Test & Measurement

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

The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability Radio Frequency MEMS Switch
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Remote, Noninvasive Cardiac Activity Tracer (RENCAT)
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
The device retrains patients with spinal cord injury to sit more stably and gain an expanded active sitting workspace.
This new understanding can help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage and decreased device lifespans.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Oxygen Sensor for Sick Infants
A mobile, wearable device the size of a Band-Aid could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless System Powers Devices Inside the Body
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.
This system autonomously prepares samples for online automated analysis.
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Briefs : RF & Microwave Electronics
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Chromium Removal from PVC Filters
The process does not cause any structural changes to the PVC filter membrane.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal's quantum properties.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and the majority live in developing nations. A process was...

A new method of estimating the optimal trailing aircraft position in a formation increases fuel savings.
This technology is a novel, rugged, and economic diagnostic and sensor platform technology.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.

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