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Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: Duke University Pratt School of Engineering
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INSIDER: Imaging

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving?

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Labsphere, Inc. announced plans to locate a Field Line of sight Automated Radiance Exposure (FLARE) testing site at Arizona State University's (ASU) Polytechnic campus as...

INSIDER: Imaging

The demand for detecting infrared (IR) light, invisible to human eyes, is constantly growing, due to a wide variety of applications ranging from food quality control and remote sensing to...

INSIDER: Imaging

Autofocus, Waterproof Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) offers the TECHSPEC® LT Series and TECHSPEC® Cw Series fixed focal length lenses. TECHSPEC® LT Series fixed...

Blog: Imaging
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Briefs: Software
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Articles: Imaging
Resolution is an often discussed but seldom understood value in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Materials
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Energy
This cell could potentially operate around the clock, balancing the power grid over the day-night cycle.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

INSIDER: Communications

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

White Papers: Imaging
Automated Optical Inspection (AOI): 101

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is a process that uses digital cameras to inspect every square millimeter of your printed circuit board for defects and errors. In concert with human inspection, AOI...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Articles: Motion Control
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Wearables

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Briefs: Imaging
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Q&A: Imaging
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Products: Software
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This tool could help surgeons better treat tumors and brain diseases.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Articles: Wearables
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.

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