Keyword: Measurements

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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Innovators at the NASA Glenn Research Center have developed the PLGRM system, which allows an installed antenna to be characterized in an aircraft hangar. All PLGRM components can be packed onto pallets, shipped, and easily operated.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
A longstanding partnership between Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and Pratt & Whitney has resulted in a new laser-optical technology that aims to revolutionize in-flight thrust measurement.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
An Accurate, Low-Cost Tool for Forest Measurement
Researchers have developed an algorithm, which gives an accurate measurement of tree diameter, an important measurement used by scientists to monitor forest health and levels of carbon sequestration.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Optical strain is material independent and measures the response of the integrated system, so designers can get a measure of the true response and strength of their designs.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design produces a compact, efficient, long-lifetime laser transmitter as needed for use in space, while also having potential applications as an airborne or ground-based wind measurement tool.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Enter the frequency comb, a Nobel Prize-winning device and the result of decades of research from NIST and others. The comb generates a billion pulses of light per second, which bounce back and forth inside an optical cavity.
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Briefs: Imaging
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%.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This testing method ensures that an exoskeleton and the person wearing it are moving smoothly and in harmony.
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Application Briefs: Aerospace
What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.
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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
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Articles: Data Acquisition
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
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Briefs: Imaging
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
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Briefs: Aerospace
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
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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: Test & Measurement

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...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

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...

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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...

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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: Test & Measurement

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...

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Briefs: Data Acquisition
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: Photonics/Optics
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Plymouth, MN
www.bannerengineering.com

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

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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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 innovation.

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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...

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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...

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