The northeast Pacific’s largest marine heatwave on record was at least partially caused by El Niño climate patterns. And unusually warm water events in that ocean could potentially become more frequent with rising levels of greenhouse gases.
For vessels operating at sea, avoiding collisions is a basic operational requirement, so collision avoidance is part of operator training. When those vessels become highly autonomous, collision avoidance must be incorporated into complex autonomy algorithms and thoroughly tested before the vessels enter the water.
Fabrics that can generate electricity from physical movement have been in the works for years. Now researchers have taken the next step, developing a fabric that can simultaneously harvest energy from both sunshine and motion.
A new wrinkle on an old technology — solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) — could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting high-temperature heat from concentrated solar thermal to utility-scale electricity.
Georgia’s manufacturing sector remains a profitable part of the state’s economy, with more companies incorporating strategies such as smart manufacturing to remain competitive. But while the industry is integrating more innovative practices, it is not as focused on cybersecurity vulnerabilities, the 2016 Georgia Manufacturing Survey suggests.
To support its research on airborne multisensor technologies, the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has acquired two TigerShark unmanned aerial vehicles. The UAVs have been flown and tested with a four-channel multimode radar that can be operated in both monostatic and bistatic configurations.