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Yanmar Announces Marine Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System

Yanmar announced that its marine subsidiary, Yanmar Holdings, is now offering a marine-grade hydrogen fuel-cell (HFC) propulsion system. According to the company’s announcement of the...

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Defense

Mk 18 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Systems

The Navy announced a significant milestone in the delivery of unmanned undersea warfighting capability: Production of the MK 18 Mod 2 UUV program of record has completed.

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Energy

Hydrogen Lightens the Load for Heavy Trucks

Hydrogen propulsion continues to gain traction as a solution for the decarbonization of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Numerous OEMs are currently testing and demonstrating H2 trucks on public...

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Brunswick Launches All-Electric Marine Outboard

Brunswick Corp. made several product announcements at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The company showcased their electrification efforts for recreational boats under their Mercury Marine brand...

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Power

Main Propulsion Electric Motor

DRS announced that it has completed factory acceptance testing and shipment of the first production unit of the main propulsion motor for the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia Class submarine.

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Test & Measurement

Laboratory Test Requirements for Marine Shock Isolation Seats

This research provides preliminary guidance for laboratory testing of marine shock isolation seats.

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Manned Systems

R/V Athena Model (5365) Response in Waves

A better physical understanding of the dynamic response of high-speed craft in seas would allow for increased structural optimization.

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Photonics/Optics

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Hypervelocity Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress

Two key limitations that Navy surface ships currently have in defending themselves against ASCMs and ASBMs are limited depth of magazine and unfavorable cost exchange ratios.

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Manned Systems

New Chemistry Aims to Slash Fuel-Cell PGM Costs by 50%

Hydrogen fuel cells are steadily proving to be a competitive zero-emissions solution for powering heavy trucks, railway locomotives and ships, as well as for various...

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Defense

Underwater Security System

KnightShield covers medium ranges in ports and detects hostile divers – whether using closed or open breathing apparatus – as well as AUVs, SDVs, DPVs, and UUVs.

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Connectivity

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...

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Materials

3D Printing Metal Parts on a Ship

Senior level military members are constantly evaluating risk and finding ways to articulate and mitigate risks on the battlefield. When it comes to new technology adoption and consideration, these same...

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Regulations/Standards

SAE WCX 2022: All Transportation Modes Targeting Alternative Fuels

Although the auto industry is rushing to electrify, batteries, in their current state of development, aren’t the answer for many modes of transportation, or even many...

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Defense

Hybrid Auxiliary Propulsion System

Leonardo DRS Inc.
Arlington, VA
571-447-4624
www.leonardodrs.com

Leonardo DRS Inc. recently announced that it has again been awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group to provide the...

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Imaging

Using Underwater Robotics for Autonomous Deep-Sea Exploration

A decade ago, industries that needed to perform underwater inspection and maintenance had only one option: send a human diver into the water. In both the military and commercial...

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Communications

Underwater Acoustic Communication System

DSIT Solutions Givat Shmuel, Israel
+(972-3) 531-3333
www.dsit.co.il

DSIT Solutions recently launched WhitePointer, a state-of-the-art underwater acoustic communication system that enables...

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Software

Evaluation of Future Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Capabilities in an Automated Computer-Aided Wargame

In fiscal year 2016, the Senate Armed Services Committee ordered the Navy to increase its fleet to 355 ships. However, the lack of...

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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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Editorial
Energy

Geopolitics: The Other Existential Threat

As I write this on Valentine’s Day, 105 Russian army battalions backed by over 500 tactical aircraft and 40 warships are poised for a blitzkrieg-style invasion of Ukraine. I don’t think...

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Aerospace

Cold Sprayed Coatings with Dual Nanoparticle Reinforcements for Wear and Corrosion Protection

The use of cold spray has made significant strides since different-sized particles were explored in the process.

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News
Manned Systems

Hercules Readies Alpha Electric Pickup Prototypes

A modular propulsion system enables multiple driveline configurations – and non-automotive EV applications.

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Unmanned Systems

Developing Object Detection Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Truly autonomous UAVs will require computer vision and navigation, cooperation between autonomous vehicles, and explainable and robust AI.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Development and Testing of a New Version of MBUD for Cued Classification of Marine UXO

MBUD has a new data acquisition system and incorporates technical modifications to eliminate the noise encountered in seawater.

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Imaging

Impact of Satellite Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance on Modern Naval Operations

Army research is determining if afloat availability of satellite ISR has fundamentally changed naval operations.

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Data Acquisition

Designing Rugged SWaP-Optimized MOSA Solutions for UUVs

See how suppliers of rugged commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystems are supporting the U.S. Navy's effort to invest in unmanned undersea vehicles.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Portable Diver Detection Sonar System

DSIT Solutions Ltd., recently supplied a NATO country with its PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) system.

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Electronics & Computers

Electric Propulsion Ship

See how the Royal Canadian Navy is using GE’s Integrated Full Electrical Power and Propulsion System (IFEP).

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News
Green Design & Manufacturing

Battery of Issues Surrounds Large-Vehicle Electrification

Electrification has made major inroads in light trucks and compact off-highway machines, but its adoption in long-distance trucking and many large off-highway vehicles remains...

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Energy

Electric-Powered Warship

The first full-electric power and propulsion surface combatant, the USS Zumwalt, has been delivered to the US Navy.

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