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Instrumentation

“We’re analyzing rocks from space, atom by atom,” says researcher Jennika Greer.
Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
This system autonomously prepares samples for online automated analysis.
Facility Focus: Semiconductors & ICs
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultrasensitive Vapor Detection System
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Smartphone System Tests for Lead in Water
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

As additive manufacturing supports the creation of critical metal parts, designers need to know that the parts are high-quality.
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
For disease diagnosis, a microchip maps the back of the eye.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope
NASA and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) recently tested a new way to see the Sun
Applications include modeling of tidal stress response of icy satellites as well as fatigue of terrestrial ice shelves.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Chromium Removal from PVC Filters
The process does not cause any structural changes to the PVC filter membrane.
See how NOAA provides daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, and more.
Applying a surface-active agent makes metal easier to cut and shape into parts and pieces.
This thin film can be used for ground-based and airborne applications in aircraft, balloons, and other flight missions.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
The non-destructive coating has applications in structural health monitoring, aerospace, automotive, and military/defense.

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services and the majority live in developing nations. A process was...

Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
A new method of estimating the optimal trailing aircraft position in a formation increases fuel savings.
Vitrek introduces the PA920 Series ultra-high-accuracy power analyzer.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: December 2019 Motion Design
Actuators, Encoders, Gripping Tools, and More
This system uses fiber optic strain sensing to detect and locate micrometeoroid/orbital debris.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: December 2019
Adhesives, flame-retardant compounds, vision measurement, and more...
With the rise in electrification and design complexity, aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to look for new methodologies to mitigate compliance risk.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.

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