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Test & Measurement

RFID-Enabled Wireless Instrumentation

The sensor tags, which are embedded with a processor and memory bank for acquired data, are placed about the vehicle and stream data only when queried by a fixed-location RFID interrogator.

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IoMT

How RFID Can Help Healthcare Maintain an Effective Working Environment

Forty hours is a lot of time — for most of us, it’s a full working week. Nurses in healthcare settings, however, spend this amount of time searching for medical...

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Imaging

Products of Tomorrow

A smart roof coating, a wearable RFID sensor tag, and a 3D-printed OLED display.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Agile RFID Antenna System

Applications include manufacturing/assembly line tracking, industrial transportation and logistics, and healthcare.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Robot Locates and Retrieves Buried Items

This robotic arm fuses data from a camera and antenna to locate and retrieve items buried under piles and completely out of view.

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Nanotechnology

Products of Tomorrow

Nanotube fibers that turn heat to power; a NASA antenna system; and an antimicrobial coating.

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Manned Systems

Labor Cost, OEM Complexities Pressure Suppliers

Fast-food restaurants are paying hourly wages similar to starting rates at automotive assembly plants, and the accelerating shift to electric vehicles (EVs) promises a wholesale...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

“Fingerprints” for 3D Printers

Printers can be identified by their unique hot end, aiding intellectual property and security.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

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Imaging

Semiconductor Detector Identifies Radioactive Isotopes with High Resolution

The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.

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Materials

Increasing Innovation Efficiency with Additive Manufacturing

AM is a revolutionary technology that is changing the way that the aerospace industry is designing and producing parts.

Technology Report
Regulations/Standards

New Best Practice Establishes Commonly Defined Terms, Conceptual Framework for ADS ODD

The Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), an industry program of SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC), released a new best practice in...

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Internet of Things

RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things

The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.

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Aerospace

Marking Aircraft Components

Although marking adds no intrinsic value to a component, it is central to the smooth operation of the industry.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Enhanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Reader

The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Photovoltaic-Powered Sensors

RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Passive Smart Container

Although Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being used widely for pallet and box-level tracking in the commercial sector, significant technology gaps remain for tracking dense quantities at the item...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Robots Track Moving Objects with Sub-Centimeter Accuracy

A system was developed that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to help robots target moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater...

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Medical

Protecting Medical Consumable Revenue Streams with RFID

Hardware manufacturers, including medical device manufacturers, and their product line managers are constantly challenged to increase revenue and profit. For many, the strategy to...

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Photonics/Optics

Invisible Tags Write, Read, and Erase Using Light

A method was developed that enables information to be contained in simple plastic foils with a thickness of less than 50 μm, which is thinner than a human hair. Organic luminescent molecules...

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Regulations/Standards

Capturing Unique Device Identifier Data on Non-Sterile Orthopedic Implants

Now that medical devices are being labeled and uniquely identified to meet the requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Unique Device Identifier...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Aerospace

SAE International Establishes a New AI Standards Committee at Le Bourget

SAE International announced the formation of a new artificial intelligence (AI) standards committee during the 53rd International Paris Air Show. The SAE G-34...

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Aerospace

Gear Bearings

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center developed gear bearing technology that combines gear and bearing functions into a single unit that significantly improves gear drives for electrical, internal combustion, and turbine motors. The...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Passive RFID Tag with Long Range and Wide Coverage Capabilities

Researchers at NASA Johnson Space Center have developed the RFID Tag with Long Range and Wide Coverage Capabilities technology that allows a RFID tag to direct a RFID reader beam signal back in the direction of arrival. This technology requires no added power to provide telemetry...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Configuration Enables RFID Tags to Work as Sensors

The detection and localization of gas releases, such as methane from leaking natural gas pipelines or nitrogen oxides from failing electrical equipment, require high sensitivity to the target gas and insensitivity to non-target gases. Infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy gives highly specific...

Features
Medical

RFID for Medical Device and Surgical Instrument Tracking

Ensuring patient safety and quality of care has become an increasingly technology-reliant process for most healthcare providers. With 4,000 reported “retained surgery items” cases...

Technology Report
Connectivity

WePredict Ready to Rock Component-Quality Analytics

Somewhere near the zip code of Big Data is the emerging neighborhood of Big Analytics, where computer scientists, research analysts, mathematicians and statisticians intake the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.