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Cost-Effective Printed Sensors for the IoT/IIoT
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LiDAR Technology Advancements and Market Trends

LiDAR appears to be the fastest moving of all automated-vehicle hardware development efforts. By some estimates, there are more than 80 companies currently developing LiDAR for passenger- and commercial-vehicle applications, and many boast of having superior proprietary technology. After...

A new modeling tool from USC engineers generates automatic indicators when data and predictions from AI algorithms are trustworthy.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Using Built-in-self-test Hardware to Satisfy ISO 26262 Safety Requirements

Semiconductor content in today’s vehicles is growing rapidly and we are approaching the point where the value of the electronics is expected to exceed 50% of the...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Kit Encoders: New Technologies for a Dynamically Changing Market

Closed-loop motion control systems use feedback to ensure the precise positioning of mechanical components. Self-contained position sensors, such as rotary encoders, can do a...

Before delivery drones start carrying packages (and passenger drones start delivering ourselves), engineers will need to keep refining an unmanned aircraft's ability...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wireless “Pacemaker” for the Brain
This neurostimulator could deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
The “E-dermis” will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Occulter for CubeSat Coronagraph
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
Smart devices measure electrical signals from the skin, indicating stress levels and emotions.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage
The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
This technique can be used by people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Quantum Error Correction Method
This method provides a key step toward quantum computers, sensors, and distributed quantum information.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tunable, Chip-Based, Vortex Microlaser and Detector
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Using the IoT for Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is poised to become much more widely adopted, and that will help to boost productivity in a time when we really need it.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Engineers 3D-Print Sensors Onto Moving Organs
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.

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