Keyword: Powertrains

Briefs: Energy
The material remains effective as an energy harvester or sensor at temperatures to well above 572°F.
Briefs: Aerospace
Advanced analyses shed light on the mechanism of a deadly problem plaguing combustion chambers in rocket engines.
Articles: Automotive

Decarbonization goals across the globe are leading to an increased adoption of electric vehicles. With electric car sales soaring, even the most successful...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system would extend the life of CubeSat satellites.
Briefs: Propulsion
The system could allow for flight speeds of Mach 6 to 17 and would have applications in air and space travel.
Briefs: Imaging
The engine could make rockets not only more fuel-efficient, but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct.
Articles: Motion Control
The DPV concept matches the unique needs of electric vehicle cooling and energy management systems.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
Imagine a tablet or Kindle that can display braille on command for the visually impaired.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Large machines can breathe in and out cooling blasts of water to keep their systems from overheating.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The engine is approximately 10 billion times smaller than a car engine.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Articles: Aerospace
Metamaterial printing, high-efficiency solar cells, and a noise-reduction material.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
Articles: Transportation
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn the differences between bipolar and unipolar motors, their driving methods, and advantages and limitations.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
An OEM must think about how to build a machine that will work on any kind of power system.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
After rigorous ground testing, NASA’s Four Bed Carbon Dioxide Scrubber will be installed on the ISS.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flywheels offer an environmentally and financially sound choice for protecting critical operations.
Briefs: Motion Control
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Motion Control
New high bus voltage stepper motor systems avoid the complexity and expense of servo motors.
Briefs: Propulsion
These engines will allow upper stage rockets for space missions to become lighter, travel farther, and burn more cleanly.
Briefs: Energy
Thrusters based on magnetic reconnection could complete long-distance missions in a shorter period of time.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Materials
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
There is a growing demand for direct-drive motors.