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White Papers: Test & Measurement
Looking to Learn More about Shock and Vibration Analysis?

Download the comprehensive handbook An Introduction to Shock & Vibration Response Spectra by leading vibration specialist Tom Irvine.

When electric vehicles end their life, the remaining storage capacity of the lithium battery is expected to be higher than 70%. After this, they can be reused for less demanding...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser in Spec

There is little debate about how Additive Manufacturing is adding benefits and changing the face of manufacturing in our modern age. Additive Manufacturing allows for the manufacturing of...

The votes are in. Our readers selected top products in data acquisition, software, and ultrasonic sensing.
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Drones, smartphones, and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population at risk of falls.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: March 2020 Sensor Technology
This month: Sensors that measure weather, proximity, pH, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Oxygen Sensor for Sick Infants
A mobile, wearable device the size of a Band-Aid could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Medical
Blood Test Detects Multiple Types of Cancer
The test can screen for numerous types of cancer with a high degree of accuracy.
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
5 Ws: Data Acquisition
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
Special Reports: Defense
Unmanned Systems - March 2020

The latest advances in aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems are covered in this special report, a compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Shield Using Proximity Coupled, Spatially Varying Superconducting Order Parameters
This magnetic shielding design can be easily incorporated into a wide range of electronic sensing applications.
These materials can be used in aerospace vehicles, automobiles, clothing, helmets, and chemical sensors.
The sensor makes it easier to detect and manage ice accumulation on aircraft wings.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
3D Scanning Inspection
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.

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