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A small-scale enterprise is in need of mechanized processes and technologies designed for biological pre-processing (pre-conditioning) of basic wastes prior to composting with worms. The methods and equipment should be efficient, environmentally acceptable, ensure high performance, and be previously tested in practice. Click here to respond to this Tech Need.

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Current Attractions

Each month, NTB highlights tech briefs related to a particular area of technology in a special section called Technology Focus. Here are some of the technologies featured in the July issue focus on Sensors. "Smart" Sensor Module Stennis Space Center has developed an assembly that contains a sensor, signal conditioning circuitry, a sensor readout analog-to-digital converter, data storage circuitry, and a microprocessor that runs software. The module monitors the integrity and health of engineering systems. They have potential uses in spacecraft, aircraft, bridges, buildings, power plants, and land vehicles. (Page 22)

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Techs of the Week

A solid-state oxygen microsensor measures the potential difference (EMF) generated by two electrodes deposited on a solid oxygen-ion-conducting electrolyte and located in a known and preferably constant temperature gradient in the same ambient atmosphere. The microsensor is used for combustion systems to maintain and improve combustion efficiency levels and exhaust gas cleanliness.

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Product of the Month

The N4917A optical receiver stress test set from Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) has been named PTB's Product of the Month for July. It provides repeatable conformance and characterization test results, and allows users to accurately characterize and verify standard conformance of receiver optical subassemblies and transceiver modules operating up to 12.5 Gb/s. The test set consists of the N4917A calibration and automation software; the 81490A reference transmitter for 1,310-nm and 1,550-nm single-mode wavelengths; the 81495A reference receiver; accessory kits for 10 Gb Ethernet Fibre Channel testing; the J-BERT N4903A high-performance serial BERT; and the 86100C Infiniium DCA-J.

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