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News: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A racecar fitted with a prototype rear suspension will compete in the Sports Car Club of America's 2015 season as a proof-of-concept demonstrator for using thermoplastic...

News: Transportation
Isuzu Takes High-Level Approach to T4F Solutions

Depending on which off-highway engine manufacturer you’re talking to, it is either an advantage that its teams of engineers design specifically and solely for the off-highway industry, or it is an advantage that its teams of engineers design for both the on- and off-highway industries. Read more...

News: Defense
3-D Manufacturing of Titanium Components Takes Off

MRO providers are discovering ways to innovate their procedures while remaining viable and profitable through the current downturn in government spending. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13268.

News: Electronics & Computers
Trimming Wiring Harnesses Becomes Design Focus

Wires and cables help design teams add electronic features and functions, but networks and wiring harnesses add a fair amount of weight while their connections can be the cause of failures. That’s prompting developers to examine ways to reduce the size and weight of wires and cables. Read more at...

News: Aerospace
Carbon-Fiber Concept Trailer From Great Dane Cuts Weight by 4000 lb

The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is a prototype tractor-trailer developed to demonstrate the possibilities of future transport, and the truck is not the only place where innovation reigns. The trailer body is built almost exclusively with carbon fiber, and it incorporates...

Products: Aerospace

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. (San Diego, CA) recently introduced two new integrated products—a True DC switch and an X-band core chip. Built on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS® technology, both...

Products: Aerospace

4DSP (Austin, TX) builds mini embedded systems in the FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) form factor. The FMCs are stacked over one another. A typical system features a 12V-30V DC input power supply; Atom CPU + 64GB SSD +...

Products: Defense

Tadiran (Lake Success, NY) has introduced the TLM Series of military grade lithium metal oxide batteries. TLM military grade batteries are cylindrical in shape, constructed with a carbon-based anode, multi...

Products: Defense

WOLF Advanced Technology’s (Ontario, Canada) new 3U VPX board, the VPX3U-GTX850M, is developed using NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX-850M – CUDA powered 28nm GM107 GPU – which is clocked at 862MHz and has 5 Streaming...

Products: Defense

The CNC system solution IndraMotion MTX from Rexroth has enhanced functionalities through Open Core Engineering. With Open Core Engineering, Rexroth enhances classic PLC programming by bridging the gap to...

Products: Imaging
Camera to SWIR Imaging

A clip-on system from UTC Aerospace Systems converts a camera to a day/night short wave IR (SWIR) imaging system. The Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S lightweight, field-ready module and covert laser illuminator locks into the front of a Canon EOS 5D camera (Mark II and Mark III models) to provide operators with SWIR imaging...

Products: Electronics & Computers
USB Load Cells

LC411-USBH low-profile compression load cells from Omega enable 1000 readings per second and feature a USB output to connect directly to a computer. Free PC software simplifies data logging and charting. Also included are .NET APIs and a command set for command line access. No additional power supply is needed. The load cell is...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rotary Transformer Coupled Torque Sensors

The Model T261 series rotary transformer coupled torque sensors from SensorData Technologies meet the demanding inline testing requirements of small motors, pumps, compressors, turbines, fans, and other fractional horsepower rated devices. Overall performance of the T261 Series offers higher stiffness...

Articles: Aerospace

For the defense industry, NAND Flash, with its lack of moving parts, has made it the common storage medium for a variety of field applications. With its small size, low power usage, high...

Articles: Aerospace

Many of the computer simulation tools used today got their start in the Aerospace industry but their use has always been coupled with significant physical testing. The...

Articles: Aerospace
Cohesive Hardware/Software Solutions Accelerate Development of High Performance Data and Video Applications

Telecommunications design continues its evolution toward...

Articles: Aerospace

Liquid resin infusion (LRI) is a proven manufacturing technology for both small- and large-scale structures for which, in most cases, experience and limited prototype experimentation is sufficient to...

Articles: Aerospace

The business jet market has a resilience all its own. While defense spending has sharply declined, the commercial sector is over-flowing with multi-thousand order backlogs. But if business jet orders can tail off...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

To support warfighters in the field, engineers and technicians install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair a wide range of mission-critical radar and communication systems. These...

Articles: Defense

The maturity of RF photonic components has reached the point where fiber optic links are being system-tested to replace traditional copper coax links on avionic platforms. Many demonstrations of RF...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Liquid Robotics
Sunnyvale, CA
408-636-4200
www.liquidr.com

Accurately forecasting weather conditions and currents prior to mission deployment is an invaluable intelligence tool for the warfighter....

Briefs: Materials

A thin, uniform coating on long segments of monofilament could drastically improve the functionality of many complex fibers. A length of fishing line, microtubing, or polylactic...

Briefs: Defense

Collapsible fabric fuel tanks have provided critical tactical bulk petroleum storage for military operations for over 50 years. Beginning in the...

Briefs: Information Technology
Materials Design Principles for the Dynamic Fracture of Laminar Composite Structures

Crack bridging (e.g., from stitches or pins) and friction have profound and potentially very useful effects on delamination crack growth, controlling growth rates (damage levels) and the energy absorbed. However, the implications for structural design principles...

Briefs: Aerospace

Coatings that impart hydrophobic properties are of considerable interest. For applications such as aircraft windows, optical components, protective...

Technology Update: Defense

Vives College University and Kulab (KU Leuven University campus Ostend) in Belgium are undertaking an aeronautical research program for the development of a new UAV...

Technology Update: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small, Sensitive Antennas

Researchers create metamaterials by carefully designing and fabricating novel structures to exhibit patterns of electromagnetic properties—specifically, dielectric permittivity and/or magnetic permeability—at the micro-or nano-scale. This special spatial arrangement of elements ensures that the volumetric arrays...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics

Imagine yourself in a cockpit, flying a mission, listening to a multitude of critical voices delivering vital messages, all at the same time and from the same direction. Now imagine the same...

INSIDER: Aerospace

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel‑efficient with the successful flight test of a wing...

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