dynamics AB has developed friction algorithms for where the rubber meets the road, and is seeking partners to put them into action for improved safety. Existing...

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Global Vehicles
Transportation

Volkswagen's New Euro Passat Switches to MQB Matrix

The essential design criteria for the creation of a new generation of a high volume production car has become thoroughly formulaic: improved fuel consumption; lower emissions; more...

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