Sensors and Transducers

Multi-hop communication: Frog choruses inspire wireless sensor networks

If you have ever camped by a pond, you know frogs make a racket at night; but what you might not know is how functional and regulated their choruses really are. Frogs communicate with sound, and amid their ruckus is an internally orchestrated system that lets information get through more …

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£10K SME growth packages up for grabs with Sensor City

Technical innovation centre, Sensor City, has launched a competition to give SMEs the chance to win a fast-track growth package worth up to £10,000. Announced at last night’s AWS User Group Meet-Up, the package is designed to help start-up and small businesses scale, boost competitive advantage and innovative capabilities. The project …

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More efficient mining with innovative multisensor technology

A new sensor fusion technique based on X-ray and 3D imaging promises improvements to the 3D modelling of mineral resources and more efficient sorting of precious metals. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is coordinating the sensor development process through an EU project called X-Mine in collaboration with businesses, …

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RPI’s LabStandard enables Worldsensing to double calibration capacity of sensors used on Grand Paris Metro tunnel build

RPI has supplied a LabStandard rotary table to Worldsensing, enabling the pioneering IoT technology provider to double the calibration capacity of its wireless tiltmeter used in the construction of a new tunnel for the Grand Paris Metro. Worldsensing installed its data acquisition system in the tunnel, setting Loadsensing data nodes …

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Ultra ultrasound to transform new tech

A new and extremely sensitive method of measuring ultrasound could revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. Researchers at The University of Queensland have combined modern nanofabrication and nanophotonics techniques to build the ultraprecise ultrasound sensors on a silicon chip. Professor Warwick Bowen, from UQ’s Precision Sensing Initiative and …

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Successful flight tests with HENSOLDT’s collision warning radar for UAVs

The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully concluded flight tests with its collision avoidance radar system for UAVs. This sensor is intended to improve safety in both military and civilian air traffic. HENSOLDT has developed a demonstrator of a so-called detect-and-avoid radar system, which uses the latest radar technology to …

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Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

Scientists from the University of Bath and Northwestern University have developed a new type of sensor platform using a gold nanoparticle array, which is 100 times more sensitive than current similar sensors. The sensor is made up of a series of gold disk-shaped nanoparticles on a glass slide. The team …

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Healthcare sensors: Piezoelectrics the new gymnasts, finds IDTechEx report

Healthcare electronics is rapidly deploying for wellness, electroceuticals, intrusive medical procedures and more, powered by new technologies. Much of it is trending to diagnostics and treatment on the move and removing the need for the patient to perform procedures on time. Instruments become wearables including electronic skin patches and implants.  …

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Sensor solutions for detecting and defeating drones

From 19 December to 21 December, a series of reported sightings of drones around Gatwick caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and an estimated 140,000 passengers to be stranded. In a similar incident on 8 January at Heathrow, sightings of a drone temporarily halted flights. Here, Oleg Vornik, chief …

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ON Semiconductor and 3M collaborate to improve roadway safety

ON Semiconductor and 3M have jointly announced a collaboration to improve communication between vehicles and roadway infrastructure. Together, ON Semiconductor and 3M combine decades of image sensing technology and roadway safety experience, to help improve navigation for vehicles equipped with automated driving features.   During CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, …

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