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Energy

Building Temperature-Resilient Batteries

In tests, the proof-of-concept batteries retained 87.5 percent and 115.9 percent of their energy capacity at -40 °C and 50 °C (-40 °F and 122 °F), respectively.

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Electronics & Computers

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Manned Systems

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

Application Briefs
Energy

Cryogenic Thermal Subsystem

The Cryogenic Thermal Subsystem’s most critical function is to provide cooling to maintain the detectors in two of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument’s cameras at sufficiently low temperatures of approximately minus 161o F, which will allow them to function with the required sensitivity.

Q&A
Power

Bosch Tunes Its Business to Face Mobility’s Challenges

Components and systems that make up the heart of combustion-engine powertrains have long reigned as a major profit center for Bosch, and the company’s commitment to sustaining...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Heat-Management Material Keeps Computers Running Cool

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

Technical Innovation
Transportation

Webasto Delivers Battery System for Zeus EV Chassis

Electric work trucks are beginning to roll off the line at Zeus Electric Chassis’ production facility in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Zeus is providing the Sacramento Municipal...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Electric Radiant Heat for EV Cabin Comfort

Vehicle OEMs have been steadily increasing the range of their electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), but the ranges they claim publicly are in ideal thermal conditions. Now comes...

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Imaging

Understanding Cryocooled Infrared System Reliability

Where the ability to detect mid-wave infrared (MWIR) radiation is mission critical, readiness and the importance of long, maintenance-free infrared (IR) system operation is vital. In...

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Electronics & Computers

GM: Ultium Heat-Pump System Boosts EV Range, Reduces Charge Times

On the same day that General Motors president Mark Reuss confirmed there will be a fully electric version of the company’s Corvette along with a hybrid model, the...

Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity

Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.

Articles
Tubing & Extrusion

Microtube Technology: A Catalyst for Next-Gen Aerospace Thermal Control

Intergalactic, an aerospace thermal management company, has an inventive approach to heat exchangers.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Process Enables Machines to Thermally “Breathe”

Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.

Q&A
Energy

Thermal Challenges of Electric Commercial Vehicles

Vehicle electrification poses new challenges for thermal management, driving development of new systems and components specific to battery and fuel-cell electric vehicles (EVs). Key...

Articles
Aerospace

Inside Story, November 2021: Momentive Materials in Space, Defense, and Aviation

Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.

Q&A
Energy

Q&A: Self-Healing Polymers Create Water-Resistant Coatings

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

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Photonics/Optics

Thermal Imaging — Making Hidden Details Visible

When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Macroflash Cup Cryostat

The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Migrating Advanced Signal Processing Technology to Rugged SFF Platforms

By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.

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Electronics & Computers

An Immersive Solution for Thermally Safer EV Batteries

An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.

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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.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Hybrid Thermoelectric Compound

The material sets the stage for new forms of electric power in the future.

Briefs
Energy

Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Health Device

A flexible device worn on the wrist harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Mahle Advances 3D Printing Capabilities

Slashing the time to produce prototypes for complex components, from several months to a few days, explains in part why Mahle’s technology group decided to build a new facility for additive...

Articles
Aerospace

Engineering an Aircraft Hydrogen Powertrain

The commercial aviation industry is taking critical steps towards zero-carbon aviation.

R&D
IoMT

Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Heat Harvester

A flexible heat harvesting device shows better efficiency at retaining heat to power the device.

Technology Report
Energy

Toward an Electric Two-Wheeled Triumph

There is something of a TV series about Triumph Motorcycles’ radical TE-1 electric project. It’s an intriguing story unfolding through four episodes, or phases, following its conception. Phase...

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Electronics & Computers

Mercedes Kicks off Dedicated EV Lineup with Flagship EQS

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2022 EQS EV sedan. The EQS is the first all-electric luxury 4-door model from Mercedes built upon a dedicated (and modular) EV platform. The...

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Packaging & Sterilization

How 3D Printing Could Add Efficiency to EV Power Electronics

“Think production!” Perhaps that advice should be posted on the wall of every design office, R&D lab and advanced technology center in the auto industry. Although...