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Materials

Pulse Plasma Nitriding for Aerospace Applications

Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.

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Briefs
Aerospace

Investigation of Flight Dynamics and Controls for a Solar-Tracker-Mounted UAV

A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.

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Briefs
Energy

Calculating Electrical Requirements for Direct Current Electric Actuators

When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Heterogeneous Integration Technology

Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Toposens 3D Sonar Seeks Objects Overlooked by Lidar

Alexander Rudoy was spending almost every hour of his free time developing a robotic toy fish that could sense its underwater surroundings. At the time he was studying...

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Motion Control

Answering Your Questions: How Will the Military Use Motion Control Technology?

A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Lightweight Sensing and Control System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Monitoring

A new sensing and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows for semi-autonomous flight. Pilots need not leave the ground to conduct routine monitoring and surveillance quickly and cost-effectively. Such systems are particularly useful during long flight...

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Electronics & Computers

Waveform Synthesis for Shock Response Spectrum Replication, Applied to Ground Vehicle Component Testing

Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.

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Data Acquisition

Experiments Differentiate Between Underground Nuclear Tests and Earthquakes

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments...

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Aerospace

Preventing Ice Buildup on Electric Aircraft

Afaq Ahmed Abbasi of Northwestern Polytechnical University explains his innovative approach.

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Application Briefs
Defense

Hydraulic Thermal Bypass Valve

ThermOmegaTech
Warminster, PA
877-379-8258
www.thermomegatech-adg.com

A system supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense recently approached ThermOmegaTech® to obtain a custom...

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Unmanned Systems

F-35 and F-16 Ground Collision Avoidance Software Team Takes Collier Trophy

Two members of DCS Corp – Mark Wilkins and Finley Barfield – won the highly distinguished Robert J. Collier Trophy by the National Aeronautic Association for...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

ANSYS Will Help Airbus Develop AI-Enabled Flight Controls for the FCAS Program’s Autonomous Wingmen

Airbus Defence and Space, a division of Airbus SE, is partnering with Pittsburgh-based ANSYS, Inc. to develop software for advanced...

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Manned Systems

BAE Systems Will Supply Flight Control and Target Identification Systems for Boeing’s Carrier-Based MQ-25

BAE Systems plc is the latest to join the Boeing Company’s MQ-25 Stingray team. At the 2019 International Paris Air Show, BAE...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Rodney Dangerfield of Automated-Driving Sensors?

The emerging era of highly-automated driving comes courtesy of much-vaunted sensor technology—spinning lasers, penetrating radar and sonar blips. But the sensor that gets the least...

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Data Acquisition

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electrical Characterization of Crystalline UO2, THO2 and U0.71TH0.29O2

Tracking and identifying radiation sources in the age of nuclear proliferation and well- resourced non-state actors is a national priority. Current neutron detection...

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Briefs
Defense

Matrix-Free Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Using Metal-Organic Frameworks

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Part Two of the SAE International AutoDrive Challenge Kicks off Today

Mcity – the University of Michigan’s autonomous vehicle proving ground – will be the site of the SAE International AutoDrive Challenge’s college-level Year 2...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Audi Becomes First Automotive OEM to Join SEMI

German luxury automobile maker, Audi AG has joined SEMI (formerly Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) as a full member – becoming the first automotive original equipment...

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Products
Imaging

New Products

Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomer

Greene Tweed’s (Kulpsville, PA) Fusion™ FKM 665, a new generation, ultra-low-temperature and chemical-resistant elastomer, was specifically formulated to meet and exceed the...

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Communications

Volocopter’s All-Electric UAM Vehicle Benefits from Honeywell’s Advanced Navigation and Flight Tech

Honeywell International Inc. will lend its expertise in autonomous sensing and flight technologies to the navigation and automatic...

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Regulations/Standards

General Atomics Moves Toward Global RPA Flight Certification for MQ-9B SkyGuardian

A General Atomics Aeronautical System, Inc. (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) was controlled – from takeoff to landing – by...

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Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Modular Biosensor Patch

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

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Energy

New R&D Boss Details RoboSense’s LiDAR Strategy

LiDAR technology is one of the busiest areas of engineering for self-driving cars, and some people have been working on the technology for over a decade. Dr. Leilei Shinohara (below),...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Eye Tracking Technology

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

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Power

Elevate: Hyundai’s New Four-Wheel Drive, Four-Legged Off-Road Vehicle

As dozens of aerospace and automotive companies converge on the urban air mobility (UAM) revolution, Seoul-based Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is going in a...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Compression Molding Press

Beckwood Press Company
Fenton, MO
636-343-4100
www.beckwood.com

Beckwood Press Company, a company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems,...

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