Amazing Aerospace Innovations: Breakthroughs in Robots, Drones, Space, and More
Aerospace and defense aren’t what they used to be as cutting-edge technologies shatter assumptions about innovations and the rate of change. Robotics, drones, and unmanned vehicles on land, sea, and in the air are leveraging new electronics, motors, sensors, and optics in amazing ways. Likewise, 3D printing, generative design, artificial intelligence, and technology transfer from other industries are fueling still greater acceleration to leapfrog the traditional pace of innovation.
Download this eBook today for a comprehensively detailed yet concise digest of the most notable breakthroughs of the past, present, and future.
After reading this eBook, you will walk away with:
- Key takeaways from 20 years on the International Space Station
- Knowledge of how AR/VR technology is changing aircraft at NASA, DoD, and within private industry
- Top engineering tips perfected by SpaceX Crew Dragon’s continuous development and improvement
- An understanding of how Uber and Hyundai are applying automotive mass-production methods to electric tilt-rotor aircraft
- A vision of the future of tech convergence for mobile robots, drones, and more
- A picture of what life on Mars could be like
Sensorless control of brushless motors
Many applications would benefit from a brushless motor without a sensor. There are various options for realizing this. A method developed by maxon is now setting new standards for precision and reliability. Driving a brushless motor requires control electronics for precise commutation. However, this is possible only if the control electronics “know” the exact position of the rotor at all times. Traditionally, this information was provided by sensors, e.g. Hall sensors, installed inside the motor. But it can be done differently. Read about the three basic principles that are easily adapted. Why sensorless control? Cost optimization for high control performance Rough ambient conditions
5 Tips for Choosing the Right Geared Motor
As a manufacturer of fractional horsepower electric motors, we serve manufacturers operating in pretty much every industry. Each has its own unique requirements that need to be met to ensure the perfect drive solution across a range of applications and when it comes to selecting geared electric motors, there are certain things you can specify to tailor them exactly to your specification. This article provides helpful tips to help you narrow down the search for your perfect geared motor.
What is the Difference Between Brushed and Brushless DC Motors
When selecting a DC motor for operating a given application, there are many choices to be considered. Understanding the basic differences, benefits, advantages and disadvantages of using a brushed motor versus a brushless motor is critical in the optimization of your application. Review the factors to consider in this short overview.
Geared Motors for Industrial Automation
Should you repair for replace your Electric Motor? The electric geared motor is an essential building block in any automated industrial process and Parvalux is at the forefront of global geared motor design and manufacture for this exciting industry. Our products provide the reliable drive behind many of the leading industrial automation product brands.
How Renault Optimized Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) to Increase Turbo-Compressor Efficiency
Download this report to learn how Renault simulated low-temperature exhaust gas recirculation and used computational fluid dynamics analysis to improve EGR for its turbo-compressors. This addresses industry requirements to drastically improve the two most critical aspects of thermal engines that must be addressed: pollution and fuel consumption. These simulation tools are the key to analyzing all “consuming” parts of cars and decreasing maximum losses through design improvements.
How Honda Drastically Cut Engineering Time Without Losing Accuracy Using Simulation
Read this report to find out how Honda drastically reduced engineering time and addressed thermal management for its popular CR-V vehicle. One key: The automaker used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. This success story is right on-trend at a time when development cycles keep getting shorter, pushing demand for reliable and fast simulation processes.
Automotive Focus: Tomorrow's Multiphysics Simulation Solutions, Here Today
Major automakers and suppliers are making more and better computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation to design and optimize all parts of vehicles. They’ve improved external aerodynamics, noise reduction, thermal management, and internal combustion. Most often, these are all combined in a “virtual prototype” to allow you to optimize the vehicle as a system. Download this report to see how to accomplish this using an end-to-end CAE environment that offers dedicated tools to solve each step of the simulation process quickly and efficiently.
Faster Electronics, Faster Design with New SI/PI-Aware Memory Interfaces
Data-rate-to-gigabit speeds keep increasing, but your time remains finite when designing integrated circuits, circuit boards, computers, smartphones, gaming systems, and other products. This technical brief will expose problems with cumbersome, traditional SI analysis workflows in which power-aware SI analysis is done post-layout — where every change requires repeated model extractions to adequately understand SI effects from fluctuations in power and ground rails. It presents a solution in the form of an end-to-end in-design flow to help you minimize design iterations and help improve design margins.
3D Solver Automates the Time & Trouble of Rigid-Flex PCB Simulation, EM Analysis
Modern portable electronic devices use smaller, lighter weight, and lower-cost rigid-flex printed circuit boards. But these boards present challenges to electromagnetic (EM) analysis using many 3D numerical solvers (FEM and FDTD), mainly due to the bending boards in small spaces and the use of hatched ground and power planes. This white paper sheds light on the challenges and presents an automated simulation workflow using Cadence Clarity 3D Solver.
Why, When, and Which EM Simulation & Analysis Software to Use at the Chip, Package, PCB, and System Level
This technical brief from Cadence will help you better understand what an EM solver does, and why and when to do EM analysis. It gives you details on four types of solvers — from 2D to 3D planar EM analysis — and how each can help with your next design. It explains why and when you need to do EM analysis; what you need to know about EM solvers; and which EM solvers to use in different situations.
10 Reasons to use a Deep Learning Service in Semiconductor and Electronics Inspection
Deep learning is an efficient, productive, and cost-effective method for automated inspection in the semiconductor and electronics industries. Programmable vision solutions allow for autonomous, quality judgements to be made about part defects.
Transparent and dynamic material flows in a networked production environment
As the electronics industry shifts towards automation and digitalization, using sensor solutions from SICK can reduce manual work done in production logistics and create transparency, ultimately mitigating the risk of human error.
The Field of the Future
maxon’s latest driven issue is all about the field of the future – automated agriculture. The robotic evolution that is sweeping through all aspects of agriculture. This includes drones that monitor fields and send information to other robots on the ground that pull-out weeds and harvest fruit.
How to Size a Gearmotor
This guide will provide you with a series of identifying questions, and the answers you need to determine how to size a gearmotor. Gearmotors are complete motion components that include a gear reducer integrated with an electric motor. Application-tailored and custom gearboxes and gearmotors are increasingly common with suppliers offering engineering support along with the availability of new machine tools, automation, and design software. Engineers identify gearmotor designs that perform to specification after analyzing the series of questions and answers outlined in this guide. Download this free guide to learn: Which key factors to consider when sizing a gearmotor How to size for top performance and demanding applications
Outdoor Surveillance: A Powerful Trend for a Safer Society
As smart cities evolve in urban areas around the world, surveillance can play a powerful role in improving quality of life and the safety of our societies. Technologies such as real-time video surveillance, facial recognition and license plate reading are becoming more widely used to help ensure public safety.
A Connected, Integrated Approach for Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing
Due to today’s evolving energy requirements, the Lithium-ion battery (LiB) manufacturing industry is expanding rapidly around the world. Market growth has been driven by the proliferation of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs), as well as the advent of distributed energy storage solutions. LIB manufacturers need to bring new battery solutions to market with the utmost confidence. As such, it is critical for them to develop and implement cost-effective, efficient and safe manufacturing processes while ensuring the highest level of product quality. These objectives can be achieved through the implementation of advanced measurement and control technology.
Choosing The Best Type of Encoder for Your Application
This white paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of different types and configurations of encoders with a focus on devices using an Ethernet/IP interface. Different application situations are reviewed for size, cost and performance considerations and with respect to which encoder types fit best.