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Aerospace

Air Force Technology Timeline

On the U.S. Air Force's 75th anniversary, see a timeline of how far it has come technology-wise.

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Defense

Leveraging New Technologies for Mil/Aero Electronic Systems

When new, critical technology becomes available, it must be quickly integrated into deployable systems for effective use by defense forces.

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Electronics & Computers

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

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Electronics & Computers

Three Challenges to 5G’s Military Success

Evolving 5G non-terrestrial networks promise to make new applications a reality.

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Defense

How to Specify and Select RF Filters

Selecting a filter for an A&D application requires an understanding of available RF filter responses, physical formats, and technologies, with a good idea of necessary functional goals, such as separating channels or rejecting interference.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Investigation of Requirements and Capabilities of Next-Generation Mine Warfare Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

The current fleet of United States Navy Mine Countermeasures ships, the Avenger class, is reaching the end of its planned service life.

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Briefs
Photonics/Optics

On the Pulsed Laser Ablation of Metals and Semiconductors

The fundamental goal of this research is to build from a broad set of experimental and theoretical data to a narrower set of scaling relations, heuristics, and trends that provide a roadmap for understanding laser ablation across relevant regimes.

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Photonics/Optics

Modeling Optical Time and Frequency Generation and Transfer Systems

The research was closely tied to work that was led by Nathan Newbury at NIST, and the principal goal was to support the development of advanced laser sources.

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Briefs
Weapons Systems

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress

Two key limitations that Navy surface ships currently have in defending themselves against ASCMs and ASBMs are limited depth of magazine and unfavorable cost exchange ratios.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Coherent, Efficient and Practical Polariton Lasers Using a Designable Cavity

This research demonstrates for the first time a polariton laser with coherence reaching the intrinsic limit of single-mode matter-wave lasers.

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Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Tactical Combat Missiles

With AKERON, MBDA is now offering a family of missiles that can adapt to the needs of collaborative tactical combat.

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Application Briefs
Imaging

Nano-UAV Systems

Extremely light and well-suited for operations in contested environments, nearly silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized Black Hornet PRS transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator.

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Products
Defense

New Products

New products in September 2022.

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Aerospace

The Sky is No Longer the Limit Celebrating 75 Years of Air Force Technology

Since its inception, the mission of the United States Air Force has been to fly, fight, and win — delivering airpower anytime, anywhere in defense of our nation.

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Power

Fundamental EV Battery Models Explain New Tab Design

Cylindrical cells are one of the most common battery types used in electric vehicles. Tesla recently improved on the typical cylindrical cell design, developing a new tab design that allows for a much larger cell.

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Energy

Niobium: Magic Metal for Battery Anodes?

The element niobium (Nb), a transition metal, stands ready to improve the performance of one of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery’s confusing array of possible electrode chemistries — the LTO...

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Briefs
Energy

Building Temperature-Resilient Batteries

In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.

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Briefs
Energy

Designing Sodium-Ion Batteries with Extended Longevity

In batteries, electrolyte is the circulating “blood” that keeps the energy flowing. The electrolyte forms by dissolving salts in solvents, resulting in charged ions that flow between the positive and negative electrodes.

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Products
Energy

New Products

New products for September 2022.

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News
Manned Systems

New Chemistry Aims to Slash Fuel-Cell PGM Costs by 50%

Hydrogen fuel cells are steadily proving to be a competitive zero-emissions solution for powering heavy trucks, railway locomotives and ships, as well as for various...

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Articles
Automotive

3M, Matrix Engineering Consultants Collaborate to Enhance Performance of Chassis Bolted Joints

The vehicle electrification trend means chassis designs are evolving.

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News
Manned Systems

Electric-Vehicle Legislation in California – Third Time the Charm?

The official name is the “Advanced Clean Cars II” ruling and it effectively marks California’s third attempt to mandate the sale of electric vehicles in the...

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Original Equipment
Energy

Truckin’ on Hydrogen

The hydrogen-fueled electrified Class 8 road tractor doesn’t move or sound like a diesel-fueled behemoth. “This advanced prototype is production-intent for shape, power, virtually everything, and its...

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Test & Measurement

Oscillating Heat Pipes Tested for Use in Space

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released the results from its Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader Two (ASETS-II). The AFRL experiment was 100% effective in testing...

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Aerospace

Ceramic Matrix Composites Offer Lighter, More Durable Engine Parts

If you're looking for the next cool idea in sustainable aviation, Pratt & Whitney's (P&W) Andy Lazur may have just the thing. Only it’s designed to run hot.

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Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Continues B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet providing new capability, including its first long-range stealth missile. The...

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Road Ready
Energy

Jeep Springs Its First BEVs

Four all-new, battery-electric models will spearhead Jeep’s plan to electrify 100% of its product lineup by 2025, the Stellantis brand announced on Sept. 7. The quartet of BEVs includes the 4-door Jeep...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Securing CAN Networks in Commercial Vehicles

Commercial road vehicles are the backbone of the modern consumer economy. Almost any business from construction, to energy, to online retail at some point relies on the delivery of goods by...

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Government

Soldier Insights Drive Army's Development of Mixed-Reality Training System

On a mid-August afternoon in central Texas, soldiers in combat uniform gather together, preparing to engage in realistic battlefield training. With temperatures...

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Aerospace

Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance System Completes First Flight

Collins Aerospace has successfully completed the first flight test of its newest Fast-Jet reconnaissance pod, the MS-110 Multispectral Airborne Reconnaissance system, on...

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Manned Systems

Navy Gets Integrated Multi-Mission Laser Weapon System

Lockheed Martin delivered to the U.S. Navy a 60+ kW-class high energy laser with integrated optical-dazzler and surveillance (HELIOS), the first tactical laser weapon system to be...

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Blog
Weapons Systems

Electronic Warfare Combat Training Pod

Using mPOD, “adversary” pilots can emulate enemy jamming techniques accurately, conditioning aircrews to evolving threat scenarios and better preparing them for real combat.

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Road Ready
Automotive

NAIAS 2022: Seventh-Generation of Ford Mustang Is Highest Performer Yet

The exterior visuals still emphasize a long hood and a short deck, but the V8-powered 2024 Mustang GT’s mammoth air intakes are a telltale that things have...

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News
Power

EV Startup Prepares to Enter Commercial Market with Novel EAxle

Startup commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Harbinger is on a torrid work pace. Design, CAE simulation, supplier sourcing, test vehicle builds and other engineering...

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News
Software

Eaton Debuts All-In-One Power Distribution for EVs

Destruction avoidance is one of the chief duties of Eaton’s battery disconnect unit (BDU) for light-duty passenger EVs. “A short circuit event in a typical battery electric vehicle...

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Q&A
Power

Hyundai’s ‘Edgy’ New Ideas for Safety Testing

In June 2022, Hyundai Motor America broke ground for its Safety Test and Investigation Laboratory (STIL), an industry-unique testing facility dedicated to root-cause crash...

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News
Manned Systems

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

BrightDrop Goes Grocery Shopping

BrightDrop, the business unit of General Motors developing and deploying electrified vehicles and tools targeting so-called “last-mile” commercial services, announced it has teamed with grocery giant...

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Technology Report
AR/AI

Brembo’s Sensify Aims to Revolutionize Braking

SAE Media recently participated with Brembo in a demonstration of the company’s new braking technology on the skid pad at the Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds in Mountville, South...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Air Force Conducts Aircrew Chemical Weapon Protection Test

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing and the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron recently executed an in-flight vapor purge test in a F-15E Strike...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Flight-Testing of New Airbus A321XLR Gathers Momentum

Following the maiden flight of A321XLR development aircraft MSN11000, two more prototypes, currently in advanced stages of manufacture, will join the certification flight-test...

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Test & Measurement

5G Cellular to 5G.MIL® Pilot Network Data Transfer Demonstrated

Lockheed Martin and AT&T securely and rapidly transferred UH-60M Black Hawk health and usage data through an AT&T 5G private cellular network and Lockheed...

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Technical Innovation
Transportation

Electrification’s Impact on Commercial-Vehicle Chassis Design

Electrification in the commercial and off-highway truck sectors is ramping up at an increasingly rapid pace. This fundamental change in propulsion will be one of the most...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Allison’s Now Open for Hydrogen Testing

With the atomic number 1, hydrogen is the lightest element in the Periodic Table. However, its rapidly becoming a heavyweight for the future of mobility. Development of hydrogen fuel cell...

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News
Energy

Battery Show 2022: Wireless EV Charging, Scaling Gigafactories

At September’s North American stop of The Battery Show 2022 in Novi, Michigan, thousands of attendees crammed into the Suburban Collection Showplace exhibition center to...

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Technology Report
Electronics & Computers

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

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Power

Ford Puts More ‘Super’ into the All-New 2023 Super Duty

Customer woes had the full attention of the teams developing Ford’s 2023 Super Duty. But when the all-new truck reached the testing phase, another human stressor surfaced....

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Design

COMVEC 2022: Hiring Talent to Meet High-Tech Demands

There’s always been competition for engineering talent. But with embedded software becoming ever more critical for subsystems in commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment,...

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