Keyword: Test equipment and instrumentation

Briefs: Energy
A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

A fish-inspired robot that can travel 26 meters through the air after takeoff could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

For many types of machinery and test equipment, there is a great need to perform basic automatic control functions, or even just sensor monitoring. Developing hardwired automation is...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year from more than 31 recognized pathogens including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

Briefs: Medical

Methanol is sometimes referred to as ethanol's deadly twin. While the latter is the intoxicating ingredient in wine, beer, and liquor, the former is a chemical...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The test can simultaneously diagnose cases, track variants, and detect co-infections.
Briefs: Wearables
The smartphone-based device could reduce the pressure on testing laboratories during a pandemic.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Dr. Israel Owens and his team at Sandia National Laboratories have used a crystal smaller than a dime and a laser smaller than a shoebox to safely measure 20 million volts without making physical contact to the electrode.
Briefs: Materials
Diamonds’ atomic flaws are converted into atomic sensors that watch a quantum world of materials under extreme pressure.
Technology Leaders: Communications
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
Briefs: Wearables
The inexpensive, convenient devices can measure exposure to a class of chemicals that can be harmful during pregnancy.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
NASA Spinoff: Data Acquisition
A NASA microphone that detects unseen air turbulence is lofted to high heights aboard a stratospheric glider.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Materials
The device uses load frames to test bonded structures in aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy storage applications.
Briefs: Medical
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as manmade infrasonic sources such as boats.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Briefs: Aerospace
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Device Detects Magnetic Fields
The magnetic device is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power, and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional devices.
Articles: Aerospace
Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.