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Aerospace

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...

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Automotive

An EV ‘Lightning Round’ with Ford’s Farley, Field and Zhang

With the industry’s first full teardown of a Ford F-150 Lightning well underway, competitive-analysis specialists Munro & Associates recently purchased a second...

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Manned Systems

Funding, Mandates Fuel Commercial-Vehicle Electrification

Government funding and electrification mandates are providing strong tailwinds for electric vehicle (EV) suppliers. But to optimize their transitions, fleet operators will have...

Technical Innovation
Energy

Lightning EMotors Announces EChassis for Commercial EVs

Lightning eMotors has announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis platform for commercial EV applications. The platform, which was co-developed with Metalsa, will be...

Supplier Eye
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Making the BEV Commitment

The past 18 months have been a head-shaker for those of us observing the industry. A pandemic spreads, semiconductors vanish, and now a headlong charge by virtually every OEM and major Tier 1 into electric...

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Electronics & Computers

Creating Safe, Reliable Circuits for Next-Gen EVs

Designing circuits for electrified vehicles is extremely challenging. To ensure robust and safe designs that can withstand overloads, transients, and electrostatic discharge (ESD),...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Electrically Non-Conductive Ladder Fall Protection

This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.

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Regulations/Standards

Bell Incorporates Bird-Deterring Lights as Standard Equipment on Bell 407 Helicopters

Helicopter manufacturer and Textron Inc. subsidiary, Bell Flight, is adding a new piece of standard equipment to its Bell 407GXi single-engine, civil...

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Energy

Plasma Generator Using Spiral Conductors

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed a patented SansEC sensor technology for use in many different areas, including tall structures and wind turbines. The SansEC technology is a proven wireless sensing platform capable of measuring the electrical impedance of physical matter in proximity to the...

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Electronics & Computers

Streamlining EMC Solutions for Avionics Interfaces

Lightning strikes to jet airliners are common - about once every 1000 flight hours. The DO-160G standard, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, is a standard...

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Defense

Eyes in the Sky: Using Optical Filters to Observe and Measure Earth From a Different Perspective

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

KSC Weather Data Archive

The Spaceport Weather Data Archive provides a fully searchable database of weather data gathered at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Not only can the user easily retrieve data and download it, but the user can also view graphically the weather data on a map overlay. The data are...

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Materials

Sequential/Simultaneous Multi-Metallized Nanocomposites (S2M2N)

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a method to create Sequential/Simultaneous Multi-Metallized Nanocomposites (S2M2N) via supercritical fluid (SCF) sequential or...

Application Briefs
Defense

Thermoplastic Fuselage Demonstrator

Porcher Industries
Badinières, France
+33 (0)4 74 43 10 10
www.porcher-ind.com

Porcher Industries, a company that specializes in technical textiles and thermoplastic composite solutions,...

Application Briefs
Defense

F-16 Upgrades

Lockheed Martin
Bethesda, MD
817-777-6148
For more info click here

The U.S. Air Force recently authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin F-16's designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Lightning Protection and Detection System

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a sensor technology for structural health monitoring on composite aircraft surfaces. When conventional aircraft are struck by lightning, the result can...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Electric Field Quantitative Measurement System and Method

NASA Langley Research Center’s Electric Field Imaging (EFI) system is the only noncontact method capable of quantitatively measuring the magnitude and direction of electrostatic...

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Defense

EMI Analysis Software Helps Telescope Group Simulate RFI Mitigation

Challenging Einstein’s seminal theory of relativity to the limits, how the very first stars and galaxies formed just after the Big Bang, the study of dark energy and the...

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Test & Measurement

Simulating Thermal Expansion in Composites with Expanded Metal Foil for Lightning Protection

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is comprised of more than fifty percent carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) due to the material’s light weight and...

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Photonics/Optics

Aircraft Casting Alloy

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp.
Wilmington, MA
855-237-2522
www.ibcadvancedalloys.com

IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. will continue production of components for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II...

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Photonics/Optics

Fiber-Optic Sensor for Aircraft and Structure Lightning Measurement

An optical-fiber sensor based on Faraday Effect was developed for measuring total lightning current. Designed for aircraft installation, it is lightweight, non-conducting, structure conforming, and is immune to electromagnetic interference, hysteresis, and saturation. It can...

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Electronics & Computers

Power Management System Keeps SpaceCube Flying

UltraCMOS®-based power management card
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
San Diego, CA
858-731-9400
www.psemi.com

Selected for NASA Goddard Space Flight...

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Automotive

Automotive Circuit Protection Using High-Reliability TVS Diodes

Designing automotive electronics presents numerous technical challenges, including the need to protect against electrical hazards. The three major sources of electrical hazards...

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Lighting

Choosing the Right Circuit Protection for LEDs

Approximately 25 percent of global energy consumption goes to lighting applications, so making lighting more energy-efficient could have a dramatic impact on overall energy usage or make more...

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

NASA Launch Pads Protected Against Lightning-Induced Power Surges

Circuit protection components
Littelfuse
Chicago, IL
773-628-1000
www.littelfuse.com

Circuit protection is an essential part of any electrical or...

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Information Technology

KSC Spaceport Weather Data Archive

The Spaceport Weather Data Archive provides a fully searchable database of weather data gathered at Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Weather data includes wind, temperature, and humidity data from a surface meteorological tower network; upper air soundings from both weather...

Products
Lighting

LED Drivers

SL Power Electronics (Ventura, CA) has introduced its new LE Series of LED drivers. Available in 10 models from 75 to 300 watts, the constant current LED drivers enable highly efficient LED lighting for applications that require...

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Materials

Thermal Simulation and Testing of Expanded Metal Foils for Lightning Protection

With the implementation of major aircraft structures fabricated from carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials, lightning protection has become a more complicated...

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Software

Software Creates and Analyzes Lightning Protection Solutions for Wind Turbines

Highvoltage.dk is a Danish consulting engineering firm with expertise in lightning protection and high-voltage engineering. The company, founded in 2005, tackles...