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.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Printable Light Sensors Can See Colors
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: Rochester Institute of Technology
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
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Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have invented a miniature superconducting thermometer with big potential applications, such as monitoring the...

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

A new study has confirmed the success of a natural-gas leak-detection tool pioneered by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, which uses sensors and machine learning to...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Machine vision removes the physical contact between a test system and the parts being tested, preventing part damage and offering safety and operational benefits by reducing human involvement in a manufacturing process. Machine vision systems also easily inspect object details too small to be seen...

By jumpstarting electrons, a team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed sensors that can power themselves for more than a year.
The model analyzes three factors that drive infection risk: where people go in the course of a day; how long they linger; and how many other people are visiting the same place at the same time.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Fundamentals of Vector Network Analysis Primer

This white paper is a definitive guide to understanding the technology behind vector network analysis. One of the most common measuring tasks in RF engineering is the analysis of circuits, from...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
LVR, A Novel Alternative to LVDTs for Linear Measurement In Harsh Environments

This paper is a description of the LVR (linear variable resonance) sensor, a new patented non-contact linear position sensor. This sensor can operate in...

Briefs: Materials
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Lenslet-Based Integral Field Spectrograph
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.
The dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart, Self-Powered Knee Implants
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Megapixel Photon-Counting Camera Technology
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
A NIST method employs a neural network to detect patterns like geometric objects in imaging data.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Overcoming Pitfalls When Measuring Thin, Parallel Optics
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Application Briefs: Materials
Measuring Layer Thickness Using a Microscope
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.

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