Keyword: Thermal Sensors

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Quiz: Electronics & Computers
Regulating heat dissipation and temperature rise, thermal management is imperative on several levels. How much do you know about thermal management? Find out with this quiz.
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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Whether you are manufacturing, inspecting, aligning or bonding, it is essential to have a fundamental understanding of precision motion principles to effectively engage with suppliers and choose one who will maximize your effectiveness. An ideal motion supplier will navigate your precision motion control journey alongside you as a partner who is invested in your longterm success.
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Briefs: Energy
Researchers have developed a sensor that, similar to human skin, can sense temperature variation that originates from the touch of a warm object as well as the heat from solar radiation. The sensor combines pyroelectric and thermoelectric effects with a nano-optical phenomenon.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ice build-up on aircraft and wind turbines can impact the safety and efficiency of their systems. Microwave sensors were developed that can identify in real time these accumulations while calculating the rate of melting. This is crucial data for aviation.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new system that brings together real-world sensing and virtual reality would make it easier for building maintenance personnel to identify and fix issues in...

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INSIDER: Energy

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

MIT engineers have developed a robotic replica of the heart’s right ventricle, which mimics the beating and blood-pumping action of live hearts.

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Special Reports: AR/AI
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Vehicle Electrification - November 2023

Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Battery & Electrification Technology to learn about the latest advances in e-powertrain design, battery...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A reliable and cost-effective sense of touch now lets robots handle fragile objects to fulfill an even wider variety of tasks and interact more safely with humans.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
With advancements in microfabrication techniques, MEMS devices have become more readily available for many commercial applications.
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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Extreme miniaturization of infrared (IR) detectors is critical for their integration into next-generation consumer electronics, wearables and ultra-small satellites. Thus far, however, IR detectors have...

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Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
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Machine Vision & Camera Technology - October 2022

In this report just released by the editors of Tech Briefs and Photonics & Imaging Technology, you'll read about the world's fastest camera (.5 trillion frames per second!); an innovative...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The new products for October 2022, including silicon diode thermometry, a current sensor simulator, and more.
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INSIDER: Motion Control

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

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Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor technology design and manufacturing demands continue to rise to the needs of our continuously connected world.
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Application Briefs: Medical

Inhalers are among the most commonly used devices for treating respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). With each inhalation through the inhaler, the...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An ultra-sensitive heat sensor was developed that is based on the fact that certain materials are thermoelectric. The electrons in a thermoelectric material move from the cold side to the...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Scientists have developed color-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust, and low-cost...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

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...

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Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Would You Wear a Microgrid?

Our April issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a wearable microgrid that powers electronics by harvesting energy from the wearer’s body. The wearable (shown here) has three components: sweat-powered biofuel cells, motion-powered devices called triboelectric generators, and energy-storing supercapacitors. All parts are...

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
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Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2022

Designing the connected battlespace of the future...mobile robots that detect and alert soldiers to dangers in real time...'electronic skin' sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human...

Products: Motion Control
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.
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Blog: Electronics & Computers
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape, and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And yet birds can land on just...

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INSIDER: Imaging

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully launched on December 25 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA...

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Products: Imaging
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
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