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.

Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
The sensor is suitable for both overt and covert applications, and can detect multiple and variable targets.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.
With a technique first used at NASA, researchers are making glasses that can improve your concentration.
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wearable, Stretchable Gas Sensor
The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Split-Ring Torque Sensor
This optical-based device measures position, velocity, and torque.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensing Magnetic Fields
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
Material for Wearable Biosensors
Electrospinning is used to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compact Infrared Spectrometer
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
This system treats light-responsive disorders or deficits such as eating disorders, sleep problems, hormone-sensitive cancers, and cardiovascular disorders.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) Meeting the Challenge

Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) introduce fundamental challenges to the safety and operational capabilities of pilots and ground vehicle crews. Overcoming DVE challenges will demand...

Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Will We Make Vibration-Free Helicopters?

A Tech Briefs TV video features a test technology from the Army that’s informally known as a “Shaker.” The Multi-Degree of Freedom (MDOF) system will study the causes of vibrations in a helicopter’s many components and subcomponents. The Army researchers hope to use the conclusions of their study...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Vitrek Cable & Connector Test System Facilitates Multi-Point High Voltage/Current Testing

Hipot testing is critical in assuring compliance with a host of electrical safety standards and in confirming the assembled product is free from...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electrical Safety & Compliance Testing for Appliance & Consumer Product Manufacturers

Electrical appliances, computers and peripherals, power tools and other devices found in the home and office environments must be tested to confirm...

Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: RepelWrap
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode...

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized...

A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a long-standing mystery about the sun: why the solar atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than...

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