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Test & Measurement

Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems Giving 2D data a 3D perspective

Synthetic Vision (SV) displays replace the pilot’s traditional 2D primary flight display (PFD) with a 3D perspective view display. The 3D SV perspective display is rendered...

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Defense

The Conundrum of DO-254 Compliance and COTS IP

A tornado is blowing through a specific area of the semiconductor market. The market for Intellectual Property (or IP, also known as IP cores or IP blocks) is roughly $2.5B and growing at twice...

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Defense

Let the Good Times Continue to Roll

It is hard to imagine just how radical the change in fortunes for the world’s major commercial aerospace manufacturers has been in the last few years. Just ten years ago the smart money in aerospace...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Big Data, Aircraft, and a Better Future

The hype phrase today is “Big Data.” It is a phrase Mark Bünger, Research Director for Lux Research, believes can have a number of definitions depending on who is doing the defining. Bünger was...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Unmanned Ground Vehicle Communications Relays

The need for a high-bandwidth communication link to carry multiple video channels from a mobile robot (unmanned ground vehicle, or UGV) back to a control station requires using high-frequency RF...

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Defense

System Generates and Simulates Skin-Echo Pulses for Radar Testing

One of the methods for radar testing is the simulation of an environment where there are dynamic or static objects that are scanned by the radar under test. In particular,...

Technology Report
Materials

High-Strength Aluminum Powder Developed for Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace, Automotive

Metal laser melting has made a successful leap from rapid prototyping to an approved manufacturing technology, and the method is increasingly...

Technology Update
Defense

Propulsion Performance Model for Efficient Supersonic Aircraft

For the design process of the class of aircraft known as an efficient supersonic air vehicle (ESAV), particular attention must be paid to the propulsion system design as a whole...

Application Briefs
Defense

Tourniquet Training System

Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

The Department of Defense recently awarded Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems and robotic platforms, a...

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Hybrid-Electric Military Motorcycle

Logos Technologies
Fairfax, VA
703-584-5725
www.logostech.net

In partnership with the San Francisco, CA-based motorcycle maker Alta Motors, Logos Technologies has received a Phase II...

Application Briefs
Defense

Electrocoat Primer System

PPG Industries
Pittsburgh, PA
412-434-3131
www.ppgaerospace.com

PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has installed an electrocoat primer system at the US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics...

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Aerospace

Game-Based Naval Training

Office of Naval Research
Arlington, VA
703-696-5031
www.onr.navy.mil

To improve the ability to detect and defeat adversary radars and anti-ship missiles, the Office of Naval Research (ONR)...

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Power

Bosch Developing New Water-Injection System for Production Engines

Bosch powertrain engineers are re-investigating a technology proven in fighter aircraft engines 70 years ago to increase the efficiency of future gasoline engines for...

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Transportation

Cadillac ATS-V Bulks up for Track Duty

In developing the Cadillac ATS-V high-performance variant, General Motors’ engineers were faced with an unfamiliar problem; a base car that was a little too light.

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Defense

30 GHz and 35 GHz Microstrip Isolators

TRAK Microwave (Tampa, FL) has announced two new Microstrip Isolators covering popular mm-wave frequency bands. Models T001110 (29.6-30.6 GHz) and T001111 (34.5-35.5GHz) integrate ferrite circulator/...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Compute Stick with Windows

Mouser Electronics, Inc. (Mansfield, TX) is now shipping the Intel® Compute Stick with Windows 8.1, a new generation of computer from Intel Corp. The Compute Stick is a revolutionary new device that enables any...

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Defense

ARINC 429 XMC Interface

GE Intelligent Platforms (Huntsville, AL) recently announced the RARXMC ARINC 429 High Density XMC Interface for deployment on many single board computers. Designed for embedded, laboratory and simulator applications,...

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Defense

Avionics Interface Computer

Data Device Corporation (Bohemia, NY) has introduced the Avionics Interface Computer (AIC), providing a scalable, programmable, and portable platform to develop and test MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 system...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Adaptive IF Relay XMC

Pentek, Inc., (Upper Saddle River, NJ) has introduced the newest member of its Cobalt® line of XMCs (Switched Mezzanine Cards). The Model 71624 dual channel, 34 signal, adaptive IF (Intermediate Frequency) relay XMC...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Brushless DC Motors

BEI Kimco Magnetics (Vista, CA) has developed new frameless brushless DC motors in multiple designs for a variety of applications including robots and remotely piloted military vehicles. These new motors provide...

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Power

High-Performance Roto-Translating Valve for Fault-Tolerant Applications

New X-by-wire systems under study for commercial and heavy-duty vehicles such as agricultural tractors are increasingly real autonomous systems, capable of...

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Power

Case CE Upgrades 621F and 721F Wheel Loaders to Meet Tier 4 Final

Case Construction Equipment’s 621F and 721F wheel loaders now meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards. Like the Tier 4 Interim models, each model is equipped with a...

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Test & Measurement

Testing Multijunction Solar Cell Efficiency

The photovoltaic community is closer than ever to achieving ultra-high multijunction solar cell efficiencies (>50%). Subcells from III–V compound semiconductors are approaching ideal...

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Materials

Thermal Response of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) Materials in a Flash Flame Test

Testing was performed on Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fabric and composite material in a flash flame environment when...

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Test & Measurement

Thermal Conductivity Measurement Setup for Low-Temperature Characterization of Laser Materials

Operating lasers at cryogenic temperatures gained maturity only in the mid-90s due mostly to the progress in transparent, laser-grade ceramics and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Non-Destructive Damping Measurement for MEMS Acceleration Switches

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when the...

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Defense

Two-Stroke Engines

Ewatt AeroSpace Company (Wuhan, China) has developed a new series of lightweight, powerful and reliable two-stroke engines for both UAV and light-manned aircraft. The engines are being designed and developed by aircraft...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Mitsubishi Electric Shows New FLEXConnect Technologies

Hand gesture transfer of information from the center console screen to the head-up display or instrument cluster display is a featured capability in a Mitsubishi Electric...

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Software

Accelerated Testing of Embedded Software Code Leverages AUTOSAR and Virtual Validation

The use of the AUTOSAR standard is well known for its business benefits, but it also presents many improvements for the software engineering side of...

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Software

Road-Surface Modeling Aims to Support Autonomous Driving

Some chief executives are enthusiastically fond of stating that their companies already possess much of the technology that would, in theory, allow them to introduce autonomous...

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Transportation

Mitsubishi's U.S. Teams More Involved with Vehicle Development

At the beginning of 2015, Nathan Berg assumed the title of Senior Manager for Long-Range Product Planning at Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA). In this newly created...

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Transportation

Jaguar Design Director on the Shape of Things to Come

Ian Callum admits that he was petrified when he joined Jaguar. He knew it was no longer the company he had admired since he was a kid—no longer dynamic, modern, youthful: “I...

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Defense

Army Develops Technology to Intercept Drones

As drone technology gains greater public attention, along with its potential for hostile action against American targets, Army engineers are adapting ongoing research to counter aerial systems...

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Defense

Researchers Embed Sensors Inside 3-D Printed Parts

In an effort to better monitor the structural health of military equipment, Picatinny Arsenal and engineers from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst have...

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Defense

World’s First Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-like Display Developed

Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will. Or an office worker who could do the same with his...

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Electronics & Computers

Low-Thermal-Expansion Epoxy

EpoxySet Inc. has released the EB-315 low-thermal-expansion epoxy as part of its line of low-expansion/thermally conductive products. The versatile material can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for...

Global Vehicles
Transportation

Lighter Volvo XC90 Is Engineered for "Premium Cool"

Håkan Ivarsson, Volvo Car Corp.’s Technical Programs’ Director, stood next to the all-new XC90 during the car's global introduction and said: “This car represents the future of...

Product Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Conveyor Coating System

mycon GmbH recently implemented and commissioned the first coating device that it fully developed during the past several years, for a large industrial company in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The customer’s inquiry led to...

Technology Report
Power

Ford Tests Cylinder Deactivation on Its 1.0-L EcoBoost Triple

If the words “Ford Mondeo powered by 1.0-L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine” sound a bit incongruent, now consider that the company is researching cylinder deactivation for its...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

DEF Filters

Clean Solutions, a division of Donaldson Co., has introduced a convenient, effective solution to deliver clean diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to protect selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems on vehicles and equipment. The...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Hyundai Enhances NVH with 2016 Tucson’s Re-Engineered Suspension—including ‘World First’ Dual-Member Damper Housing

No area of the third-generation Tucson crossover utility vehicle was left untouched by Hyundai engineers, but...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Comau Enters the Small-Robot Segment with Racer3

Small robots are beginning to handle tasks inside automotive production facilities that require human-like dexterity.

Product Briefs
Automotive

Software Toolkit for HMI Development

Elektrobit (EB) has released EB Guide 6, a software toolkit that allows automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, and developers to design and develop sophisticated, customized human-machine interface (HMI)...

Global Vehicles
Energy

Automakers Vie for Le Mans with Different Solutions

Rulesmakers at the Automobile Club de l’Oest, the sanctioning group that conducts the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans sports car race, issued rules that took effect in 2014 mandating that...

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Aerospace

Crash Test Helps Improve Emergency Response

NASA’s Langley Research Center hoisted a Cessna 172 aircraft 100 feet into the air by cables and released it. The plane plummeted onto a slab of dirt in a violent but controlled experiment that...

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Aerospace

Database Could Make Airport Ground Movements Quicker and Greener

Growth in air traffic and passenger numbers has led to warnings that airports could become bottlenecks in the global air transportation system. Ensuring efficient movement of...

Product Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

MEM Inertial Accelerometer

The Model 1525 Series microelectromechanical (MEM) variable capacitive accelerometers from Silicon Designs Inc. are a low-cost, integral, inertial accelerometer family. The nitrogen-damped, hermetically sealed...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Rockwell Collins Upgrades Direction Finder with Multi-Channel Scanning

Rockwell Collins's new DF-500 direction finder builds on the search and rescue (SAR) mission of its DF-430 predecessor. The DF-430 had been in production for over 10...

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Materials

Spot Welding of Non-Ferrous Metals

Coldwater Machine’s new SpotMeld system, available from its Solid State Joining Center, is based on Refill Friction Stir Spot Weld (RFSSW) technology. The system enables spot welding of aluminum...

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Automotive

Light-Metal Shot Blasting

Walther Trowal’s new continuous feed tumblast machines have been specially adapted for gentle shot blasting of light metals like die-cast and forged aluminum and magnesium components. (Pictured is a forged...

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Electronics & Computers

Compact High-Shock 6DOF Sensor

The 6DX PRO for gathering kinematic data for research and engineering validation was designed by DTS specifically for occupant dynamics and human injury assessment. DTS claims the 6DX PRO is the smallest,...