Sensors & Test

Test & Measurement

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.

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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.
A touch-based display mimics the geometry of 3D objects designed on a computer.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: January 2020 Tech Briefs
Vitrek introduces the PA920 Series ultra-high-accuracy power analyzer.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
The self-contained technology is similar to the smart watches that monitor heart rate.
The device can be used to pre-screen for the virus using gene-editing assays before those infected can travel and expose others.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
SiC-Based Microstructures for Sensors
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Applying a surface-active agent makes metal easier to cut and shape into parts and pieces.
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: December 2019 Motion Design
Actuators, Encoders, Gripping Tools, and More
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MMOD Impact Detection and Location
This system uses fiber optic strain sensing to detect and locate micrometeoroid/orbital debris.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: December 2019
Adhesives, flame-retardant compounds, vision measurement, and more...
With the rise in electrification and design complexity, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to look for new methodologies to mitigate compliance risk.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Embedded Fiber Optic Sensors (EFOS)

Current laser interferometry pressure pulse detection techniques use the shock-induced change in index of refraction to track detonation and/or shock fronts in a single fiber optic by reflecting laser...

Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed a calorimeter that is able to measure the total heat generated when specific types of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells are...

Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
Briefs: Imaging
Human Torso Simulator
The simulator could help in the development of new back braces.
This method also reverse-engineers computer chips to detect the chip’s purpose.
The device could impact composites manufacturing and health monitoring.
White Papers: Energy
Test of Complex Autonomous Vehicle Designs

Autonomous vehicles (AV) combine multiple sensors, computers and communication technology to make driving safer and improve the driver’s experience. Learn about design and test of complex sensor...

Computed tomography is being used in the medical and industrial field. An expert explains how the two imaging techniques differ.

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