Sensors & Test


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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“Smart” Shirt Monitors the Heart
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
2021 Supplier Guide: Sensors
Application Briefs: Wearables
Sensing Hazardous Gases Can Save Lives
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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
How to Integrate Thin, Flexible Force Sensors into a Portable, Wearable Device

As consumers demand devices that are smaller and sleeker, more design engineers are turning to thin, flexible sensors like FlexiForce™ sensors because of their...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

NASA Kennedy Space Center developed the Inductive Non-Contact Position Sensor for motion control applications. The sensor was designed to monitor the precise movements of an optical inspection system that...

Articles: Imaging
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Receiver Testing - Why Test Signal Quality Matters

A key test of any receiver is the ability to detect small signals in the presence of much larger ones. An underperforming receiver is likely to create problems such as dropped calls in a...

White Papers: Automotive
Recirculating Chillers for Automotive Battery Testing

The transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to hybrid or battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the automotive and transportation industry requires an enormous amount of...

Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Innovations in Distributed Acoustic Sensing

This Tech Talk looks at how to achieve improved distributed acoustic and vibration sensing using optical fiber with continuous, grating-enhanced backscattering. It examines how increasing the power budget of distributed optical fiber acoustic and vibration sensors can provide freedom to system...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

On isolated mountaintops across the planet, scientists await word that tonight is the night. The complex coordination between...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Operational Safety Assessment Metrics for Automated Driving System-Operated Vehicles: SAE J3237

As development of automated driving system (ADS)-operated vehicles (AVs) progresses, it’s essential for operational safety to be quantified with well-defined metrics. An established set of operational safety assessment (OSA) metrics is...

Articles: Wearables
The Halo replaces all metal retractors with one simple, one-size-fits-all design.
Briefs: Motion Control
Low-voltage DC stepper and servo drives offer space-saving options for applications traditionally handled by AC servo drives.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The "ERDC" helps solve problems in civil and military engineering, geospatial sciences, water resources, and environmental sciences.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An off-the-shelf USB camera captures the shadows made by hand gestures on the robot’s skin.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
See this year's product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Products: Test & Measurement
Power supply ICs, temperature sensors, DC-DC converters, and more.
UpFront: Photonics/Optics
How to be a NASA intern; a new ideas for moon fabrics; and NASA's need for a better rover.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Application Briefs: Lighting
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.
Articles: Imaging
When even your iPhone can easily become a thermal imager, today's top cameras offer better sensitivity and measurement accuracy.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include space structures, emergency shelters, backpack solar collectors, and inspection of hazardous environments.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.
Articles: Test & Measurement

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