Test & Measurement

Measuring Instruments

Explore a range of technical briefs and articles digging deep into advanced measuring instruments and devices. Find the latest developments that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges.

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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Fabric Detects and Collects Space Dust
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: Test & Measurement
Sensing Magnetic Fields
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercool Mini-Thermometer
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Wearable Device Measures Cortisol in Sweat
This patch offers noninvasive and continuous monitoring of various biomarkers for a range of physiological conditions.
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Executive Roundtable: Robotics Design
A panel of experts explains how robots are playing a larger role in manufacturing.
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
NASA’s neutral body position research was used in the design of a medical massage chair.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex Sensor
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Products of Tomorrow: December 2020
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
Special Reports: Energy
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

Briefs: Imaging
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
Q&A: Soft Electronics Treat Heart Arrythmias
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
Learn about RIT's achievements in cybersecurity, imaging science, and personalized healthcare tech.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Overcoming Pitfalls When Measuring Thin, Parallel Optics
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.

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