At the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin AFB, an F-35 will ultimately be tested in all the meteorological conditions representative of those locations from which it will operate, ranging from the heat of northern Australia to the bitter cold of the Arctic Circle.
As the proliferation of and demand for “smart” technology in off-highway vehicles has risen, so has the notion that sensors are the only suitable solutions for these control loops. The switch, meanwhile, tends to be viewed as an antiquated and irrelevant technology of legacy systems.
Treating molten metal with ultrasound is cleaner and more efficient than using argon rotary degassing to produce high-quality castings, according to scientists at Brunel University London. Cost reduction is another benefit, demonstrated in the research team's pilot-scale trials.
3-D laser scanning from NVision helped a certified FAA repair station document its work on a passenger jet part with such precision that the station was able to obtain the necessary FAA approval for the repair in much less time than is usually required.
Biodiesel fuel is a viable supplement for traditional fossil fuels, as long as manufacturers make the necessary changes in equipment to accommodate these new types of fuels, according to Freudenberg-NOK's Joe Walker.
Given the pace of innovation, the goal of autonomy and automation will force more and more features into the electronics of off-highway vehicles, according to Ian Fountain, NI's Director of Application Segments.