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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...

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Imaging

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...

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Electronics & Computers

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...

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Photonics/Optics

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...

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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...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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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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Power

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,...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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...

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Imaging

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...

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Photonics/Optics

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...

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Photonics/Optics

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...

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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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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Electronics & Computers

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...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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Materials

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...

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Transportation

Engineering at the Crossroads

As the industry pivots to automated/connected vehicles, new research and initiatives are guiding SAE to develop training and education programs to help working engineers and students succeed.

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Power

In Support of Diesel’s Future

Dr. Ing. Stefan Pischinger serves as Professor and Director of the Institute of Combustion Engines RWTH Aachen, Germany. He is also a member of the supervisory board at Mahle GmbH. Dr. Pischinger spoke with Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Brooke in Detroit.

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Technology Report
Power

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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Software

Electronic Flight Bag Users Forum Focuses on Regulatory, AID, Security, Connectivity, Other Pressing Issues

More than 300 aerospace professionals are expected at SAE International’s Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum, hosted by...

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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...

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Automotive

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...

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Propulsion

GKN Aerospace to Develop First Additive-Manufactured Rocket Engine Turbines in Europe for Prometheus Project

GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan, Sweden, are developing and manufacturing the first additive-manufactured, or 3D-printed, rocket...

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Connectivity

Volvo Sees 360c Concept as Alternative to Flying, Autonomous-Standards Avatar

Volvo this week revealed what it believes could be a viable alternative to short-haul airliner travel: the 360c concept car, which offers a comfortable bed...

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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...

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What We’re Driving
Propulsion

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...

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Technical Innovation
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...

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Automotive

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...

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Electronics & Computers

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...

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Articles
Propulsion

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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Communications

Daimler-Xilinx Linkup Spotlights Growing Use of FPGAs

The increasingly varied nature of data tied to safety systems and connected cars is altering electronic architectures, putting more emphasis on adaptability during design phases and...

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AR/AI

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...

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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...

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Weapons Systems

Boeing Wins $2.9B for 18 KC-46A Military Tanker Aircraft Based on 767 Jet Airliner

Boeing [NYSE:BA] in Everett, Wash., won a $2.9 billion U.S. Air Force contract to deliver 18 additional KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment,...

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Defense

DARPA Subject Controls Multiple Simulated Aircraft with Brain-Computer Interface

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) officials confirmed that an individual equipped with an experimental brain-computer interface (BCI) was...

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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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Weapons Systems

Pratt & Whitney Receives $437M for Continued Adaptive Engine Development

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. based in East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $437-million contract modification by the U.S. Air Force...

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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...

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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...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

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...

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Automotive

NASA Chooses CoreAVI Vulkan API for X-59 QueSST Supersonic, Low-Boom Aircraft

Aerospace engineers at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, working on the NASA X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in...

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Power

SAE International Debuts AS13006, Process Control Methods Aerospace Standard

SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., has published AS13006: Process Control Methods, a new standard with guidance material to support specific aerospace engine...

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Connectivity

FLYHT and Spectralux Avionics Integrate Systems to Deliver FANS-Over-Iridium Satellite Communications to Airlines

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. of Calgary, Canada, and Spectalux Avionics of Redmond, Wash., have teamed up to integrate...

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Propulsion

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...

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Weapons Systems

Three Stages of Separation: Bidding Farewell to the Delta II Launch Vehicle

The upcoming launch of the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will be the last liftoff for the Delta II rocket, whose reliability made it...

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Aerospace

Delta II’s Final Flight a Success

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base,...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

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...

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Unmanned Systems

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...

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Defense

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...

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Software

US Army Tests Avionics in Effort to Upgrade Black Hawk Helicopters from Analog to Digital Glass Cockpit

US Army officials and engineers continue work to modernize the defense organization’s fleet of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter...

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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...

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Unmanned Systems

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.

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Automotive

Old Bird Learns New Tricks

United States Air Force (USAF) boasts that the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fifth-generation air superiority fighter cannot be matched by any known or currently projected fighter aircraft. The aircraft’s...

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What We’re Driving
Propulsion

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...

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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...

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Electronics & Computers

Airlines for America and SAE International Recognize Lufthansa Technik, 3D.aero for Nondestructive Testing Innovation

Officials at SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., and Airlines for America (A4A) in Washington are recognizing...

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Photonics/Optics

JAXA MINERVA-II1 Rovers Achieve Asteroid Landing, Autonomy, Image and Data Capture

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) officials have released the first images from two unmanned rovers that landed safely on the surface of asteroid...

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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,...

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Propulsion

JAXA Launches HTV7 Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft on Resupply Mission to ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 2:54:27 Japan Standard Time (JST) on...

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Manned Systems

Ahead of USAF T-X Decision, Leonardo Finds Market for T-100’s Little Brother – the Single-Engine Aermacchi M-345

According to a letter of intent signed between Rome-based Leonardo S.p.A. and Paramount Group, the two companies will...

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Test & Measurement

GoFly Prize Invites Innovators to Shape Future of Flight, Compete for $1.8M in Prizes

Shape the future of flight while competing for a share of $1.8 million in prizes. SAE International, an organizational partner of the Boeing-sponsored...

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Data Acquisition

Next Phase of the USAF Pilot Training Next Initiative Includes an Open Call for Innovative Solutions

The United State Air Force (USAF) Air Education and Training Command (AETC) is taking a different look at how people learn and hopes to...

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Manned Systems

Boeing Wins $9.2B U.S. Air Force Contract for T-X Advanced Military Pilot Training Jets, Simulators, Ground Equipment

U.S. Air Force officials announced a $9.2 billion award to Boeing [NYSE:BA] to provide a new, advanced pilot training...

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Defense

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...

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