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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

'P-Flash' Uses A.I. to Fight Fires

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
RF Wireless Power Unleashes the Ubiquity of Sensor Networks
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radar Enables Touch-Free Monitoring of Heart Sounds
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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Smartphone-Based Medical Tests

White Papers: Automotive
Mechanical Testing of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are soaring, and EV battery technology is constantly evolving. What does this mean for you? An ever-growing list of new components and materials that require...

White Papers: Aerospace
Hipot Testing of Military/Aerospace Interconnect Components

This paper provides an overview of how advanced-perfomance electrical safety testers address standards testing requirements for wire/cable/connector/harness/relay components in...

Blog: Test & Measurement
A reader asks our expert how to contain a "thermal runaway" explosion in a lithium-ion battery.
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Challenging Boundaries with Electroacoustic Technology

This 30-minute Webinar explores the universe of sound and examines electroacoustic technology that can be used in systems that detect, unearth, sense, and encounter. Electroacoustic transducers are the heart of a sensor system, whether it’s advanced sonar used by the Navy or...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Secrets to Efficiently Sustaining Your Automated Test System

When designing a test system, it is important to plan for problems. The reason is simple, if a test system goes down, your product line loses revenue. This white paper discusses...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
AXIS Software Development Tools

Software developers for mission-critical applications need special tools. Often, they are forced to use tools that aren’t necessarily designed to work together. Abaco’s AXIS is a full suite of integrated...

Briefs: Lighting
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Materials
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Briefs: Aerospace
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: AR/AI
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The algorithm speeds up the planning process robots use to adjust their grip on objects for picking and sorting or tool use.
Briefs: Software
The open-architecture flight software package provides solutions for onboard orbit determination.
Briefs: Energy
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Products: Imaging
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Articles: Materials
Battery recycling, NASA's water treatment, and a wireless wearable transmitter.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Early flutter detection will help in the development of safer and more eco-friendly aircraft turbines.
Briefs: Imaging
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Servo motion control delivers powerful, fast, and precise movement onboard robots and for associated equipment.
On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Reducing Battery Thermal Runaway Risks Through Testing and Simulation

This 60-minute Webinar provides an introduction to battery thermal runaway and then discusses how to understand thermal runaway through testing. It also examines considerations for simulating thermal runaway heat loads and finding the optimal design to reduce thermal...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will Mobile Radar Replace the Stethoscope?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a radar system that enables touch-free monitoring of heart sounds. A significant advantage offered by radar, according to the system’s inventors, is the fact that the values are recorded digitally and are thus not subjective, allowing human error to be...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.

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