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Learn what's trending in test, measurement, and monitoring technologies. Explore the latest products, applications, and technical briefs covering advanced measuring instruments, monitoring systems, devices, and instrumentation.

Briefs: Information Technology
Magnetic Sensitivity of a Ka-Band Isolator Measured Using the GRAIL Testbed

The magnetic sensitivity of a Ka-band isolator’s output phase is measured at 7 × 10–4 deg/G level. This high degree of precision is enabled by the sensitive phase measuring capabilities of a testbed built to mimic NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Data recorders and software
Diversified Technical Systems (DTS)
Seal Beach, CA
562-493-0158
www.dtsweb.com

It’s no simple task to travel 3,600 miles into space,...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA Technology

NASA has sent more than a few robotic missions into space, but it never loses sight of its goal to enable human exploration of the cosmos. A core component of planning for...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nozzle Heat Flux Gauge

This innovation is a tungsten-rhenium gauge that can be placed into an aft exit cone of a rocket motor. It will measure heat flux with time for the full duration of the RSRM (reusable solid rocket motor) nozzle environment with equal response time.

Products: Test & Measurement

Instron, Norwood, MA, introduced the AVE 2 strain measurement system that conforms to testing standards such as ISO 527, ASTM D3039, and ASTM D638. The video extensometer utilizes patented measurement...

Articles: Test & Measurement

The term “smart grid” is an umbrella term used to refer to new technologies that aim to address today’s electrical power grid challenges. At a high level, these technologies address challenges...

Articles: Imaging

On April 24, 1990, something happened that forever altered mankind’s view of the universe. It was on that day that the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery.

INSIDER: Unmanned Systems

A new underwater robot designed by University of Washington researchers will monitor the effects of tidal and wave energy on marine habitats.

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

A NASA scientist, who has played a key role in developing and demonstrating a new technique for gathering carbon-dioxide (CO2) measurements, is applying the same general principles to develop a new...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
ORCA Prototype Ready to Observe Ocean

If selected for a NASA flight mission, the Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment (ORCA) instrument will study microscopic phytoplankton, the tiny green plants that float in the upper layer of the ocean and make up the base of the marine food chain.

Articles: Test & Measurement

Do you see product testing and checking as a necessary evil? Then take some time to change your mind. In the long process from vision to reality of a product, intelligent and efficient testing is indispensable. The...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

In the past, controlling the indoor climate in homes consisted of a thermostat regulating the heat, and ventilating the homes by opening the windows. New energy performance...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Method for Performing GPS L1 C/A Measurements in Wideband Jamming and Interference

For effective range safety, global positioning system (GPS) metric tracking must be robust to interference with, and jamming of, GPS signals. The conventional approach to mitigating interference and jamming is to use a Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna (CRPA)....

Briefs: Information Technology
JWST IV&V Simulation and Test (JIST) RT Logic T501 Emulator

In order to develop a software-only test environment for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission, a solution was needed to send commands and receive telemetry between the TCTS (Telemetry and Command Test Set) and CMM-S card. The as-is solution requires the utilization of...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

In this innovation, a team successfully developed and implemented a combined convective and conductive cooling system that permits rapid cooling....

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Guarded Two-Dimensional Flat Plate Insulation Test Calorimeter with Attach Points

Insulation systems usually do not operate on their own; they must work together with a structural system that is designed to support the article being insulated. Typically this structure penetrates the insulation, degrading it in some manner, and gives a pathway...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Test, Calibration, and Training Target for a Microwave Sensor

Human subjects are unsuitable for objective performance testing of victim detection radar because their heart and respiration rates are not controllable or repeatable. There are limitations on human targets from a safety standpoint as well. It is difficult to relate the ground truth...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Touch screens are slowly but surely creeping into every aspect of our day-to-day lives. It’s not unlikely that you wake up to a cellphone alarm, adjust the room temperature on a thermostat, change the radio...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Many aspects of the test and measurement business are different from the way they were relatively few years ago. Perhaps the most obvious example is the people who are using test and measurement instrumentation. A...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

JG&A Metrology Center (Detroit, MI) introduced increased flat panel sizes for computed tomography (CT) systems. Cone beam systems now utilize flat panel technology and scan parts up to 14" (350 mm) in...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Dataforth Corp. (Tucson, AZ) introduced the MAQ20® industrial data acquisition and control system that features an analog resistance input module for channel protection. It interfaces to three types...

Products: Test & Measurement

The New Technology Meter (NTM) digital meter from OTEK Corp. (Tucson, AZ) measures and controls processes while operating with less than 50mW of power. It features a full tricolor bargraph with 2% resolution and four alarm set...

Products: Test & Measurement

The models 702902 and 702906 from Yokogawa Corporation of America (Newnan, GA) are 10:1 passive oscilloscope probes that operate over a temperature range from -40 to + 85 °C. They are suited for accelerated...

Products: Test & Measurement

Omega Engineering (Stamford, CT) offers the OMB-DAQ-2408-2AO 24-bit, multifunction, USB data acquisition models for temperature and voltage measurement that feature up to 16 single ended (SE)/8...

Products: Test & Measurement

The UXM integrated signaling test set from Keysight Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) was designed for functional and RF design validation in the 4G era. It features integrated capabilities for LTE-Advanced design validation,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Measurement Computing (Norton, MA) offers the USB-2020 high-speed, two-channel data acquisition board that provides simultaneous sampling at rates up to 20 MS/s per channel. Users can sample data from both channels at...

Products: Electronics & Computers

The LabMaster 10-100Zi 100-GHz oscilloscope from Teledyne LeCroy (Chestnut Ridge, NY) achieves 100 GHz and 240 GS/s. The 100-GHz technology is designed for engineers working on communication systems, high-bandwidth electrical...

Products: Test & Measurement

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) announced the USB-1210 USB 2.0 data acquisition module that supports four 16-bit channels of simultaneous sampling at up to 2 MS/s per channel, and ensures zero data loss in long-term...

Products: Test & Measurement

The Sensor Connection, a division of Harold G. Schaevitz Industries LLC (Troy, MI), offers the model PMD-MXT temperature scanner indicator. The 32-channel microprocessor-based temperature scanner provides...

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