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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Advancing Battery Technology: THE 2021 BATTERY SHOW Preview

The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.

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Manned Systems

Time with the Teardown Titan

Competitive benchmarking has long played a vital role in the auto industry, but until recently, it’s been an insider’s game. Then came a surprise hit on YouTube: Munro Live. The ongoing series is...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

How Ford Is Mobilizing Its Engineers in the COVID-19 Fight

The fight against COVID-19 has forced disparate industries to collaborate on a technical level not seen since World War II, in order to boost supply of vital medical equipment....

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Underwriters Labs Publishes First AV Safety Standard

On April 1, 2020, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced that it published UL 4600 as an American National Standard. With its publication, UL 4600 became the auto industry’s first...

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Aerospace

Real Time Physiological Status Monitoring

New wearables will provide soldiers and small unit leaders with actionable information needed to ensure individual and squad performance readiness.

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Aerospace

Evaluation of the Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Common Aircraft Electrical Materials

A study aims to find a suitable decontaminant that can be used successfully in complex transportation vehicles with no negative impact on sensitive electronic equipment.

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Materials

Ruggedized Bioprinter

nScrypt Inc.
Orlando, FL
407-275-4755
www.nscrypt.com

nScrypt has partnered with the U.S. Military, the Uniformed Services University 4D Bio3 Program, and The Geneva Foundation to move bioprinting out...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Modular Biosensor Patch

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

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Test & Measurement

The Impact of Video Compression on Remote Cardiac Pulse Measurement Using Imaging Photoplethysmography

Remote measurement of physiological signals has a number of advantages over traditional contact methods. It allows the measurement of...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Verifying Structural Integrity of 3D Metal-Printed Parts

Interest in 3D printing is remaking the manufacturing landscape. Consulting firm IDC says global spending on 3D printers, both desktop and industrial, hit about $11 billion in 2015...

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Defense

Real-Time Operating System

Wind River
Alameda, CA
800-545-9463
www.windriver.com

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the largest government-owned defense and aerospace company in Israel, equipped its semi-autonomous...

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Defense

Reaching the Benchmark in Secure Unmanned Vehicle Software

Security concerns currently dominate software thinking wherever sensitive or safety-critical information is potentially accessible. Embedded software is no exception. Security...

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Aerospace

Next-Generation Mobile Tactical Communications

After many years of development and well-publicized budget overruns, the DoD’s Joint Tactical Radio System program (since reorganized and renamed) has recently given birth to a set of handheld...

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Electronics & Computers

Tips for Selecting or Designing a Membrane Switch

Membrane switches are known for standing up to tough environmental conditions. Flexible and durable, the membrane switch can be customized with embossing, backlighting, sealing, and...

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Electronics & Computers

Using Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) to Create Robust Hardware Security Devices

A wide range of devices are designed to handle, convey and store sensitive information that requires varying degrees of security from protecting low level...

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Aerospace

Micromachining and Material Processing with Amplified Picosecond Lasers

Short pulsed lasers are presently an important tool for manufacturing a variety of devices from smart phones to photovoltaics. When wielded correctly, these lasers can...

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Medical

Process for Testing Aeromedical Equipment

Medical devices are designed to function in environmentally controlled locations, such as stationary hospitals, and not within the harsh, dynamic aircraft environment. Yet, the same medical devices...

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Aerospace

Automating Radiation Effects Mitigation with FPGA Synthesis

FPGA designers of aerospace and defense applications have long wrestled with radiation effects. More recently, due to shrinking technology nodes, concerns have arisen about...

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Medical

Macromolecular Carriers for Nanomedicine and Nano Devices

Tailoring the surface properties of biodegradable nanospheres and microspheres for in-vivo blood-contacting applications includes defining relationships among chemical composition, processing parameters, nanosphere sizes and size distributions, and surface structure. Developments include:...

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Medical

Tactical Medical Coordination System

The term "tactical medical coordination system" (TacMedCS) denotes any of several prototype electronic systems for tracking patients in a scenario that may involve multiple instances of treatment by...

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Medical

Remote Blood Pressure Waveform Sensing

This non-contact, non-invasive blood pressure apparatus continuously measures and monitors blood pressure using a laser Doppler vibrometer to create waveforms. The laser-based system may be utilized to continuously provide highly detailed information about the timing characteristics of the blood pressure...

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Electronics & Computers

On-Board Vehicle Power for Mobile Forces

Current threats on our military forces have created a tremendous requirement for mobility as it relates to mission specifications. The objectives of onboard vehicle power (OBVP) are to develop,...

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Medical

NO-Generating Coats for Subcutaneous Glucose Sensors

In a research program now in progress, polymeric materials that catalyze the generation of nitric oxide (NO) at low concentrations are being developed and tested for utility as coatings on...

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Medical

Update on Implantable Sensors for Metabolic Monitoring

Progress has been made in a continuing effort to develop surgically implantable, biocompatible electrochemical- sensor arrays for continuous measurement of concentrations of analytes...

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Physical Sciences

Nanodevices Based on Actin-Filament End-Tracking Motors

In a continuing research project, nanoscale actuators based on actin-filament end- tracking motors have been synthesized and characterized. It is envisioned that such actuators will...

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Medical

Toward High-Performance Neural Control of Prosthetic Devices

A program of basic and applied research in neuroscience is dedicated to (1) advancing fundamental understanding of how the human brain plans and executes arm movements and (2) designing and building high-performance neural prostheses for controlling arm prostheses. The basic-research...

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Medical

Implantable Electrochemical Sensors for Metabolic Monitoring

Arrays of electrochemical sensors that include specially coated (as described below) gold electrodes on flexible polyimide sheets have been fabricated and tested in a continuing...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Near-Precision Soft Landing Resupply Dispenser

AFRL munitions experts teamed with engineers from Systima Technologies, Inc., under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop a Covert Resupply (COVRES) dispenser. The team...

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