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Software

Racetrack Simulation Hits the (Public) Road

Simulation techniques have become a vital tool in vehicle development, enabling shorter development time, fewer prototypes, and reduced costs. When used in motorsport, the advantages gained...

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Imaging

Flies’ Vision Mimicked to Control Robots

Biological insights of fruit fly eye movements could enhance robotics.

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Data Acquisition

NVH Simulation Meets Realism

Vehicle development is amidst three concurrent revolutions – electrification, autonomy and the shift in product design and engineering to more up-front simulation. Any one of those would be a challenge for...

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Energy

Engineering a ‘Beast’ of an Electric SUV

General Motors calls it a “beast,” a nickname that the 2022 GMC Hummer SUV earns on its numbers alone. Like the electric Hummer pickup, the SUV packs a propulsion system capable of...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Accelerating AV Training Data and Testing

Generating reliable training data to support deep learning for autonomous vehicle (AV) artificial intelligence (AI) via real-world recorded scenarios can be expensive, time inefficient and...

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Test & Measurement

Reverse Engineering the Boeing E-3 Sentry's Secondary Flight Controls

Learn about the challenges that arise when you try to reverse-engineer the console configuration for a NATO E-3 AWACS.

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AR/AI

Virtual Reality Blood Flow Simulation to Improve Cardiovascular Interventions

3D interface provides cellular-level, full-body blood flow modeling to study and treat cardiovascular disease.

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Software

New CM Labs Excavator Simulator Training Offers GPS Guidance, HMI Experience

CM Labs Simulations’ (ConExpo-Con/Agg, Booth F100911 in the Festival Hall) new excavator training exercise incorporates an integrated GPS guidance system...

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Unmanned Systems

Multimatic Opening New Michigan Virtual Vehicle-Dynamics Development Center

Multimatic, the Toronto-based supplier well known as the manufacturer of the Ford GT, will open a new virtual vehicle-dynamics development center in Novi,...

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Software

Thermal Imaging Makes Its Case for ADAS, AVs

What specific sensor types will comprise the advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) of the 2020s? That’s a controversial subject among engineers who are developing SAE Level 2 and 3 (and...

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Imaging

Human Torso Simulator

The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.

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Connectivity

FCA Claims North America’s Most-Advanced Driving Simulator

FCA recently launched what it’s billing as the most advanced driving simulator in North America at its Automotive Research and Development Centre (ARDC) in Windsor, Ontario....

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Test & Measurement

UofM Research Hopes to Eliminate That Queasy Feeling

As concerns mount around how automated-vehicle (AV) passengers will react to increasing degrees of driving detachment, researchers are trying to better understand how and why humans...

Briefs
Aerospace

System for Incorporating a Physiological Self-Regulation Challenge into Parcourse/Orienteering Type Games and Simulations

Although biofeedback is an effective treatment for various physiological problems and can be used to optimize physiological functioning in many ways, the benefits can only be attained through a number of training sessions,...

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Design

Roush Opens Advanced Durability Lab

The auto industry’s steady march toward electrified and automated vehicles has many suppliers affixed to the digital-testing environment rather than using traditional hardware validation.

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Defense

HTX Labs Adapts Its VR Platform for the Air Force Pilot Training Next Initiative

Houston-based HTX Labs, LLC was awarded with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II funding to continue adapting its EMPACT Virtual Reality (VR)...

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Software

German University Installing Advanced Simulator to Study Autonomous-Vehicle Handover

Researchers at Germany’s Kempten University of Applied Sciences plan to embark this year on autonomous vehicle (AV) and advanced driver-assist system...

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Software

5G Cellular-Enabled Test Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles Launched at U.K.’s Millbrook

Millbrook Proving Ground in the U.K. has officially launched the AutoAir consortium’s 5G cellular testing infrastructure for autonomous...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Multi-Agent RF Propagation Simulator

A desirable interface between multi-agents is through over-the-air RF connections that include not only the intended direct RF communications paths but also highly variable multi-ray propagation, range...

Briefs
Software

Model Gives Robots a Better Feel for Object Manipulation

A new learning system improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into target shapes and make predictions about interacting with solid objects and liquids. The system, known as a...

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Unmanned Systems

Volvo CE Trials 5G Mobile Connectivity

For years Volvo Construction Equipment has operated wheel loaders via remote control in underground mining operations, first for very dedicated tasks and more recently increasing the flexibility and...

NASA Spinoff
Aerospace

Offshore Oil Workers Learn Survival Skills in Astronaut Training Pool

Spinoff is NASA's annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Stray Energy Indicator for Pyrotechnic Applications

A compact and portable system is used to monitor and store real-time measurements of stray energy through a pyrotechnic firing circuit using infrared technology. The infrared sensor is mated to the NASA Standard Initiator simulator, and is calibrated such that the current input through the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

In-Flight Real-Time Avionics Adaptation

Avionics is a very restricting domain for obvious safety reasons. Along with miniaturization comes the idea of integration. More functionality on one spot requires a good management of privacy and...

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Software

Comprehensive Software Simulation on Ground Special Power at Kennedy Space Center

As the number of channels, or operative sites, increases in present and future ground special power (GSP) development efforts, the amount of hardware required to test development codes becomes substantially expensive. By simulating/emulating the hardware, code...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Active Response Gravity Offload System

NASA has used two systems to train astronauts for weightlessness. The first is the Reduced Gravity Simulator that suspended the astronaut at an angle of 80.5 so that only 1/6th of his or her weight was supported by the ground, while the rest was supported by a pulley system. The other system, designed...

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Software

McLaren Earns Its Ph.D. in Handling

Following its 2017 launch at the Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren 720S has received adulation and awards, garnering particular praise for its ride quality, handling and driver engagement....

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Game-Based Training Environment

Charles River Analytics
Cambridge, MA
617-491-3474
www.cra.com

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a two-year, $2 million Phase III...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Makerspace: Rapid Prototyping Facility Offers Hands-On Learning

The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Newark College of Engineering has opened a training-focused, rapid prototyping facility that is central to both the university’s...