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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...

Briefs
Wearables

Wearable Gas Sensor for Health and Environmental Monitoring

Applications include detection of chemical and biological agents as well as dangerous gases from vehicle emissions.

News
Software

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,...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wearable Sensors Detect Gas Leaks

The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.

Technology Report
Test & Measurement

Radiated Emissions Testing Gathers Bandwidth

In a non-descript business park in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bureau Veritas is conducting tests to help prevent electronic havoc. With today’s vehicles chock full of wired and wireless...

Articles
Manned Systems

Allison Builds a Testing Powerhouse

Reducing product development time is among the industry’s top priorities, particularly as vehicle makers transition into an electrified future. Waiting on the environment – climate, weather,...

Technology Report
Power

New SAE Wireless Charging Standard Is EV Game-Changer

SAE International on October 22 announced publication of the first global standard that specifies, in a single document, both the electric vehicle- and supply equipment (EVSE)...

Q&A
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Integrating Ultra-Low NOx Technology Presents Challenges

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...

Articles
Aerospace

Designing Battery Packs for Harsh Environment Mission-Critical Devices

Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Soft, Skin-Like Structures for Robotic Locomotion and Transportation

These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.

Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Cleaner Trucks Initiative Starts NOx-Reduction Journey

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in the beginning stages of establishing new NOx regulations for heavy-duty on-highway trucks. The agency is spurred by advances in...

Articles
Semiconductors & ICs

Streamlining EMC Solutions for Avionics Interfaces

Lightning strikes to jet airliners are common - about once every 1000 flight hours. The DO-160G standard, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is a standard...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Portable Acousto-Optic Spectrometers

Spectrometers are widely used for applications such as chemical analysis, remote sensing, quality control, environmental monitoring, spaceborne measurements, and optical measurements. Most spectrometers...

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nano/Micro Mechanical Environmental Test Cell

A device and method have been developed to conduct compression and tensile tests on soft materials such as flocculated sediments, biopolymers, biological materials, and food stuffs. The device...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Real-Time Airborne Particle Analyzer

Particle analysis is useful for determining chemical compositions in a wide range of disciplines, from ascertaining the source of a petroleum sample to duplicating a fragrance. The technique is appealing...

Briefs
Energy

Near-Zero-Power Temperature Sensor

A temperature sensor was developed that runs on 113 picowatts of power — about 10 billion times smaller than a Watt. The technology could enable devices that can be powered by harvesting energy from...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

A High(er)-Definition Nose Sensor Could Improve Sensors that Sniff

Sensors that sniff out chemicals in the air to warn us about everything from fires to carbon monoxide to drunk drivers to explosive devices hidden in luggage have improved so...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Compact Science Experiment Module

Crew time on the International Space Station (ISS) is extremely limited for any operations on science payloads. Autonomous science experiments in small, self-contained, cubical payloads are highly desirable...

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Controllable Dry Adhesive for Efficient Climbing Robot

A small robot with the ability to hoist large loads could have countless applications, not only as a small, inexpensive, disposable, mobile sensor in the realms of search and rescue,...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Near-Zero-Power Temperature Sensor

A temperature sensor was developed that runs on 113 picowatts of power — about 10 billion times smaller than a Watt. The technology could enable devices that can be powered by harvesting energy from...

Articles
Robotics, Automation & Control

Space Imaging

The term Space Imaging covers a wide variety of mission types and technologies.

Application Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hyperspectral Imaging – Teaching Robots to See

Hyperspectral imaging is an exciting and promising new technology. When combined with modern machine learning software and actuators such as robots, air-jets, or flippers, hyperspectral...

Application Briefs
Imaging

Mixing 3D Printing Technologies Helps Optimize Products

Stratasys
Eden Prairie, MN
www.stratasys.com

Christie Digital Systems manufactures advanced digital projectors and displays using an innovative prototyping program. The...

Technology Leaders
Medical

Package Engineering for Sterilization

After years of research and development, surveys and polls, functional device testing, and countless other preparatory actions, your medical device is almost ready to go to market. You have determined...

Technology Leaders
Medical

Biocompatibility Evaluation of Breathing Medical Devices: Understanding ISO 18652

Traditionally, toxicologists and biocompatibility experts considered the materials in breathing gas pathways as external communicating devices and evaluated...

Briefs
Green Design & Manufacturing

BOPPERS: Autonomous Underwater Environmental Monitoring System

A device has been developed that is capable of relatively lengthy unattended operations and high sampling frequency of underwater environmental data anywhere in the world. The...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Handheld Spectral Analyzer for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

A spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer was developed that attaches to a smartphone and analyzes patient blood, urine, or saliva samples as reliably as...

Articles
Aerospace

Using Thermal Simulation to Model the Effects of Wind on the Mars Curiosity Rover

The Centro de Astrobiología (CAB), a joint center of Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacíal...