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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Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
This system autonomously prepares samples for online automated analysis.
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

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...

As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Microchip Produces High-Contrast OCT Imagery
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Application Briefs: Imaging
NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Briefs: Materials
Chromium Removal from PVC Filters
The process does not cause any structural changes to the PVC filter membrane.
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal's quantum properties.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and the majority live in developing nations. A process was...

Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
A new method of estimating the optimal trailing aircraft position in a formation increases fuel savings.
This technology is a novel, rugged, and economic diagnostic and sensor platform technology.
Vitrek introduces the PA920 Series ultra-high-accuracy power analyzer.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement
Compact Depth Sensor Inspired by Spiders

Inspired by spiders, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), have developed a compact and efficient depth sensor that could be used onboard...

Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: December 2019 Motion Design
Actuators, Encoders, Gripping Tools, and More
Briefs: Data Acquisition
MMOD Impact Detection and Location
This system uses fiber optic strain sensing to detect and locate micrometeoroid/orbital debris.

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