Sensors and Transducers

Green energy: from waste to syngas production

Waste gasification to syngas is one way to produce renewable energy. However, varying waste compositions can make gasification challenging to control, resulting in inconsistent syngas compositions. Closely monitoring gas composition and adjusting process conditions during gasification can ensure consistent, high-quality syngas production. Infrared sensors are the ideal solution for monitoring …

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Mouser Electronics and Sigfox announce global distribution agreement

Mouser Electronics has announced a global distribution agreement with Sigfox, the Internet of Things (IoT) services provider. Through the agreement, Sigfox Sens’it Discovery solution and SDR dongle are now available at Mouser. Sens’it Discovery is a customisable IoT solution that combines the Sens’it 3 device with the sensit.io application, along with Sigfox …

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Sensonics completes delivery to Nuclear Power Plant in UAE

Condition monitoring specialists Sensonics have delivered the final tranche of machinery protection systems to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant project in the UAE.  Following a five year design and manufacturing phase, the equipment delivery, made up of nearly 400 Sentry G3 4-channel protection modules and over 1200 channels of vibration analysis across twelve cabinets …

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Cable sensors for long travel position control

Happy Landings Flight Simulations build and run technically sophisticated flight training simulators that have equal appeal for leisure users and budding pilots. With six highly detailed simulator models covering a range of aircraft types including helicopters, jets and commercial airliners, they include motion controlled replicas of real cockpits and surround …

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Pressure sensors deployed in high-precision measurement systems

Honeywell‘s pressure sensors are being used to help test a range of innovative technologies, including the next generation of advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Honeywell supplied its TruStability RSC Series and HSC Series Digital Board Mount Pressure Sensors to Surrey Sensors Ltd (SSL) for integration into high-precision measurement systems that are used in a variety …

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Ultrasensitive toxic gas detector

Researchers from the School of Microelectronics in Tianjin University have discovered a two-step sputtering and subsequent annealing treatment method to prepare vertically aligned WO3-CuO core-shell nanorod arrays which can detect toxic NH3 gas. Over the years, WO3 has received considerable attention among the numerous transition metal oxides as a wide …

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Two strong partners for LiDAR technology of the future

LASER COMPONENTS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) have signed a cooperation agreement and will collaborate closely in the future. Both partners promise fresh impetus, especially in the field of LiDAR technologies. LASER COMPONENTS has made a name for itself regarding components for the automative industry, …

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Libelium expands LoRaWAN coverage for LATAM and Asia-Pacific on its IoT sensor platform

Libelium has enlarged its LoRaWAN wireless connectivity in LATAM and Asia-Pacific areas to Waspmote, Plug & Sense! and Smart Parking sensor devices. The Internet of Things company includes new coverage to its wireless sensor network with LoRaWAN AS 923 MHz band. Libelium reaffirms its commitment to interoperability with a great …

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Sensor systems to give edge to battlefield decisions

Technology that can process vast streams of information from military intelligence sources is being developed by scientists and engineers. The development will seek to enable operatives in the field to assess their surroundings and identify threats more quickly and accurately. Newly developed systems will gather information from a wealth of …

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Cranfield partners with Purdue Uni to provide new Master’s degree for the US Department of Defense

Cranfield University is partnering with Purdue University in the United States to offer a suite of graduate-level education programmes for the US Department of Defense (DOD). The first offering will be a dual Master’s degree in Defence Engineering and Technology with a specialisation in expeditionary warfare – the deployment of …

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