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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

ZF, Freudenberg Developing Integrated Fuel-Cell and E-Drive System

Although there were new commercial vehicles on display at this year’s IAA Transportation staged at the Hanover Messe Fairground in Germany, it was electric drive...

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

New Products

The new products for October 2022.

Articles
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...

Articles
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.

Articles
Electronics & Computers

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.

Articles
RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

Articles
Motion Control

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.

Articles
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.

Articles
Power

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.

News
Semiconductors & ICs

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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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?

Articles
Materials

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...

Application Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Hybrid-Powered Unmanned Helicopter

Designed for a wide range of law enforcement, maritime, civilian and covert missions, the Black Eagle 50H is the first-ever hybrid-powered unmanned helicopter.

Application Briefs
Design

Multi-Drone System

Developed with its subsidiary Teal Drones, in close cooperation with strategic partner Autonodyne, LLC, the multi-vehicle package will be offered in two configurations: 4-Ship and 4-Ship+.

Application Briefs
Aerospace

Hybrid Propulsion Systems

Benchmark’s turnkey hybrid chemical + electric propulsion systems will leverage the high thrust capabilities of its non-toxic chemical Halcyon HTP propulsion systems and the precision maneuverability of its Xantus metal plasma thrusters.

Application Briefs
Defense

Armed Medium-Sized UGV

SMARTSHOOTER and Roboteam recently affirmed that this is just one example of the various possible integrations of their products.

Articles
Manned Systems

EAxles Gain Traction for Truck Electrification

Development of electrified drivelines is rapidly ramping up at OEMs and tier one suppliers. With a wide variety of vehicles suddenly in need of electrified drivelines capable of matching or...

Original Equipment
Connectivity

Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

Briefs
Data Acquisition

In-situ Atmospheric Intelligence for Hybrid Power Grids: Volume 2 (Automated Data Flow Tests)

To achieve dominance within the future battlespace, energy flow characterizations of individual platforms and the aggregate battlespace must be developed with respect to the variable operating conditions.

Briefs
Test & Measurement

Laboratory Test Requirements for Marine Shock Isolation Seats

This research provides preliminary guidance for laboratory testing of marine shock isolation seats.

Briefs
Data Acquisition

R/V Athena Model (5365) Response in Waves

A better physical understanding of the dynamic response of high-speed craft in seas would allow for increased structural optimization.

Briefs
Unmanned Systems

Optimal UAS Assignments and Trajectories for Persistent Surveillance and Data Collection from a Wireless Sensor Network

To meet the DoD’s vision for future UAS capabilities and lower manpower costs, systems incorporating UAS and standoff components are needed.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Oximeter Headband Initial Characterization Test on Form, Fit, and Function

The oximeter headband system consists of a custom-made, textile-based headband. It is a noninvasive, non-subcutaneous, and non-radiation-harming device that only maintains surface contact with the skin.

Editorial
Energy

Engineering Sustainability

Watching a junked school bus being fed into a mammoth hammer mill, which loudly pummeled the bus into fragments of metal, rubber, and plastic, was a sight I’ll never forget. I was visiting Huron Valley...

Supplier Eye
Automotive

Good News and Bad News for Auto Suppliers in 2023

The Fall season brings the annual rite of passage for the industry — setting budgets for the next calendar year. The balance of building revenue forecasts driven by vehicle demand,...

Editorial
Transportation

COMVEC 2022: Hiring Talent to Meet High-Tech Demands

There’s always been competition for engineering talent. But with embedded software becoming ever more critical for subsystems in commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment,...

News
Power

New 300-Mm Wafer Fab Is Key to Bosch’s Chip Future

A new semiconductor plant is the single largest investment made by Robert Bosch AG in the 122-year-old company’s history. The facility, in Dresden, Germany, is welcome news to...

News
Energy

Allison’s Now Open for Hydrogen Testing

With the atomic number 1, hydrogen is the lightest element in the Periodic Table. However, its rapidly becoming a heavyweight for the future of mobility. Development of hydrogen fuel cell...

Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Electrification’s Impact on Commercial-Vehicle Chassis Design

Electrification in the commercial and off-highway truck sectors is ramping up at an increasingly rapid pace. This fundamental change in propulsion will be one of the most...