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Read all back issues online www.ust-media.com UST 44 : JUNE/JULY 2022 UK £15,USA$30,EUROPE e 22 Sensor sensibility Focus on new Lidar sensor designs Linked in Tailoring connectors to specific vehicles Range rovers HowXer Technologies’X12 andX8 blend battery powerwith gasoline range extenders 4 Founded in 1972, the AUVSI is recognised globally as the leading industry body representing autonomous vehicle technology. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, it was announced that following an online survey of their considerable membership, they would change their ‘U’ from Unmanned to Uncrewed. They are not alone, with many other organisations around the world similarly updating their name and marketing material, both at the recent Xponential show in Orlando and indeed on the advertising pages within this magazine. Here at High Power Media we couldn’t agree more that gender inclusivity is essential to ensuring our industry’s continued progression. To that end, Unmanned Systems Technology magazine has now become Uncrewed Systems Technology . All 43 back issues of Unmanned Systems Technology dating back to issue 1 in 2014 will be accessible online at www.ust-media.com, and to buy as hard copy printed editions at www.highpowermedia.com As always, your continued support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to continuing to write for, and work with, you and all the members of your crew in the future. Simon Moss | Publishing Director Change is in the air – and on land, and at sea Editorial Director Ian Bamsey Deputy Editor Rory Jackson Technology Editor Nick Flaherty Production Editor Guy Richards Contributor Peter Donaldson Technical Consultants Paul Weighell Ian Williams-Wynn Dr Donough Wilson Prof James Scanlan Design Andrew Metcalfe andrew@meticulousdesign.com UST Ad Sales Please direct all enquiries to Freya Williams freya@ust-media.com Subscriptions Frankie Robins frankie@ust-media.com Publishing Director Simon Moss simon@ust-media.com General Manager Chris Perry Intro | June/July 2022 June/July 2022 | Uncrewed Systems Technology Volume Eight | Issue Four June/July 2022 High Power Media Limited Whitfield House, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EJ, England Tel: +44 (0)1934 713957 www.highpowermedia.com ISSN 2056-9823 Printed in Great Britain ©High Power Media All rights reserved. Reproduction (in whole or in part) of any article or illustration without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. While care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information herein, the publisher can accept no liability for errors or omissions. Nor can responsibility be accepted for the content of any advertisement. SUBSCRIPTIONS Subscriptions are available from High Power Media at the address above or directly from our website. Overseas copies are sent via air mail. 1 year subscription – 15% discount: UK – £75; Europe – £90 USA – £93.75; ROW – £97.50 2 year subscription – 25% discount: UK – £135; Europe – £162 USA – £168.75; ROW – £175.50 Make cheques payable to High Power Media. Visa, Mastercard, Amex and UK Maestro accepted. Quote card number and expiry date (also issue/start date for Maestro) ALSO FROM HPM THE COMMUNICATIONS HUBOF THE RACING POWERTRAINWORLD DANIELLESHEPHERD: HarnessingCadillacgrunt MAY/JUNE 2022 UK £15,US/CN$25,EUROPE e 22 AM ISFINISHED Post-processingmatters GREENENGINEOILWAYS Sustainable lubricants for racing STEAMROCKETPROPULSION The Force ofNature record bike www.highpowermedia.com ISSUE014 | SUMMER2022 UK£15 USA$30 EUROPE€22 E-MOBILITY ENGINEERING THE COMMUNICATIONS HUB OF THE ELECTRIFIED POWERTRAIN Bestbehaviour Timetopack them in? How toensure fastandaccurate batterymonitoring Potentialbenefitsofcell- to-packbatteries No restriction Green-G’s refusecollectionEV fornarrowstreets The USE network Having now provided several enterprises around the world with the support and connections they need to implement efficient and sustainable technological solutions, we’re keen to continue expanding this free service. If the uncrewed vehicle and/or system you’re working on could benefit from some independent advice, from engineers specialising in the appropriate field, then please do get in touch. Email your question/challenge/dilemma/predicament to thenetwork@uncrewedsystemsengineering.com or visit www.uncrewedsystemsengineering.com and raise a case with us. All questions will be treated in the strictest confidence, and there’s no obligation whatsoever to follow any recommendations made.