Keyword: Thermal Sensors

Sensors/​Data Acquisition

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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...

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...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

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

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...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.
Articles: Materials
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Briefs: Wearables

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Comfortable, form-fitting garments could be used to remotely track patients’ health.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

On isolated mountaintops across the planet, scientists await word that tonight is the night. The complex coordination between...

Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Power supply ICs, temperature sensors, DC-DC converters, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See leading manufacturers in a variety of sensor topic areas, including radar and encoders.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Application Briefs: Propulsion
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Imaging
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Moisture & Pressure Protection - September 2021

Engineers face multiple challenges when battling moisture and condensation buildup in their projects. Knowing what types of products – such as desiccants, pressure relief valves, etc. – are...

Products: Electronics & Computers
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Blog: Data Acquisition
The Prediction Model for Flashover, or P-Flash, estimates where flashover explosions could occur.
Products: Energy
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.