Innovation

Crane A&E combines its vast industry experience with investment in R&D to deliver innovative, cutting-edge customer solutions poised to support the next era of excellence in aerospace and defense.

Innovation

Crane A&E combines its vast industry experience with investment in R&D to deliver innovative, cutting-edge customer solutions poised to support the next era of excellence in aerospace and defense.

Innovation Driven by Customer Need

Through strategic investment in research and technology, Crane A&E is driving breakthrough innovation and transformative solutions to fully align with our customers’ future needs.

From more-electric and hybrid military ground vehicles to all-electric propulsion aircraft, UAVs, advanced radar and guidance systems and new satellite networks, Crane A&E is primed to supply innovative solutions for our commercial aviation, space and defense customers.

Our capabilities are enabling higher efficiency, clean and reliable power, sustainable fuel technologies and technologies that support a more connected system architecture.

Learn more about some of these capabilities and innovations below.

Electrification & Zero Emissions 

Electrification

The growing demand for more-electric, hybrid-electric and all-electric aircraft and vehicles is driving higher power and more efficient power conversion needs. Crane A&E is uniquely positioned to help our customers facilitate this demand. We’re focused on developing solutions that enable both traditional and disruptive technologies. 

  • Modular motor controls 

  • Advanced power and bidirectional power conversion

  • Thermal management systems 

  • Microgrid power management 

Crane A&E to Collaborate on Power Electronics for Jaunt Air Mobility

Crane A&E New High Power Lab Supporting Emerging Electrification Market

Zero Emissions

Crane A&E is supporting sustainable fuel-based programs and innovation for hydrogen fuel systems. Crane A&E is committed to supporting a greener future for our industry, and that starts by helping customers reduce or eliminate dependence on fossil fuels in favor of alternate means of propulsion.

  • Power Management for hybrid-electric, all-electric and hydrogen architectures

A New Era of Space Exploration

Crane A&E is driving higher efficiency and enhancing the capabilities of microwave technology and advanced power conversion components, enabling customers to carry out vital missions and build next-generation satellite constellations.

  • Multi-mix beamformers

  • Hybrid power converters

  • Integrated microwave assemblies

Sensing & Advanced Connectivity

Crane A&E is providing customers unmatched solutions by combining industry-leading proximity and pressure sensing with our expertise in modular design, rugged packaging, and wireless connectivity. We're focused on unique, scalable products for both our existing Tier 1 aerospace and defense base, as well as start-ups looking for advanced sensing and controls development with a legacy of aerospace qualification and certification.

  • Rapidly configurable architectures  

  • Next-generation ruggedized proximity sensing

  • Long-range wireless solutions

  • Wireless tire pressure sensing

Enhanced Safety & Security

In our pursuit to drive continuous improvement, we are helping create solutions to improve safety and security for our customers and the millions of passengers who travel each day. We’ve placed continued focus on enhancing safety and security with innovative braking systems and increasingly sophisticated runway condition monitoring.

  • Runway condition monitoring

  • Advanced aircraft braking 

  • Patented zero wheel speed sensing

Research & Development

Guided by our rigorous and structured strategy development process, we continue investing heavily in research and development that creates innovative solutions for our global customer base. We stay committed to the continuous pursuit of developing new products and technology that helps propel our aerospace and defense industry forward.

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