Sensors & Test

Sensors/​Data Acquisition

This is your resource for developments in smart sensor systems and data acquisition. Browse technical briefs, articles, and white papers on advanced applications in transducer technologies, detector systems, data acquisition, and sensor-related technologies.

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Making Cheaper Biocompatible E-Skin Electrodes
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Ultra-Thin and Highly Sensitive Strain Sensors
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On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Developing Standards for Odor Sensors and Data

The next evolution of smart sensors is being built around the ability to mimic the human sense of smell. With the power to assess the strength of an odor, determine if it is pleasant, or what the presence of an odor signifies (new car smell, rotting food in a refrigerator, a cake that is...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors – A Key Factor in IoT Success

Sensors have evolved to perform a technically and economically viable role within the IoT environment. In this article, we have seen how chip manufacturers and researchers have been responding to...

This 60-minute Webinar shows how medical device, industrial machine, and process control manufacturers and researchers are leveraging fiber...

Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Fabric Detects and Collects Space Dust
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
The sensor is suitable for both overt and covert applications, and can detect multiple and variable targets.
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
With a technique first used at NASA, researchers are making glasses that can improve your concentration.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Q&A: Oil and Gas Wells for Energy Storage
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable, Stretchable Gas Sensor
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: Aerospace
Split-Ring Torque Sensor
This optical-based device measures position, velocity, and torque.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensing Magnetic Fields
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Skin Sensor Decodes Human Motion
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Greater Precision for EV Battery Leak Testing
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: February 2021 Motion Design
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Material for Wearable Biosensors
Electrospinning is used to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Vitrek Cable & Connector Test System Facilitates Multi-Point High Voltage/Current Testing

Hipot testing is critical in assuring compliance with a host of electrical safety standards and in confirming the assembled product is free from...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electrical Safety & Compliance Testing for Appliance & Consumer Product Manufacturers

Electrical appliances, computers and peripherals, power tools and other devices found in the home and office environments must be tested to confirm...

Podcasts: Materials
Here's an Idea: RepelWrap
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.

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