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: Wearables
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
Briefs: Wearables
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: Materials
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.
Briefs: Motion Control
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology supports CO2 emissions reduction in cement manufacturing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This device could enable rapid, inexpensive liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.

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