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Transportation

Axial Piston Pumps

Hawe Hydraulics plans to show a variety of axial piston pumps at ConExpo/IFPE 2014, including the new V60N-130 pump type that is a member of the well-established V60N series. The company claims that the V60N-130 pump, in...

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Propulsion

Double-Digit Weight Loss Possible for Heavy-Duty Truck Drivelines

The solid-core axle and gearbox shafts on commercial trucks are targeted for weight reduction in an ongoing research project sponsored by two industry groups.

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Aerospace

Wave Spring Series

The Crest-to-Crest Wave Spring Series from Smalley (Lake Zurich, IL), which features the company’s C (imperial) and CM (metric) Series, has been expanded. Standard sizes are now available from stock down to 0.188 in and...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Accumulator Design and Assembly Process

To address the disadvantages mainly in the traditional manufacture of diaphragm accumulators, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (Weinheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) developed a new approach—one...

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Propulsion

Kubota Goes 'Big' with First-Ever 200-Hp Diesel Engine

Known for its compact diesel engines below 100 hp (75 kW), Kubota unveils its first diesel engine above that threshold, the 5-L V5009 with an output of 210 hp (157 kW) at 2200 rpm....

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wireless Tamper Detection Sensor and Sensing System

NASA's Langley Research Center researchers have developed a wireless, connection-free inductor capacitor sensor system that can be placed on or embedded in materials and structures to...

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Test & Measurement

Mahle Tests for 'Mega Knock' in Downsized Boosted Engines

Low Speed Pre Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event with the potential to cause catastrophic damage to pistons and related components in downsized engines.

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Propulsion

Cummins Transitions from Diesel Engine to 'Power Technology' Company

When Tom Linebarger became chairman and CEO of Cummins Inc. in 2012, the company was still very focused on its core diesel engine technologies. However, the commercial...

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Imaging

Lock-In Imaging System for Detecting Disturbances in Fluid

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed an aircraft-based turbulence and vortex detection system. Turbulence and vortices in the front-flight path are very dangerous for...

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Aerospace

Towed Airborne Plume Simulator

Arnold Engineering Development Complex
Arnold Air Force Base, TN
931-454-5655
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A team of engineers at AEDC are supporting the continued development and testing of the...

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Aerospace

Hull Vibration Monitoring System

Brüel & Kjær
Nærum, Denmark
+45 7741 2000
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BAE Systems has awarded Brüel & Kjær a Design Development Agreement to deliver a Hull Vibration Monitoring...

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Aerospace

3D Printed Primary Flight Control Component

Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS
Toulouse, France
+49 8381 46 4403
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Airbus recently successfully flew Liebherr-Aerospace's 3D printed spoiler...

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Defense

F-16 Upgrades

Lockheed Martin
Bethesda, MD
817-777-6148
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The U.S. Air Force recently authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16's designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent...

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Test & Measurement

NeXtRAD SDR Interface

Pentek, Inc.
Upper Saddle River, NJ
201-818-5900
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NeXtRAD is a dual-band, dual-polarization, multistatic radar system under development at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in...

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Defense

Using System Simulation to Manage Increasing Thermal Loads on Aircraft Fuel Systems

Today’s modern military fighter jets are like “a flying thermos bottle” according to Steve Iden, AFRL Invent Program Manager [1]. Many...

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Data Acquisition

Ensuring the Compliance of Avionics Software with DO-178C

Given the needs to meet the most stringent requirements for reliability, safety, and security resulting in lengthy software development schedules, aerospace and defense projects have...

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Photonics/Optics

Microwave Photonic Notch Filter

Interference mitigation is crucial in modern radio frequency (RF) communications systems with dynamically changing operating frequencies, such as cognitive radios, modern military radar, and electronic warfare...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Measuring Propellant Stress Relaxation Modulus Using Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer

Structural analysis of solid rocket motors is challenging for several reasons, but the most important of these is the complex behavior of the propellant. The...

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Aerospace

Combustion Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Droplets Induced by Photoignition of Aluminum Nanoparticles

In the study of combustion characteristics of liquid rocket fuels, it is customary to either study the combustion of liquid fuel droplets...

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Aerospace

Vapor Pressure Data and Analysis for Selected Organophosphorous Compounds: DIBMP, DCMP, IMMP, IMPA, EMPA, and MPFA

Knowledge of the physical properties of materials is critical for understanding their behavior in the environment as well as...

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Test & Measurement

Coupling of Coastal Wave Transformation and Computational Fluid Dynamics Models for Seakeeping Analysis

This research focused on depth-integrated modeling of coastal wave and surf-zone processes in support of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of ship motions. There were two components of the project. The first was the development of...

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Aerospace

Assessment of Non-Traditional Isotopic Ratios by Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Nuclear Activities

The objective of this work is to identify isotopic ratios suitable for analysis via mass spectrometry that distinguish between commercial...

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Aerospace

The Rapid Rise of Beryllium-Aluminum Alloys in Aerospace

Enhanced performance operating envelopes for aerospace platforms continue to challenge industry limits. Aerospace platform operators demand extreme performance in harsh environments...

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Aerospace

New Products

Rugged Data Recorders

DTS’ (Seal Beach, CA) ultra-small SLICE MICRO and NANO data recorders are rugged and designed to embed directly in the test article – even small drones. The NANO has a footprint of just 26 × 31...

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Defense

Aeroacoustic Simulation Delivers Breakthroughs in Aircraft Noise Reduction

Aircraft manufacturers face increasingly stringent standards for reducing community noise. Conventional aircraft development methods based on engineering experience,...

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Propulsion

Rising Temps Could Limit Aircraft Takeoffs

Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study by Columbia University. As air warms, it spreads...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Airborne Sense-and-Avoid Radar for UAVs

Widespread use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within the National Airspace System is limited because of regulatory restrictions on their access to shared airspace. The Airborne Sense and Avoid...

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Electronics & Computers

Terabyte Data Storage by 2020 Will Drive Flash Usage

The amount of software and data used by more sophisticated digital systems is likely to surpass the capabilities of flash embedded on microcontrollers, forcing engineers to add...

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Software

Dragonfly Study Yields Insight into Vehicle Autonomy

A predatory dragonfly’s ability to detect, track and anticipate the escape maneuvers of a juicy target may provide a link to making autonomous driving...

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Electronics & Computers

Engine Ion Sensor

Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) Inc. (Troy, MI) offers a commercial prototype of an Engine Ion Sensor that increases fuel economy, lowers hazardous emissions and can enable multiple fuel types. According to the company,...

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Electronics & Computers

IBM's AutoLAB Leverages Watson for Predictive, Personalized Vehicle Experience

As the automotive ecosystem becomes increasingly electronics-driven, software and technology companies are seeing the opportunity to leverage their own...

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Design

Pedestrian-Avoidance Using Smart Devices at Aug. 10 SAE SV Meetup

SAE’s informal “Innovations in Mobility” Silicon Valley meetup series continues on Aug. 10 with a presentation on advanced pedestrian avoidance using smart...

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Aerospace

Nickel-PTFE-Nanodiamond Coatings

Nanodiamond material specialist Carbodeon (Helsinki, Finland) has worked with metal finishing specialist CCT Plating (Stuttgart, Germany) to develop a new electroless nickel polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)...

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Defense

Army Discovers New Energy Source

Army scientists and engineers recently made a groundbreaking discovery – an aluminum nanomaterial they designed produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water, or with any liquid...

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Materials

New Form of Carbon Is Hard as a Rock, But Elastic Like Rubber

A team of scientists has developed a form of ultra-strong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of...

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Defense

Researchers Test Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

As an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) rocketed into the night sky, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

U of M-Dearborn Students Engineer New Autonomous Shuttle System

Evolving to stay relevant in the fast-changing Engineering world is a challenge faced by every institution of higher learning. In 2013, educators at the University of...

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Automotive

Lessons for PSA’s Opel-Vauxhall Takeover Team from Renault-Nissan

With Groupe PSA’s takeover of the previously GM-owned Opel Automobile GmbH, and its brands of Opel and Vauxhall now finalized (IP Battle Not Expected in PSA Takeover...

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Automotive

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Moves to New Stiffer Global Platform

To create the 2018 Crosstrek, FHI engineers increased the wheelbase.

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Electronics & Computers

1200-V Discrete IGBT

Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) has expanded its 1200-V discrete IGBT product portfolio by offering up to 75 A. The devices are co-packed with a full-rated diode in a TO-247PLUS package. The new TO-247PLUS...

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Propulsion

Ford Pumps Powertrains for 2018 F-150

It’s tough at the moment to sell a car to a U.S. customer, so wily automakers—or those at a fortuitous place in their product cycles—are doubling down on trucks and crossovers. Regardless of...

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Electronics & Computers

Positioning for Hybrid Growth

Five years ago, few predicted the high level of fragmentation in powertrains, drivelines and fuels that exists in 2017. Nearly everyone now agrees, however, that Hybridization of all types is essential to...

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Aerospace

NASA Tests Could Lead to FAA Integration of UAVs

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, or UAS in the NAS, project is attracting international attention as increasingly complex flight tests take...

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Materials

Optical Method Detects Weak Spots in Jet Engine Coatings

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic thermal barrier coatings that protect jet engine turbines from...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Secure 3D Printing: 'Three-Layer' System Protects Parts from Hackers

A 3D printer is essentially a small embedded computer — and can be exploited like one.

Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and Rutgers University have...

Supplier Eye

Transformation Is Happening—will You Be an Active Participant or a Passive Bystander?

Over the past several months, there has been increased visibility to the march of electrified powertrains (still using an internal-combustion...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

New 90-Degree Turbo V6 Leads Audi's Hybridization Blitz

Audi’s all-new 3.0-L turbocharged gasoline V6, rated at 354 hp and 369 lb·ft (264 kW and 500 N·m, respectively) debuted recently in the 2018 SQ5 crossover. The V6 is the first...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

High-Speed Camera

Fastec Imaging’s (San Diego, CA) IL5 5MP high-speed camera enables users to record high-speed events for airbag and automotive component testing, troubleshooting, and safety using slow motion replay. The Fastec IL5...

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Materials

High-Strength Aluminum Alloys

The 6000-series alloys help automakers meet growing demand for lighter-weight vehicles.

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Electronics & Computers

For Future Vehicles, Communication Equals Trust

It’s said that communication is the key to trust. Between us humans, we need to honestly communicate our intentions to build trust. But in any relationship, communicating can be a...

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Electronics & Computers

Vehicle Sound-Generating System

Bruël & Kjær’s (Duluth, GA) VSound Type 3115 vehicle sound-generating system—from both interior and exterior perspectives—enables virtual NVH prototype evaluation in the context of a real...

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Electronics & Computers

Autoliv, Seeing Machines Team up to Develop Driver Monitoring Systems

Automotive safety systems developer and manufacturer Autoliv, Inc. and Seeing Machines, developer of computer-vision based human sensing technologies, have started...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

New Global R&D Center Focused on ULEV, Advanced Fuels Development

A global center of excellence to develop future generations of ultra-low emissions vehicles (ULEV) is being established in the U.K. Developed by...

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Materials

Conti Revives an Old Concept for Its New Wheel for EVs

Continental is promising improved braking efficiency combined with weight reduction as well as lower maintenance costs for its so-called ‘New Wheel Concept’ revealed at its...

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Unmanned Systems

Kickoff to Begin Testing Program to Validate SAE J2954 Wireless Charging Recommended Practice

SAE International Ground Vehicle Standards activity is recruiting industry participants for a Cooperative Research Project (CRP) for Safe and...

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Electronics & Computers

BorgWarner Prepares Manual Gearchange for ADAS Vehicles

Electrification was supposed to spell death for the manual transmission. The same has been said for manuals and automated driving systems. But BorgWarner is in the final stages of...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Bosch Defends the Diesel's Future as RDE Testing Arrives

"Politicians should not restrict our engineers' capability by favoring or disadvantaging a certain technology," asserted Dr. Rolf Bulander, chairman of Robert Bosch Mobility...

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Electronics & Computers

New Vision @ Gentex

On first glance, it appears to be a passive rectangle of reflective glass. But the full-display mirror, or FDM as its maker Gentex Corp. calls it, comes alive when you start the vehicle. In the Cadillac CT6, XT5 and...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Automated Guided Vehicle Platform

Agile1500 Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) platform from Comau (Turin, Italy) features the flexibility to be deployed across a wide range of manufacturing and non-manufacturing scenarios. According to Comau,...

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Materials

High Temperature, Flexible Epoxy

The EC-1030FL has a 10-15 min work time.

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Cummins Reveals All-Electric Heavy-Duty Truck—just Ahead of Tesla

Two months after chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger detailed Cummins’ plans to transition from a diesel engine maker to a “power technology” provider (read:...