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Briefs: Test & Measurement

New Flexible and Highly Reliable Sensor

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: March 2021
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip

White Papers: Defense
Thunderbolt 3: A Path forward for Avionics Data Bus Interfaces and Abaco’s ARINC 615-3 Data Loader

Engineers using avionics data bus interfaces and data loaders are facing a growing problem: the demise of the PCMCIA and ExpressCard...

The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smarter Pneumatic Valves Enhance Automation Systems
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Selecting a Pneumatic Linear Slide

Given the variety and versatility of pneumatic linear slides, it's often difficult to pick the best one for the job. So how do you decide which model to best use for your application? In this paper, you...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Would You Wear On-Body Sensors?

This month’s Here’s an Idea episode highlighted a number of on-body sensors. Penn State professor Larry Cheng, for example, found a way to 3D-print a sensor directly on the skin (shown in the above...

This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
White Papers: Imaging
Industrial Camera Interface Guide

With all the various camera interfaces available in today’s industrial camera market, it can be challenging to decide just which one best suits a particular imaging application. By understanding the...

Robotics researchers are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: Wearables
In this episode of our Here's an Idea podcast, we speak to engineers who are building a variety of wearables. And some sensors blend in more than others.
White Papers: Automotive
How V2X is Changing Automotive Design

A key technology in automotive evolution, Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) allows automobiles to directly connect with each other, roadside infrastructure, and pedestrians to deliver benefits ranging from...

Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Robot ‘Hears,’ Using Ear from a Locust

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.

White Papers: Medical
The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine is often thought of as video appointments allowing patients to speak to their physicians virtually from any location. With the support of telemedicine sensors, remote patient monitoring technologies are...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Contactless Position, Torque, and Force Sensing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Applications

Today’s demand for products with improved safety, reliability, and efficiency makes sensors increasingly necessary and, in some cases, even mandatory. These sensors must be accurate, reliable, and long-lasting while remaining affordable. This...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Maximum Efficiency: Non-Contact Temperature Measurement of Plastics

In plastics processing, where thermal processes play a particularly important role, temperature is the decisive measured variable. Only precise temperature control ensures...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: March 2021 Sensor Technology
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perseverance on Mars: The Journey Begins
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Algorithms Improve Quadrotor Drone Performance
The algorithms enable drones to quickly switch between hover and forward flight.
The importance of a proactive and systematic method for collecting machine and process data within a smart manufacturing environment cannot be overstated.

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