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Thermal Management for Off-Highway Electric Vehicles

As demand increases for electric and hybrid technology advancements in the North American market, off-highway vehicles are subject to many challenges. These range from vibration and shock impacts on the vehicles, to thermal stress and adverse environmental conditions such as water, ice, humidity, dust, and grime. Read on to learn how to mitigate these threats.

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Defense

Image Sensors and Cameras Based on Colloidal Quantum Dots for Defense Applications

This article reports on the image sensor technology and the VS20 camera product developed at Emberion. The article describes the image sensor design comprising the sensor stack based on a p-i-n photodiode implementation with PbS QDs sandwiched between thin-film hole transport (HTL) and electron transport (ETL) layers as well as the CMOS ROIC architecture and pixel front-end interfacing the photodiode stack.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

How SpaceVPX is Influencing the Design of Next Generation Spacecraft Avionics

SpaceVPX is an embedded computing standard based on bridging the VMEBus International Trade Association (VITA) OpenVPX standards to space applications. OpenVPX is a set of embedded computing system standards that are widely used in safety critical aerospace and defense platforms such as vehicles and weapons.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including a new family of Rohde & Schwarz power analyzers, DDC’s cyber resilient MILSTD-1553 component, Eizo Rugged Solutions' Talon RGD2443W LCD monitor, Emerson's new ASCO™ Series 148/149 safety valve and motorized actuator, Pixus Technologies' Tier 3 SOSA aligned chassis management module, Epix Inc.’s robot/drone dual camera link grabber, and more.

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AR/AI

Digital Twinning and Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information

Creating a digital twin is not just a technical feat; it is a strategic imperative that touches every facet of modern business. From security to sovereignty and from trust to ethics, the decisions made today about digital twin architecture will reverberate long into the future. Read on to learn more.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

A New Approach to Assessing the Quality of Aerospace Components

In a study, published in the Journal Waves in Random and Complex Media, researchers from the University of Bristol have derived a formula that can inform the design boundaries for a given component’s geometry and material microstructure.

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Aerospace

Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order

In 2023, Parry Labs was awarded two tasks under the Aviation and Missile Technology Consortium’s (AMTC) Other Transactions Agreement to lead a multi-vendor team to collaboratively define the Army’s Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) requirements for computing and software operating environments for all future Army Aviation procurements.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including Rohde & Schwarz' R&S FSPN phase noise analyzer and VCO tester, Sherwin-Williams' universal clearcoat: Aerospace Clearcoat, SWIR Vision Systems' Acuros GO 6 MP SWIR camera, Delta Electronics' M∞Vair 30 kW Wireless Charging System, Spectrum Control's Space Grade EMI filters, American Portwell's newest member of its APTNS network computing hardware platform product family, and STMicroelectronics' new devices from the second generation of its industrial microprocessors, the STM32MP2 series.

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Electronics & Computers

Researchers Help Robots Navigate Efficiently in Uncertain Environments

MIT researchers developed a method that could help this robot efficiently reason about the best routes to its destination.

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Aerospace

NRL Scientists Deliver Quantum Algorithm to Develop New Materials and Chemistry

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists published the Cascaded Variational Quantum Eigensolver (CVQE) algorithm in a recent Physical Review Research article, which is expected to become a powerful tool to investigate the physical properties in electronic systems.

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Electronics & Computers

COM Express: The Architecture to Support the Future of Robotics & Unmanned Systems

COM Express is a family of modular, small-form-factor computer-on-module (COM) specifications. The COM Express specification is one of many developed by PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), whose goal is to translate desktop PCI standards to industrial applications.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including Mercury Systems' Direct RF system-on-module, TT Electronics' LRMAH2512 surface-mount technology shunt resistors, General Micro Systems' 1U and 2U “Shorty 4” servers, Sigma-Netics' thin-walled metal tubes, and much more.

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Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Grip Tab Active Controllers

Advanced Technology International has issued a $2.67 million contract to AeroVironment for the production of its Tomahawk Grip Tab Active (Grip TA) controllers, that will be managed by the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL).

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Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

MQ-25 Vehicle Management Computer Upgrade

The MQ-25 is the Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aircraft that is tasked with performing aerial refueling missions that were previously managed by F/A-18 aircraft. The next generation vehicle management computer controls all flight surfaces and performs overall vehicle management duties for the MQ-25.

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Aerospace

AI Co-Pilot Enhances Human Precision for Safer Aviation

Meet the Air-Guardian, a system developed by researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. As modern pilots grapple with an onslaught of information from multiple monitors, especially during critical moments, Air-Guardian acts as a proactive copilot.

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Road Ready
Power

Mercedes-Benz Product Boss: Europe, North America EVs, EV Charging to Rapidly Get Better

When it displayed its Concept CLA Class for the first time in North America at CES 2024, Mercedes-Benz focused on the car’s merging of novel...

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Q&A
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Q&A: Owl AI Making Better ADAS Systems with Help from Drones

Owl AI has steadily been improving the SWaP-C (Size, Weight, Power and Cost) of the electronics in its thermal camera sensors while also improving capability. The company’s...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

International Military Trial Tests Robotic Combat Vehicles in Australia

Defense scientists representing Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. have successfully demonstrated the integration of advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence...

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Electronics & Computers

Deterministic and Modular Architecture for Embedded Vehicle Systems

The next generation of Army ground vehicle systems aim to provide the warfighter with advanced capabilities while ensuring cyber resiliency. One key technology, Ethernet, has enabled the modernization of military ground vehicles by providing a broad range of beneficial features. Read on to learn more.

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Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products

See the new products, including SWIR Vision Systems' short-wavelength infrared imaging technology, Fischer Connectors' expanded set of cable assemblies for the KEYSTONE tactical hub, Interface Concept's 3U VPX Single Board Computer, Microchip's updated software design tools, and more.

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Electronics & Computers

Certified Machine Learning-Based Avionics

Over the past few decades, aircraft automation has progressively increased. Advances in digital computing during the 1980s eliminated the need for onboard flight engineers. Avionics systems, exemplified by FADEC for engine control and Fly-By-Wire, handle lower-level functions, reducing human error.

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Communications

Advanced Satellite Communications Research

New algorithm strategies and diverse communication techniques are constantly emerging in the telecommunications realm that consumers, commercial, government, and military demand in order to push the boundaries of data throughput to receive information as quickly as possible.

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Electronics & Computers

New Qubit Circuit Enables Quantum Operations With Higher Accuracy

They utilize a relatively new type of superconducting qubit, known as fluxonium, which can have a lifespan that is much longer than more commonly used superconducting qubits.

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Electronics & Computers

A Perspective on GVSC Crewstation Development and Addressing Future Ground Combat Vehicle Needs

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC) has been developing next generation crew stations over the last several decades. In this research, the problem space that impacts design development and decisions is discussed.

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Technical Innovation
Electronics & Computers

Continental, Aurora Finalize Design of Scalable Autonomous Trucking System

Tier 1 automotive supplier Continental and Aurora Innovation announced that the companies have finalized the design for a scalable autonomous trucking system....

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Defense

New Report Finds Need for Defense Laboratories to Improve Quantum Workforce Planning

Quantum technologies build on quantum physics to process and communicate information in ways that existing technologies can't. Nations leading quantum...

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INSIDER
Data Acquisition

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

A team of researchers working on the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA’s) Optimization with Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum devices (ONISQ) program has...

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Articles
Energy

Zonal Electrical Architectures Cut Vehicle Wiring-System Cost, Complexity

Ultimately, zonal architectures require a fundamentally reorganized software structure that allows the OEM to independently, quickly, easily, and modularly adapt the control of the entire vehicle while minimizing the complexity in the wiring harness and the number of control devices.

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Articles
Semiconductors & ICs

How Business Networks Can Help Stabilize the A&D Supply Chain

If the disruptions of the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that supply chain issues can’t be solved in a vacuum by an individual company, however much leverage that company may wield in the marketplace. These days, it takes a village to keep supply chains humming along.

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