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MOMENTUM: MARCH 2020

2020-03-01
Making sense on sensors AutoDrive Challenge team from North Carolina A&T State University gets the most out of its few sensors. Victory at last The first Formula SAE win of Polytechnique Montreal: why keeping it simple and being prepared was the key. Keeping it light Gram by gram, students at Ningxia University carve weight off their SAE Aero Design East plane to win the 2019 competition.
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Tech Briefs: December 2018

2018-12-01
Single Event Effects in High Altitude Aerospace Sensor Applications Metal Additive Manufacturing Current State of the Art in Laser Powder Bed Systems Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites Cut Cost, Save Weight, and Speed up Production Testing Military Vehicle Steering Systems Cognitive Radio: The New Architecture of Space Communications Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization of 2-D and 3-D SiC/SiNC Ceramic-Matrix Composites Determining the potential of ceramic-based materials for reducing weight, saving fuel, and improving performance in aerospace gas turbine engines. Evaluation of Peel Ply Surface Preparation of Composite Surfaces for Secondary Bonding Reducing process steps associated with hybridized structures could reduce manufacturing costs.
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Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: March 2018

2018-03-08
Editorial Autonomy's data binge is more like a 5-course meal. Big Data, Big Challenges Cloud services and multiple partnerships are issues the mobility industry grapples with as data implications expand outside the vehicle. Reinventing the Automobile's Design The convergence of electric propulsion, Level 5 autonomy, and the advent of car-free urban zones, is driving new approaches to vehicle design and engineering. When Steering Isn't Steering Anymore High-level autonomy requires new thinking for even basic vehicle controls. Steer-by-wire technology eases some of the complexities automated driving presents-and offers desirable new possibilities. Autonomy and Electrification: A Perfect Match? Combining SAE Level 4/5 functionality and EV platforms brings chal-lenges-and opportunities for cost reduction and systems optimization. Who's Ahead in the Automated-Driving Race? The 2018 Navigant Research Leaderboard study brings interesting insights on the industry's progress.
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