Sensors/Data Acquisition

Is Your Data Acquisition System Prepared for Big Data?

Data acquisition systems are producing more analog data than ever before. This opportunity to uncover new insights comes at the risk of spending more time searching for and analyzing multiple data sets. Without proper data management, it is easy for important results to go unnoticed, causing repeated tests due to lost or undocumented data. Learn how proper metadata documentation, custom triggering, and implementing the right analysis technique help to save only the data you need to make informed decisions.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Data Acquisition
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Report from SPIE 2017: Drones Spot Gas Leaks from the Sky

ANAHEIM, CA. During last week’s SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2017 conference, panelists from industry, academia, and government demonstrated how miniaturized sensing platforms, and the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) hosting them, can improve the detection of hazardous gas leakage.

Posted in: News, News, Aerospace, Aviation, Detectors, Sensors
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Controlled Deposition and Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes

CNTs are manipulated into specific orientations to create small, powerful, and flexible sensors.

NASA Langley Research Center researchers are experts at producing carbon nanotube (CNT)-based sensors for structural health monitoring (SHM). The sensors can be embedded in structures of all geometries to monitor conditions both inside and at the surface of the structure to continuously sense changes. Having accumulated a body of knowledge on how to deposit and align CNTs, NASA is adept at manipulating the CNTs into specific orientations to create small, powerful, and flexible sensors. One of the sensors created by NASA is a highly flexible sensor for crack growth detection and strain field mapping that features a very dense and highly ordered array of single-walled CNTs. NASA is seeking companies that are interested in licensing technology or engaging NASA in joint research in the area of CNT sensors.

Posted in: Briefs, Sensors, On-board diagnostics, On-board diagnostics (OBD), Sensors and actuators, On-board diagnostics, On-board diagnostics (OBD), Sensors and actuators, Product development, Fabrication, Nanotechnology
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Point Mechanic Piezoelectric Sensor System

This passive, low-cost system detects extremely small vibrations.

Posted in: Briefs, Sensors, Measurements, Architecture, Sensors and actuators, Architecture, Sensors and actuators, Vibration, Vibration, Reliability, Reliability
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Active Remote Sensing Radiometer

This technology can be used for security screening and security imaging, as well as automotive navigation in dust and fog conditions where machine vision performs poorly.

Posted in: Briefs, Sensors, Imaging, Imaging and visualization, Radar, Remote sensing, Imaging, Imaging and visualization, Radar, Remote sensing, Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics
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Why Your Leak Test Doesn’t Measure Up – and What Data Can Do About It

The struggle to test for and address leaks that lead to faulty parts isn’t new, but rising expectations for product quality are adding to the importance of today’s leak test. There are so many variables and potential points of failure that can skew the accuracy and consistency of the test. By making the test “smarter” with sensors, software, and analytics, you can manage variables faster and more reliably.

Posted in: Dynamic White Papers, Data Acquisition
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Non-Toxic Material Generates Electricity Through Heat, Cold Air

Imagine a body sensor powered by one's jewelry, or a cooking pan that charges a cell phone in a few hours.

Using a combination of the chemical elements calcium, cobalt, and terbium, University of Utah researchers created an efficient, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that generates electricity through a thermoelectric process involving heat and cold air.

Posted in: News, Materials, Sensors
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Eliminating Blind Spots in Commercial Trucking with IoT

Technology is becoming a critical business tool for truck manufacturers, fleet operators, and service centers. On-board diagnostics and telematic systems are a first step, but only provide a singular view and limited scalability. A more comprehensive view of truck health delivers reliability, improved uptime, and faster repairs; but this requires examining a larger and richer set of engine data together with external sources.

Posted in: White Papers, Information Sciences, Automation, Robotics, Data Acquisition, Sensors, Software
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Silk Sensor Finds Composite Flaws

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a way to embed a nanoscale damage-sensing probe into a lightweight composite made of epoxy and silk.

Posted in: News, Detectors, Sensors
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Virtual Product Development of Audio Systems with COMSOL Multiphysics®

In conjunction with SAE

If you are interested in acoustic simulation, then tune into this webinar with guest speaker François Malbos from the Harman Virtual Product Development team.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Data Acquisition
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