Test & Measurement

Instrumentation

Explore a range of technical briefs and articles on advanced instrumentation. Find the latest applications that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges.

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Products: Energy
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement

This 30-minute Webinar examines five common mistakes that engineers make when designing sealed enclosures to protect their projects from...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Gait data and machine learning help to monitor and predict disease progression.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Microspheres are used in wind tunnel experiments to monitor airflow, to stain biological samples, and in time-delayed drug release.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Technology Leaders: Energy
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device uses load frames to test bonded structures in aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy storage applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Products: Test & Measurement
A smart temperature transmitter delivers measurements via Bluetooth.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and ground...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
Blog: Test & Measurement
This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
Products: Materials
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Briefs: Automotive
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will We Make Vibration-Free Helicopters?

A Tech Briefs TV video features a test technology from the Army that’s informally known as a “Shaker.” The Multi-Degree of Freedom (MDOF) system will study the causes of vibrations in a helicopter’s many components and subcomponents. The Army researchers hope to use the conclusions of their study...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.

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