Propulsion

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Q&A: Propulsion
Prasad Kandula and a group of scientists and engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a modular medium-voltage system to fill the existing gap between high-voltage transmission and low-voltage power electronics.
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Blog: Energy
The all-terrain walking mech’s aim is to give humans the size and strength of giants. It does just that — times 50.
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Articles: Propulsion
Optimizing motor selection for motion control applications can have significant performance, cost, and maintenance benefits.
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Quiz: Green Design & Manufacturing
How much do you know about the advances regarding to electric aircraft?
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Briefs: Propulsion
Besides miniature spacecraft propulsion systems, the valve could also have applications in the industrial processing industry where low flow devices are commonly used.
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Briefs: Power
Single joint allows six attachments with independent movement.
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Blog: Electronics & Computers
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
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Special Reports: Power
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Engine Technology - March 2022

From diesel to electric to hydrogen, SAE's Truck & Off-Highway Engineering magazine reports on the latest advances in commercial vehicle engines. Stay up to date with this compendium of recent articles...

Blog: Energy
For hydrogen-powered engines to reach a mainstream adoption, there are questions about infrastructure and regulation that must be answered.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), mankind’s understanding of the universe — and its origins — will increase exponentially.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The “nanoswimmers” could be used to remediate contaminated soil, improve water filtration, or even deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body.
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Application Briefs: Aerospace
The power and propulsion element of NASA’s Gateway is a high-power, 50-kilowatt solar electric propulsion spacecraft.
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Articles: Power
The e-kit promises to be a low-cost solution in the developing world.
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Blog: Transportation
One EV design is bring power out toward the wheel. But is the design here to stay? A Tech Briefs reader asks an expert at SAE.
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Blog: Propulsion
A NASA expert answers your questions about the upcoming Artemis mission that will send astronauts back to the Moon.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
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Blog: Power
A team at the University of Tsukuba used a beam of microwave radiation to a launch a drone into the air. Can this type of propulsion take off?
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Briefs: Materials
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.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Applications include wind turbines, solar arrays, commercial space mobile launchers, and industrial process stacks and equipment.
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Question of the Week: Energy
Will 'Zero-Impact' Planes Take Off?

Our May issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a hybrid-electric aircraft design from MIT that, according to its creators, could reduce global nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by 95 percent.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
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Special Reports: Transportation
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Vehicle Electrification - July 2020

The global transition to electric vehicles presents new design, manufacturing, and infrastructure challenges. To help you keep pace with the rapid changes in vehicle electrification technology, we present...

Briefs: Aerospace
This diffuser provides double the pumping efficiency in one-quarter the space.
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Blog: Software
To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
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