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Design

ADAS Over the Horizon

"ADAS technology is evolving very quickly. Level 2 Plus-Plus-Plus – or as some Asian markets call it, 'Level 2-99'."

Technical Innovation
Energy

Navistar Updates A26 Engine, Improves FE by 4%

Since the initial launch of the International A26 engine five years ago for the Class 8 market, Navistar engineers have tweaked the power plant to improve fuel economy by 10 percent.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

3M, Matrix Engineering Consultants Collaborate to Enhance Performance of Chassis Bolted Joints

The vehicle electrification trend means chassis designs are evolving.

Technical Innovation
Unmanned Systems

Accelerating ADAS Adoption With Pressure-sensitive Tapes

Vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers frequently face some challenges when integrating ADAS technology.

Supplier Eye
Power

EVs Pressure Supplier Value-add

Across every tier of the global supply chain, heads are spinning from the pace of change being driven by vehicle electrification.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Optimizing Design for Additive Manufacturing

It is essential to understand the technology you are working with to maximize its potential as a production method.

Editorial
AR/AI

Inner Visions

Evolving market realities have OEMs and automated-driving developers adjusting once-aggressive timelines for deploying high-level driving automation. But new materials and safety technology for vehicle interiors continue...

Q&A
Transportation

Gearing Dana for the EV Future

As Dana Inc. transitions further into electrified systems, it pays to have a Mechatronics engineer leading the company’s technology charge. Giulio Ornella, Dana’s VP of Global Engineering, has been...

Application Briefs
Weapons Systems

B-2 Spirit Modernization

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are continuing enhancements to the B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber fleet.

Application Briefs
Manned Systems

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.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Through-Wall Imaging System

Camero-Tech has launched the Xaver™ 1000, a new generation of the Camero Xaver™ product line.

Application Briefs
Test & Measurement

Real-Time Signal Analyzer

Jamming and spoofing, two types of intentional disruption of communications, are ever-increasing threats, and getting ever more difficult to combat.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Solving Military Satellite, Radar and 5G Communications Challenges with GaN-on-SiC MMIC Power Amplifiers

Systems need to meet higher gain targets but not if it comes with any increases in cost and complexity, or size and weight.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

Designing Multi-Channel Microwave Radio Systems Using Optical Interconnects

Imagine if it was possible to build multi-channel microwave radio systems leveraging optical rather than copper interconnects.

Articles
Robotics, Automation & Control

Making Machines Curious

Remote and autonomous vehicles are now helping us make discoveries in places where humans cannot easily go.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

The Role of DevSecOps in Modern Edge Systems

DevSecOps in the IT domain implies that any infrastructure can be created with a set of scripts and all the testing and integration can be automated.

Articles
Power

Simplifying Power Design with Modular Architectures

The design of complex, high-power DC-to-DC converter architectures poses some challenges to engineers developing aerospace and military-grade power systems.

Articles
Aerospace

Why are Aerospace & Defense Companies Embracing Additive Manufacturing?

It’s no longer a question of when metal additive manufacturing will become an accepted, reliable production technology, particularly in aerospace and defense.

Articles
Aerospace

From the Editor: Time to Ride

Bruce Bennett on retirement.

Editorial
Energy

Zeroing in on Zero-Carbon Fuels

COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, over a two-week span in November, helped bring global attention to the need for significant reductions...

Supplier Eye
Manned Systems

Are You Prepared for Scope 3?

Suppliers’ heads keep spinning. If the challenges of inflation, energy costs, logistics and labor scarcity weren’t enough chaos, here comes another hurdle: The ongoing push for de-carbonization —...

Q&A
Energy

Liebherr Goes All in on Hydrogen Fuel

At the Bauma conference in late October, Liebherr displayed two prototype H2-fueled engines, the H964 and H966, to showcase its hydrogen-engine technology. Each prototype employed a different...

Technical Innovation
Energy

Kohler Doubles down on ICE Development

Kohler announced a new strategy at the Bauma 2022 expo – the company aims to transform itself from a power producer into an energy supplier. “Our business transformation is focused on providing...

Articles
Regulations/Standards

Tension and the Electric Takeover

Something happened in September 2022 that can be seen as emblematic of the auto industry’s accelerating transition to electrification: Tesla’s Model Y was Europe’s best-selling vehicle. An EV as...

Application Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Integrated Flight Deck System

Garmin’s commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) G3000 open architecture supports integration with a wide range of mission equipment including military sensors, helmet mounted displays, and advanced electrically scanned radar systems.

Articles
Design

Sensors Step Out While Startups Stutter

The Michigan Science Center in downtown Detroit was an appropriate venue for the recent 2022 AutoSens conference and exhibition.

Articles
Unmanned Systems

Autonomous Jobsites Edge Closer to Reality

Will the construction industry ever get to a point where the sight of humans on a jobsite is a rarity? Judging by the increasing number of projects demonstrating autonomous construction...

Articles
Test & Measurement

An Holistic Approach to Verifying Cybersecurity in Design

A powerful new generation of test and sim solutions aims to address specific security concerns associated with automotive designs.

The Navigator
Data Acquisition

We Finally Have Some Data on ADAS!

For too long, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration took a laissez-faire approach to advanced driver-assistance systems and automated-driving systems.