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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Test & Measurement - September 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, electronics, robotics, healthcare, and other key industries. This compendium of recent articles is presented by...

This 30-minute Webinar examines a proprietary shapeable desiccant that features remarkable compressive strength and can be shaped to fit into limited or complex...

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tracking Lab-Grown Tissue with Light
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.

Just as a meter stick with hundreds of tick marks can be used to measure distances with great precision, a device known as a laser frequency comb, with its...

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

A reader asks our NASA expert: "What kind of redundancy is built into the Mars 2020 rover?"
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
ZERODUR: The Highly Technical Glass-Ceramic
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
Sensors in the hand can actually detect forces being transmitted through the thickness of the robot.
Aircraft may have a huge amount of data available, but this doesn’t mean it’s the right data to troubleshoot a problem.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: July 2020 Tech Briefs
Tektronix announced new digital storage oscilloscopes.
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.
Taking a holistic approach to sealing systems in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
Products: Motion Control
New Products: June 2020 Motion Design
Positioning System

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers the SRT-030/360-026-01 two-axis X-Theta positioning system for motion control applications that require coordinated linear and rotary...

Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Test & Measurement
Mars 2020 – Looking for Life
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Ken Williford, Mars 2020 Deputy Project Scientist, to learn more about the science capabilities of Perseverance.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Mars 2020 – The Science of Mars 2020
Learn about the four goals of the Mars 2020 mission.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Mars 2020 – Perseverance to the Red Planet
Read our special series on the Mars 2020 mission, featuring interviews with NASA experts and designers of the Perseverance rover.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: June 2020 Tech Briefs
The K6PM provides continuous, remote thermal monitoring of critical components such as high-voltage control panels, transformers, and hydraulic equipment.

An empty airport tells you more than you might think.

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Radiation-Hardened Gain Digitizer
This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.

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Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

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