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2008-11-18
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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. selected Spirit AeroSystems Inc. to design and build the pylon for its Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Pylon work will be done at Spirit’s facility in Wichita, KS. Pylons hold an aircraft’s engine and its casing to the wing.
2008-11-18
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Cobham has received a $37 million contract to produce an additional 51 Low Band Transmitter/Antenna Groups (LBT/AG) and spare parts for the U.S. Navy to be manufactured at the Cobham Defense Systems facility in Lansdale, PA, and brings the total number of ship sets ordered to 120.
2008-11-18
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Pratt & Whitney and Volvo Aero Norge signed an agreement to manufacture diffuser cases for the F135 propulsion system for the F35 Lightning II. This agreement, combined with previous agreements signed with the company, has a potential value of more than $700 million in production over the life of the program.
2008-11-18
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The U.S. Army awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $97 million contract to procure, modify, and deliver 12 Hunter MQ-5B UAV aircraft; six One-System Block II ground control stations; eight tactical common data link, ground data link terminal sets; two sets of ground support equipment; and four sets of spare parts.
2008-11-18
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on rules related to the sometimes dangerous quietness of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles, as well as the energy-absorption characteristics of vehicle front ends.
2008-11-17
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The Indian Tata Motors company, which plans to launch an electric model – the Indica EV – in Europe next year, has bought a majority stake in a Norwegian specialist company.
2008-11-16
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The 500 Abarth, which was launched earlier this year, has proved a significant model in its own r­ight, and now the range has been further extended. The 2008 Paris Motor Show saw the presentation of the 500 Abarth Assetto Corse for track racing and of the "esseesse" tuning kit for 500 Abarth road cars.
2008-11-16
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GE Aviation and NASA are coming together for a wind-tunnel test program to evaluate counterrotating fan-blade systems for open rotor jet engine designs, which could sharply reduce fuel consumption.
2008-11-16
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Mercury Computer Systems Inc. has developed a network that ties a range of sensors together, making it simpler to access input from radar, cameras, and other sources.
2008-11-16
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According to Mentor Graphics, model-driven processes have allowed companies to move from a manual design process for ICs and PCBs to an automated process that allows designers to create more complex designs much faster. It has been the model-driven approach, as much as improvements in manufacturing science, that has delivered technology improvements to consumers.
2008-11-16
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The development of hybrid race and rally cars is a relatively new area of motorsports technology that is bringing particular challenges and opportunities for specialist companies. With its extensive knowledge and experience in hybrid and electric vehicle R&D, Lotus Engineering is one of them.
2008-11-16
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The company plans to begin series production of an all-electric model in the medium term, and to mark the serious intent of its philosophy, it will unveil the lithium-ion battery equipped Mini E (Electric) technology demonstrator at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
2008-11-16
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With 272 technical presentations in eight parallel sections, the FISITA Automotive World Congress held in Munich in September covered the full spectrum of current automotive innovation. And yet there was one common denominator that every plenary and panel session speaker repeated.
2008-11-16
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Although there will be some­ growth in alternatives, 80% of world energy needs will continue to be supplied by oil, natural gas, and coal as far ahead as 2030, according to projections by ExxonMobil. A recent spike to over $140 per barrel of crude was unsustainable, an ExxonMobil executive told a joint meeting of SAE Met Section and the New York City chapter of NAFA Fleet Management Association.
2008-11-16
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A new collaborative project to enhance laser technology is under way between GSI Group’s Laser Division, the Laser and Photonics Applications Group at Heriot-Watt University, PowerPhotonic, and Cranfield University.
2008-11-16
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Lithium-ion-cell designs reduce size and weight compared to the battery technologies now being used in hybrid vehicles, but their costs remain higher than alternatives already in high volume. Battery researchers are examining ­every aspect of their materials and processes to make lithium technologies more cost-effective.
2008-11-16
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Automakers who have been adjusting their business models over the past few years are likely to increase their efforts during this period of dramatic change. As consumers clamor for connectivity, partnerships are needed, but new strategies must also address the heightened pressure for profits.
2008-11-16
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“Ceramic-based electronic components offer either a downsizing path or less cost over traditional materials, depending on the application,” said Peter Tiller, Senior Group Product Manager for Murata. He believes ceramics offer incremental reliability and robustness over traditional materials.
2008-11-15
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Adding to its line of electronic pressure instrumentation, Wika Instrument offers the Type A-10 industrial transmitter, which features lead times measured in days.
2008-11-15
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A family of cables from Tyco Electronics offers a low-smoke, zero-halogen design in water-blocked and non-water-blocked versions that meet various requirements for flammability, smoke emissions, and halogen content.
2008-11-15
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Toyota recently announced plans to build the Corolla and a new compact vehicle at a plant to be bult in India. The ¥68 billion plant will be built near Bangalore in the state of Karnataka, with start of production slated for 2010.
2008-11-15
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The 4380-type air data probes from SpaceAge Control provide AN5812-mount pitot tube and AN5814-mount pitot-static tube compatibility with 45 W power consumption and a mass of 0.24 lb.
2008-11-15
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The Si474x from Silicon Laboratories is the industry's smallest fully integrated automotive AM/FM radio receiver integrated circuit (IC).
2008-11-15
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The compact 3100 Series pressure transducer from Setra Systems offers a solution for hydraulic controls, engine controls, industrial processes, off-highway equipment, compressors, and pumps.
2008-11-15
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Saelig's PoKeys55T USB board combines standard keyboard and joystick simulation but does not require complex programming knowledge.
2008-11-15
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Nov. 5 revealed details of the rules it will use in disbursing federal loans to automakers and component makers. To be considered for the first round of loans from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Incentive Program and its $25 billion pot, companies must apply by Dec. 31.
2008-11-15
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The DM2E Series double valves from Ross Controls feature dynamic monitoring and memory for Category 4 machine safeguarding applications.
2008-11-15
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The PowerWise LMH6553 from National Semiconductor is a fully differential amplifier that includes a programmable output-limiting clamp for protecting analog-to-digital converters and other downstream circuitry from over-voltage events.
2008-11-15
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Midtronics’ EL-49642 service programming system (SPS) programming support tool provides voltage control and clean power, eliminating potential fluctuations and spiking, or a loss of voltage that could interrupt SPS programming events and cause a controller to lock up.
2008-11-15
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The 375 Lee Bender Jet is a low-Lohm, multiple-orifice restrictor designed for systems with high flow rates and large pressure drops.
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