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: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Device Detects Magnetic Fields
The magnetic device is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power, and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated Robotic Device for Faster Blood Testing
This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Technologies Interpret Mood from the Skin
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Tracking Lab-Grown Tissue with Light
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
3D-Printed Glucose Biosensors
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wraparound Sensors
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.

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