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: Photonics/Optics
The "AOM" performs complex observations with ten observation modes and 175 strategies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will usher in a new era of laser communications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Holographic lenses render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum.
Briefs: Imaging
Applications include avionics, data storage, process control, reconfigurable manufacturing lines, and civil and structural engineering.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A team at the University of Münster is adapting a cell labelling strategy known as "SNAP-tag" technology.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA's NEID tool delivered its first batch of data on the nearest and best-studied star, our Sun.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The system creates accurate defect standards for in-situ inspection systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Diamonds’ atomic flaws are converted into atomic sensors that watch a quantum world of materials under extreme pressure.
Briefs: Nanotechnology

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

Briefs: AR/AI
Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
Briefs: Materials
The low-density, graphene-based aerogel could make aircraft as quiet as a hairdryer.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could help improve the reliability and performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Materials
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The instrument identifies, quantifies, and characterizes contamination, even on irregularly shaped surfaces.
Briefs: Wearables
The inexpensive, convenient devices can measure exposure to a class of chemicals that can be harmful during pregnancy.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval
This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.
Briefs: Energy
The model helps researchers fine-tune battery performance.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.

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