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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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See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
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...

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: Wearables
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.
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Electronics & Computers
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...

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: Transportation
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.
Application Briefs: Automotive
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Integrated Building Systems for Healthcare Facilities
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Flexible and Highly Reliable Sensor
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Articles: Unmanned Systems
Products of Tomorrow: March 2021
In-air UAV docking, digital communication via touch, and a computer-vision monitor for diabetes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Obstacle-Avoiding Drone Uses Live Moth Antenna
“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.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
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.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Smartphone Camera COVID-19 Test
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: March 2021 Tech Briefs
By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
The sensor monitors the oil circulation ratio in real time for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

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