Sensors/Data Acquisition

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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Polarimetric Radar for Autonomous Drive

In Conjunction with SAE

The automotive industry is moving rapidly from driver assistance applications to safety-critical perception systems that independently make decisions. These perception systems need to be able to reliably detect the orientation and the type of target in any environmental condition. This 30-minute Webinar examines a new polarimetric radar sensor for autonomous and highly automated drive applications. Experts discuss how this technology will dramatically improve the performance and reliability of automotive sensor suites in all environmental conditions.

Posted in: On-Demand Webinars, Sensors
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Will robotic voice assistants improve children's ability to learn?

This week's Question: Toymaker Mattel recently announced the introduction of a smart baby monitor; The voice-controlled "Aristotle" uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automate functions like changing lights, playing lullabies, or triggering white noise. With an estimated 25 million voice assistants expected to sell this year — like Amazon's Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft's Cortana — some researchers believe that the technology will impact its young users. Supporters of voice assistants say children have always used mainstream technology as learning tools. Opponents, however, suggest that the gadgets are another device that de-emphasizes the importance of interpersonal skills. What do you think? Will robotic voice assistants improve children's ability to learn?

Posted in: Question of the Week, Data Acquisition, Sensors
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Improve the Ergonomic Experience with Pressure Mapping

The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics (or human factors) as “the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system.” Considering that every individual has their own unique ergonomic experience, the word “scientific” in that statement may be debatable to some.

Posted in: White Papers, White Papers, Sensors, Test & Measurement
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