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Automotive

A Formula for Real-World Experience

On a hazy, cool day in late May, a massive throng of thousands of collegiate engineers and hundreds of volunteers descended on Michigan International Speedway to put the teams’ engineering,...

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Aerospace

Spacesuit Flow Switch

A spacesuit design adds the precision Model AS-FS Flow Switch from FCI Aerospace.

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Electronics & Computers

Empowering Soldiers Through ISPDS

Integrated Soldier Power and Data Systems help lighten the load for soldiers.

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Energy

Multipurpose Batteries Make it Easier to Get Around on Mars

NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.

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What We’re Driving
Propulsion

2021 Nissan Kicks SV

Since its U.S. launch for the ’18 model year, the positioning of the Kicks has puzzled me. Though Nissan was anxious to bill it a “crossover,” I think most would call it a “car.” Nissan hardly is alone in...

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Aerospace

Development and Verification of Body Armor Target Geometry Created Using Computed Tomography Scans

Previous methods of target geometry can be replaced by more accurate computer scanning technology.

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What We’re Driving
Power

What We’re Driving: 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire ELW

“Grab your helmet, you need to ride this thing!” exclaimed my pal Dave, as he parked his new electric Harley-Davidson in my driveway. I’d been working outside when he arrived...

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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

Sensing Applied Load and Damage Effects in Composites with Nondestructive Techniques

Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Sound Attenuation of Neoprene Wetsuit Hoods as a Function of Dive Depth and Acoustic Frequency: Hyperbaric Chamber Trials

The U.S. Navy is interested in strategies that divers could employ to protect them from loud underwater sounds. Sonar...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ballistic Helmets

3M
St. Paul, MN
888-364-3577
www.3M.com/Defense

Military and police forces across the world require cutting-edge protection to match an ever-evolving range of operational environments. Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M...

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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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Test & Measurement

Inter-Laboratory Combat Helmet Blunt Impact Test Method Comparison

As the medical community learns more about brain injury, the importance of blunt impact mitigation becomes more apparent. As such, it is critical to make sure that research...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

3D Printed Tools and Robo-Glove Make Inroads at GM Assembly Plant

A few General Motors manufacturing plant workers are sharing space with collaborative robots, suggesting assembly line applications for 3D printed parts—and potentially...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Wireless Tamper Detection Sensor and Sensing System

NASA's Langley Research Center researchers have developed a wireless, connection-free inductor capacitor sensor system that can be placed on or embedded in materials and structures to...

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Test & Measurement

Experimental Setup to Assess Blast and Penetration- Induced Secondary Debris in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Environment

As part of Project Agreement on Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT), the US Army Research...

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Aerospace

Managing the Impact of Nanomaterials in Aerospace Manufacturing

As the aerospace industry continues to make improvements to safety, comfort and affordability of aircraft, nanomaterials are making their way into more elements of aircraft...

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Defense

Blast Mitigation Seat Testing

Blast energy-attenuation (EA) seats, although not new to the market, have not been fully tested with respect to energy attenuation capability and the resulting effects on occupant protection. The Ground Systems...

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Aerospace

Tactical Fighting System Simulator

Environmental Tectonics Corporation
Southampton, PA
215-355-9100
www.etcusa.com

Most fighter aircraft simulators are fixed-base, with no motion or sustained G-capability. Even those with...

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News
Unmanned Systems

Volvo’s New Scalable Architecture Puts Emphasis on Safety

Scalable architecture is commonly associated with chassis adaption for track or wheelbase dimensions and suspension characteristics, plus other facets...

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Physical Sciences

Localization of Head-Mounted Vibrotactile Transducers

T he human sensory systems most frequently used in military displays (vision and audition) are sometimes overloaded. When soldiers rely on visual or auditory displays, their situation...

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Imaging

F-16 Full Mission Trainers

L-3 Communications announced that its Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) division has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base near...

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Defense

Realistic Simulation Makes Army Helmets Safer

As materials, ergonomic design, and ballistics protection have evolved, the U.S. Army helmet has improved in form and function, from the M1 of WWII, to the 29-layer Kevlar PASGT (Personnel Armor...

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Physical Sciences

Forehead-Mounted Sensor Measures Oxygen Saturation for Hypoxia Early Detection and Warning

Symptoms of hypoxia – a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues - have been documented among rotary-wing pilots and aircrew flying...

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Physical Sciences

Fluid Helmet Liner for Protection Against Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury

An Advanced Combat Helmet liner design uses the novel idea of including filler materials inside channels in the liner. An energy-absorbing foam was selected for the main liner structure, and several filler material candidates of widely varying properties are being...

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Aerospace

Active Thermal Management for Cooler Body Armor

The military places greater demands on its equipment — electronic and otherwise — than any other market segment. It is also true that it places its greatest thermal demands on the men and...

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Defense

AFRL Study Defines Standards for Low-Level Chemical Agent Exposure

Results of a 5-year, $40 million effort to study chemical warfare agents will benefit military and civilian personnel alike, helping leaders in both arenas cope with events...

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Defense

Composite Material Fire Safety Training Course

AFRL scientists and engineers, working cooperatively with experts from academia and the firefighting community, have developed a Composite Material Fire Safety training program designed to...

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Automotive

AFRL Teams With Indy Racing League® for Neck Protection

The bulletlike, open-wheel Indy racing cars hurtle around oval tracks at breakneck velocities, often approaching speeds of 220 mph or higher. While a crash at this speed is a violent,...

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