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Propulsion

Second-Generation Hyundai Veloster Gets Sportier in Looks, Power

With new sheetmetal, a more-powerful base engine, new rear suspension and an updated engine sound-enhancement system, the new-generation Hyundai Veloster has a sportier...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Spatial Resolution and Contrast of a Focused Diffractive Plenoptic Camera

The concept of an imaging system that captures both spatial and spectral information has existed for a while. An example of one such imaging system that encodes both...

Briefs
Aerospace

Integrated Magneto-Optical Devices for On-Chip Photonic Systems

The magneto-optical (MO) oxide layer consists of (Bi,Y)3Fe5O12 or BiYIG, bismuth garnet. This material was selected because it has a better...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Low Power Optical Phase Array Using Graphene on Silicon Photonics

Despite enormous advances in integrated photonics over the last decade, an efficient integrated phase delay remains to be demonstrated. This problem is fundamental – most...

Articles
Photonics/Optics

Combating Infrared Threats on the Battlefield

There have been several news headlines lately about offenders pointing commercial lasers at helicopters or police personnel, temporarily blinding and distracting them. An increasing number of...

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Remote Weapon Station

General Robotics
Beit Nehemia, Israel
+972 (0) 77 512 1020
www.glrobotics.com

General Robotics, a company that specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for defense...

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Armored Vehicle Mission Management System

Bird Aerosystems
Herzliya, Israel
+972 9 9725700
www.birdaero.com Plasan Sasa
Kibbutz Sasa, Israel
+972-4-680-9000
www.plasan.com

Plasan Sasa and BIRD Aerosystems...

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Automotive

2019 Genesis G70 a Genuine C-Segment Sports-Sedan Option

The 2019 Genesis G70 is a new C-class luxury sports sedan from a new luxury marque. Parent company Hyundai is pouring significant resources into its new premium Genesis brand,...

Articles
Communications

Enhanced SATCOMs for Unmanned Aerial Systems

Satellites launched with the purpose of relaying communications have been enabling around-the-globe transmissions of information for half a century. And in this current era of hybrid warfare, that...

Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Nano-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

FLIR Systems
Wilsonville, OR
503-498-3547
www.flir.com/blackhornet.com

FLIR Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a $2.6 million contract from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black...

Articles
Aerospace

Optical Interconnect Design Challenges in Space

More and more aerospace applications are incorporating fiber optics technology into their designs due to its many advantages over copper. The thinner fiber solutions provide higher speed over a...

Briefs
Aerospace

Ultracompact, High-Speed Field-Effect Optical Modulators

The major goals of this research project included two parts. First, an ultracompact plasmonic electro-optical (EO) modulator was to be developed and investigated for efficient...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

Pin Fin Heat Sinks

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) (Norwood, MA) has a family of Pin Fin heat sinks designed as cost-effective solutions for systems with adequate airflow. The high aspect ratio design enables...

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Electronics & Computers

High-Performance Computing for the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle

The development of the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) will require technological advancements in many areas, including lethality, protection, autonomy, human–agent...

Articles
Semiconductors & ICs

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

By integrating the design of antennas and electronics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class...

Articles
Government

The Bus Too Tough to Die

The venerable MIL-STD-1553B bus has survived remarkably well even as other more advanced solutions gained wide acceptance in the last few years. However, the fact remains that its maximum data rate of 1 Mb/s is...

Technology Report
Manned Systems

Top Mass-Cutting Innovations Receive Altair Enlighten Awards

Employing a mixed-material strategy that includes the latest advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and shedding 450 lb (205 kg) compared to its predecessor are major reasons why...

News
Propulsion

Tackling the Lubrication Challenges of Electric Vehicles

Although electric vehicles (EVs) often are extolled as “low-maintenance” alternatives to conventional internal-combustion (IC) propulsion and its brew of critical fluids that...

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Aerospace

Augmented Reality Simplifies Aircraft Inspection

The Air Force Research Laboratory is using augmented reality to simplify and expedite nondestructive inspection of aircraft. This approach eliminates the need to scan several displays...

News
Design

Off-Road Bus from Torsus Transports to Hard-To-Reach Places

Start-up company Torsus recently launched what it claims is the world’s first purpose-built, heavy-duty off-road bus, the Praetorian, designed to transport personnel and...

News
RF & Microwave Electronics

Northrop Grumman Completes First Live Motor Cast for OmegA Rocket

Northrop Grumman of Falls Church, Va. has successfully completed casting, or filling with solid propellant, the first live motor segment for its new OmegA rocket. The...

What We’re Driving
Power

2018 Mercedes-Benz A200 AMG Line

Mercedes-Benz is fond of saying it cascades at least some of the S-Class’ posh luxury and technology throughout its range. That’s just what it has done for the fourth-generation A-Class, the nameplate...

News
Connectivity

Upstream Devoted to Truck Cybersecurity Threats

According to Gartner, Inc, a leading research and advisory company, the number of connected vehicles on the road is expected to reach 250 million by 2020. The heavy-duty industry has seen...

News
Aerospace

Lockheed Martin and Drone Racing League Pit AI-Enabled UAS Against Human Pilots

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md. and the Drone Racing League (DRL) is challenging the engineering community with a new twist on drone enthusiast racing...

News
Defense

U.K. and Canada Push Startups to Address Aerospace Ice Protection with AI

A new “AI Innovation Challenge” tasks United Kingdom (U.K.) and Canadian startups and researchers to pitch ideas for how AI could improve aircraft efficiency in...

News
Energy

BorgWarner’s Dual-Volute Turbocharger Enables First-Ever 4-Cylinder Power for GM Fullsize Pickups

The first four-cylinder gasoline engine ever offered in a full-sized pickup truck brings V6-beating power and torque, with fuel...

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Electronics & Computers

DARPA Invests Big in Its AI Portfolio

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), headquartered in Arlington County, Va., will invest more than $2 billion in over 20 new and existing programs collectively called the “AI...

Technology Report
Software

OEMs Add Functional Engineering as Digital Tools Evolve

Now that the use of digital models and simulation make it straightforward to create digital twins of any system in the vehicle, the industry is looking to move beyond geometric...

News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

VinFast: Vietnam’s First Car Company Has Big Ambitions

Our helicopter dives through the heavy rain clouds, banking sharply as it races towards the waterfront in Haiphong Harbor, rotor blades whop-whop-whopping as we come in just above...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Computer Chips Could Improve Nuclear Detection Capability

A cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists from Washington University in St. Louis is building a better computer chip to improve detection and surveillance for the...

INSIDER
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Army to Purchase Additional Soldier Borne Sensor Systems

For soldiers in combat, situational awareness – knowing where the enemy is and where friendly forces are – is critical.

To help soldiers maintain situational awareness,...

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Materials

Recycled Water Bottles Could Help Avoid Military Supply Snags

Soldiers on the battlefield or at remote bases often have to wait weeks for vital replacement parts. Now scientists report they have found a way to fabricate many of these...

News
Energy

The Case for 48V in Commercial Vehicles

Higher voltage architectures allow for more efficient power generation and distribution, according to Jim Bevan, Mechatronics Power Systems Manager for Daimler Trucks North America. “Making this...

Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Schaeffler Debuts New Mover Concept at Detroit Symposium

As part of its 11th Schaeffler Symposium, the Tier 1 supplier debuted a new urban, e-mobility vehicle concept called the “Schaeffler Mover.” The symposium, held once every...

Technical Innovation
Power

Emissions Reductions Continue to Disrupt CV Industry

As the automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) industries expand from being dominated by a single powertrain to a multitude of power and fuel options, disruption is propelling change to...

Articles
Power

Audi Unveils Production Version of First-Ever EV: E-Tron

It seems safe to say the global shift to battery-electric vehicles now is in full swing, with the Volkswagen Group’s Audi brand unveiling on September 17 its first electric...

News
Manned Systems

A New Expanding NASA Aeroshell Could Mean Larger Planetary Payloads

On Sept. 12, NASA will conduct the first test flight of its latest heatshield, the Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology (ADEPT). ADEPT will launch from...

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Aerospace

NASA and Alaska Airlines Test Fuel-Saving Software

The Traffic Aware Strategic Aircrew Requests (TASAR) project, a partnership between NASA and Alaska Airlines, is testing NASA’s Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) software that merges and...

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Aerospace

De-Icing Without Power or Chemicals

A buildup of ice on an airplane wing can cause catastrophic failure. But preventing that buildup usually requires energy-intensive heating systems or chemical sprays that are environmentally harmful. A...

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Aerospace

3D-Printed Turbine Extends Drone Power

A cooled, radial gas turbine was developed that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a...

News
Automotive

Transport Canada Grants Astro Aerospace a Flight Test Certificate for Autonomous Urban Air Mobility Vehicle

Astro Aerospace Ltd. of Dallas, Texas has been been granted a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), a permit for the...

Road Ready
Energy

Subaru 'Ascends' New Three-Row SUV on Global Platform

Fuji Heavy Industries has needed a competitive three-row utility for its Subaru brand since its first attempt, the slow-selling Tribeca, bowed out after 2014.

News
Power

What We’re Driving: 2018 BMW M5

I’d read the early reviews of the new sixth-generation (F90) M5’s towering accelerative abilities, but still was in no way prepared for the reality: the viciousness of this car’s performance...

Technical Innovation
Power

Jacobs Employs Cylinder Deactivation in HD Engines to Lower CO2, NOx

Combustion engines have experienced a mounting PR problem in recent years, as more truck OEMs, major cities and countries announce their intentions to more aggressively...

What We’re Driving
Materials

What We’re Driving: Bosch EBike Demonstrator

Bosch does not make electric-assist bicycles (ebikes), but is a key supplier in the growing segment. Its electrifying components feature on more than 70 cycling marques, including Bianchi,...

News
Aerospace

Preventing Premature Part Failures with Electropolishing

Design engineers in the aerospace industry are constantly challenged to improve fit and function of components used in commercial and military aircraft. Parts used in these aircraft...

News
Aerospace

3 Key Benefits: Better Corrosion Resistance, Fatigue Life, Part Integrity

Electropolishing has become a common metal finishing process used in the aerospace industry to help improve the overall quality of metal components. These components...

News
Materials

Advantages of Electropolishing for Penetrant Testing

It’s common, especially in the aerospace industry, for parts that are fracture critical to be Liquid Penetrant Inspected (LPI) prior to installation. Also known as Dye Penetrant...

News
Manned Systems

Final Orion Capsule Parachute System Test Successful

A team of engineers from NASA and Dallas-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. successfully completed the eighth and final test of the Orion spacecraft Capsule Parachute Assembly System...