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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.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

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.

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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
Semiconductors & ICs

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
Manned Systems

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
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...

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
Power

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
Materials

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.

Articles
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.

Articles
Software

An Immersive Solution for Thermally Safer EV Batteries

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

Articles
Electronics & Computers

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

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
Energy

Engineering an Aircraft Hydrogen Powertrain

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

R&D
Energy

Reduced Heat Leakage Improves Wearable Heat Harvester

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

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Semiconductors & ICs

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...

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Power

Propulsion Tech Tops SAE WCX 2021 Papers and Presentations

The technologies that literally make the world’s wheels go round – the latest combustion systems and battery chemistries, electric machines, drivelines, fuels and more –...

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Power

Charting the ICE Future with Mahle’s Martin Berger

Electrification nets the current headlines and Wall Street fervor, but the internal combustion engine (ICE) will easily soldier on for several decades, serving as the core of many...

Briefs
Materials

Modification of Pigments Utilizing Atomic Layer Deposition

The coatings can be deposited on substrates such as glass, polymers, metals, and aerogels.

Articles
Materials

Dispensable Gels vs Gap Filler Pads

Learn the distinct pros and cons of the two thermal interface materials.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Aircraft Thermal Heat Conduction Method

The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Nanoscale Thermal Switches

These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.

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Power

Getting to the ‘Core’ of AV Thermal Management

The universal understanding of autonomous vehicle (AV) safety is one of the most critical keys to broad adoption of self-driving technology. For AVs, what is “safe enough?” This...

Briefs
Semiconductors & ICs

Tiny, Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator

Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.

News
Propulsion

In Pursuit of the Silky-Smooth EV

For next-generation electric vehicles (EVs), absolute smoothness in every operating mode will be an essential criterion. It will be a product differentiator, along with greater range, while raising the...

Articles
Electronics & Computers

FEV and the Art of EV Testing

Before the impending flood of electric vehicles (EV) expected for the 2025 timeframe enters the market, every one of them – and their subsystems – must be fully tested, validated and calibrated....