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Application Briefs: Energy
Solar-Powered Structures
Pvilion, a solar-powered fabric provider, was recently awarded a contract by the United State Air Force (USAF).
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars Rover Electric Motors
A number of maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors were designed into the Perseverance rover.
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
From jet engine components to high-speed airframes, vanadium alloys are deployed in virtually every jet aircraft flying today,
Learn about microvanes, one of the only types of 3D-printed parts that are FAA-approved for use on the exterior of an aircraft.
Learn about design considerations for manufacturing a battery pack that operates in extreme temperatures, absorbs shock and vibration, and maintains a watertight seal.
Research demonstrates that a surveillance mission is still achievable by unmanned vehicles while performing autonomous soaring.

Commercial-led advancements in electric vehicle technology have pushed the Army Futures and Concepts Center to take a hard look at the capability and find ways to integrate it...

Application Briefs: Energy
UAV Fuel Management System
Valcor Engineering was tasked with creating a turn-key fuel management system for a new UAV.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Bringing Turbine Power to Small Aircraft
A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Deformation Sensing in Soft Bio-Surrogate Materials
Accurate measurement of deformations occurring within or on soft materials will advance the next class of soft robotics and wearable biomedical sensors.
Creep is an especially important consideration for engineers designing jet engine turbines.
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
A new class of soft multifunctional materials could be used to convert mechanical deformation from vibrations and stretching into electrical energy.
Metal matrix composites can electrically bridge the cracks that appear in semiconductor substrates and the composite grid lines.
Helping to drive the AI trend is the availability of a new class of embedded AI processors.

Conventional reconfigurable electrical and radio frequency (RF) structures commonly used in applications involving real-time reconfigurability in response to fast varying...

The increased use of photonics has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions — by 3-billion tons.
Three new unmanned helicopters were unveiled at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL show in Chicago.

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military...

Strategies to control solid rocket propellant regression rate require a robust throttling technique applicable to high performance propellant...

Researchers from the U.S. Army and top universities discovered a new way to get more energy out of energetic materials containing aluminum, common in battlefield systems, by...

In order to address issues related to mechanical and vibrational stresses that are commonly experienced in mounting, launch,...

NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled radio systems to communicate with Earth. As collection of space data increases, NASA looks to alternative radio technologies to...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Detecting Drones with Doppler-Based Radar

As drones become more commonplace, the need to secure facilities from the high-definition cameras and potential dangerous payloads has caused a rapid growth of counter-drone technologies.

By integrating the design of antennas and electronics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class...

The Toxic Industrial Chemical/Toxic Industrial Material (TIC/TIM) Task Force MFR#1 published in February 2009 focuses on inhalation hazards in an operational environment and provides a list...

Compressive sensing (CS) is a relatively new field that has caused a lot of excitement in the signal processing community. It has superseded...

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