Sensors and Transducers

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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Mass market electric vehicles getting revved up for launch

Saietta Group Ltd is a UK based research and development company which designs motors for lightweight electric vehicle (EV) propulsion. The company’s latest innovation is the ‘S-AC’ which is an ultra-efficient brushless axial-flux AC motor. It boasts extreme efficiency levels at high torques from low speed onwards. S-AC is designed …

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New patrolling robots to eradicate petrol plant explosions

Autonomous robots fitted with tiny chemical sensors that listen to the ‘sounds’ coming off gases will instantly detect gas leaks in petrochemical plants and pipelines to dramatically improve disaster responses. The risk of a petrol plant explosion or a potential disaster on an oil refinery could be dramatically reduced thanks …

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MTS improves race-winning electric motor technology for Formula E

MTS has announced further power density improvements to its industry-leading electric motor and inverter technology for motorsport. Power density—packing more power into smaller, lighter motors—is a key component of successful racing. Leveraging experience and technology gained from developing energy recovery systems for Formula 1 racecars, MTS has developed its smallest, …

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New design win for super thin IR sensor

The manufacturer of the world’s smallest IR sensor, JonDeTech Sensors, has gained a so-called design win with ShortLink. ShortLink develops power-saving electronics for wireless communication. Prototype testing is now resulting in that ShortLink chose to move on with JonDeTech’s sensor. ShortLink’s choice of sensor means that JonDeTech intends to deliver the company’s presence …

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High-performance flexible transparent force touch sensor

Researchers from KAIST have reported a high-performance and transparent nanoforce touch sensor by developing a thin, flexible, and transparent hierarchical nanocomposite (HNC) film. The research team says their sensor simultaneously features all the necessary characters for industrial-grade application: high sensitivity, transparency, bending insensitivity, and manufacturability. Force touch sensors that recognise …

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