Test & Measurement

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

Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Gait data and machine learning help to monitor and predict disease progression.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Imaging
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Software
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device uses load frames to test bonded structures in aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy storage applications.
Briefs: Software
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The miniaturized detector mimics the process dogs use to detect cancer and other diseases by smell.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Applications include monitoring of earthquakes and tsunamis as well as manmade infrasonic sources such as boats.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Programmed magnetic nanobeads are used to detect the virus in 55 minutes or less.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Briefs: Aerospace
Potential applications include parachutes, hot air balloons, weather balloons, blimps, sails, and parasails.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Briefs: Materials
This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.

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