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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.

Articles: Imaging
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Articles: Software
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electroacoustic Transducers and Systems Are Not the Same as Electronic Components

This paper examines the complexity of ultrasonic and sonar sensing devices, and challenges the misconception that transducers are a commodity component that...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Using PXI-based Fault Insertion & Sensor Simulation in Electronic Test

Simulation and fault insertion are essential in mission-critical applications typically found in the aerospace and automotive sectors. Many companies turn to modular...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new pressure-sensor from MIT detects small and fast changes in pressure at the fingertip, such as from lightly rubbing fingers together.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) fabricated brain-inspired highly scalable neuromorphic hardware by co-integrating single transistor neurons...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative...

INSIDER: Medical

When you pick up a balloon, the pressure to keep hold of it is different from what you would exert to grasp a jar. And now engineers at MIT and elsewhere have a way to precisely...

INSIDER: Medical

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance....

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Could Digital Twins Be Used on ‘Any System?’

An INSIDER story this month highlighted efforts to use sensors to improve the virtual design model known as a digital twin.

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement

This 30-minute Webinar examines five common mistakes that engineers make when designing sealed enclosures to protect their projects from...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Understanding and Selecting Power Sensors

A power sensor is a fundamental measurement tool in RF engineering. However, today's marketplace is filled with myriad choices, and many are making bold claims about attributes such as measurement...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
A New Spectral Analysis System Designed to Measure High-performance Optical Filters

An increased demand for high-performance optical filters with edge transitions steeper than 0.5% of edge wavelength from 90% transmission to OD6 (-60dB),...

Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
RightHand Robotics combines machine vision with an intelligent gripper design to make more adaptable robots.
Briefs: Medical
The soft, stretchy skin patch can monitor cardiovascular signals and multiple biochemical levels at the same time.
NASA Spinoff: Energy
NASA’s need to contain hazardous lunar dust led to technology that senses other pollutants.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.
UpFront: Sensors/Data Acquisition
NASA's Landslide Reporter, a smarter cement, and a way to track microplastics in the ocean.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Linear motion bearings, magnetic angle encoders, isolation valves, and more.
Briefs: Materials
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Material for shoe bottoms could help prevent falls in icy or slippery conditions.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
Facility Focus: Robotics, Automation & Control
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
Briefs: Materials
Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could be finely tuned for specific properties such as mechanical strength.

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Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics

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Podcasts: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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Blog: Aerospace

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Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics

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