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Data Analysis Companies Collaborate to Slash EV Battery Production Time

A battery intelligence pioneer will work with a venerable semiconductor yield-improvement firm in a partnership that promises to drastically accelerate the...

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Test & Measurement

Deep Breathing for EV Batteries

As batteries become more sophisticated, the need to protect them from the elements has never been greater. Battery pack engineers understand vehicle applications and by marrying them with proper venting...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Balancing the ‘Dominos’ in EV Thermal Management

Electric vehicle thermal management requires OEMs and suppliers to control many variables that potentially create excessive heat. Designing thermal-management systems (TMS) to...

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Power

Advances in Virtual Powertrain Development

Powertrain engineers have various tools at their disposal to develop new technologies — empirical modeling, component simulation, multi-system environments and physical testing chief among...

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Aerospace

Additive Manufacturing Utilizing a Novel In-Line Mixing System for Design of Functionally Graded Ceramic Composites

Exploring the development of a direct ink writing system with multimaterial and in-line mixing capabilities for printing inks composed of high solids-loaded ceramic particulate suspensions.

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Materials

Hierarchical Diamond-Based Ceramic Composites

This research developed and utilized advanced processing, modeling, and micromechanical tools.

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Propulsion

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Electronic Prognostics – A Case Study Using Global Positioning System (GPS)

An electronic system containing high frequency RF components reduces failure rates.

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Photonics/Optics

Infrared Systems for Tactical Aviation: An Evolution in Military Affairs?

See why the military is trying to understand the chaotic evolutionary development of infrared (IR) systems

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Aerospace

Cold Sprayed Coatings with Dual Nanoparticle Reinforcements for Wear and Corrosion Protection

The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.

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Test & Measurement

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Software

Mapping Performance Variations to See How Lithium-Metal Batteries Fail

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.

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Electronics & Computers

Ruggedization of Electronics for Deployed Military Environments

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

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Thermal Management Techniques in Avionics Cooling

Innovation is carrying airborne technologies farther and higher than ever before, and avionic cooling practices have had to evolve to keep up.

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Electronics & Computers

Charge Control Methods for Supercapacitors

A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.

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Energy

Is GaN the Future for EV Chips?

Technology advances in electric vehicles (EV) are steadily shrinking the vehicle bill-of-materials cost while creating power efficiencies and new design solutions. The combination of more power-dense...

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Data Acquisition

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.

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Defense

Ruggedizing Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies from Mechanical Strain

Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling

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Communications

Autonomous Construction Sites

In the construction world, some companies are not just looking to electrify and automate individual machines—they have their sights set on something much grander: the entire jobsite. And Doosan Infracore...

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Test & Measurement

ConExpo & IFPE 2020: Go Big or Go Home

My inbox has been inundated with notifications of press conferences and exciting new construction equipment, power systems, and other advanced technologies to be revealed at the rapidly approaching...

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Transportation

Narrower Focus, Bigger Payoff for Commercial EVs

Government regulations are prompting a changeover to electric powertrains, with early growth coming in commercial vehicle applications where range and recharging are more easily managed....

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Software

Peridynamic Modeling: An Alternative Approach to Analyzing Material Failure

A critical technology challenge for structural material applications is to have a means for the reliable analysis of material damage and failure.

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Test & Measurement

How Has Automation Transformed Aviation?

Over the past year, the aviation industry has consistently been in the news over unfortunate circumstances. One topic that has been highlighted as a potential failure point is automated systems in...

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Test & Measurement

Leading Vehicle Prognostics Toward the AV Future

Predicting a likely future failure in vehicle components and systems in advance of the occurrence is important today, and will be even more critical for autonomous vehicles, perhaps far...

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Test & Measurement

'Road Race' for AV Testing May Be Slowing

Chris Hoyle, Technical Director of software specialist rFpro, believes the race by auto and technology companies to be ahead of competitor programs involving autonomous vehicle (AV) testing on...

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Test & Measurement

Automated Vehicle Safety Series Addresses Design, Testing, Verification, and Validation

Safety is ranked as the number one concern for the acceptance and adoption of automated vehicles, commonly referred to as “self-driving cars.” The...

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Unmanned Systems

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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Test & Measurement

J.D. Power Launches New Vehicle-Engineering Award at SAE’s WCX 2019

Long known for its groundbreaking surveys measuring automotive customer satisfaction, quality and dependability—and presenting corresponding awards to top-achieving...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Nvidia Partners with AdaCore to Secure Self-Driving Firmware

As mobility software becomes increasingly complex and connected, so does the risk of human error and system safety. To combat this, New York-based software company AdaCore...

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