Sensors & Test


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.

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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

A joint research team of Dr. Namgoo Kang from the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) and Dr. Minseok Kang from the...

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INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

The Big Data revolution has strained the capabilities of state-of-the-art electronic hardware, challenging engineers to rethink almost every aspect of the microchip. With ever...

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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

A tiny transistor enables device to acquire and transmit neurophysiologic brain signals while simultaneously providing power to the implanted device.

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Blog: Connectivity
These days all electronics seems to be digital, except for a few exceptions here and there. However, it’s a mistake to write analog off altogether.
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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have modified a commercial virtual reality (VR) headset, giving it the ability to measure brain activity and examine how we react to hints, stressors, and other outside forces.
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Quiz: Unmanned Systems
Sensor fusion is an important element of navigation systems especially with the rapid growth of driving automation. At each step of the levels of driving automation from ADAS toward driverless vehicles, sensor fusion becomes more critical.
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Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers developed a prototype for the Li-ion battery, which could lead to stretchy electronics or even clothes that monitor health.
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On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
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The goal of data acquisition (DAQ) is to obtain accurate and reliable data that can be used for analysis, monitoring, and control purposes. DAQ systems can take different...

White Papers: Connectivity
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Unraveling the Future of Military EW Systems

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and various other federal agencies are placing significant emphasis on developing electronic systems with open architectures and advanced technologies to...

Special Reports: Medical
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Camera & Imaging Innovations - August 2023

Read about the latest breakthroughs in AI-based machine vision, hyperspectral imaging, x-ray tomography, high-speed cameras, and more in this compilation of recent articles from the editors of Tech...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
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Quiz: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR) for warehouse and industrial operations are surging, and this growth is expected to increase for the foreseeable future. Test your knowledge about AMRs in this quiz.
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On-Demand Webinars: Power
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Although DC power measurements can be fairly straightforward, complexities with AC power measurements arise when dealing with distorted waveforms, fluctuating power factors, and multiple phases,...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
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Color Sensors in Food Production

Fast processes, heat and aggressive cleaning agents are omnipresent in food production. At the same time, manufacturers must reliably monitor their product quality. This requires precise, reliable and...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) intern Jake Guidry has developed a cybersecurity research tool that could improve the security of electric vehicle charging. The AcCCS tool provides...

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Q&A: Test & Measurement
A solar-powered wireless sensor system developed by a Drexel University team can continuously monitor bridge deformation and could be used to alert authorities if the bridge performance deteriorates significantly.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
Combining an industrial robot, computerized vision system, AI, and machine learning, Skyline Robotics has succeeded in automating window washing for the world’s skyscrapers.
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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Selecting the Appropriate Sensors for Rotating Equipment Condition Monitoring

This comprehensive guide provides detailed insights on selecting appropriate sensors for condition monitoring of rotating equipment, considering measurement...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Squishy Robotics’ tensegrity sensor robots gather data at the scenes of fires, crashes, explosions, and other disasters to help first responders determine their approach to a disaster scene.
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5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new technology allows concrete to “talk,” decreases construction time and how often concrete pavement needs repairs while also improving the road’s sustainability and cutting its carbon footprint.
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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Space Technology - July 2023

Read about ten surging space startups, robotic construction on the moon, metal 3D printing in orbit, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

Special Reports: Materials
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Robotics - July 2023

Read about the latest advances in robots for space exploration, healthcare, manufacturing, and more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs, Medical Design Briefs, and Aerospace &...

Blog: Regulations/Standards
Safety sensor systems require lots of special attention to their design and operation, everything that should be considered in any kind of design, but with double the attention. And there are also unique safety requirements as well.
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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Submicron Precise Displacement and Thickness Measurements on All Types of Targets

A relatively new technique is the confocal chromatic technology, which is suitable for submicron displacement measurement and even one-sided thickness...

INSIDER: Transportation

Researchers from UCLA and the United States Army Research Laboratory have laid out a new approach for enhancing artificial intelligence-powered computer vision technologies by...

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White Papers: Materials
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50% Faster Turbine Blade Inspection

Checking critical dimensions of complex, high-volume parts can be difficult and time consuming, particularly when it’s necessary to conduct checks on 100 percent of parts manufactured.

White Papers: Medical
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Get the Inside Story on Sterility Testing

Learn about the crucial factors for sterilization process validations in Eurofins Medical Device Testing's latest interview with Elizabeth Sydnor, Director of Microbiology. From your manufacturing...

Podcasts: Wearables
Nutromics breakthrough technology combines multiple DNA sensors with microneedles.
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White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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SPRINT™: Machine Health Check

The SPRINT™ Machine Health Check application provides a unique solution for end-users and machine tool builders who are looking to design sustainable machining processes on 3-axis and 5-axis table/table...