Sensors/​Data Acquisition

Access our comprehensive library of technical briefs on sensors and data acquisition, from engineering experts at NASA and government, university, and commercial laboratories.

This neurostimulator could deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
The “E-dermis” will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Occulter for CubeSat Coronagraph
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Technologies Interpret Mood from the Skin
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Diodes Demonstrate Performance Beyond 5G
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Quantum Error Correction Method
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Windows Self-Illuminate on Rainy Days
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Engineers 3D-Print Sensors Onto Moving Organs
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
In place of flat breadboards, 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.
This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
Video can be recreated from motion-blurred images and new cameras may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pseudo-Random Coding Technique for 3D Imaging
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.

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