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Sensors

Access the latest developments used in sensor-related technologies. Learn more about essential applications for specialized sensors and durable designs for extreme conditions.

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Embedded Solutions Continue to Outperform Externally Mounted Sensors in Off-Highway Applications

The availability of serviceable designs for embedded sensors continue to prove themselves a more reliable solution than externally mounted...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Challenges in Designing and Manufacturing Sensors for Robotic Surgery

The design and manufacture of a haptic feedback sensor for a robotic surgery platform entails two distinct but complementary aspects: overcoming technical obstacles of...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Next-Generation Non-Contact Body-Temperature Monitoring
A far infrared temperature sensor is small in size but big in performance.
Application Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2020 Sensor Technology
Small Accurate Temperature Sensor

Würth Elektronik (Waldenburg, Germany) is introducing a 2.0 × 2.0 × 0.5 mm temperature sensor. Its accuracy in the measuring range of -40 to 125°C is...

Technology Leaders: Internet of Things
MEMS — Smart Sensors for the IoT
Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), talks about the current state of the MEMS industry and trends for the future,

Bio-interfacing and biodegradable flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) devices can help tackle some of the world’s great challenges including environmental degradation and food...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Battlefield Navigation with MEMS
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Can a Wearable Help You Get Quality Zzzzs?
Combining pulse oximetry with a heart-rate monitor improves sleep monitoring accuracy.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars 2020 – The Anatomy of Perseverance
NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks virtually the same as Curiosity but there are a number of differences.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
RF Innovations Give Batteries New Life
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mars 2020 – Building Perseverance
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Rensselaer Engineering focuses on solving the “grand challenges” facing humanity.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mars 2020 – Getting to Mars
Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control
Q&A: Tactile Robot Finger with No Blind Spots
A robotic finger has a sense of touch that can be localized with high precision over a large, multi-curved surface.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mars 2020 – Perseverance to the Red Planet
Read our special series on the Mars 2020 mission, featuring interviews with NASA experts and designers of the Perseverance rover.
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Easy and Profitable Measurement Solutions Using Smart Laser Triangulation Sensors

For fast measurements of displacement, distance and position with high accuracy and resolution, laser triangulation sensors can be used in a variety of...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will Biosensors Be Used Effectively in Crowded Environments?

A team used to making pollutant-detection systems is adapting their technologies to spot coronavirus.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: May 2020 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Low-Power Sealed Laser

Luxinar (Kingston Upon Hull, UK) has introduced the SR 08s for marking, scribing and kiss cutting applications requiring average rather than peak power. The...

A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Microfluidics Device Detects Cancer Cells in Blood
This device could enable rapid, inexpensive liquid biopsies to help detect cancer and develop targeted treatment plans.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Executive Roundtable: 3D Printing
Tech Briefs posed questions to 3D printing/AM industry execs, to get their views on issues like metal printing, new materials, and environmental sustainability.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Mobile, Wearable EEG Device with Nanowire Sensors
This low-cost electroencephalogram (EEG) device provides research-grade signal quality.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.

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