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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...

INSIDER: Motion Control

A new method for improving the thrust generated by laser-propulsion systems may bring them one step closer to practical use. The method, developed by physicists Yuri...

INSIDER: Materials

UT Arlington engineering professors have received a $451,781 Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level...

News: Imaging

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research recently opened a new ballistics and impact dynamics research lab in the former Britt Brown Arena at the Kansas...

INSIDER: Aerospace

Nine Delta Air Lines commercial aircraft flying regular routes are carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests...

INSIDER: Materials

A computer model that accurately predicts how composite materials behave when damaged will make it easier to design lighter, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Innovative computer...

INSIDER: Aerospace

A NASA-developed tool, Dynamic Weather Routes (DWR), is designed to alleviate weather-induced air traffic interruptions. The computer software tool is programmed to constantly analyze air...

INSIDER: Energy

Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for...

News: Aerospace

Powerful visual computing processors for dashboard displays are now taking on safety-critical driver-assistance functions. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13314.

News: Aerospace
The Drive for Driverless Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are a hot topic, most noticeably in the automotive world. But automated driving/operation is making significant headway in the off-highway realm as well, especially in mining applications. John Williamson of Komatsu America Corp. and Serge Lambermont of Delphi Electronics & Safety provide...

News: Defense
Chrysler's new Hellcat V8 gets 707-hp SAE rating

The actual J1349 rating is more than 100 hp more than Chrysler engineers teased in late May. The automaker's first production supercharged V8 uses a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger supplied by IHI. The engine's high-output spec required extensive upgrading of engine reciprocating components...

News: Aerospace
New power steering concept uses variable displacement pump

A new electrohydraulic power steering system uses pump displacement control, eliminating throttling losses associated with hydraulic control valves by controlling the displacement of a variable displacement pump. Read more at http://articles.sae.org/13281.

Products: Defense
Custom Grounding Cables and Clips

Custom grounding cables and clips from Mueller Electric help prevent the generation of electrical sparks caused by static electricity, which can damage equipment and lead to safety hazards. The products support the typical grounding and bonding requirements found within aircraft fueling, electrical equipment,...

Products: Defense
Surface Microphone

PCB Piezotronics’ surface microphone for R&D testing features a low-profile design ideal for testing in confined spaces and windy environments. The low-profile (1/8-in height) microphone and surface mount pad reduces the impact of undesired air pressure on the microphone during the measurement process. Model 130B40 is an...

Products: Defense
Modeling Database

Three high-performance thermoplastics from Victrex have been added to the Digimat-MX material and modeling database to accelerate the application development process while helping to minimize component weight and costs. The software suite from e-Xstream engineering offers data on Victrex PEEK 150CA30, Victrex PEEK 90HMF40, and...

Products: Defense

DRAM modules from Innodisk Corp. (Taipai, Taiwan) feature conformal coatings that protect against moisture, dust, and chemical contaminants. The layer thickness varies from 0.03mm up to 0.13mm, depending on the demands of the...

Products: Aerospace

To create 3D objects with deterministic mechanical properties, Arevo Labs (San Jose, CA) offers proprietary carbon fiber and carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced high performance materials. Supported polymer materials...

Products: Defense

A cable installation simulator from W. L. Gore & Associates aids in evaluating the stress of installation on microwave airframe assemblies, thereby minimizing the risk of cable assembly damage or failure...

Products: Defense

EMAC (Carbondale, IL) has introduced the iPAC-9X25, an ARM-embedded single board computer, based on the Atmel AT91SAM9X25 processor. The technology has an industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and utilizes...

Products: Defense

Beryllium-copper fingerstock gaskets from Leader Tech (Tampa, FL) provide electrical contact between parallel seams (mating surfaces) that are created by enclosure access doors and panels. Once installed, the hardened Alloy...

Products: Defense

In collaboration with the University of Warwick, Element Six (Santa Clara, CA) has developed an all-diamond sensor structure for electroanalytical applications. The synthetic electrode is available in a variety...

Products: Aerospace

Advantech (Irvine, CA) has released the SOM-7567 COM Express® Mini Type 10 module, featuring Intel® Atom™ E3800/Celeron® N2930/J1900 processors. Measuring 84 × 55 mm, SOM-7567...

Products: Defense

Pasternack Enterprises (Irvine, CA) has announced a new portfolio of Land S-band high gain amplifiers. The modules, packaged in hermetically-sealed metal enclosures, are optimized for 1.2 – 1.4 GHz and...

Articles: Aerospace

Security concerns currently dominate software thinking wherever sensitive or safety-critical information is potentially accessible. Embedded software is no exception. Security...

Articles: Defense

As the US military shifts from boots on the ground to drones in the sky, there will be an increasing need for computing power on foreign soil, under the sea and in the...

Articles: Aerospace

Fuel is expensive for airlines. According to sources interviewed for this article, fuel accounts for 30 to 50% of operating costs, depending on the size of the aircraft. And fuel prices remain volatile.

Articles: Defense

The common feature shared by recent aviation platforms is the high level of systems integration, and the way in which information is displayed or made accessible, allowing previously unimaginable levels of...

Articles: Defense

It is fairly well known within the aerospace community that telemetry is moving from the traditional L-band and S-band frequency ranges up to C-band. It is widely understood that...

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