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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On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Machine vision removes the physical contact between a test system and the parts being tested, preventing part damage and offering safety and operational benefits by reducing human involvement in a manufacturing process. Machine vision systems also easily inspect object details too small to be seen...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
LVR, A Novel Alternative to LVDTs for Linear Measurement In Harsh Environments

This paper is a description of the LVR (linear variable resonance) sensor, a new patented non-contact linear position sensor. This sensor can operate in...

Briefs: Imaging
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
The dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: November 2020
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Special Reports: Medical
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Smart, Self-Powered Knee Implants
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Printable Light Sensors Can See Colors
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Megapixel Photon-Counting Camera Technology
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
A NIST method employs a neural network to detect patterns like geometric objects in imaging data.
Purdue University innovators are taking cues from the spider to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will We Someday 'Draw' Sensors On Our Skin?

A Tech Brief featured in our October issue showcases how University of Missouri researchers are creating pencil-drawn sensors. The engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create personal, health-monitoring devices.

A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rotary Position Sensing for EV Powertrain Applications

This 30-minute Webinar examines a patented breakthrough sensor technology for electric vehicle (EV) traction motor applications. These rotary position sensors are an alternative...

Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Integrated Microchips for Electronic Skin
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.

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Protecting Power Electronics from EM and RF Interference

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Next-Gen Vehicle Architectures and the Role of HPCs

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Testing Home Healthcare Medical Devices

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Accelerating Pre-Silicon Software Development with Next-Gen...

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