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Articles : Test & Measurement
Products of Tomorrow: December 2017

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Forward Voltage Short-Pulse Technique for Measuring High-Power Laser Diode Array Junction Temperature

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new technology for measuring the junction temperature of laser diode arrays (LDAs) that...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Apparatus and Method to Test Abrasion Resistance of Material Using Airborne Particulate

Prior art techniques for testing abrasion resistance, such as the Taber test and the Bayer test, typically use a rubbing or scratching mechanism to test materials for abrasion resistance; specifically, either an abrasive material is rubbed across the test...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Miniature Airborne Particle Mass Monitor

Particulate matter (PM) exposure and health effects have become top U.S. environmental research agenda items over the past decade. Environmental epidemiological studies rely on information from both...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Personal Air Sampler for Collecting Airborne Aerosol Particulates for Molecular Analysis by Size

Air sampling is used to collect samples of airborne particles present in an environment. Analyses of the air samples can provide information concerning potential exposure to harmful respirable agents. Bioaerosol sampling can be used to identify...

Briefs : Test & Measurement
Wallops Arc-Second Pointer (WASP)

The Wallops Arc Second Pointer (WASP) is a balloon-borne attitude control system capable of pointing a telescope or instrument with accuracy and stability down to the arc second, or 1/3600 of a degree of angular measurement. When a high-powered telescope is integrated with WASP, it provides a highly precise...

White Papers : Motion Control
Integrated Measuring Systems (IMS) save costs over the entire machine service life

Read how Rexroth’s Integrated Measuring Systems (IMS) can help you substantially reduce maintenance and operating costs. IMS saved Rexroth tens of thousands of dollars in costs at its plant in Schweinfurt, Germany during the first two years of operation compared...

INSIDER : Test & Measurement
New Way to Test Body Armor

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new way to investigate the high-performance fibers used in modern body armor. The testing of soft body armor has been a big...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Automated Vehicle Technology; Impressive but Raises Many Questions

Autonomous vehicles are coming to a street near you; very soon. But are they ready?

There is a lot of technology available and many of the necessary sensor systems have found their way into vehicles we drive now such as interactive cruise control, pedestrian monitoring,...

On-Demand Webinars : Test & Measurement
What is Measurement Risk?

Do you think your measurement is "In-Tolerance" if the measured value is within the manufacturer's accuracy specification? If the calibration provider is not considering the test uncertainty ratio, chances are your measurements are not what you think they are and it is very likely that you may be making bad...

INSIDER : Test & Measurement
Measuring Volcanic Emissions from Space

Before volcanoes erupt, there are often warning signs. Using remote sensing to detect rising carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide emissions without endangering people or equipment would greatly increase...

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Plugging the gaps: Improving your manufacturing leak test with data

Growing expectations for product quality and reliability are making accurate leak testing a challenging but essential requirement on the production line.

White Papers : Defense
6 Critical Errors to Avoid in Reusable Packaging Design

Designing a reusable, durable packaging solution for your product or service is much more than picking a type of package and a size. There are many things to consider about how your product will be used, where it will be used, and who will be using it. This list of six common errors will...

News : Test & Measurement
Sound-Off: The Imaging Advantages of Blue Light vs. White Light

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) is a non-contact optical method of measuring deformation and strain on a given material. Measurement accuracy, however, depends on contrast, illumination, and light intensity.

On-Demand Webinars : Test & Measurement
3D Digital Image Correlation: Everything You Need to Know About Full-Field Deformation and Strain Measurement

3D Digital Image Correlation (DIC) provides the ability to measure non-contact 3D coordinates, displacements and strains of materials and structures.

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