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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Brembo’s New Octyma Brakes Provide 8 Reasons for Better Deceleration

As the 2024 Range Rover Sport SV barrels down the front straight of the Portimão circuit, it’s fair to ask: What the heck is a 5,532-pound (2,509-kg) luxury SUV...

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Unmanned Systems

COMVEC 2022: Electrification Is the Future for Defense Vehicles

The M1 Abrams main battle tank developed for the U.S. Army in the late 1970s remains the best tank in the world, according to Allison Transmission’s VP of Defense...

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Application Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Vehicle-Mounted Tactical Radars

Blighter will be supplying its B422 180-degree ground surveillance e-scanning radar in a vehicle-mounted configuration to be fitted to a six-wheeled UGV.

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Unmanned Systems

Experimental Assessment of Entanglement for an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle with an Open, Three-Bladed Propeller

This research evaluates the entanglement of an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) operating in marine vegetation common to...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

AUVSI XPONENTIAL

After losing 2020 to COVID and successfully relaunching live in Atlanta in 2021, AUVSI is bringing their XPONENTIAL 2022 tech conference and trade show to Orlando, Florida's spacious Orange County Convention Center.

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Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

Robotic Rifle

SWORD Defense Systems recently unveiled its Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle (SPUR).

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Application Briefs
RF & Microwave Electronics

Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Platform

Silent Sentinel’s offering includes a dual Electro-Optic/Infra-Red camera payload, a laser range finder, and a panoramic surveillance camera.

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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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Application Briefs
Defense

Unmanned Ground Vehicles

The Marine Corps will use the FLIR Centaur to assist in disarming improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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Energy

The Role of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technologies in Defense Applications

Artificial intelligence can be used for a plethora of defense applications, including command and control of military operations.

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What We’re Driving
Lighting

What We’re Driving: 2020 Kia Seltos SX

Two meaningful takeaways from Kia’s 2020 Seltos SX, an urbanely-styled compact SUV that looks like it’s simultaneously trying to give Land Rover’s new Defender and Subaru’s Forester a run...

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Application Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Mars Rover Electric Motors

A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.

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Data Acquisition

DDDAMS-based Urban Surveillance and Crowd Control via UAVs and UGVs

Investigating algorithmic approaches to create scalable, robust, multi-scale, and effective urban surveillance and crowd control strategies using UAVs and UGVs.

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Robotic Combat Vehicles: Putting the Brains Behind the Brawn

A new era of Robotic Combat Vehicles (RCV) is about to begin

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Assessing the Effectiveness of a Combat UGV Swarm in Urban Operations

Recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.

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Unmanned Systems

Validation of Architecture Models for Coordination of Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles via Experimentation

Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis, a UAV-UGV team can collaboratively conduct the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.

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AR/AI

Effectiveness of Inter-Vehicle Communications and On-Board Processing for Close Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Flight Formations

Developing an effective cooperative communication system for unmanned aerial vehicles can increase their autonomy, reduce manpower requirements, and improve mission capabilities.

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Transportation

Systems Engineering Approach to Develop Guidance, Navigation and Control Algorithms for Unmanned Ground Vehicle

This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.

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Unmanned Systems

JLR Developing a “Morphable” Smart Seat

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Research Lead Engineer Dave Withey has invented a seat design that may be the closest yet to a fits-all system for comfort and safety. Rather than use pneumatics for...

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Unmanned Systems

Texas A&M Deploys Remote, Human-In-The-Loop Safety Net for Self-Driving Shuttles

Texas A&M University is putting a human behind the wheel of its autonomous shuttle fleet with a partnership with Designated Driver, a teleoperation...

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Imaging

Beep and Bestmile Partner on Self-Driving Fleets in Florida

Beep Inc., an automated vehicle (AV) distributor based in Orlando, Florida, is partnering with Bestmile SA – a developer of fleet orchestration software. Through the...

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Unmanned Systems

Uber ATG Joins SAE ITC’s Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium

Uber’s Pittsburgh-based Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC) to collaborate on the development of best safety...

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Design

Velodyne and Center for Automotive Research Latest to Join International Alliance for Mobility Testing & Standardization

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) and Velodyne Lidar, Inc. have joined the International Alliance for Mobility...

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AR/AI

Elektrobit Lends Software to Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Project

Elektrobit Automotive GmbH (EB) will provide automotive infrastructure software for Baidu, Inc.’s ApolloComputing Unit(ACU). Baidu, China’s leading Chinese...

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Unmanned Systems

Rancho Cordova Business Park Hosts Self-Driving Olli Shuttle

Olli – Phoenix-based Local Motors’ self-driving shuttle – is currently in use at a major business park in Rancho Cordova, California for its first business use pilot...

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Data Acquisition

NVIDIA's Next-Generation Autonomous Driving Platforms Use Macronix Secure Flash Memory

NVIDIA Corporation is using Macronix International Co., Ltd.’s ArmorFlash memory on its NVIDIA DRIVE DRIVE AGX Xavier and DRIVE AGX Pegasus platforms....

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Transportation

Kodiak Robotics Begins Deliveries Using Self-Driving Long-Haul Trucks

Kodiak Robotics, Inc. has begun making commercial truck deliveries in Texas using its new self-driving, long-haul trucking platform with safety drivers behind the...

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Unmanned Systems

German LiDAR Specialist Ibeo Automotive Systems Chooses Detroit as the Home for Its U.S. Subsidiary

Germany’s LiDAR specialist, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, has identified Detroit as the ideal location for new United States...

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Electronics & Computers

Canada’s Highway 407 ETR Tests High Contrast AV Highway Markings

407 Express Toll Route Concession Company Limited is optimizing kilometers of Canadian highway for automated vehicles (AVs) in partnership with 3M Canada. 407 ERT has...

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