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Air Force Shifts to New Software Toolkit for Predictive Maintenance

The Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office’s Predictive Analytics and Decision Assistant leverages artificial intelligence software to transform logistics data into...

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AR/AI

Racetrack Simulation Hits the (Public) Road

Simulation techniques have become a vital tool in vehicle development, enabling shorter development time, fewer prototypes, and reduced costs. When used in motorsport, the advantages gained...

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AR/AI

Pushing the Boundaries of Automated Driving

In late April 2022, SAE Media editor Bruce Bennett spoke with Paul Mitchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network, a 13-year-old nonprofit organization that organizes and manages various...

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Sierra Space Hoping to Revolutionize Space Exploration Xcelerator

Sierra Space, a commercial space company involved in creating and building the future of space transportation and infrastructure for Low Earth orbit (LEO)...

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Training Drones to Avoid Obstacles at High Speeds

The faster drones fly, the more unstable they become and at high speeds, their aerodynamics can be too complicated to predict. Crashes, therefore, are a common and often spectacular...

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Tool Will Help Military Vehicles Fight Fires Using Less Harmful Chemicals

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new, interactive spreadsheet that will help the U.S. military extinguish...

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NASA Software Sets Stage for Future Flights

As any performer knows, it's important to rehearse, rehearse, and – when you think you're ready – rehearse some more. Similarly, before air taxis, cargo transport, and package-delivery...

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Drone Traffic Management System Wins NASA Invention of the Year

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) to Enable Civilian Low Altitude Goods and Service Delivery by UAS technology was awarded 2020 NASA Government Invention...

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Imaging

Ford Releasing Comprehensive Dataset to Promote Autonomous R&D

Ford is releasing a comprehensive autonomous vehicle (AV) dataset to the academic and research community to help spur innovation in the field. The package includes data from...

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Aerospace

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Predicting In-Flight Air Density for More Accurate Landing

Knowing the air density outside a spacecraft vehicle can have a substantial effect on its angle of descent and ability to hit a specific landing spot. A new onboard algorithm...

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Software

Foretellix Building Precise Software Language for Validating Self-Driving Scenarios

The auto industry is under increasing pressure to prove that autonomous vehicles (AV) can be safe. But before AV manufacturers can begin to establish...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Metamoto Goes Deep on AV Simulation

Autonomous-vehicle (AV) development companies frequently boast about the millions of miles their test vehicles travel in real-world testing. The claims reflect a long-held, more-is-better mentality...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Low-Latency Cameras, Onboard Computing Combine to Advance Operator Assistance

Modern industrial machines have been using cameras for years to improve visibility and eliminate blind spots. With the introduction of Ethernet cameras, an...

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Energy

CES 2020: Bosch Unveils Electronic Sun Visor

Bosch engineers have re-imagined the sun visor as a transparent liquid crystal display (LCD) panel that uses algorithms to darken only the area where sunlight hits the driver’s eyes. The...

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Preparing for the Consequences of a Chemical Attack

Is the U.S. ready for a chemical attack on the homeland? With the very real possibility of a chemical attack in public spaces like stadiums, religious buildings, museums and theaters,...

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Software Accelerates Hypersonic Engine Development

Argonne National Laboratory and the Air Force Research Laboratory developed a new numerical modeling tool that allows for a better understanding of rotating detonation engines (RDEs)....

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Defense

AGI and ANSYS Partner to Integrate Next-Gen Digital Modeling into Engineering Design

ANSYS – through a new partnership with global mission simulation leader, Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) – has begun integrating mission analysis into...

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Test & Measurement

'Road Race' for AV Testing May Be Slowing

Chris Hoyle, Technical Director of software specialist rFpro, believes the race by auto and technology companies to be ahead of competitor programs involving autonomous vehicle (AV) testing on...

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Software

Airbus’ Quantum Computing Challenge May Fundamentally Change Aircraft Development

A global quantum computing competition to advance optimization and modularity in aircraft life-cycle is open to post-graduate students, academics,...

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Software

MathWorks Rolls out Major Update to Aerospace Blockset

Natick, Massachusetts-based MathWorks – developer of MATLAB and Simulink software – has added flight control analysis tools to their Aerospace Blockset in release 2018b. The...

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Software

McLaren Earns Its Ph.D. in Handling

Following its 2017 launch at the Geneva International Motor Show, the McLaren 720S has received adulation and awards, garnering particular praise for its ride quality, handling and driver engagement....

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Aircraft Scheduling Models Ease Traveler Frustration

Flight schedules that allow for a little carefully designed wiggle room could prevent the frustration of cascading airport delays and cancellations. By focusing on the early phases...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Sharks on a Plane? Skin Scales Lift Aircraft Design

To improve a flying vehicle, sometimes you have to turn to a reliable model that has been operating for hundreds of millions of years.

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Drones Learn Autonomous Flying by Imitating Cars and Bikes

The algorithm DroNet allows drones to fly completely by themselves through the streets of a city and in indoor environments. It produces two outputs for each single input image:...

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A Better Understanding of Space — Via Helicopter

An algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. The new model understands how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space. Researchers drew inspiration from a...

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Computer Model More Accurately Predicts Flight Delays

Researchers at Binghamton University have devised a new computer model that can more accurately predict delays faster than anything currently in use. The multilevel input layer...

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AR/AI

CAN-Enabled Electrohydraulic Mobile Valve

Eaton’s CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering offers manufacturers numerous possibilities to differentiate machine capabilities. The CAN-enabled electrohydraulic mobile valve...

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Energy

Slim Wing Can Reduce Aircraft Fuel Use and Emissions by 50%

NASA and Boeing are designing a longer, thinner, and lighter wing that requires a brace, or truss, to provide it with extra support. The lower-drag wing will reduce both fuel burn...

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