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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Aerospace manufacturers who depend on nitriding components can benefit from greater uniformity of results, better-protected materials, and increased throughput.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A new study explores the dynamics behavior of the parallel mechanism mounted UAV.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
When designing electro-mechanically actuated systems, there are several electrical design requirements that must be determined.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Integrating different types of devices and materials could increase their functional density, improving the performance of electro-optic systems for sensor applications.
Blog: Motion Control
A Tech Briefs reader asks: What's next with military motion control?
News: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lightweight Sensing and Control System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Monitoring

A new sensing and control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allows for semi-autonomous flight. Pilots need not leave the ground to conduct routine monitoring and surveillance quickly and cost-effectively. Such systems are particularly useful during long flight...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Improved test methods will help alleviate the impact of shock levels on military and commercial ground vehicle components.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sandia National Laboratories researchers, as part of a group of National Nuclear Security Administration scientists, have wrapped up years of field experiments...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Afaq Ahmed Abbasi of Northwestern Polytechnical University explains his innovative approach.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
ThermOmegaTech
Warminster, PA
877-379-8258
www.thermomegatech-adg.com

A system supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense recently approached ThermOmegaTech® to obtain a custom...

Briefs: Defense

Tracking and identifying radiation sources in the age of nuclear proliferation and well- resourced non-state actors is a national priority. Current neutron detection...

Briefs: Materials

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) is a soft ionization technique that is widely applied in the characterization of large biomolecules using...

Products: Motion Control
Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomer

Greene Tweed’s (Kulpsville, PA) Fusion™ FKM 665, a new generation, ultra-low-temperature and chemical-resistant elastomer, was specifically...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers are identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body and enhance human performance. Traditional biomarkers like heart rate, temperature, oxygen partial pressure, blood...

Articles: Imaging

Much debate surrounds the skills shortage burdening the manufacturing sector of aerospace and defense (A&D). Industry 4.0, the Baby Boomer retirement wave, and a lack of properly trained workers underpins this...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
S.S. White Technologies
St. Petersburg, FL
727-626-2800
www.sswhite.net

S.S. White Technologies, a company that specializes in the design and manufacture of flexible shafts and related assemblies, is...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Beckwood Press Company
Fenton, MO
636-343-4100
www.beckwood.com

Beckwood Press Company, a company that specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems,...

Articles: Motion Control

Applying reverse thrust redirecting engine power to oppose the direction of travel is a standard technique for decelerating aircraft after touchdown. The approach saves wear on...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The wax-filled thermostatic element was invented in 1936 by Sergius Vernet (1899-1968). Its principal application was in automotive thermostats used in the engine cooling system....

Briefs: Defense

Perimeter surveillance of forward operating locations, such as Forward Arming and Refueling Points (FARPs), is crucial to ensure the survivability of personnel and materiel. FARPs are...

Briefs: Imaging

A co-prime array uses two uniform linear subarrays to construct an effective difference coarray with certain desirable...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The effective distribution of offensive weapon capabilities to naval units at the tactical edge is a critical focus for Navy leaders. A direct byproduct of this priority...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

The primary objective of this research is to integrate GPS and local sensory data to allow a robot to operate semi-autonomously outside of a laboratory environment. The Pioneer 3-AT, a robust platform...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
Plymouth, UK
+44 0 1752 723330
www.siliconsensing.com

Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd's latest DMU30 inertial measurement unit (IMU) has been chosen to provide highly...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

When firing artillery, there is typically a maximum angle that the platform cannot exceed relative to the Earth plane. This is due to the large recoil forces...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Content addressable memory (CAM) is one of the most promising hardware solutions for high-speed data searching and...

Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Plain bearings are used across a wide range of aerospace applications to help achieve better fuel efficiency, extend maintenance intervals, and lower carbon emissions. These applications include...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Monitoring trace gases is of great importance in a wide range of applications. Detecting a diverse range of chemical agents requires an adaptable sensor...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) three-axis acceleration threshold sensors have been developed to measure acceleration threshold levels using voltage switching when...

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