Articles: Electronics & Computers
Charge Control Methods for Supercapacitors
A comparison of passive and active supercapacitor charging methods emphasizes the need for a close inspection on power source and supercapacitor demand.
The online Battery and Electrification Summit on June 15 and 16, 2021 offers two days of expert insight, innovation, and emerging applications.
See how WiBotic — a maker of wireless charging and fleet energy management technologies — is preparing robots for the Moon.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Micro Molding and Micro-Optics
Learn about tooling challenges and other considerations when designing micro-optics, including metrology equipment capabilities, and post-molding assembly.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Designing Large Diameter Aspheres
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
I/O Module Enables Remote Data Capture
See how makers of an automated truck wash system added a monitoring option for customers.
NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Hot Water on Demand
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
5 Ws of Robot Healthcare Helpers
A research team programmed two robots — a humanoid figure and a robotic arm — to measure human physiological signals.
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Making Laser Processes More Sustainable
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Testing 800G Direct Modulated Optical Signaling
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: April 2021 Motion Design
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: April 2021
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Get a Handle on Grippers
In North America alone, the gripper market is worth roughly $100 million — and that number is expected to climb up to 5 percent each year.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smarter Pneumatic Valves Enhance Automation Systems
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.
Highly purified, low-outgassing silicones prevent material degradation in satellites and space vehicles.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: April 2021
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Disrupting the Automobile Design Process
The more complex the vehicle, the greater the need for comprehensive design solutions.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Precision Position Feedback for Smart Manufacturing
There is a growing demand for direct-drive motors.
The inserts use a material that NASA has considered for spacecraft filters.
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: Cornell University College of Engineering
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
Learn about a variety of holographic 3D immersive displays.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: March 2021 Sensor Technology
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.

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