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

To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a quick...

Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Briefs : Software
Augmented Reality System Lets Smartphone Users Interact with Virtual Objects
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D Printing of Plastics with Electrical Circuits
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs : Communications
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Products : Materials
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs : Communications
Modern Software Links Legacy Systems
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs : Motion Control
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Products : Electronics & Computers
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design

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The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Articles : Robotics, Automation & Control
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
Articles : RF & Microwave Electronics
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.

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