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 Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat, or “HEAT," uses cameras to identify facial temperature, and adjust the room's air accordingly.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Understanding Medical Device Extractable and Leachables Testing in 2020

The world of physics has a foundation built on beautiful universal constants, which work their way steadfastly into the equations governing electrodynamics, and then...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Linking FMEA, FMEDA, and FTA for Safety Analysis and Hardware Metrics for Functional Safety

FMEAs traditionally have only incorporated single-point faults. This 30-minute Webinar examines a groundbreaking methodology used to conduct safety analysis and hardware metrics for functional safety using linked FMEA, FMEDA, and FTAs. It shows...

A reader asks NASA experts: How much hardware from the Curiosity rover is being used on the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover?
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Bundled White Papers: Strategies to Manage Obsolescence in Aerospace and Defense Test

Test engineers spend as much as 50 percent of their time (or even more in some cases) actively dealing with obsolescence in their test program sets. Read...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Challenges in Designing and Manufacturing Sensors for Robotic Surgery

The design and manufacture of a haptic feedback sensor for a robotic surgery platform entails two distinct but complementary aspects: overcoming technical obstacles of...

In this episode of Here's an Idea, we learn how researcher Roger Wiens went from sketching Mars and making homemade telescopes to bringing science instruments to Mars itself.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Empowering Future-Proof Test Organizations Through Standardization

Aerospace and defense organizations find themselves in a continual juggling act of integrating cutting-edge technology while maintaining legacy testers, providing...

The right sensors can cut machine building costs, improve flexibility, and boost customer satisfaction.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Seeables and Hearables for Fitness Feedback
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Next-Generation Non-Contact Body-Temperature Monitoring
A far infrared temperature sensor is small in size but big in performance.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: June 2020 Sensor Technology
Small Accurate Temperature Sensor

Würth Elektronik (Waldenburg, Germany) is introducing a 2.0 × 2.0 × 0.5 mm temperature sensor. Its accuracy in the measuring range of -40 to 125°C is...

Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
MEMS — Smart Sensors for the IoT
Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), talks about the current state of the MEMS industry and trends for the future,
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Biodegradable and Bio-Interfacing Flexible IoT Sensors

Bio-interfacing and biodegradable flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) devices can help tackle some of the world’s great challenges including environmental degradation and food...

Combining pulse oximetry with a heart-rate monitor improves sleep monitoring accuracy.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Mars 2020 – The Anatomy of Perseverance
NASA's Mars 2020 rover looks virtually the same as Curiosity but there are a number of differences.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Mars 2020 – Building Perseverance
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Rensselaer Engineering focuses on solving the “grand challenges” facing humanity.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Q&A: Tactile Robot Finger with No Blind Spots
A robotic finger has a sense of touch that can be localized with high precision over a large, multi-curved surface.
Read our special series on the Mars 2020 mission, featuring interviews with NASA experts and designers of the Perseverance rover.
Special Reports: Transportation
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Soft Hardware for More Flexible Robots
Combined muscles and sensors made from soft materials allow for adaptable robots.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Battlefield Navigation with MEMS
Soldiers tend to dodge, dive, duck, and run, creating motion measurement challenges.
Technology Leaders: Internet of Things
RF Innovations Give Batteries New Life
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mars 2020 – Getting to Mars
Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
An inexpensive gyroscope could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.

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