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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Making Low-Cost Automation Accessible

Roose’s Chocolate World, based in Belgium, is using an automated solution, “ChocoMatic,” that doesn’t break the bank.

Features
Software

Finding a Manufacturing System Upgrade to Match In-House Innovation

Radiation medicine pioneer Elekta is growing fast. In anticipation of regulatory changes requiring more documentation and labeling, the company implemented a...

Features
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Is Healthcare Ready to Pick Up the Pace in Cybersecurity?

Healthcare organizations face very difficult choices in balancing patient protection with financial demands.

Features
Packaging & Sterilization

New Requirements for Medical Device Cleaning Validations: An Overview of ST98

As medical devices become more advanced and innovative, so do the regulations that surround them.

Features
Materials

Creating Robust Reprocessing Instructions for Reusable Device IFUs

Developing IFUs for reusable devices presents a unique challenge that requires focused attention to ensure patient safety: the reprocessing method.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Satellite Paves the Way for Improved Storm Tracking

Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.

Global Innovations
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Nanosensor-Based Device Enables Early Detection of Sudden Cardiac Death

A nanosensor-based system measures cardiac micropotential energies.

News
Design

Toyota Tops 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations Study

For a record eleventh-straight year, Toyota outperformed six major U.S. and Japanese automakers in a benchmark annual study of automotive OEM-supplier working relations as viewed by...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

New SAE Wireless Charging Standard is EV Game-Changer

SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.

Briefs
Software

Space Weather Database

The DONKI application provides daily interpretations of space weather observations, analysis, and models.

Briefs
Wearables

Specialized Dye Enables Medical Information to be Stored Below the Skin

The dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.

Articles
Aerospace

Information Warfare: Staying Protected at the Edge

Securing data shared and stored on the battlefield will require hardware with built-in cybersecurity features

SAE Standards News
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Cooperative Driving Automation Standard Provides Clarity to Support Advancement of Full Automation

In May, amid quarantine and lockdowns for the Coronavirus pandemic, SAE International published SAE J3216 Standard: Taxonomy and Definitions for Terms Related to Cooperative Driving Automation for On-Road Motor Vehicles. The new standard...

SAE Standards News
Unmanned Systems

SAE J3300 Pioneers Test-Driver Certification

The best part of my job as editor of SAE Standards News is engaging with the various committee members who volunteer their time for the good of industry, and the SAE staffers who support...

Technology Report
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Best Practice Establishes Commonly Defined Terms, Conceptual Framework for ADS ODD

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), an industry program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC), released a new best practice in...

Technical Innovation
Manufacturing & Prototyping

New Standard Will Ease Grade-Control Data Sharing Between Construction Machines

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has teamed up with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to create a standard that will...

Briefs
Software

CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw

Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.

Articles
Aerospace

The Challenge of Replacing Hard Chrome

Replacing hard chrome requires aerospace companies to critically evaluate why they used it in the first place.

Briefs
Aerospace

UNIX Tools for Typesetting and Shell Programming

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed software tools that extend the capabilities of the Groff typesetting system for UNIX. Groff, or GNU Troff, descends from the Troff formatter originally developed at AT&T Bell Labs. It operates on text files containing a mixture of unformatted text...

Briefs
Design

How Patent Landscape Studies Can Guide Medical Device Innovation

By design, the patent system generates a wealth of technical know-how with respect to new technologies. It chronicles the technical challenges others have faced in the past and...

News
Design

Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II, 2nd Edition Has Been Expanded to Include New Images and Information

Originally published in 1995 and held in high regard, Allied Aircraft Piston Engines of World War II is Graham White’s...

News
Test & Measurement

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

News
Defense

Gaming Tech Helps Apache Maintainers Reduce Training Time

Lockheed Martin Corporation has released the latest version of RELY3D, its advanced visualization and training tool for sensor system maintainers working on the Boeing AH-64...

News
Unmanned Systems

Shifting Focus to Rising Costs

Welcome to 2019, a new year that’s already brimming with challenges for mobility-industry suppliers. As they deal with escalating technology investments, unpredictable product-launch cadences, an influx...

Briefs
Materials

Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of 2-D and 3-D SiC/SiNC Ceramic-Matrix Composites

The purpose of this endeavor was to investigate the effect of 3-D weave architecture on PIP-processed ceramic-matrix composites (CMC)....

R&D
Medical

Early Detection of Neuro Diseases

A new wireless eye-tracking technology is based on electro-oculography (EOG), an ophthalmology technique used to examine eyes and record eye movement. The technology, which is integrated into a standard pair...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Fused Analytic Desktop Environment (FADE)

The Fused Analytic Desktop Environment (FADE) provides analysts in information-driven fields with a range of analysis technologies — capable of handling ad-hoc data sources — integrated into a...

Briefs
Information Technology

Space Habitability Observation Reporting Tool (iSHORT)

As documented by the Human Research Program, there is a need for tools to aid in assessing habitability in space vehicles/habitats. Currently, human factors and habitability feedback is collected during post-mission debriefs that may occur up to several months following the end of a mission....

Briefs
Medical

Guide to FDA Requirements and Importance of Medical Device Calibration

Calibration of a device is carried out to minimize the uncertainty in measurements. It helps in reducing the errors and brings the measurement to an acceptable level....