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Manned Systems

Maintaining EV Chargers Yet Another Challenge

Industry experts have trumpeted ad nauseam the need to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for the past half-decade or more. Those calls continued at the recent Green Truck...

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Software

Data Drives Driverless Truck Launch

Transforming raw data into high-quality structured data is a critical path to properly fueling machine-learning (ML) models and deploying artificial-intelligence (AI) applications across autonomous...

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AR/AI

Toyota Tops 2020 OEM-Supplier Relations Study

Toyota ranks as the top performer among the six major U.S. and Japanese automakers in all scorecard categories of an annual study focused on the OEM-supplier working relationship. “Toyota...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Covariance and Uncertainty Realism in Space Surveillance and Tracking

Characterizing uncertainty in estimating the state of a resident space object is one of the fundamentals of many space surveillance tasks.

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Test & Measurement

Pulse Analysis Techniques for Radar and Electronic Warfare

Pulsed signals are widespread in radar and other electronic warfare (EW) applications, and they must be accurately measured for manufacturing, design of countermeasures, and threat...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Angular Random Walk Estimation of a Time-Domain Switching Micromachined Gyroscope

The primary metrics that prohibit the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) gyroscopes for navigation-grade inertial navigation units (IMUs) are angle...

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Defense

Using High Bandwidth Oscilloscopes to Analyze Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems

Whether for multi-channel analysis, or for wider analysis bandwidth in a measurement, high bandwidth oscilloscopes offer an alternative to traditional...

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Defense

DPA Countermeasures — Theory vs. Practice

The Threat

In today’s interconnected world, the information that we generate, store, transmit, and receive has become a valuable commodity. We have increasingly turned to cryptography as a tool...

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Aerospace

A Hardware-Centric Approach to Countering Side-Channel Threats

From laptops and mobile devices to cars and airplanes, we are seeing near-daily threats to the systems and devices we use. Systems being used and deployed in the aerospace and...

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Defense

Big Data, Aircraft, and a Better Future

The hype phrase today is “Big Data.” It is a phrase Mark Bünger, Research Director for Lux Research, believes can have a number of definitions depending on who is doing the defining. Bünger was...

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Power

SAE 2014 Convergence: Adapting to Millennials Important to Workforce

As Baby Boomers retire, the Millennial generation is crucial to the engineering workforce.

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Aerospace

Developing and Validating Statistical Cyber Defenses

Enterprise business processes are more connected than ever before, driven by the ability to share the right information with the right partners at the right time. While this...

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Transportation

Ricardo Technology Director to Chair European R&D Association

Simon Edwards, Ricardo’s Global Director of Technology, has been appointed Chair of the European Automotive Research Partners Association (EARPA). The organization consists...

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Software

Auto Industry Is High-Tech—and the Numbers Prove It

Those in, or knowledgeable about, the automotive industry know it to be high-tech. A new report from the Center for Automotive Research uses statistics to show just how high-tech it...

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Materials

Characterization of Ceramic Composite Materials Using Terahertz Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques

This work describes the use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques to characterize defects such as rust, voids, etc. in materials,...

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Information Technology

Thermal-to-Visible Face Recognition

For nighttime surveillance, acquisition of visible light imagery is impractical due to the lack of illumination. Thermal imaging, which acquires mid-wave infrared or long-wave infrared radiation naturally...

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Information Technology

Optimized Robust Adaptive Networks in Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems

The Electric Power and Communica - tion Synchronizing Simulator (EPOCHS) system could provide great benefits to private industry and Department of Defense (DoD) power systems infrastructure by allowing simultaneous, synchronous simulation of communication and...

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Electronics & Computers

Implementing On-Board Cloud Detection on a Reconfigurable Computer

Reconfigurable Computers (RCs) combine traditional microprocessors with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and are characterized by lower form/wrap factors compared to...

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Information Technology

Some Advances in Digital-Image Forensics

A program of research in the forensic analysis of digital images has yielded several proposed techniques for automated image-data processing to answer questions concerning the source, authenticity, and integrity of a given image or set of images. The need for such techniques arises because the ease with...

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Information Technology

Developing Condition-Based Maintenance

Like any manufacturing equipment, semiconductor fabrication systems have a finite lifetime. Technicians normally perform maintenance on these hardware systems according to preset schedules and...

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