Question of the Week : Aerospace
What Name Would You Give the Next Mars Rover?

In a live event from Lake Braddock Secondary School (LBSS) in Burke, Virginia on Thursday, NASA professionals announced that the Mars 2020 rover will be called “Perseverance.”

NASA’s big return to the Moon by 2024 will call for the support of small technologies – specifically, the miniature spacecraft known as CubeSats.
The votes are in. Our readers selected top products in data acquisition, software, and ultrasonic sensing.
White Papers : Aerospace
The Designer’s Guide to Precision Metal Stampings

A helpful guide from Boker’s, Inc. in understanding and specifying washers for the efficient and accurate assembly and fastening processes used in manufacturing applications. Washers are a critical component within virtually every machine or device with moving parts. From securing to...

White Papers : Information Technology
The Critical Role of Data in Automotive Innovation

The automotive industry is undergoing significant transformation as OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers look for new ways to accelerate the development of advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. In this eBook, Dell Technologies CTO Dr. Florian Baumann, PhD shares his thoughts on current...

Blog : Robotics, Automation & Control
The Next Mars Rover Name? 'Perseverance'
The new Mars Rover Name is Perseverance, thanks to a suggestion from Virginia 7th grader Alex Mather.
White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Hyundai Kefico Improves Test Time by 15 Percent

Hyundai Kefico needed to meet manufacturing test deadlines for increasingly complex powertrain electronic control units (ECUs) with over 200 pins and 20,000 test steps, while staying competitive. They were able to achieve flexible test system configurations of all powertrain ECU types and reusable...

Question of the Week : Electronics & Computers
Will We Ever Recharge Electric Batteries As Quickly As We Get Gas?

Stanford University researchers have developed a machine learning-based method that cuts battery testing times by 98 percent. The team says that their A.I. technique could lead to a future where an electric battery is recharged in the time it takes to stop at a gas station. Watch...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Combined Current Control with Inrush Current Limiters

When high-power devices and systems such as power supplies, frequency converters or on-board chargers are switched on, loads that are often many times the rated current can cause significant stress or damage. Although this extra load is only for a short period of time, it can damage the...

White Papers : Software
An Introductory Guide to Cloud-Native Product Development (Free eBook)

Best-in-class companies have moved business-critical tools to cloud-native Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms, but many product development professionals have yet to benefit from this major technology shift.

Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Technology Leaders : Test & Measurement
3D Scanning Inspection
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.
Technology Leaders : Test & Measurement
Spectral Sensitivity Curves of Cameras

Different line scan prism manufacturers might compare two possible curves in their advertising and argue that the steeper flanks should enable better color reproduction with greater selectivity.

Application Briefs : Automotive
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fiber Lasers for Automotive Welding Applications
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Harness Wireless IoT Sensors for Integrated Building Management
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs : Data Acquisition
Oxygen Sensor for Sick Infants
A mobile, wearable device the size of a Band-Aid could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
The lenses can prevent dry eyes and may be used for drug delivery.

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