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Magna Introduces 100% Melt-Recyclable Foam for Seating

Magna last week announced the development of EcoSphere, which it calls an industry-first product that will prevent one category of material — seat foam padding and trim covers —...

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Power

Moons Aligning

So far this decade, our industry has been heavily impacted by an endless stream of calamities. When impacted in isolation, dealing with a pandemic, weather disasters, supply- chain disruptions, ICE-to-BEV transition...

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Communications

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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Test & Measurement

Pulsed Exposure Toxicity Testing: Method Development and Initial Evaluation for Stormwater Compliance

Preliminary research into modifying whole effluent toxicity testing protocols designed for continuous flow discharges as applied to episodic and/or ephemeral discharges such as those associated with storm water runoff.

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Imaging

Using Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Deep-Sea Exploration

A decade ago, industries that needed to perform underwater inspection and maintenance had only one option: send a human diver into the water. In both the military and commercial...

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Energy

Hydropower Technology Swaps Dams with Electric Trucks

In steep mountain regions, the potential for generating electricity from a small stream of water is high, however, the hydropower potential of these regions remains untapped as it...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.

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Test & Measurement

Coastal Lidar and Radar Imaging System (CLARIS) Lidar Data Report

The Army analyzed shoreline change, dune volume, beach volume, beach slope, and cumulative elevation change along the northern Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Development and Testing of a New Version of MBUD for Cued Classification of Marine UXO

MBUD has a new data acquisition system and incorporates technical modifications to eliminate the noise encountered in seawater.

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Data Acquisition

Ruggedization of Electronics for Deployed Military Environments

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

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Energy

Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing

Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

What We’re Driving: 2020 Infiniti QX80

Body-on-frame luxury SUVs are a curious thing. It’s difficult to imagine a customer in the market for an SUV that approaches a six-figure price also desiring the burly characteristics that come...

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Aerospace

Evaluation of the Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Common Aircraft Electrical Materials

A study aims to find a suitable decontaminant that can be used successfully in complex transportation vehicles with no negative impact on sensitive electronic equipment.

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Power

Fuel-Cell Nanoparticle Clusters May Cut Platinum Catalyst Costs

Fuel-cell technology is a big subject with some very small but vital aspects, one of which is the size of atomic platinum clusters. Reduce these and the amount of platinum...

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Defense

Feasibility Study of Portable Water Desalination Systems for Water Contingencies at Remote Navy Installations

The Navy is exploring ways to ensure an uninterrupted supply of potable water at remote installations.

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Energy

Boeing Reports on Its Environmental Efforts

In its 2019 Global Environment report, the Boeing Company provides an update on the environmental strategy the company unveiled last year. The strategy identifies 2025 as a target year to...

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Weapons Systems

U.S. DoD Orders 255 Lockheed Martin F-35 Military Combat Aircraft in $22.7B Deal

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., part of Lockheed Martin Corp., in Fort Worth, Texas, won a $22.7 billion contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)...

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Defense

The Next Material Disruption

In a recent joint paper by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at the University of Manchester, researchers outlined the disruptive impact potential of graphene...

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Aerospace

Custom Data Logger for Real-Time Remote Field Data Collections

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CHL, FRF, had a need for a remote real-time data collection system to control instruments and log and communicate data from five...

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Materials

Hydrodynamic Drag Force Measurement of a Functionalized Surface Exhibiting Superhydrophobic Properties

With superhydrophobic properties being extended to a variety of metallic substrates through the process of ablation due to femto-second...

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Test & Measurement

Assessment of Non-Traditional Isotopic Ratios by Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Nuclear Activities

The objective of this work is to identify isotopic ratios suitable for analysis via mass spectrometry that distinguish between commercial...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Determining Detection and Classification Potential of Munitions Using Advanced EMI Sensors in the Underwater Environment

Hazardous ordnance items are present along coastlines and in rivers and lakes in waters shallow enough to cause...

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Unmanned Systems

Applying UUV Advances to Safeguard Harbors and Littoral Waters

Advances in unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) are providing government agencies and commercial organizations with new capabilities across a variety of mission requirements....

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Defense

Floating Armor Torso System

BCB International Ltd.
Cardiff, UK
+44 (0)2920 433 700
www.bcbin.com

A Floating Armor Torso System (FATS), designed for marine-based forces, inflates when coming into contact with water. If the...

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Defense

Submersion and Directed Flow Cooling Technology for Military Applications

As the US military shifts from boots on the ground to drones in the sky, there will be an increasing need for computing power on foreign soil, under the sea and in the...

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Aerospace

Using RF Technology to Form a Wireless Network Under Water

Consumers have shown that they are eager to be rid of cabling and wires connecting them to devices situated or worn near or on the body. From athletic monitoring devices to...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Microwave Radiometers Help Keep Aircraft Safe From Icing

One of the greatest dangers to aircraft — playing a role in numerous destructive and fatal accidents around the world — comes in the form of droplets of water. In clean air, cloud...

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Physical Sciences

Acoustic Detection Using Reverberation

Acoustic detection of undersea objects is difficult due to the uncertain environment and even more difficult when the objects are buried in the seabed. First, sediments generate high backscattering noise due to heterogeneous scatters within the sediments, clouding the object.

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Materials

Fire Resistance of Geopolymer Concretes

Geopolymer concrete has been proposed as an alternative to Portland cement concrete in applications requiring high degrees of fire resistance, because the intrinsic chemistry of the geopolymer binder...

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