Sensors and Transducers

Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees

Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they cannot get very far without needing a charge. Now, engineers at the University of Washington have created a sensing system that is …

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New IR sensor based on nanotechnology can eliminate one of Christmas biggest potential fire hazards

Overheating problem for battery chargers has become an increasingly common safety issue – not the least around Christmas – causing fires at home at personal risk and dire costs for private persons as well as insurance companies. Industry expert Niklas Kvist, JonDeTech, explains how a new IR sensor can be …

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Sensor company JonDeTech signs a commercial cooperation agreement with ShortLink

The manufacturer of the world’s smallest IR sensor, JonDeTech, has signed a commercial cooperation agreement with ShortLink with the intention of collaborating on future development of new products using sensor technology. ShortLink specialises in the development of low-power electronics for wireless communication and portable products. As announced earlier by Swedish sensor company …

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Ni/MWCNT-based electrochemical sensor for fast detection of phenol in wastewater

Researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology have discovered a low cost and non-enzymatic phenol sensor that exhibits high sensitivity, good selectivity, reproducibility, and stability which has potential application in phenol detection in discharged wastewater. Phenol, as one of the recalcitrant organic contaminants, is universal in wastewater. From the perspective …

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Teledyne e2v’s delivery of 125 science-grade sensors completes contract for world’s most powerful survey telescope

Teledyne e2v has completed a multi-million dollar project by delivering hundreds of CCD250 sensors for one of the world’s most powerful survey telescopes: the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Identified as a US national scientific priority by the 2010 USA National Research Council decadal survey, LSST will carry out a …

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Teledyne image sensors power cameras onboard NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars

Teledyne DALSA is participating in NASA’s InSight Mission to Mars by providing colour CCD image sensors for both the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) and the Instrument Context Camera. Teledyne partnered with Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) to deliver the colour image sensors to power the InSight mission. The camera on the …

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Pakistan ‘high-flyer’ makes his mark in sensor technology

High-flying engineering student Ali Iqbal spent more than four years working for Pakistan’s largest aeronautical firm before relocating to the UK’s University of Huddersfield for postgraduate study. He made a major success of the move, with exceptionally high marks in his Engineering and Control Systems MSc.  This has earned him a …

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The importance of choosing the right filter to suit your measurement application

When selecting sensors for displacement, position, distance and profile measurement tasks, engineers should consider the various types of sensor filtering before making a purchasing decision, says Chris Jones of Micro-Epsilon. The quality and reliability of an output signal from a sensor is often affected by external or environmental factors (e.g. …

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AMA Innovation Award 2019: Submit projects now

The Association for Sensors and Measurement (AMA) invites researchers and developers to compete for the renowned AMA Innovation Award for 2019. The AMA is looking for research and development results in sensor and measuring technology. The submission deadline is 31 January 2019. Individuals or developer teams may submit innovative research …

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