Sensors and Transducers

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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Insight into swimming fish could lead to robotics advances

The constant movement of fish that seems random is actually precisely deployed to provide them at any moment with the best sensory feedback they need to navigate the world, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. The finding, published today in the journal Current Biology, enhances our understanding of active sensing behaviours …

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Versatile monitoring for rotor bearings

How can typical rolling bearing damage in wind turbines, particularly in wind turbine rotor bearing supports, be identified early and even prevented altogether? Schaeffler has a solution to this complex challenge: a combination of sensors that are capable of monitoring the critical influencing variables for this type of damage. Real …

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Drones, sensors and blockchain for water quality control in the Volga river to promote trustworthy data and transparency

In Russia, approximately 70 per cent of drinking water comes from surface, while the rest comes from groundwater. Twenty-five per cent of the world’s fresh water is located in Russian territories. Unfortunately, water pollution is a major issue in this country, with more than 10 million Russians currently lacking access …

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