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.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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

NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Articles: Data Acquisition
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Q&A: Internet of Things
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Connectivity
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
Articles: Aerospace
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Briefs: Materials
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs: Motion Control
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A fun way to show the robustness of a soft robot? Swat it.