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Design

Zero Prototype Summit 2024: The Future Is Closer Than Ever

Despite rainy skies above northeastern Italy in mid-May, the mood at VI-grade’s 2024 Zero Prototype Summit (ZPS) was decidedly sunny. VI-grade’s partners from around the...

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Electronics & Computers

Autonomous Testing Calls for Massive Computing Power

As humans, we are quite good at driving, which, curiously, is one of the issues facing the development of autonomous vehicles (AVs). Another is the development of testing equipment...

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Data Acquisition

Upgrade Transonic Compressor Test Rig Data Acquisition System

New software programming using commercial off-the-shelf software for acquiring data, processing data, displaying results, and generating reports is implemented to improve the performance of a legacy system.

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Electronics & Computers

Horiba to Expand Virtual AV Vetting with Physical-Body Testing

Measurement and analysis specialist Horiba has a host of virtual tools available for suppliers and OEMs to aid the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) sensor suites. The...

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Test & Measurement

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Reimagining Automated Test During a Pandemic

COVID-19 has challenged test and measurement companies that supply the aerospace & defense sector.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Software Enables New-Age, Flexible Test Solution for Analog and Digital Radios

Radios are a staple of naval operations but their standards must change to keep up with the times.

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Motion Control

Softing Supports a Standardized Diagnostic Protocol

On-board diagnostics (OBD) is required to monitor emissions-related components such as heavy-duty diesel engines and their emissions control systems. Though the use of electric drives...

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Power

Upswing in Outsourced EV Testing

As more commercial-vehicle OEMs choose electrified propulsion systems, the industry is witnessing an “unprecedented surge” in testing, according to Drive System Design (DSD). The electrified...

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Electronics & Computers

Portable Engine Test Stand

Sky Power’s SRE180 test stand provides a test solution for the Wankel engine SP-180 SRE hybrid.

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Test & Measurement

The Role of Prototype/Test Systems in Next-Generation C5ISR Development

For SOSA/HOST systems, there are chassis platforms for development that provide relatively cost-effective, versatile, and powerful solutions.

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Test & Measurement

Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing

Exposure to water vapor is a death sentence for the lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in hybrid-electric and electric vehicles. If moisture enters the battery cell and reacts with the...

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Manned Systems

AV and ADAS Testing from out of the Box

For self-driving vehicle systems to gain the full confidence of the public, the mobility industry and government regulators, OEMs have to prove that AVs (and those equipped with enhanced SAE...

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Propulsion

Instrumentation for Fabrication and Testing of High-Speed Single-Rotor and Compound-Rotor Systems

To support the development of next-generation rotorcraft, precision data acquisition is required.

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Aerospace

Preliminary Development of an Integrated Mobility, Lethality, and Survivability Soldier Performance Testing Platform

Develop a methodology that incorporates objective measures of performance and is sensitive to changes in soldier-system equipment.

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Communications

Radar Testing with an O-Scope

A new generation of compact radar sensors with long range and high resolution is under development for automated driver assistance systems (ADAS) and future fully autonomous vehicles. Operating in the...

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Power

Xtrac Readies E-Tech for Rallycross World Championship

For any motorsport engineering supplier tempted to carry its highly specialized expertise along the winding – often hazardous – road to series cars, the journey can be fraught...

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Connectivity

GM Deploying Electricals of the Future

General Motors recently offered media a deeper look at the company’s all-new vehicle electrical architecture that was first confirmed in mid-2019, saying the vehicle-wide electrical system is...

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Unmanned Systems

ZwickRoell Rallies for EV Battery Testing

A lightweight, higher-capacity lithium-ion or Li-blended battery could fast-track the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) by increasing the driving range, but progress could be easily sidetracked...

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Test & Measurement

Proving Grounds Are the Hush-Hush Heroes of the Latest Automotive Test Technology

The world’s independent vehicle test-track operators often are the unsung heroes of new-vehicle development. They work in an atmosphere of secrecy that...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Does EV Material Testing Need to Get Physical?

As the CEO of the ZwickRoell Group, Dr. Jan Stefan Roell oversees a multi-industry, materials-testing business. The family-owned company’s history of invention includes the first...

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Connectivity

New Digital Tools Driving Restructuring for Autonomy

The seemingly unending explosions of fast-changing automotive technologies continue to drive massive restructurings for both management staffs and system architectures. Automakers are...

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Electronics & Computers

Waveform Synthesis for Shock Response Spectrum Replication, Applied to Ground Vehicle Component Testing

Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.

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Aerospace

Eyes in the Sky: HD Ethernet Cameras Take Flight Test Imagery to New Heights

There is increasing demand for high-quality High Definition (HD) video for airborne applications such as Flight Test Instrumentation (FTI). Ideally, such new...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Sensuron Enables Real-Time Structural Health Monitoring Onboard NASA’s X-56 UAV

In contrast to the stiff, rigid wings found on most commercial aircraft, flexible wing technology is considered essential to next generation, fuel...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Using Ruggedized Test Equipment to Solve Jet Engine Problems

A jet engine is the very definition of “mission-critical.” A critical failure could cause a serious accident that endangers hundreds of lives. To prevent this from happening,...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Marvin Test Solutions Tailors GX3800e PXI Express FPGA Module for Test, Automation, Instrumentation Engineering

Marvin Test Solutions Inc., a global provider of test solutions for aerospace, defense, and manufacturing, in Irvine,...

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Test & Measurement

Zwick Roell Provides Flexible Materials Testing over a Wide Temperature Range

Materials research and development frequently require materials to be tested at different temperatures, in line with their eventual area of use. For aerospace...

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Test & Measurement

Fokker Uses ZwickRoell Creep Testing Machines to Test for Hydrogen Embrittlement on Landing Gear Components

Aerospace manufacturers walk a metaphorical balance beam to continually develop and produce stronger, more efficient materials...

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