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 October issue focus on Sensors.

-Improved Airborne System for Sensing Wildfires

Stennis Space Center's Wildfire Airborne Sensing Program (WASP) is engaged in a continuing effort to develop an improved airborne instrumentation system for sensing wildfires. The system could also be used for other aerial-imaging applications, including mapping and military surveillance. Unlike prior systems, this system could be operated in daylight. Read more here .

-Virtualizing Physical Measurements Using Wireless Sensor Technology

Wireless sensors are smart devices that realize measurements without using external data acquisition (DAQ) equipment or external power sources. The hardware needed to directly digitize low-level signals resides within each sensor. Inclusion of other mixed-signal peripherals such as comparators and digital-to-analog converters (DAC) promote the sensor as a complete measurement processing system. Read more here .