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Find the latest news, technical briefs, and application briefs on innovative detector systems and technologies used for infrared, radiation, and inductance detection.

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Robotics researchers are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Robot ‘Hears,’ Using Ear from a Locust

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.

Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: March 2021 Sensor Technology
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Integrated Building Systems for Healthcare Facilities
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
Sensors need to be flexible, stretchable, biodegradable, safe, and stable for use in the body.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: March 2021
In-air UAV docking, digital communication via touch, and a computer-vision monitor for diabetes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Obstacle-Avoiding Drone Uses Live Moth Antenna
“Smellicopter” uses a live moth antenna to avoid obstacles and seek out smells.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perseverance on Mars: The Journey Begins
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Smartphone Camera COVID-19 Test
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
The sensor is suitable for both overt and covert applications, and can detect multiple and variable targets.
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensing Magnetic Fields
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.

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