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SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: August 2019

2019-08-01
Electric machines find their niche Smaller machines working in cities are particularly ripe for electrification, but most off-highway applications will retain the internal-combustion engine. Big data, big benefits Data mining helps users and equipment developers use data from on-vehicle sensors to work more efficiently. Data connectivity in harsh environments Ensuring high-speed data transmission requires OEM designers to think more about components, placement and the impact of environmental conditions early in design. Trucks with intuition Perceptive Automata partners with Volvo Trucks to demonstrate AI technology that can determine when pedestrians will cross the road. Change is afoot Cummins and its CTO help focus the 2019 SAE COMVEC on the fast-shifting technology landscape that faces both on- and off-highway sectors. Editorial AI, ADAS & AVs-oh my!
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Automotive Engineering: July/August 2019

2019-07-25
Extending the ICE age Future vehicle propulsion is not a single-solution challenge. Top engineers take Automotive Engineering into the next combustion-engine frontier. FCA's Micky Bly amping up electrification New powertrain boss Micky Bly and his team are building an advanced propulsion-strategy roadmap that includes at least one more ICE development cycle. Ford's Dave Filipe has some powerful choices to make These are interesting days for those managing global propulsion portfolios, but Ford's powertrain lead says a smart team has him relishing the challenges. GM's Ken Morris lives the pace of the powertrain revolution The purview of GM's VP of global product integrity includes the rapidly-shifting landscape of powertrain engineering. Hyundai's John Juriga optimizing ICE and fuels Hyundai is building on its lean-combustion knowledge in a DoE-sponsored collaborative program with MTU and Phillips 66.
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Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: July 2019

2019-07-05
Editorial The consolidation plot thickens The Navigator As the world turns to C-V2X, Europe picks WiFi Complexity of Autonomous-Systems Simulation, Validation Soars to the Clouds Scalable, cloud-based architectures are gaining greater acceptance for simulating and testing the myriad development aspects of automated driving. Connectivity Solutions for AVs The promises of fully connected autonomous vehicles are great, but so are the challenges. What M&E Can Teach the AV Industry About Data Media & entertainment offers important learnings on data retention, management, scalability and security. The Rodney Dangerfield of Automated-Driving Sensors Radar and lidar get all the attention, but Inertial Measurement Units are the backbone of sensor fusion. Suppliers are scrambling to make IMUs more accurate-and much less expensive. The Sense-itive Side of Autonomous Vehicles BASF is exploring how specific materials-and even paint colors and finishes-can improve the capabilities of AV sensors.
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Automotive Engineering: June 2019

2019-06-06
Rethinking aluminum for NVH abatement Engineers, abandon those mastics! New "quiet" materials solutions are at hand. Paradigm shift in NVH A new wave of vehicle technologies is changing the way Brüel & Kjaer attacks noise, vibration and harshness. How a Tier 2 tackles NVH Saint-Gobain invested in anechoic testing so small components can make a big NVH difference. Reducing NVH through refined powertrain measurement The C1000 vastly simplifies measuring the mass matrix of heavy, odd shaped engines and powertrains. Foam for NVH solutions New innovations for a wide variety of sound-deadening applications. Long time coming: 2020 Corvette After six decades of teasing enthusiasts with intriguing concepts, Chevrolet is launching an all-new Corvette with its engine located where Zora intended-behind the driver. Protecting high-voltage circuits Yazaki readies a new solution for arc suppression in circuits of 48V or more.
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Aerospace & Defense Technology: June 2019

2019-06-01
Eyes in the Sky Rugged High-Speed Cameras Capture Critical Flight Test Video Data Panoramic Thermal Imaging Technology A New Concept in Naval Defense Coating Technology Enables Effective Missile Countermeasures FACE™ - Future Airborne Capability Environment Diminishing U.S. Combat Superiority Drives New Software Development Requirements Broadband 1.2- and 2.4-mm Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Amplifier Designs Multi-Agent RF Propagation Simulator Electrical Characterization of Crystalline UO2, THO2 and U0.71TH0.29O2 Evaluating the suitability of advanced alloys for use in uranium-based neutron detectors. ONR Short Pulse Research, Evaluation and non-SWaP Demonstration for C-sUAV Study Research project is designed to map small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAV) effects space, empirically and by simulation, as a function of high power microwave (HPM) waveform to develop effective countermeasures.
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SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: June 2019

2019-06-01
Bullish on biomethane The CEO of CNH Industrial says biomethane is cleaner path than electric, as Case demos the alt fuel in cool wheel-loader concept. Unique hybrids required Power systems expert at Perkins stresses that on-highway electric solutions cannot be directly applied to the more-rugged and varied applications in off-highway. Getting driverless trucks onto roadways Autonomous developers at TuSimple address many technical issues, but they also must consider regulations and operating modes. Stronger, quieter cabs Worthington expert sees AHSS and active noise cancellation making off-highway cabs safer and less-stressful places to work. Hydrogen boom! Nikola reveals Two and Tre fuel-cell trucks and its H2 fueling roadmap, as well as battery-electric military and powersports vehicles. Rearview cameras come into sight Momentum is building behind replacing mirrors with camera monitor systems as the technology edges closer to regulatory approval.
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Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: May 2019

2019-05-02
Editorial AVs, data and 'surveillance capitalism' SAE AV Activities SAE launches Office of Automation The Navigator Lessons from the 737 Max-8 debacle Scorecard Waymo, GM and Ford pegged as autonomous leaders Designs to Dye for: Autonomy's New-Materials Revolution From pineapples to bacteria, Envisage's research is focused on new-mobility's 'inside' story. Dining on Data Processing, in real-time, the enormous data stream that's flowing through AVs is increasingly the job of NVIDIA's mighty GPUs. Danny Shapiro relishes the feast. New Performance Metrics for Lidar Frame-rate measurement is so yesterday.
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Aerospace & Defense Technology: May 2019

2019-05-01
Autonomous "Wingman" Vehicles The Future of Military Unmanned Vehicle Technology The CAN Bus: Driving the Future of Autonomous Military Vehicles Underwater Drone Technology Eyes In the Sky For Drones, Combining Vision Sensor and IMU Data Leads to More Robust Pose Estimation Hydraulic Cylinder Position Sensor Technology Ensuring precision movement in robotic assemblies. Geospatial Accuracy of Small Unmanned Airborne System Data in the Coastal Environment Determining the performance of image processing software could lead to better data collection strategy. Monitoring a Nearshore Beneficial Use Site: Application of a Benthic Sled and Video Annotation Passive survey method provides less labor and resource intensive system for monitoring the effects of dredging on aquatic life in nearshore beneficial use sites.
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Automotive Engineering: May 2019

2019-05-01
Steel stands tall Through constant innovation, mobility's longtime incumbent material maintains its star status for vehicle structures -and a collaborative development model. The economics of materials selection Cost per pound of reduced vehicle mass is helping to drive innovation in steel, aluminum and carbon composites. A step-change in the cost of CFRP Williams Advanced Engineering reveals secrets behind its innovations aimed at moving carbon fiber into the mobility mainstream. Aluminum is the key "lever" Aluminum BIW and closure parts are essential for achieving both regulatory and OEM goals for improved vehicle efficiency. F1 streamlines for closer racing In the downforce vs. turbulence battle, Formula 1 enacts technical changes to rev up the on-track spectacle. Unlocking DfAM's potential A new field-based design software is supporting more widespread use of additive manufacturing, for faster product-development times with less rework and risk.
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SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: April 2019

2019-04-04
Connections dig deeper More aspects of vehicle operation are being improved by leveraging cellular links. An OBE for the SAE Meet Paul Mascarenas-SAE International's 2019 president. He's a staunch advocate for professional development for engineers, amid the mobility industry's transformation. Advancing aftertreatment Engineers push for more efficient, cost-effective, and smaller aftertreatment systems for off-highway diesel engines, addressing challenges such as better particulate filtering and low-temp NOx conversion. Developing for defense Suppliers to the commercial vehicle segment optimize-read: ruggedize-their product offerings for the tougher terrain encountered by military vehicles. Going digital & electric @ bauma 2019 Digitalization and electrification are dominant themes in the equipment and technology being revealed at this year's largest trade show for construction and mining. Editorial Bigger barrier to CBEVs: Batteries or infrastructure?
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MOMENTUM: APRIL 2019

2019-04-01
Reliability overhaul: a lesson in resilience A chain issue sets back University of Minnesota team at Formula SAE Michigan 2018, but it's a different story at the subsequent FSAE competition. Full circle Over its 21-year history, the University of Toronto Formula Racing Team's chassis department has left no stone unturned. Lap simulation tool shows the way Until now, the University of Alabama Formula SAE team assumed that the fastest lap times would result in the highest score from the Endurance and Efficiency Events, but that assumption is changing.
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Automotive Engineering: April 2019

2019-04-01
Transforming ZF The Tier 1 giant re-gears for the new-mobility zukunft by adopting a new way to drive technology innovation. It still makes transmissions, too. 2019 Vehicle Technology Review Reviewing the latest tech applications in the automotive space and the trends they're serving. J.D. Power launches new vehicle-engineering award at SAE's WCX 2019 Globally-respected automotive analytics firm J.D. Power recognizes outstanding vehicle-integration engineering with two new annual awards. Powering back to the future Rotaries, gas turbines, hybrids-even nukes! Propulsion tech from the past, present, and beyond the horizon is revealed at the SAE Mobility History display at WCX'19. Horsepower, kilowatts compete at 2019 Geneva motor show Is Europe getting serious about electric vehicles? Look no further than the EV-intensive 2019 Geneva motor show. Editorial Why would you want to be a mobility engineer?
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Aerospace & Defense Technology: April 2019

2019-04-01
An Integrated Framework for Complex Radar System Design Thermoplastic Composites to Play Enhanced Role in Next-Generation Aerospace Applications Using Ruggedized Test Equipment to Solve Jet Engine Problems How FMC Developments Support Legacy and Next-Gen Data Needs XPONENTIAL 2019 - An AUVSI Experience Understanding the 'Black Art' of RF and Microwave Switching A New Approach to Satellite Communications Modular Biosensor Patch Identifying new biomarkers to help monitor cognition and stress in the human body could enhance human performance. Characterization of Bore Temperatures and Stresses in Small Caliber Gun Barrels Data gathered from physical testing will be compared to analytical methods used to assess barrel wall temperature profiles and barrel wall stress and strain. Simulation of Active Imaging Systems Better data could lead to systems that improve tactical target acquisition, particularly under adverse environmental conditions.
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Autonomous Vehicle Engineering: March 2019

2019-03-07
Editorial It's more than just a magazine The Navigator Needed: a step beyond STEM SAE AV Activities A listing of SAE International's autonomous vehicle-related offerings across the organization. Autonomy for the Masses Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC aims to do for AVs what the Model T did for just about everyone. CEO Sherif Marakby explains. Speeding Thermal Analysis for Autonomous EVs Solving thermal challenges is vital to AEV development. Siemens PLM's new Simcenter integrated simulation package offers a high-fidelity, easy-to-use solution. New Mobility's Mega-Mappers Most believe ultrahigh-definition mapping is crucial to make high-level automated driving possible. Developing these maps is a huge undertaking-one that's enjoying a massive investment of money and talent. From a Blip to a Boom Automotive radar rides the 77-GHz technology wave toward greater capability and vehicle safety.
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MOMENTUM: MARCH 2019

2019-03-04
Engineering design process crucial for success Michigan Tech hopes structured design process yields improvement in Year 2 of the AutoDrive Challenge competition. A new perspective on airplane design Despite the obstacles presented by Venezuela's economic, political, and social crisis, team UNIMET SAE Aero Design scored high in the 2018 SAE Aero Design Micro Class competition. Focus on testing fuels win Texas A&M Formula SAE team members develop valuable engineering skills as they apply the fundamentals of engineering to a complex problem that just happened to be a racecar.
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Automotive Engineering: March 2019

2019-03-01
Rethinking the HUD Advanced tech solutions move toward augmented reality to bring greater capability to head-up displays. Motor matters New designs and materials are key to the next generation of electric machines for EV propulsion. Harnessing the power of Sim Serious cost savings could come from eliminating vehicle- and systems-level tests. Powerful simulation tools may be the only way to tackle the increasing complexity in mobility development. An OBE for the SAE Meet Paul Mascarenas-SAE International's 2019 president. He's a staunch advocate for professional development for engineers amid the mobility industry's transformation. Solving the propulsion puzzle Must-attend expert panels at SAE's WCX '19 will cover the propulsion-tech future like no other. Editorial Kill the EV tax credit by 2025 SAE Standards News SAE and Synopsys collaborate on cyber study Supplier Eye New Co. vs. Old Co.
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SAE Truck & Off-Highway Engineering: February 2019

2019-02-01
Over-the-air affair Remote updating of software and firmware on commercial trucks and off-highway machines is on the rise, not only for maintenance functions but also to add new features like operator-assist technology. Developments in engine-based gensets With demand for generator sets steady and regulatory change settling, suppliers can rationalize their offerings and push improvements in areas like noise abatement and economy. Testing, testing and even more testing The commercial-vehicle market is eager to adopt more ADAS and automated-driving innovations, but before those technologies get to the road they must first pass rigorous testing practices that prove their efficacy. Smart and connected powertrains FPT Tech Day reveals multi-power Cursor X concept, other "4.0 innovations" for hydrogen fuel cell, electric and natural gas propulsion.
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MOMENTUM: FEBRUARY 2019

2019-02-01
Battling the elements Cold Canadian winds can't stop University of Manitoba team from reaching SAE Aero Design heights. How to lead a team Virginia Tech engineering student discovers leadership skills she didn't know she had. 'Hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck' A complete vehicle overhaul helped the SAE Supermile-age team from Northern Illinois University score a second-place overall fin-ish at the 2018 competition.
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Aerospace & Defense Technology: February 2019

2019-02-01
Ruggedizing Commercial-Grade Computers into MIL-Hardened Systems An Introduction to PCM Heat Sinks Eye Tracking Technology Improving the Skills Gap, Efficiency, and Quality Assurance in Aerospace Manufacturing Streamlining EMC Solutions for Avionics Interfaces Hardware Design of a High Dynamic Range Radio Frequency (RF) Harmonic Measurement System. Using RISC-V to Simplify Data Logging in Space Novel Characterization Methods for Anisotropic and Mixed-Conduction Materials Seven new characterization methods have been developed for the specialized materials used in state-of-the-art electronic and optoelectronic devices. Circuit Models for Robust, Adaptive Neural Control Understanding a nematode's simple circuit could provide a foundation for understanding much more complex behaviors.
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Automotive Engineering: February 2019

2019-02-01
Inside e-tron Insights into the German approach to developing a premium-class EV. CES 2019: Blueprint for future auto shows? Mobility technology of every stripe was showcased at this year's techfest in Vegas. DATC spells progress for defense prototyping A public-private partnership between the U.S. Army's TARDEC and SAE International is making it easier for suppliers to engage the government on military ground-vehicle technology projects. Dürr builds advanced paint shop for EV startup Byton Electric-vehicle hopeful Byton's advanced-manufacturing plan includes a suite of innovative new paint-process technologies from Dürr.
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