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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Battlefield Navigation with MEMS
Briefs: Transportation
Analyzing Wear and Tear of Metal
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biodegradable and Bio-Interfacing Flexible IoT Sensors
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Distributed Sensing Beyond Rayleigh Scattering Limits in Single and Multicore Fiber Waveguides

Optical fibers with enhanced scattering properties can provide distributed reflection signals beyond the limits set by Rayleigh scattering in...

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

In a potential breakthrough in wearable sensing technology, researchers from Cornell and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have designed a wrist- mounted device that continuously tracks...

“Food supply” goes beyond just crop production. See how NASA is offering a more comprehensive look at food security and agriculture.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Understanding Key Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Specifications

Spectrum analyzers are the fundamental instrument used by RF engineers to measure individual signals across a defined frequency band. They capture and display wanted and unwanted...

We plug in our headphones everyday. Now a robot can perform the task.
The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.
White Papers: Medical
The Right X-Ray Solutions for Medical Components, Assemblies and Devices

Manufacturers in the medical device sector face quality and process control challenges. Medical device components frequently need to be inspected without being...

Question of the Week: Unmanned Systems
Will ‘Roboats’ Catch On?

Our July issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a fleet of “roboats” that could someday transport people, collect trash, and self-assemble into floating structures.

The Roboat autonomous robotic boats — rectangular hulls equipped with sensors, thrusters, microcontrollers, GPS modules, cameras, and other...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understand Radar Signals with Real-Time Analysis

The transient nature of radar pulses combined with modern pulse compression schemes often demand carefully designed test setups. This Primer will cover measurements methods, choosing your...

Just as a meter stick with hundreds of tick marks can be used to measure distances with great precision, a device known as a laser frequency comb, with its...

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensor Technology: A Flexible Solution for Wearables

The market for wearable technology in healthcare is exploding.

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Servo-Electric is Changing “Buzz, Squeak and Rattle” Auto Testing

For more than 40 years, servohydraulic four poster test systems have contributed to major improvements in automotive safety and quality. However, in recent years, the...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Development Software Handles High-Integrity Space Applications
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
Aircraft may have a huge amount of data available, but this doesn’t mean it’s the right data to troubleshoot a problem.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: July 2020 Tech Briefs
Tektronix announced new digital storage oscilloscopes.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Extended Dynamic Range Camera Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Optical In-Line VCSEL Testing
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
A new iteration of sCMOS camera technology promises even higher sensitivity than prior designs.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: July 2020
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.

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