Keyword: Trucks

Articles: Energy
Research and development work continue to deliver cleaner, more efficient, and more diverse ways of generating the energy we need to power modern society.
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Articles: Automotive
Hyliion’s system can decrease fuel consumption and reduce emissions by capturing wasted energy and storing it in a battery pack.
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Briefs: Energy

In steep mountain regions, the potential for generating electricity from a small stream of water is high, however, the hydropower potential of these regions remains untapped as it...

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Briefs: Power

Electrification of the transportation sector is critical to future energy and environmental resilience and will require high-power fuel cells (either standalone or in conjunction with batteries) to...

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Articles: Motion Control
Hypoid gears have a growing presence in the industrial power transmission and motion control industries.
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Q&A: Transportation
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Electric motors and gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases from long-haul trucks.
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Articles: Automotive
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Super Truck George Sturmon, Ed Murray, Josh Medling, Susan Schmidt, and Glen Harris
Enviro-Cool
Sullivan, MO

The Heavy Duty...

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Briefs: Propulsion

Putting a satellite into low Earth orbit requires a lot of energy, with ground-launched rockets expending two-thirds of their propellant fighting to get...

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Briefs: Aerospace

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed an in-flight global nonlinear aerodynamics modeling and simulation system. The technology replaces the normal labor-intensive...

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Application Briefs: Aerospace

Off-Road International,
a Racefab Inc. company
Rusk, TX
903-683-1599
www.off-roadinternational.com

The structural panels and chassis for NASA’s...

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Articles: Imaging

Forward-facing cameras, integrated with vehicle controls, are being used to recognize pedestrians, signs, and other cars and motorcycles. Automatic brake mechanisms — often...

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Articles: Imaging

Industries as diverse as architecture, engineering, construction, advertising, and medical have all incorporated an array of 3D visualization technologies into their design,...

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Articles: Energy

One initiative at Glenn Research Center, the Hybrid Power Management (HPM) program, focused on joining new and mature technologies for optimal power systems applications in space and on Earth, with...

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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

NASA tests robotics for lunar electric rovers (LERs) and space exploration in remote locations, such as the Arizona desert, that closely simulate the terrain of the Moon or planets. The LER tests...

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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
2010 Create the Future Design Contest Meet the Judges

COMSOL, PTC, and Tech Briefs Media Group thank the following judges for their participation.

Briefs: Physical Sciences

A system for wirelessly measuring the volume of fluid in tanks at non-horizontal orientation is predicated upon two technologies...

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Briefs: Physical Sciences

Perlite is the most typical insulating powder used to separate the inner and outer shells of cryogenic tanks. The inner tank holds the low-temperature commodity, while the...

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Briefs: Software

A method of automated detection of negative obstacles (potholes, ditches, and the like) ahead of ground vehicles at night involves processing of imagery from thermal-infrared cameras...

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Articles: Medical

LifeBelt® CPR, a new device that makes it easy for anyone to perform high-quality CPR compressions in the event of cardiac arrest, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the 2008...

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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Cargo Management System Jeremy Connell
Blacksburg, VA

Standard truck beds lack the ability to secure loose items easily. The Cargo Management System...

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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

World cotton production in 2006/07 is forecast at 115.7 million bales, and global cotton consumption is forecast at a record of nearly 121 million bales, with 13.2 million acres...

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Briefs: Physical Sciences

Langley Research Center has developed electrical- impedance- based icethickness gauges and is seeking partners and collaborators to commercialize them. When used as parts of active monitoring...

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Briefs: Motion Control

A method of computing the speed at which to command an autonomous robotic vehicle to travel over rough terrain has been devised. The method amounts to a robotic implementation of the...

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Briefs: Software

A computer program provides capabilities for numerical simulation and analysis of the thermodynamic performance of aircraft or automotive gas turbine engines. The program was...

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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Equipping Quick-Disconnect Fittings To Detect Leaks

Quick-disconnect fittings on hoses and bellows can be equipped with sensors to detect leaks and misalignments that cause leaks. Experiments have shown that four types of sensors are effective for this purpose: force sensors, strain gauges, pressure transducers, and microphones. Of these, force...