Tech Talks: Materials
Protecting Battery Management System Electronics with Conformal Coatings

A key component in the design of any electric vehicle is the battery management system (BMS). The BMS helps to optimize the usage of the vehicle’s batteries and maintain an optimal temperature. Keeping the BMS working is critical for overall vehicle safety and...

Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Will Spinning Magnets Clean Up Space Debris?

Our lead story today highlights an effort from the University of Utah to use spinning magnets – and robots – to someday retrieve scraps and bring them to a decaying orbit.

Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Innovations in Distributed Acoustic Sensing

This Tech Talk looks at how to achieve improved distributed acoustic and vibration sensing using optical fiber with continuous, grating-enhanced backscattering. It examines how increasing the power budget of distributed optical fiber acoustic and vibration sensors can provide freedom to system...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

On isolated mountaintops across the planet, scientists await word that tonight is the night. The complex coordination between...

INSIDER: Imaging

Time-of-Flight Camera

LUCID Vision Labs, Inc. (Richmond, BC, Canada) recently announced its new Helios™2+ 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera offering two new on-camera depth...

INSIDER: Materials

Infrared (IR) light is invisible to humans. However, some animals, such as rattlesnakes or bloodsucking bats, can perceive IR radiation and use it to find food. But even for humans, the ability to...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A reader asks a simulation expert: How do you compensate for the interaction of rain or snow storms on lidar sensors?
Blog: Aerospace
Prof. Jake J. Abbott is leading a team that has discovered a way to manipulate orbiting debris with spinning magnets.
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

Building out advanced driver assistance systems appears to be the realistic pathway to higher levels of vehicle autonomy, placing a fresh emphasis on the fast-moving disciplines of sensor development. As sensor makers and integrators scramble to reduce cost and complexity while...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Operational Safety Assessment Metrics for Automated Driving System-Operated Vehicles: SAE J3237

As development of automated driving system (ADS)-operated vehicles (AVs) progresses, it’s essential for operational safety to be quantified with well-defined metrics. An established set of operational safety assessment (OSA) metrics is...

White Papers: Design
Testing Polyimide Materials: Higher Thermo-Oxidative Stability & Mechanical Performance

Polyimide materials are high performance polymers used for temperature resistance and mechanical performance, in particular when friction is involved....

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

While the exterior of the car may be the first thing you see, the interior of the vehicle is where your driving experience happens. The design and color of a car’s interior are central to consumer perception and play a pivotal role in the purchase decision. Controlling the interior color of a...

Question of the Week: Nanotechnology
Can Borophane Beat Graphene?

A Tech Brief in our November issue highlights a new material that’s super-thin and super-strong. By combining hydrogen with an atom-thick sheet of boron known as borophane, researchers from Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have created a potential alternative to the breakthrough 2D material graphene. The Argonne...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Q&A: Materials

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

Facility Focus: Unmanned Systems
The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With Artemis II — the first crewed flight of SLS and Orion — four astronauts will travel to the lunar environment in 2024.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Power supply ICs, temperature sensors, DC-DC converters, and more.
Technology Leaders: Communications
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Products: Data Acquisition
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Application Briefs: Imaging
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Artemis I will launch from Kennedy Space Center into Earth orbit, where it will travel 40,000 miles beyond the Moon.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.

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