Keyword: Measurements

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
For the first time, a team has measured the volume of individual droplets smaller than 100 trillionths of a liter, with an uncertainty of less than 1%.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Transportation
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
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.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
Briefs: Software
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
X-ray Measurement Approach Could Improve CT Scanners

A new measurement approach could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors.

Application Briefs: Imaging

Machine vision is a broad term with many applications and definitions, but at its most basic definition it is using an imager or camera along with software to inspect and analyze a...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École Poly-technique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have reported that they achieved the fastest distance measurement attained so...

Briefs: Communications

Accurately measuring semiconductor properties of materials in small volumes helps engineers determine the range of applications for which these materials may be suitable in the...

Briefs: Energy
Measurement Method for Radioactive Methane

Anew method for measuring radioactive methane is an optical one based on spectroscopy. Previously, radioactive methane has been measured with accelerator mass spectrometry involving expensive machines. Optical measuring could be a cheaper and more agile method.

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Many applications in science and industry require an apparatus that creates a controlled amount of a fluid introduced into another fluid. For instance, some material corrosion testing applications...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Measurement Technique for Continuous-Wave, Modulated, and Pulsed Monochromatic Radiation

In many applications, such as remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases, monochromatic radiation with multiple discrete wavelengths is required. To date, there no instrument or technique that measures the wavelength jitters and fluctuations in real time.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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www.bannerengineering.com

Sorting parcels and packages prior to delivery is an essential step in shipping and handling. Order...

Articles: Test & Measurement

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs: Aerospace

Lasers play roles in many manufacturing processes, from welding car parts to crafting engine components with 3D printers. To control these tasks, manufacturers must ensure that their lasers fire at...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Optimetric Measurements Over Coherent Free-Space Optical Communication

High-precision ranging (optimetric) instruments are highly desired for both space navigation and communications as well as gravitational-based science missions. Traditionally, these measurements are made with instruments solely dedicated to ranging (i.e. Doppler shift of a...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The measurement of mechanical behavior in very small samples whose dimensions are on the order of microns and below can offer advantages over conventional macroscopic testing in many instances. Motivations for investigating...

Briefs: Transportation

A battery pack is only as strong as its weakest cell. As battery packs become larger and more integral to the stable operation of devices and systems, the need to monitor battery dependability and performance...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

The ability to measure the electronic conductivity of battery film coatings is a pressing need in the battery industry; however, these measurements can...

Articles: Test & Measurement

“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Geodesolver for the Geodesic Equation

NASA has a need to determine the distribution of dark matter around planets like Earth. Doing so necessitates the ability to repeatedly solve the geodesic equation in simulations of weakly interacting particles streaming through bodies described by a Schwarzschild metric. Geodesolver numerically solves the...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

The wetting behavior of a liquid on a solid surface is a phenomenon of significant practical importance. The angle of liquid-to-solid contact is important in areas such as adhesion,...