Technology Report Energy
It’s a big step from motor racing technology, hypercars and jet fighters to a baby’s mobile incubator able to withstand a 20g-impact, but that’s the usual business at Williams Advanced...
Most of the existing autonomous-vehicle (AV) localization strategies try to replicate how human drivers perceive the world. But reliable autonomy requires...
News Data Acquisition
With advanced driver-assist systems (ADAS) evolving rapidly, the technology will continue to improve safety as it augments the skill and attention of human drivers. Accidents will still occur,...
News Sensors/Data Acquisition
When road users and pedestrians in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, first view the REV-1 in action, they see a funky little electric three-wheeler quietly navigating the city’s streets on its own. Observers...
Articles Unmanned Systems
Training the algorithms of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based systems for autonomous or highly automated driving requires enormous volumes of data to be captured and processed. The algorithms must be...
Application Briefs RF & Microwave Electronics
The UK's fleet of Merlin Mark 2 helicopters has been testing the tlmNexus' Damage & Repair Tracker (DaRT).
Application Briefs Manufacturing & Prototyping
To date, the rear fuselage packers have been used in the production of over 500 aircraft.
Application Briefs Robotics, Automation & Control
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Briefs Weapons Systems
New weapons technology is needed to combat the proliferation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).
A diamond composite is the ultimate optics and semiconducting super-material.
Briefs Test & Measurement
WIAMan Technology Demonstrator Sensor Codes Conforming to International Organization for Standardization/Technical Standard (ISO/TS) 13499
The Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan) Project is in the process of developing anthropomorphic test devices.
Application Briefs Electronics & Computers
Pvilion, a solar-powered fabric provider, was recently awarded a contract by the United State Air Force (USAF).
Application Briefs Data Acquisition
Learn about the The INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS.
Articles RF & Microwave Electronics
Army scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind antenna that could change how ground vehicles and airborne systems communicate, transmit, and receive radio frequency communications.
Products RF & Microwave Electronics
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
Articles Electronics & Computers
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Application Briefs Defense
This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.
Articles Weapons Systems
While the flashiest military innovations like new fighter jets attract the most attention, advancements in RF/microwave absorbers are crucial enablers of these larger innovations.
See how Modeling and Simulation (M&S) can be used to explore the design trade space of directed energy weapons.
Application Briefs Sensors/Data Acquisition
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently flew its SkyGuardian in the skies above Southern California as part of a joint flight demonstration with NASA.
Briefs Unmanned Systems
The day of the first deployable UCAV armed with a high-energy laser weapon is not far away.
Articles Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to fully implement a Secure Private Neural Network.
Application Briefs Data Acquisition
HyperMILL ® CAM software and 5-axis machining is being used to make parts for an advanced NASA satellite mission.
Articles Semiconductors & ICs
Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.
INSIDER Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An engineer at Virginia Tech has developed an aircraft thermal management technology that stands ready for adaptation into other areas. The planar bridging-droplet thermal diodes...
NASA Ames researchers in the Vertical Motion Simulator (VMS) are designing the Human Landing System (HLS) to deliver humans to the lunar surface as part of the Artemis project. The...
In smaller spacecraft such as CubeSat satellites, a salt-based monopropellant is showing promise. The propellant, called FAM-110A, is a mixture of two commercially available salts. It...
News Manufacturing & Prototyping
Batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) need protection from harsh external conditions. Generally located on the underside of the vehicle, EV battery enclosures protect the cells from exposure to water, dust,...
Northrop Grumman Corporation received a contract from the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS) to develop the next generation airburst cartridge for...
Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers...
Adranos Inc., a Purdue University-affiliated company that has developed a high-performance solid rocket fuel called ALITEC for missile and space launch systems, has obtained...
News Unmanned Systems
Gartner Inc.’s annual Hype Cycle (below) has become a much-anticipated metric of the maturity and market viability of numerous technologies related to automated driving and new...
Q&A Manned Systems
Things are very busy right now for heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) startup Bollinger Motors. The company, founded in June 2015, recently moved into significantly larger digs in Oak Park,...
Technology Report Unmanned Systems
The plastics industry is rethinking its next generation of automotive materials to meet new demands in what it calls “the ACCESS framework” – Autonomy,...
Designed for EV and niche applications, the first commercially viable, low cost, lightweight, all-composite wheel moves to the next phase of development with a pilot production run. The...
A broad portfolio of renewable materials is available now that can help the automotive industry reduce its carbon footprint. Many of these new materials exceed the...
INSIDER Data Acquisition
NASA research projects are flying aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of Boeing’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator program. Results from these flights will help continuing development of technology to...
A drag sail, developed at Purdue University, will be onboard a rocket and deploy at the end of the rocket’s mission to accelerate the vehicle’s deorbit. A drag sail passively...
INSIDER Motion Control
Future spacecraft bound for the Moon or beyond will benefit from high-powered computer simulations underway at the University of Michigan that will provide a framework NASA can use to better...
Road Ready Imaging
Giving hope to automotive enthusiasts that niche models will remain in at least some automakers’ lineups, Nissan this week revealed the Z Proto, “signaling the company's intent...
Class-3 EV startup Bollinger Motors has announced an addition to its future lineup of vehicles – a delivery truck. The cleverly named Deliver-E concept is an...
Ultra-low NOx regulations proposed by the California Air Resourced Board (CARB) call for 0.05 g/hp-hr tailpipe NOx in 2024, with a second stage in 2027 further reducing NOx to...
Volkswagen revealed its 2021 ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) on September 23, the brand’s first-ever dedicated EV for the U.S. market. The ID.4 is the initial model in an eventual...
Electric-vehicle charging is critical to the mainstreaming of EVs. A 2019 study by the International Council on Clean Transportation estimates that to create, by 2025, a charging...
Kia has revealed its 2021 Kia Sorento, an all-new version of its popular 3-row, 5-door mid-size SUV. This is the fourth generation of the Sorento, which was first introduced in 2002, and...
Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology is going live via a pilot program in Virginia, with the specific goals of improving work-zone and traffic-signal safety. The Virginia Department...
Articles Manned Systems
Speed has become a more critical factor as the commercial vehicle (CV) industry races to meet global market demands and stricter emissions regulations. The need for...