Keyword: Electrification

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Podcasts: Energy
Jean-Christophe Lambert, Ascendance Co-founder and CEO, joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to explain why the hybrid approach is essential to near-term development of electric aircraft.
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Podcasts: Energy
Miguel Iturmendi, Helios Horizon Founder and Chief Test Pilot, explains the project's goal of flying an all-electric aircraft to the stratosphere.
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Podcasts: Manned Systems
Archer Aviation, Joby Aviation, and Lilium are three electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft manufacturers that are making major progress in this growing new area of aviation right now. In this episode of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast, we highlight some of the latest business agreements, international expansion and regulatory progress being made by these three eVTOL companies. Listen now.
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Podcasts: Energy
Ronnie Tao, Vice President of Business Development for Amprius Technologies, joins the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to discuss the AIBOT battery selection and what to expect in the future development of eVTOL battery technology. He also explains how far most eVTOLs can fly on Amprius and other comparable aircraft batteries today.
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Articles: Energy
Recovery of valuable elements within the EV battery is essential for the health and viability of the industry. In recycling used EV batteries, controls valves are required. Read on to learn more.
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Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Battery management systems are poised to become a key competitive differentiator in an EV market that is seeking to grow and thrive on a global level. And by tapping into smarter BMS, automotive manufacturers are future-proofing their resources by embracing, even anticipating, trends in EV battery design. Read on to learn more.
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Articles: Energy
As demand increases for electric and hybrid technology advancements in the North American market, off-highway vehicles are subject to many challenges. These range from vibration and shock impacts on the vehicles, to thermal stress and adverse environmental conditions such as water, ice, humidity, dust, and grime. Read on to learn how to mitigate these threats.
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Products: Materials
See the new products, including Nexperia's latest Energy Balance Calculator, StoreDot's new I-BEAM XFCTM concept, Bourns Inc.'s latest miniature resettable thermal cutoff device series, Rohde & Schwarz's wireless battery management system technology, Weidmuller USA's rugged battery connectors, Littelfuse Inc.'s overtemperature detection platform, and more.
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Articles: Power
Future electric vehicles will be more efficient, more powerful, and will be able to hold more energy in their batteries than today’s EVs. Those big “mores” require countless small improvements beyond the headline component — batteries. Read on to learn more.
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Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Affordable thermal storage could help industries and cities capture heat that is currently wasted, as well as balance the inconsistencies in wind and solar power output. But while Polar Night Energy is eager to work directly with potential customers, they realize that the challenges ahead are too big for them to tackle alone.
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Briefs: Energy
Modine Targets Off-Highway EVs with ‘Plug-and-Play’ BTMS
Deutronic is not alone in developing and integrating thermal-management solutions to meet the specific demands of off-highway EVs. Modine, for example, in 2023 launched a new edition of its EVantage battery thermal-management system with a liquid-cooled condenser (L-CON BTMS). Read on to learn more.
Briefs: Physical Sciences
In a recent study published in the journal ACS Applied Energy Materials, researchers have utilized poly(vinylphosphonic acid) (PVPA) as a binder for a micro-SiO electrodes, achieving superior performance compared to conventional cells. Read on to learn more.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are taking cleaner transportation to the skies by creating and evaluating new batteries for airborne electric vehicles that take off and land vertically. Read on to learn more.
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Briefs: Materials
A global team of researchers and industry collaborators led by RMIT University has invented recyclable ’water batteries’ that won’t catch fire or explode. Read on to learn more.
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Briefs: Materials
A team of researchers from Japanese and French universities has developed a practical nickel-based electrode material that opens new avenues to cobalt-free batteries for electric vehicles. Read on to learn more.
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Briefs: Energy
The improved method for fabricating battery electrodes may lead to high-performance batteries that would enable more energy-efficient EVs, as well as such benefits as enhancing power grid storage, according to Hongtao Sun, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State.
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have improved on approaches that dissolve a battery in a liquid solution in order to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals used in the process.
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Briefs: Power
Flow batteries can serve as backup generators for the electric grid. Flow batteries are one of the key pillars of a decarbonization strategy to store energy from renewable energy resources. Their advantage is that they can be built at any scale, from the lab-bench scale, as in this PNNL study, to the size of a city block.
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Special Reports: Software
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Space Technology - May 2024

NASA's plan for building landing pads on the moon...the first 3D-printed rocket to reach orbit...MAPLE mission demonstrates wireless power transfer in space. Read about these and other exciting advances in this...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Automotive Test & Simulation - May 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off‐Highway Engineering, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, autonomous...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
The Communities Taking Charge funding opportunity extends access to electrification opportunities beyond existing Joint Office–supported programs to more communities across America. Funding is available to academic, non-profit, for-profit, and government entities for planning, demonstration, and/or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation.
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On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
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Batteries, motors, and inverters make up the essential trio of any electric powertrain, and each of these has a significant impact on the cost, range,...

Application Briefs: Energy
The next generation of sensors needs to maintain efficiency and cost-effectiveness while ensuring fast, accurate, and reliable communication.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Electrostatic capacitors play a crucial role in modern electronics. They enable ultrafast charging and discharging, providing energy storage and power for devices...

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Special Reports: Defense
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Power Electronics - April 2024

This compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology magazines looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for applications ranging from...

Special Reports: Power
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Electric Vehicles - April 2024

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology, learn about the latest advances in solid‐state batteries, electric drivetrains,...

Podcasts: Manned Systems
Rick Kewley, Vice President, Product Development and Advanced Engineering for GM Defense LLC, is the guest on this episode of the Aerospace & Defense Technology podcast to discuss some of the company's latest research and development on hybrid and electric-powered military vehicles.
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On-Demand Webinars: Energy
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The two-day online Battery and Electrification Summit brings together industry experts to explore the latest advancements and trends in battery and electrification technology.
Articles: Energy
Automakers are increasingly focusing on the long-delayed promise of solid-state batteries. With no liquid electrolyte, these batteries can be lighter, safer (with reduced fire risk), faster to recharge, and more energy dense while still being able to deliver ranges of 600 miles (965 km) or more.
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