Content tagged with Government/Defense
posted in November 2011
Case of the Failing Thermistors
Sherlock Ohms 
11/30/2011  12 comments
Thermistors were failing by the handful. The contract manufacturer had to find a fix and prove the fix to the customer.
Crash-Optimized Composites Advance Automotive Designs
11/29/2011  21 comments
The use of composites in cars is picking up pace.
Aerospace Composites Expert Looks Ahead
11/23/2011  16 comments
Composites have been reducing weight and fuel consumption in commercial aircraft for several decades.
The Case of the RF Disturbances
Sherlock Ohms 
11/23/2011  25 comments
RF disturbances can stretch for miles, throwing electronics haywire.
Nvidia Maximus Brings HPC Capabilities to the Workstation
Product News 
11/23/2011  4 comments
By marrying its Quadro professional GPU line with its Tesla computational engine, Maximus can simultaneously handle interactive graphic rendering and compute-intensive number crunching on a single workstation platform.
Rockwell: Ethernet's Momentum in Automation Is Unstoppable
Electronics News 
11/22/2011  22 comments
Ethernet's move to the industrial automation space is gaining momentum, as engineers make the conversion from the fieldbuses of the 1990s to networks that unify the front office and factory floor.
US Army's Boot-Based Energy Harvester Lightens Soldier's Load
Guest Blogs 
11/21/2011  34 comments
Sustainable power sources are high on the Pentagon’s must-have list of soldier technologies. One promising concept is biomechanical energy harvesting.
Ready to Be Chauffeured by Your Car?
Electronics News 
11/21/2011  42 comments
Engineers from General Motors say fully autonomous vehicles will be ready to hit the streets in 2020, and automakers will be able to offer the technology if consumers want it.
Autodesk Amps Mobile Sim With ForceEffect
11/21/2011  8 comments
Autodesk is expanding its palette of mobile design apps with ForceEffect, a free mobile simulation app for the iPad focused on simulating early-stage conceptual designs.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Fly Via Additive Manufacturing
11/17/2011  15 comments
Aerospace applications are the fastest-growing sector for direct laser sintering (DLS).
Slideshow: CAE Goes Mainstream
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/17/2011  14 comments
Computer-aided engineering (CAE) features such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) are no longer arcane tools just for highly trained specialists. They're becoming accessible to mainstream engineers via inclusion in mainstream CAD programs.
Siemens Steps Up Composites Game
CAD/CAM Corner 
11/16/2011  7 comments
Siemens snaps up Vistagy, a specialized composites design tool maker, as part of its industry strategy and as a step towards building a broader, end-to-end product development platform.
Japan Defense Ministry Spins Flying Spherical Robot
11/11/2011  14 comments
Engineers from Japan's Ministry of Defense demonstrated what they called the "world's first spherical flying machine" at Digital Content Expo 2011.
How Many Interfaces Does Machine Vision Need?
11/10/2011  7 comments
More camera interfaces for machine vision exist today than since the very beginning of machine vision.
An Engineer's Alphabet of Thoughts on Design
11/8/2011  17 comments
Duke University engineering professor Henry Petroski offers his unique list of technically oriented A to Z definitions.
Solyndra Seeds Doubts About Photovoltaic Manufacturability
Guest Blogs 
11/4/2011  18 comments
The real lesson in successive crashes at Solyndra, Beacon Power, and First Solar may be that designers are not keeping issues of practicality and manufacturability paramount.
Military Radar Comes to Home Security Market
Product News 
11/4/2011  6 comments
Digital beamforming radar migrates from the military to the security space.
Slideshow: Autonomous Vehicles Leave the Driving to... Themselves
Automotive News 
11/3/2011  13 comments
Our gallery spotlights the self-driving cars developed to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) annual Grand Challenge autonomous vehicle race.

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