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Imaging

Advancing HMI Development of ADAS and Active Safety Systems

The advancement of vehicles with enhanced safety and infotainment features has made evaluating human-machine interfaces (HMI) in modern commercial and industrial vehicles...

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Data Acquisition

Dynamically Managing Task Allocation Between Humans and Machines in Surveillance Operations

Increasingly sophisticated technology must be leveraged in surveillance environments to enable eventually achieving the goal of allowing analysts to increase throughput by managing multiple simultaneous feeds.

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Electronics & Computers

Making UX Easy on the Eyes

Faurecia IRYStec combined physiology and image processing to create uniquely personalized high-fidelity screen displays, as pioneered by Mercedes’ MBUX.

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Aerospace

Formal Process Modeling to Improve Human-Decision-Making During Test and Evaluation Range Control

Innoslate software tool formally models the process of conducting test range events.

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Unmanned Systems

Test and Evaluation of Autonomy for Air Platforms

Tools, approaches, and insights to confidently approach the safe, secure, effective, and efficient testing of autonomy on air platforms.

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Design

Amending the Automated-Driving ‘Constitution’

In May, SAE International and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) jointly released a significant update to SAE’s J3016 Recommended Practice: Taxonomy and...

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Unmanned Systems

Making the Strategic Move into AV Testing

Traditional powertrain testing can be full of challenges. But it doesn’t compare to the often-bizarre edge cases that confront those testing automated-vehicle systems. Just ask Tom Tasky. He...

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Imaging

Quantifying Eye Movement Trajectory Similarity for Use in Human Performance Experiments in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Research

ScanMatch software determines the similarity of two strings of eye-tracking data. See why that kind of capability is valuable.

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Design

Alliance Platform Elevates 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Ten years is an eternity in terms of automotive product cycles, especially in a segment as hot and crowded as C/D sport utility. For Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA), waiting...

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Software

Volvo Cars Mixes Virtual with Real-World Testing

Volvo Cars engineers who do a lot of test-track driving are trading their typical street-clothes attire for some serious “tech style.” They’re getting behind the wheel wearing a...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Exploring the Impact of Fuel Data Acquisition Technology on the USMC Expeditionary Energy Command and Control System

Understanding how delays in resource decision making and tactical supply chains relate to operational reach will give commanders the ability to maximize resources.

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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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Regulations/Standards

New EU Patent System Could Unify and Simplify Process

To engineers who are developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies, the legal landscape around innovation can look increasingly complex. And the patent path may seem daunting. But...

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Materials

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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Aerospace

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Eye Tracking Technology

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

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Test & Measurement

A-10C Pilots Will Get 3D-Audio to Increase Situational Awareness

The U.S. Air Force will equip between 150 and 200 Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II combat aircraft with 3D-audio systems developed by Terma A/S, a Lystrup,...

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Automotive

US Government Accountability Office Finds Gaps in Military Helicopter Mishap Data

This month, during an ongoing review of military training for rotary-wing aircraft, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report...

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Test & Measurement

The Only Department of Defense-Owned, Human-Rated Centrifuge Gains Full Operational Capability


The only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense just gained full operational capability (FOC). The centrifuge, located at...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

A Guide for Developing Human-Robot Interaction Experiments in the Robotic Interactive Visualization and Experimentation Technology (RIVET) Simulation

ARL's Intelligent Systems Enterprise vision is to enable the teaming of autonomous...

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Software

Autonomous Future Will Require New Product Development Approaches

The growing number of autonomous-car demonstration programs foreshadow a future of self-driving vehicles, but making the transition to series production is no easy feat,...

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Aerospace

Synthetic Vision Guidance Systems Giving 2D data a 3D perspective

Synthetic Vision (SV) displays replace the pilot’s traditional 2D primary flight display (PFD) with a 3D perspective view display. The 3D SV perspective display is rendered...

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Unmanned Systems

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Offer Master’s in Unmanned Systems

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Worldwide will begin offering a Master of Science in Unmanned Systems degree this August. Unmanned systems coursework will examine the...

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Defense

SWORD Simulation Software

MASA Group, a developer of Artificial Intelligence (AI)- based Modeling & Simulation (M&S) software for the defense, public safety, emergency management, and serious games markets, has launched SWORD 5.0,...

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Physical Sciences

Evaluation of Three Extremity Armor Systems

The US Marine Corps and the US Army have been engaged in efforts to evaluate improved body armor, including armor to protect the extremities. These efforts are focused on both body armor...

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Test & Measurement

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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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Using a Steering Shaping Function to Improve Human Performance in By-Wire Vehicles

Currently, there is a performance issue regarding vehicle control at higher speeds for some indirect-vision, by-wire military vehicles; that is, those...

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Physical Sciences

Thermal Technology System Acquires Heat Data to Count People

The Flowslide, developed by Royal Boon Edam Group Holding BV, is a combination of a revolving door and curved sliding panels, installed at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris. The...

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