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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Lenslet-Based Integral Field Spectrograph
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.
Briefs: Communications
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Aerospace
Testing Swarming Drones
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Drawing Electronics on Human Skin
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Measuring Optical Null Lens Aberrations
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
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: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
Briefs: Sensors/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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Acoustic Monitoring of Laser Welds
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.
Briefs: Wearables
Automated Diagnostic Kiosk
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.

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