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Sensors/Data Acquisition

An On-Chip Spectrometer and the Future of Image Sensors

Image sensors convert light into electrical signals and measure light intensity, but for machine vision to improve significantly—essential to advances in autonomous vehicles,...

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Materials

Thin, Stretchable Biosensors Could Make Surgery Safer

Researchers formulated and synthesized the bio-inks, with the goal of creating create an ultra-soft, thin, and stretchable material for biosensors that is capable of seamlessly interfacing with the surface of organs.

Facility Focus
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

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Imaging

Metalens for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.

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Data Acquisition

Sapphire Fiber Could Enable Cleaner Energy and Air-Travel

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

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Imaging

Lidar Technology — MEMS Chip Gives Record Resolution

High-resolution solid-state lidar using an array of MEMS switches will reduce its cost to match that of inexpensive, chip-based cameras and radar systems — removing a major barrier...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

First Annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA

SMi is proud to present the 1st annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology USA conference, taking place on the 5th and 6th of May 2022 in Arlington, VA.

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Medical

A Leap Forward for Terahertz Lasers

Researchers have taken a major step toward bringing terahertz frequencies out of their hard-to-reach region of the electromagnetic spectrum and into everyday applications. In a new paper, the researchers...

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

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AR/AI

Artificial Intelligence in Cars — Inside the Brains

Learn the internal functioning of an AI processor that pulls from a variety of sensors, including radar, lidar, sonar, and cameras.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Research Could Lead to Noise Reduction in Aircraft Engines

Through a Small Business Innovative Research contract awarded to MetroLaser, Inc., by the U.S. Navy, a system is being developed to measure the gas velocity of engine exhaust to...

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Defense

Mounted Troops to Get High-Tech Situational Awareness Tools

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

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AR/AI

Northrop Grumman to Develop Prototype Artificial Intelligence Assistant

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Perceptually enabled Task Guidance (PTG)...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Multi-Shot Lensless Camera

The camera could have uses in faster disease diagnosis and thinner cellphones.

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Wearables

System Uses Smartphone or Computer Cameras to Measure Health

The camera captures pulse and respiration signals from a video of a person’s face.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Egypt’s Apache Helicopter Fleet to Get Upgraded Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin received a $102 million contract award to upgrade 25 of Egypt’s AH-64D Apaches to the E-model version of the aircraft. This modernization for the Egyptian...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

The James Webb Space Telescope Successfuly Launches

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully launched on December 25 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA...

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Test & Measurement

Testing Sensors in Fog to Make Future Transportation Safer

Self-flying drones and autonomous taxis that can safely operate in fog may sound futuristic, but new research at Sandia National Laboratories’ fog facility is bringing the...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Technology Companies Work to Combat Pilot Fatigue

Collins Aerospace and Seeing Machines, a leader in eye tracking and driver safety technology, are working together to develop and deliver revolutionary fatigue management technology...

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Imaging

Automatic Observation Management System, New Tool to Coordinate Telescope Network

The "AOM" performs complex observations with ten observation modes and 175 strategies.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Flies’ Vision Mimicked to Control Robots

Biological insights of fruit fly eye movements could enhance robotics.

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Nanotechnology

Ultra-Thin Sensor for Smart Contact Lenses

Engineers have developed a sensor system and manufacturing process for smart contact lenses. The sensor system contains a photodetector for receiving optical information, a temperature sensor for...

Products
Sensors/Data Acquisition

New on the Market: December 2021

Rugged laptops, DC-DC converters, CMOS sensors, and more.

R&D
Wearables

Wearable Head Scanner Allows Mobility During Brain Scans

Researchers have proposed a solution to both clearly visualize and accurately assess the brain via photoacoustic imaging.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Camera Captures Images of Interior of Solid Objects

The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Approach Makes Unmanned Agents Self-Sufficient

UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Compact 3D LiDAR Imaging System

A silicon chip provides a low-cost solution to help machines see the world clearly.

Global Innovations
Sensors/Data Acquisition

New Sensor Enables Precise, Sensitive Brain Imaging Tool

A supersensitive magnetometer detects and records brain electrical activity.