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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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Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Space Technology - October 2021

A new era of space exploration is set to begin with Artemis 1, the first in a series of increasingly complex NASA missions that will take humans back to the moon and then on to Mars. Read all about it in this...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Modern PLCs now include IT-capable software and communications protocols, empowering users to easily access edge-sourced data and integrate it with the enterprise.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

UpFront: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
These technologies provide a tantalizing glimpse into the future of manufacturing automation.
Briefs: AR/AI
The device paves the way for better prosthetic control and seamless interaction with electronic devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Articles: Software

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Products: Materials
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to outfit your equipment with sensors.
Briefs: Materials
The technology could improve the control of prosthetic hands and provide a sense of “touch” for amputees.
Briefs: Materials
The process produces rapid, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly material.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology provides accurate results on concentrations below levels that represent an immediate danger to life and health.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Briefs: Software
This evaluation tool for low-altitude air traffic operations can be used by the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: Imaging
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Application Briefs: Materials
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Monitoring urine sugar levels is important during early stages of diabetes, and diaper sensors represent an attractive solution.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Eddy current displacement sensors can make measurements in harsh Industrial environments, even where pressure, dirt, or temperature fluctuations occur.
Briefs: Motion Control
Vibration-absorbing resonators could better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Motion controllers, electric cylinders, cobot brakes, and more.
Briefs: Motion Control
A system uses tiny magnetic beads to rapidly measure the position of muscles and relay that information to a bionic prosthesis.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electricity can be used to power wireless devices or to charge energy storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors.

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