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Green Design & Manufacturing

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...

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Energy

Time to Unlock the Potential of Digital Design Tools

Despite joint ventures and partnerships, sharing always has been a difficult action across the auto industry, given the organizational silos and inter-partner rivalries often standing...

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Electronics & Computers

Mercedes-AMG Ready with Electrically-Assisted Turbocharger

In an announcement signaling automakers’ continuing R&D efforts for internal-combustion propulsion, Mercedes-AMG said it is preparing to launch a new,...

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Photonics/Optics

Taming the Thermal Behavior of Solid-State Military Lasers

Laser diodes and laser diode arrays (LDAs) are widely used throughout military systems, for sighting and range finding, but also at high power levels as offensive and defensive...

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Electronics & Computers

Loop Thermosyphons

Two-phase cooling has been utilized in the electronics cooling industry for many decades, with possibly the most well-known adaptation being the heat pipe. Heat pipes are capillary-driven, two-phase devices that...

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Aerospace

Solar Powering UAVs

One of the largest problems facing the aerospace industry involves size, weight, and power (SWaP) analysis and the increasing size of payloads with typically a finite amount of power to drive ever more demanding systems....

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Electronics & Computers

Development of High Quality 4H-SiC Thick Epitaxy for Reliable High Power Electronics Using Halogenated Precursors

Development of robust semiconductor devices with high energy efficiency and reliability is a key objective towards 'Energy...

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Defense

Advanced Thermal Management Solutions

Now more than ever, devices with increasing power and smaller footprints are demanding a good stable cost effective thermal management solution. Fortunately many options are available today. However, for...

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Electronics & Computers

Thermal Management of Laser Diodes

High-power laser diodes can generate a great deal of heat. Even for laser diodes operating with 70% or higher efficiency, a large amount of applied energy is converted to heat. Since the performance and...

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Defense

3-Phase Single-Step Power Correction in MilAero Systems

As OEMs seek advantages in Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C), focus is shifting to advancements in power electronics. Gaining an advantage requires close attention not only to...

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Aerospace

Flight Critical Power Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Lynwood, WA
425-743-8321
www.craneae.com

Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Power Solutions, will be supplying flight critical power electronics for the...

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Motion Control

Compact Active Vibration Control System

This innovation consists of an analog controller, diamond-shaped patch actuator, and point sensors (such as accelerometers). The actuator is designed to couple to the flexural response of the structure in the same manner as a group of point sensors. This results in a co-located transducer pair. The signals...

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Data Acquisition

Optimizing High Reliability Power Distribution System Designs

As the performance requirements of avionics, military, and space electronic systems increase, so do the demands on the power supplies for these systems. Successful system designs...

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Materials

High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Power Module for Military Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The ever-increasing electrical power, power density, and cooling requirements of present and future military platforms are pushing silicon-based power...

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Defense

Low-Voltage Platform Powers US Army's Fuel Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED)

Kollmorgen has released an in-line variant of its lightweight, low voltage Power Generation System, which will be used by the United States Army to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Making A Case for Modified COTS

In 1992 the Department of Defense (DOD) was exploring ways to reduce the procurement costs and delivery times of equipment purchases having to meet military standards. The development, documentation and...

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Electronics & Computers

Compact Superconducting Power Systems for Airborne Applications

In the development of future airborne megawatt-class power generation, it is important to minimize both the size and the weight of the system. The primary means of increasing...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Designing a Sensorless Torque Estimator for Direct Torque Control of an Induction Motor

Induction motors often are the preferred choice among industrial motors due to the modern power electronics that improve their speed control. Vitally...

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Materials

Characterization of High-Temperature Polymer Thin Films for Power Conditioning Capacitors

Wide bandgap semiconductors (e.g., silicon carbide) will enable operation of military systems at temperatures above 150 °C, which eases thermal...

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Physical Sciences

Detector Module for Testing Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Devices

Long-term stress testing of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductor devices is required to determine suitability for power electronics applications. During testing, preventable...

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Electronics & Computers

Fuzzy System for Fault Diagnostics in Power Electronics-Based Brake-by-Wire System

Research in fuzzy diagnostics of brake-by-wire systems focuses on the power electronics switches, since they are often considered to be the weakest link in...

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Electronics & Computers

High-Voltage, High-Temperature Power Electronics Capacitor

A novel high-temperature, high-voltage power electronics capacitor incorporates materials of construction and electrical components that have been initially designed as a segment of...

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Materials

Cluster-Assembled Soft Magnets for Power Electronics Applications

This technique uses nanocluster assembly to produce model soft magnetic materials with simpler chemical composition than existing materials and well-controlled nanostructure,...