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Unmanned Systems

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...

News
Manned Systems

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...

Road Ready
Unmanned Systems

First Electrified Dodge Arrives for 2023 MY

The industry’s red-hot and crowded compact-utility vehicle market gets a newcomer for the 2023 model year with an electrified, top-of-the-line version of the Dodge Hornet. “It’s...

Editorial
Manned Systems

Platooning Still Promising for Trucking

There is “no business case” for platooning, or the electronic coupling of two or more trucks in close formation. That was the assessment of Daimler Trucks in 2019 when it decided to pause its...

Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Rexroth Takes Aim at Electrification for Off-Highway Vehicles

Bosch Rexroth recently invited SAE Media to attend EMPAC, their Electrified Mobile Product & Application Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. The show featured many of...

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Single-Step 3D-Printing Process to Build Robots

The piezoelectric “meta-bot” is capable of propulsion, movement, sensing, and decision-making.

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Energy

Ultrasound Tech Offers Sophisticated Battery-Testing Intelligence

The production and supply of lithium-ion batteries for the global EV and stationary energy storage systems (ESS) markets is growing at an exponential rate. At the same...

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Navigating the Language of Vehicle Autonomy

Call them what you may – autonomous vehicles, automated vehicles, self-driving vehicles – they are coming. But you can’t buy one yet, and like many technological revolutions,...

Executive Viewpoints
Transportation

Solving the Challenges of Megawatt Chargers

The most significant barrier to the growth of electric vehicles (EVs) is the battery charging infrastructure. The availability of charging stations and the time required to recharge vehicles...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch from Different Directions for the First Time

Scientists develop a new approach for miniaturization of soft ultra-compact and highly integrated sensor units for directional tactile sensitivity in e-skin systems.

Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Hardening Unmanned Aerial Systems Against High-Power Microwave Threats in Support of Forward Operations

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) continue to play an increasing role across the spectrum of military operations. Advances in human-machine...

News
Power

GM: Ultium Heat-Pump System Boosts EV Range, Reduces Charge Times

On the same day that General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed there will be a fully electric version of the company’s Corvette along with a hybrid model, the...

Articles
Motion Control

Discrete Proportional Valve Technology

The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Giving Bug-Like Bots a Boost

A new fabrication technique helps improve the performance of flying micro-robots.

Briefs
Aerospace

Electronic Prognostics – A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.

Briefs
Aerospace

The Effect of Failing to Recapitalize the B-52H Defensive Avionics System on Future Operations

The Air Force upgraded the B-52 aircraft with an Avionics Midlife Improvement program.

News
Energy

Addressing Electromagnetic Compatibility in the Context of Aircraft Electrification

In the current context of aircraft electrification, the aerospace industry needs to address increased design complexity and higher levels of integration,...

Technology Leaders
Manufacturing & Prototyping

The TWIICE Exoskeleton: Connector Trends in Medical Device Design

A modular exoskeleton relies on robust connectors.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Keeping Pace with In-Vehicle Data Speed

Next-generation advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) require camera and radar systems with increasingly high resolution. That means more speed and higher bandwidth for networks, switches and...

5 Ws
Unmanned Systems

5 Ws of the Winged Flying Microchip

About the size of a grain of sand, the flying microchip (or microflier) does not have a motor or engine.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Long Range Uncooled Thermal Cameras

The Jaegar provides high levels of camera positioning accuracy.

Briefs
Materials

Novel Whisker Mitigating Composite Conformal Coat Assessment

DoD electronics have an increased failure risk due to tin whisker short circuits, unless properly mitigated by design.

News
Software

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Energy Harvesting Can Enable 1 Trillion Battery-Free Sensors in the IoT

A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.

News
Aerospace

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

Articles
Data Acquisition

Ruggedization of Electronics for Deployed Military Environments

Commercial-grade electronics will simply not survive in the extremes of military environments.

News
AR/AI

Designing and Assessing Vehicle Safety Functions with a Use Case Approach

The required capabilities of a vehicle’s systems and components will vary depending on the scenarios and use cases in which they are expected to safely operate....

Articles
Electronics & Computers

EW: New Challenges, Technologies, and Requirements

Developers of electronic warfare technologies must consider emerging U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives like Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA).

News
Energy

Terzo Strives to Electrify Fluid Power

The intricacies of a traditional hydraulic system are typically where technical issues arise, according to Mike Terzo, CEO of Terzo Power Systems. Simplifying the inherent complexity of fluid power...