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Data Acquisition

Find viable solutions for advanced data acquisition technologies. Access the latest technical briefs and product news that are essential to data acquisition systems and applications.

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Imaging
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Articles: Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Special Reports: Imaging
Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new pressure-sensor from MIT detects small and fast changes in pressure at the fingertip, such as from lightly rubbing fingers together.
Question of the Week: Software
Could Digital Twins Be Used on ‘Any System?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts to use sensors to improve the virtual design model known as a digital twin.

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.
UpFront: AR/AI
NASA's Landslide Reporter, a smarter cement, and a way to track microplastics in the ocean.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Podcasts: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This episode of our Tech Briefs podcast series Here’s an Idea™ explores a variety of new-and-improved hearing aids, from $5 “do-it-yourself” devices to advanced systems that monitor brain waves.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A self-driving algorithm guides an autonomous vehicle through a traffic scenario that many of us know well: navigating traffic on a crowded, narrow street.
White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
AXIS Software Development Tools

Software developers for mission-critical applications need special tools. Often, they are forced to use tools that aren’t necessarily designed to work together. Abaco’s AXIS is a full suite of integrated...

Briefs: Lighting
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
The app detects fluid behind the eardrum using a piece of paper and a smartphone’s microphone and speaker.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Wearables
This wearable device is placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses, from electrical to biomechanical signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: AR/AI
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
These tiny aerial robots can operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Blog: Software
The Prediction Model for Flashover, or P-Flash, estimates where flashover explosions could occur.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

North Carolina State University engineers continue to improve the efficiency of a flexible device worn on the wrist that harvests heat energy from the human body to monitor health.

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NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics

Optimizing 5G Fiber Optic Filament Production

Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Here's an Idea: A Morphing Airplane Wing Built by Tiny Robots

Blog: Aerospace

A 3D-Printed 'Fish Fin' Offers New Ideas for Morphing Aircraft

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics

A New Way to Launch Rockets: Microwave Power

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