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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
How to Make Low Flow Measurements Using Turbine Flow Meters

Accurate low flow measurement represents significant challenges in many applications. Some typical low flow applications in the aerospace market include: small UAV fuel consumption,...

Articles: Test & Measurement
High-Resolution Surface Measurement

Inspectors who are assessing the severity of defects and the dimensions of small features on precision machined surfaces are limited by the capabilities of existing measurement techniques. A new type of...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber Sensors for Infrastructure Monitoring

Virtually every type of public infrastructure — including bridges, pipelines, tunnels, foundations, roadways, dams, etc. — is subject to factors that can degrade it or lead to malfunctions....

Articles: Test & Measurement
ECG Small Signal General and Analysis

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the most common way to identify various ailments, especially when the ailment is related to the...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Automating Roadbed Testing Before Paving

The normal road construction process involves subgrade (the existing soil) preparation followed by placement of an aggregate layer, and then the pavement surface layer (asphalt or concrete). In practice,...

Articles: Software
A 40-Year Legacy and Excitement for the Future

As I approach retirement after 40 years as CEO of National Instruments (NI), I am reminded of the great progress and innovations the test and measurement industry has witnessed over that time. We have...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Force Sensors in Robotic Design

From the operating room to the manufacturing floor, the robotic industry continues to grow and mature. As demand for robotic devices increases, so do the technology requirements.

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Smart Buoy Measures Water Pollutants

Extensive water monitoring is indispensable for drinking water supply and water protection. Researchers have developed a smart monitoring system that combines various technologies in a depth-profile-measuring...

News: Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Sensors Keep Driverless Cars Safer

News of the first serious accident involving an automated electric vehicle made headlines recently. Researchers are counting on light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, in combination with...

News: Test & Measurement
Military Sensor Inspires Instrument to Search for Life on Mars

A sensing technique used by the U.S. military currently to remotely monitor the air to detect potentially life-threatening chemicals, toxins, and pathogens has inspired a new...

Articles: Energy
Products of Tomorrow: November 2016

The technologies NASA develops don’t just blast off into space. They also improve our lives here on Earth. Life-saving search-and-rescue tools, implantable medical devices, advances in commercial aircraft...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Temperature Monitors

Measurement Computing, Norton, MA, offers the TC-32 and TC-32- EXP temperature monitors for thermocouple (TC) measurement. Providing both Ethernet and USB ports, the TC- 32 provides 32 channels of 24-bit resolution for medium...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Oscilloscopes

Teledyne LeCroy, Chestnut Ridge, NY, introduced HDO9000 high-definition oscilloscopes with HD1024 high-definition technology. Features include OneTouch user interface, 15.4" capacitive touchscreen, 10- bit resolution, bandwidths of 1...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Semiconductor Test System

Marvin Test Solutions, Irvine, CA, released the TS-960e PXI Express semiconductor test platform that features test capabilities for RF devices and SoC applications. It features 256 125-MHz digital I/O channels with...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Load Frame

To facilitate materials testing on the mesoscale, Psylotech, Evanston, IL, offers the TS™ modular platform that validates material models across 6 orders of magnitude of force and length scales. Users can discern NIST-traceable stress...

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