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Sensors/Data Acquisition

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, given the Science Center’s key role in promoting interest in...

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Automotive

An Holistic Approach to Verifying Cybersecurity in Design

Today’s vehicle is a mobile computer growing in complexity. From infotainment systems to propulsion, to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV),...

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Defense

Predicting Mobility in MILITARY OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS

On the battlefield, mobility is the key to survivability. It is crucial for commanders to know which vehicle(s) to deploy on what terrain(s). They need to have the ability to assess...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Lockered and Loaded

For most of its history, the autonomous-vehicle industry has focused on passenger transport, attempting to replace humans behind the wheel with a digital “driver.” The bulk of the industry’s engineering...

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Transportation

Navigating Deep Learning to Improve ADAS

Automotive ‘big data’ is here. The immense scope of data generated by automated or ADAS-integrated vehicles spans the five SAE levels of autonomous driving, with reliance on high-resolution...

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Transportation

Ensuring No Child Left Inside

A step-change in sensing precision is underway for vehicle interior applications, with increased capabilities spurred by new technology, customer interest in occupant safety and entertainment, and global regulations.

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Unmanned Systems

AV Powers Bring May Flowers

May Mobility is the professional boxer of the autonomous-vehicle tech space. It hit the ring in 2017 as an ambitious welterweight, full of capability, veteran AV leadership and a hint of swagger.

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Research Lab

Hydrogen Generates BUZZ in Power Generation

Deutz launched its first hydrogen engine, the TCG 7.8 H2, in August 2021 as a “next step” in its effort to provide carbon-neutral drive systems for off-highway applications.

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Unmanned Systems

Steering Toward Full Vehicle Autonomy

The vision of fully autonomous vehicles (SAE Levels 4 and 5) is fast approaching. Making this vision a reality requires automotive OEMs to move beyond the current levels of vehicle autonomy to...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Closing the Loop on EV Battery Recycling

Development of a robust electric vehicle (EV) battery recycling industry has moved from a net-positive sideline to a necessity as automakers, and their suppliers, transition away from internal...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Unzipping the Future of Sustainable Electronics

Electronic-systems designers are facing a serious reckoning: How to significantly reduce the environmental impact of more and more electronic content in new vehicles?

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Materials

Solving Signal Interference Challenges in Aerospace and Defense Electronics

As the complexity of signal challenges in aerospace and defense technology increases, design engineers need to creatively combine materials to solve multiple problems at once.

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Communications

Paving the Way for the Next Wireless Breakthroughs

The pace of wireless innovation is accelerating to enable faster, more responsive, and more reliable connections worldwide.

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Power

DC to DC Power Distribution in MilAero Applications

Advancements in cockpit avionics and more electrically actuated systems have designers paying attention to a broader spectrum of upgraded power needs and their connection to SWAP-C goals.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Optimized Cutting Tools for Tomorrow’s Sustainable Aircraft

Tomorrow’s aircraft will be required to fly more sustainably and support net zero objectives around the world.

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Power

Overcoming eVTOL’s High-Power Connectivity Challenges

There’s no question that significant amounts of power are needed for electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to become airborne and maintain flight. But...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Product Development

A cornerstone to achieving sustainability goals is Rolls-Royce’s Technology Driven Transition - pioneering new breakthrough technologies that can accelerate the global transition to net zero.

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Test & Measurement

The Distributed Extreme Environment Drive System (DEEDS)

DEEDS is made up of a highly capable avionic motion control system that is integrated with a modular mechanical drive system.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Keeping Your Silicon Cool

Onboard electronics continue to evolve rapidly. Components are smaller. Systems are more complex. The sophisticated electronics components that make up modern vehicles require precision heat dissipation for...

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Connectivity

Securing CAN Networks in Commercial Vehicles

Commercial road vehicles are the backbone of the modern consumer economy. Almost any business from construction, to energy, to online retail at some point relies on the delivery of goods by...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

How to Specify and Select RF Filters

Selecting a filter for an A&D application requires an understanding of available RF filter responses, physical formats, and technologies, with a good idea of necessary functional goals, such as separating channels or rejecting interference.

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Manned Systems

Three Challenges to 5G’s Military Success

Evolving 5G non-terrestrial networks promise to make new applications a reality.

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Manned Systems

MOSA Enclosure Design for Military Systems

Modular Open Standard Architectures are popular for their inherent advantages of an open, multi-vendor system. They are the framework for Sensor Open Standard Architecture, which is widely mandated for projects in the tri-service community.

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Weapons Systems

Leveraging New Technologies for Mil/Aero Electronic Systems

When new, critical technology becomes available, it must be quickly integrated into deployable systems for effective use by defense forces.

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Aerospace

Air Force Technology Timeline

On the U.S. Air Force's 75th anniversary, see a timeline of how far it has come technology-wise.

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Defense

The Sky is No Longer the Limit Celebrating 75 Years of Air Force Technology

Since its inception, the mission of the United States Air Force has been to fly, fight, and win — delivering airpower anytime, anywhere in defense of our nation.

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Automotive

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Enjoys Premium Assembly, Weight-Cutting Measures

As a veteran manufacturing engineer, Jill Fuel was an ideal choice for the project leader for the production launch of Honda’s 2022 Civic Hatchback at Honda's...

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Test & Measurement

Chattanooga Power Haus

Volkswagen is rapidly gaining on General Motors, Ford and Tesla in terms of overall EV development and production assets in North America, industry analysts tell SAE Media. With the recent launch of its $22...

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Electronics & Computers

From Emissions Tech to EV Electronics

A recent visit to Eberspaecher’s North American engineering and manufacturing complex reveals how a global Tier-1 rooted in combustion-engine technology is profitably navigating the transition to...