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.

Latest Briefs & News

Question of the Week : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Would You Use the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS)?

Our “5Ws” article in the March issue of Tech Briefs highlights a wearable developed at Columbia University called “PAWS.” The Pedestrian Audio Wearable System detects and locates approaching cars. PAWS then warns the pedestrian in real-time by providing audio/visual feedback via...

Technology Leaders : Photonics/Optics
Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Application Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Harness Wireless IoT Sensors for Integrated Building Management
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
Products : Test & Measurement
New Products: March 2020 Sensor Technology
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs : Wearables
Oxygen Sensor for Sick Infants
A mobile, wearable device the size of a Band-Aid could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs : Test & Measurement
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
Products : Software
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Facility Focus : Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: Army Test and Evaluation Command
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
5 Ws : Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Briefs : Aerospace
Magnetic Shield Using Proximity Coupled, Spatially Varying Superconducting Order Parameters
This magnetic shielding design can be easily incorporated into a wide range of electronic sensing applications.
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.

Webcasts

Tech Talks: Aerospace

Electropolishing for the Aerospace Industry

Webinars: Medical

Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: The Future State

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Heavy-Duty Engine Design for a Transitioning Market

Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

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Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

Optical Coating Design

TRENDING STORIES

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Launch Tie-Down and Release Mechanism for CubeSat Spacecraft

5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition

5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones

Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control

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INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Small, Precise Gyroscope Navigates Without GPS

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Method Gives Robust Transistors

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Fuel Tank for Liquefied Natural Gas