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Articles: Medical

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the most common way to identify various ailments, especially when the ailment is related to the heart. To perform an ECG, the medical personnel places the leads on the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new method for calibrating pitot-static air data systems used in aircraft. Pitot-static systems are pressure-based instruments that measure the aircraft’s...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Real-Time Radiation Monitoring Using Nanotechnology

NASA has patented a unique chemical sensor array leveraging nanostructures for monitoring the concentration of chemical species or gas molecules that is not damaged when exposed to protons and other high-energy particles over time. The nanotechnology-enabled chemical sensor array uses single...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
External Diagnostic Method to Detect Electrical Charging in Complex Ion Trapping Systems

Electron-ionized atom trapping technology is widely used in mass spectrometry and atomic clocks. The complexity of the trapping configuration operating in an ultra-high vacuum system is driven by demands for ultimate sensitivity, performance, and fundamental...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Modules for Inspection, Qualification, and Verification of Pressure Vessels

After decades of composite over-wrapped pressure vessel (COPV) development, manufacturing variance is still high, and has necessitated higher safety factors and additional mass to be flown on spacecraft, reducing overall performance. When liners are used in COPVs, they...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Measurement is the first step to success. If you can’t measure something accurately, it can’t be understood or improved. That is especially true for the spacecraft rockets...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Product research and development on internal combustion engines, brake rotors, tires, and high-speed airbags are just a few of the areas that truly benefit...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Recent advancements in space technology have resulted in space exploration becoming a rapidly growing field, and the desire for human space exploration is...

Products: Test & Measurement

The EL3751 EtherCAT terminal from Beckhoff Automation (Savage, MN) provides measurement as part of a standard I/O system. It acquires data at 10,000 samples per second and provides measurement accuracy of ±0.01% for...

Products: Test & Measurement

Siemens (Munich, Germany) offers Flender Gearlog digital measurement technology for gears that captures values relating to rotational speed, torque, temperature, and vibration using special sensors that record important...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The OMEGA® HHTP21 handheld particulate, humidity, and temperature meter from OMEGA Engineering (Stamford, CT) measures fine and coarse particle pollution from many different sources. Features include fine particulate matter...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) introduced the M8040A bit error rate tester (BERT) for testing PAM-4 and NRZ devices that operate up to 64 GBaud. Engineers in validation labs and R&D who characterize...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Paul N. Gardner Co. (Pompano Beach, FL) offers a compact CFT friction tester that provides detailed information of the slip characteristics of packaging material. Surface slip is a key factor when printing, erecting, or...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The MS2840A signal analyzer from Anritsu (Richardson, TX) features frequency coverage of 9 kHz to 44.5 GHz and close-in SSB phase noise performance. Frequency coverage can be extended to the millimeter wave (mmWave) range....

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Testing in rugged applications often includes testing in extreme temperature ranges, which can add constraints to hardware. Cold-start engine testing, for example, uses a test...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Do you see product testing and checking as a necessary evil? Then take some time to change your mind. In the long process from vision to reality of a product, intelligent and efficient testing is indispensable. The...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

In the past, controlling the indoor climate in homes consisted of a thermostat regulating the heat, and ventilating the homes by opening the windows. New energy performance...

Briefs: Communications
Method for Performing GPS L1 C/A Measurements in Wideband Jamming and Interference

For effective range safety, global positioning system (GPS) metric tracking must be robust to interference with, and jamming of, GPS signals. The conventional approach to mitigating interference and jamming is to use a Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA)....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
JWST IV&V Simulation and Test (JIST) RT Logic T501 Emulator

In order to develop a software-only test environment for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission, a solution was needed to send commands and receive telemetry between the TCTS (Telemetry and Command Test Set) and CMM-S card. The as-is solution requires the utilization of...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In this innovation, a team successfully developed and implemented a combined convective and conductive cooling system that permits rapid cooling....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Guarded Two-Dimensional Flat Plate Insulation Test Calorimeter with Attach Points

Insulation systems usually do not operate on their own; they must work together with a structural system that is designed to support the article being insulated. Typically this structure penetrates the insulation, degrading it in some manner, and gives a pathway...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Test, Calibration, and Training Target for a Microwave Sensor

Human subjects are unsuitable for objective performance testing of victim detection radar because their heart and respiration rates are not controllable or repeatable. There are limitations on human targets from a safety standpoint as well. It is difficult to relate the ground truth...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Touch screens are slowly but surely creeping into every aspect of our day-to-day lives. It’s not unlikely that you wake up to a cellphone alarm, adjust the room temperature on a thermostat, change the radio...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Many aspects of the test and measurement business are different from the way they were relatively few years ago. Perhaps the most obvious example is the people who are using test and measurement instrumentation. A...

Products: Electronics & Computers

Measurement Computing (Norton, MA) offers the USB-2020 high-speed, two-channel data acquisition board that provides simultaneous sampling at rates up to 20 MS/s per channel. Users can sample data from both channels at...

Products: Test & Measurement

The LabMaster 10-100Zi 100-GHz oscilloscope from Teledyne LeCroy (Chestnut Ridge, NY) achieves 100 GHz and 240 GS/s. The 100-GHz technology is designed for engineers working on communication systems, high-bandwidth electrical...

Products: Test & Measurement

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) announced the USB-1210 USB 2.0 data acquisition module that supports four 16-bit channels of simultaneous sampling at up to 2 MS/s per channel, and ensures zero data loss in long-term...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The Sensor Connection, a division of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC (Troy, MI), offers the model PMD-MXT temperature scanner indicator. The 32-channel microprocessor-based temperature scanner provides...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics

National Instruments (Austin, TX) introduced the PXIe-5668R 26.5-GHz microwave vector signal analyzer (VSA) and a 20-GHz continuous wave signal generator. The VSA delivers low noise floor, high linearity, and low phase...

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