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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Application Briefs: Internet of Things
Integrated Building Systems for Healthcare Facilities
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Innovation on a Larger Scale: Robotic Fiber Placement and 3D Printing
“The disruption promised by Industry 4.0 has already begun,” says Jason Melcher from the aerospace manufacturing company Ingersoll.
New online tools — coupled with online libraries of pre-selected and tested component specifications — simplify machine design.
See why Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. is excited for the potential of additive manufacturing.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Cameras Capture Asteroid Debris Retrieval
See how Space Dynamics Laboratory built the electronics for a three-camera suite onboard OSIRIS-REx.
Automatic recirculation valves offer efficiency for critical pump protection in power or oil and gas applications.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
Wave Energy Modeling for Safer Space Travel
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Application Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Material Advances for LED Quantum Dot Efficiency
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Measuring Layer Thickness Using a Microscope
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Custom Gimbal for JHU-APL Shows Promise for Others
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Force/Torque Sensor Helps Rover Sample Mars
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Application Briefs: Connectivity
USB and GigE Connectivity for Modern Machine Vision
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Traverse System Enables Vertical Farming
See how a system feeds plants, delivering about 5,417 gallons of water per hour.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Extended Dynamic Range Camera Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Magnetic Transmissions Increase Lifespan of Offshore Wind Farms
In places of limited accessibility and harsh conditions, replacing failed transmissions is a challenging and tremendously costly task.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Seeables and Hearables for Fitness Feedback
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.

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