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Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Batteries Include Force and Pressure Sensing
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A Better Way to Measure Acceleration
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mode I Fracture Testing Apparatus
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Briefs: Aerospace
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Products: Test & Measurement
A smart temperature transmitter delivers measurements via Bluetooth.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
Products: Data Acquisition
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Special Reports: Motion Control
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
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...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Special Reports: Transportation
ADAS/Connected Car - December 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...

Articles: Test & Measurement
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Articles: Materials
Robotic exoskeletons, a breath-test for cancer, and plastic-eating enzymes are Products of Tomorrow.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Products: Test & Measurement
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.
Blog: Test & Measurement
A reader asks, "For AV testing, what are the respective role of simulation, closed course, and public road testing?"
Q&A: Lighting
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Products: Test & Measurement
Accelerometers, actuators, hexapods, and more.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

INSIDER Product: Test & Measurement

Machine Vision Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Canada) announced its new Falcon4-CLHS M4480 and M4400 cameras, based on the Teledyne e2v Lince 11.2M monochrome sensors. The...

Products: Data Acquisition
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.

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