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Aerospace & Defense Technology: September 2023

2023-09-07
How Thunderbolt 4 Helps Bring Fault-Tolerant, Distributed Systems to Market Delivering Operational Energy to Enhance Warfighter Capability Optoelectronic Analog Signal Transmission Takes Center Stage Amidst Aerospace and Defense Innovation Shaking Outside the Box to Advance Flight Research An Introduction to Quantum Computing How Laser Communications Innovation is Finally Coming of Age and Driving Innovation in Defense Spatial Calibration for Accurate Long Distance Measurement Using Infrared Cameras A new spatial calibration procedure has been introduced for infrared optical systems developed for cases where camera systems are required to be focused at distances beyond 100 meters. Towards Greater Sensitivity: A Brief FTIR and Infrared-Based Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy Comparative Study A presentation of work comparing efficacy of a traditional IR method used as a standard within the U.S.
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Automotive Engineering: March 2023

2023-03-09
The push for e-powertrain progress Upstarts and heavy-hitter suppliers alike are fast-tracking advances in existing e-propulsion technology - as well as radical new solutions. Battle for the box EV battery enclosures are a hotbed of subsystem design, materials innovation and vehicle integration. Returning to the SAE presidency for 2023 Boeing veteran Todd Zarfos brings a "prudently aggressive" mindset to help advance SAE's goals in the mobility ecosystem. Balancing the 'dominos' in EV thermal management Excessive internal valve leakage is an inefficiency that worsens upstream system inefficiencies. Effective valve design is the solution. Deep breathing for EV batteries Optimum venting is a key to maximizing EV battery pack performance and safety. An expert offers five important design considerations.
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Aerospace & Defense Technology: May 2024

2024-05-09
Explaining MOSA from the Team that Led the Army Aviation Mission Computing Environment Task Order What's the Best DC Motor for Your Commercial Aerospace Application? Aerospace Production: Overcoming Challenges in Composite Machining Understanding the Limits of Artificial Intelligence for Predictive Maintenance Pushing the Limits: Engineering Advanced RF Interconnects to Meet the Challenges of Hypersonic Missile Development Expanding Possibilities for Superconducting Qubits With Niobium Researchers Help Robots Navigate Efficiently in Uncertain Environments A new algorithm reduces travel time by identifying shortcuts a robot could take on the way to its destination.
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Tech Briefs: April 2018

2018-04-01
Laser Detecting Systems Enhancing Survivability and Lethality on the Battlefield Designing With Plastics for Military Equipment Engine Air-Brakes Paving the Way to Quieter Aircraft Nett Warrior Enhancing Battlefield Connectivity and Communications XPONENTIAL 2018 - An AUVSI Experience Communications in Space: A Deep Subject First Air-Worthy Metal-Printed RF Filter Ready for Takeoff Validation of Automated Prediction of Blood Product Needs Algorithm Processing Continuous Non-Invasive Vital Signs Streams (ONPOINT4) Using a combination of non-invasive sensors, advanced algorithms, and instruments built for combat medics could reduce hemorrhaging and improve survival rates. Calculation of Weapon Platform Attitude and Cant Using Available Sensor Feedback Successful development of mobile weapon systems must incorporate operation on sloped terrain.
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MOBILITY ENGINEERING: June 2016

2016-06-01
Base-engine value engineering for higher fuel efficiency and enhanced performance Continuous improvement in existing engines can be efficiently achieved with a value engineering approach. The integration of product development with value engineering ensures the achievement of specified targets in a systematic manner and within a defined timeframe. Integrated system engineering for valvetrain design and development of a high-speed diesel engine The lead time for engine development has reduced significantly with the advent of advanced simulation techniques. Cars poised to become 'a thing' Making automobiles part of the Internet of Things brings both risks and rewards. Agility training for cars Chassis component suppliers refine vehicle dynamics at the high end and entry level with four-wheel steering and adaptive damping.
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Automotive Engineering: September 1, 2015

2015-09-01
Driving EVs toward lower cost The race is on to reduce battery and electric-drive systems costs while improving efficiency. Seeking ways to make better computer crashes New models and simulations help improve safety as software and hardware provide more realism to iterate designs more quickly. Evaluating aluminum bonds Adhesively joined aluminum alloy sheets present challenges that steel-adhesive joints do not. Ford researchers present a modified technique to inspect Al-adhesive joints in lab and production environments. Leading the attack on engine pumping losses Cylinder deactivation delivers real-world fuel economy gains, helping vehicles to meet and exceed their sticker numbers. That's why the downsized/boosted guys now want it on their engines.
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New university-led Air Force Center of Excellence focuses on securing autonomous systems operating in contested environments

2019-05-22
The researchers at the COE for Assured Autonomy in Contested Environments – all of which histories of innovation for Department of Defense problems of interest – will focus on the availability, integrity, and effective use of information by leveraging its diverse expertise in dynamics, mathematics, control theory, information theory, communications, and computer science.
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SAE security guideline set to provide structure for connected vehicles

2015-12-16
Connectivity opens vehicle systems to the dark side of the Internet, forcing automakers to quickly develop strategies to ensure that they don’t join the litany of corporations hit by hack attacks. SAE is nearing the release of the J3061 best practices document that will help OEMs create structured programs that provide protection that will remain effective throughout vehicle lifetimes.
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Software needs security, and security needs software: a scientific overview

2019-04-22
Software needs security. That's a consequence of using software to control critical systems. It's difficult because software is inherently a complex artifact, even when the code just consists of a single sequential program in a single programming language, with well-defined inputs and outputs. Of course, actual software rarely if ever has such a simple structure. Security needs software. That's a consequence of the complexity just mentioned. No process can ensure security at scale unless it is automated by using software itself: programming languages, verification tools, software platforms.
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Nvidia partners with AdaCore to secure self-driving firmware

2019-02-14
As mobility software becomes increasingly complex and connected, so does the risk of human error and system safety. To combat this, New York-based software company AdaCore will work with Nvidia Corporation of Santa Clara, California to apply open-source Ada and SPARK programming languages for select software security firmware elements in highly-complex, safety-critical systems like Nvidia’s DRIVE AGX automated and autonomous vehicle solutions.
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