Browse extensive resources on the advances in Sensor and Test technologies. Find applications for smart sensor systems, data acquisition, transducers, detector systems plus the latest in advanced measuring instruments and monitoring systems, devices and instrumentation.

The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs: Motion Control
Insect-Inspired Motion Sensing
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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...

Articles: Internet of Things
Smart Manufacturing Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Products of Tomorrow: February 2020
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
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.
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
This system autonomously prepares samples for online automated analysis.
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Industrial Signal Conditioning – A Tutorial by Dataforth

The need to measure and control the operation of machinery or process equipment is as old as the Industrial Revolution. Plant instrumentation has now become the nerves and brain of...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Customized Miniature Cartridge Heaters

Hotwatt manufactures mini cartridge heaters perfect for applications where space is at a premium. Available diameters start at 1/8" and are just the right size for valve actuators, optical equipment,...

Photovoltaics used in solar panels are sensitive to environmental factors and often suffer degradation over time. International Electrotechnical Commission standards for...

NASA is using the International Space Station as a testbed for 3D printing.

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