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Browse extensive resources on the advances in Sensor and Test technologies. Find applications for smart sensor systems, data acquisition, transducers, detector systems plus the latest in advanced measuring instruments and monitoring systems, devices and instrumentation.

5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping

5 Ws of the COVID-Detecting Facemask

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives
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White Papers: Test & Measurement
How Repeatable is Your Emissions Lab Performance?

Is your emissions lab ready for the measurement challenges ahead? As technologies and regulations change, you need flexible, accurate, and efficient solutions to keep your testing efforts on...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Advanced Methods for Analyzing Ultra-Wide Automotive Radar Signals

Radar makes it possible to quickly and precisely determine the velocity, distance, and azimuth angle of multiple objects. Automobile advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Medical sensing technology has taken great strides in recent years, with the development of wearable devices that can track pulse, brain function, biomarkers in...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties. But the most successful processes for building those...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Although measuring the electrical activity of neurons is useful in many disciplines, making durable neural interfacing brain chip implants with negligible...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Researchers have utilized two-dimensional hybrid metal halides in a device that allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic...

White Papers: Automotive
Fuel Cell, Battery and Powertrain Test Integration

Our expertise and experience deliver complete test-in-loop-based, future-proofed test environments for OEMs. These range from component to full vehicle integration and validation across a...

UpFront: Unmanned Systems
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Articles: AR/AI

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Application Briefs: Motion Control
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Products: Test & Measurement
DATAQ® Instruments announced the Model DI-4730 high-voltage isolated data acquisition system.
Articles: Propulsion
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Briefs: Wearables
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Articles: Wearables
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Transportation
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

Special Reports: Materials
Moisture & Pressure Protection - September 2021

Engineers face multiple challenges when battling moisture and condensation buildup in their projects. Knowing what types of products – such as desiccants, pressure relief valves, etc. – are...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers have developed graphene-based sensing technology using G-Putty material — a highly malleable graphene blended putty. The printed sensors are 50 times more sensitive than the...

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