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Motion Control

Lightweight Crane Technology for the Moon

A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.

News
Software

A Darker Side of the Chip-Shortage Story

The effects of the global semiconductor shortage on new-vehicle availability, and industry profits, are well known. But an even more significant effect of the “chip” shortage has been going...

Briefs
Transportation

Soft Mate Lifting Device

This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.

Briefs
Design

Corrugated Rollable Tubular Boom

NASA’s new COROTUB boom is flattened, rolled, and stowed in a small package for easy transport to remote locations. When unfurled, it expands into a load-bearing structural boom.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Improving Autonomous Robotic Systems

A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.

Original Equipment
Power

HEVI Launches Lineup of Electric Off-Highway Equipment

Greenland Technologies Holding Corporation has announced the launch of HEVI Equipment, a new brand of industrial machinery. The HEVI Equipment moniker is a rebranding of...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Powerful Micro-PLCs Enhance Equipment and Testing Systems

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

Articles
Manned Systems

Inside Story May 2022: Small Connectors for Electronic Systems in Aerospace and Defense Equipment

Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.

Articles
Power

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

Briefs
AR/AI

Tool Calculates Materials’ Stress and Strain Based on Photos

The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

Briefs
Materials

Turning Thermal Energy into Electricity

Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

NEID Spectrometer Lights Up Path to Exoplanet Exploration

NASA's NEID tool delivered its first batch of data on the nearest and best-studied star, our Sun.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Deployable Composite Boom

Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Ruggedized Infrared Camera

The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval

This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.

Articles
Semiconductors & ICs

Backside Illumination Gets Fast

A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Soft Mate Lifting Device

This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

A Versatile Tool for CNC Machining of Medical Devices

Flexible hones enable machining of complex parts with cross-drilled holes.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Algorithm Gives Robots a Faster Grasp

The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.

Briefs
Motion Control

Servo Motion Improves Robot Operations

Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Chemically Driven Wheels “Morph” Into Gears

A catalytic reaction causes a two-dimensional, chemically coated sheet to spontaneously morph into a three-dimensional gear.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

A Better Way to Measure Acceleration

Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.

Technology Leaders
Transportation

Machine Control Power Quality and Surge Protection

You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Novel Flexible Terahertz Camera Can Inspect Objects with Diverse Shapes

A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.

5 Ws
Materials

5 Ws of the Internal Injury-Sealing Patch

A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

System Standardization Streamlines Industrial Designs

Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.

Articles
Regulations/Standards

Allison Builds a Testing Powerhouse

Reducing product development time is among the industry’s top priorities, particularly as vehicle makers transition into an electrified future. Waiting on the environment – climate, weather,...

Briefs
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Locking Side Pull Hoist Ring

The integrated tool eliminates the need for manual operators or additional custom fixtures.