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Validating rocket thermal protection before a space-shot launch

FLIR Systems reports on how the University of Southern California (USC) Rocket Propulsion Lab have used a FLIR T540 thermal camera to provide valuable data at a level unattainable with thermocouples to measure performance of rocket thermal protection system during engine ­firing. Earlier this year, the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab …

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Photonic radiation sensors survive huge doses undamaged

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have published landmark test results that suggest a promising class of sensors can be used in high-radiation environments and to advance important medical, industrial and research applications. Photonic sensors convey information with light instead of electric currents in wires. They …

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AI could help cities detect expensive water leaks

Costly water losses in municipal water systems could be significantly reduced using sensors and new artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo in collaboration with industry partners, the technology has the potential to detect even small leaks in pipes.It combines sophisticated signal processing techniques and …

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Renishaw hosts Secretary of State for Wales for visit focused on supporting engineering

Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales, recently visited global engineering company Renishaw’s site in Miskin, near Cardiff to discuss the future of engineering in Wales. Cairns met with representatives from Renishaw to discuss how businesses and the Welsh Government can work together to create an engineering workforce with the skills necessary …

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Top trends from Vision 2018

November’s Vision show in Stuttgart felt like a key moment of change for the industry. Four big themes came to fruition at the event, at least two of which felt like science fiction at the last Vision show in 2016. In fact, the show’s strapline, ‘Be Visionary’ has never felt so appropriate. Here, Stephen Hayes, managing director of Beckhoff Automation UK, explores …

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HORIBA MIRA announced as defence growth partnership innovation challenge winner

HORIBA MIRA has secured a further £845,000 in funding from the Ministry of Defence (MoD), to deliver a third phase of its ATLAS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) Autonomy research project. The funding has been awarded as part of the joint UK MoD Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) and UK Defence …

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Closer to the customers in Saudi Arabia

Endress+Hauser has invested roughly three million euros in a modern, state-of-the-art calibration and training centre in the industrial city of Jubail, Saudi Arabia, thus strengthing direct contact with customers in the Middle East while supporting the country’s economic development. Saudi Arabia wants to expand the private business sector and become …

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A new website for Sensors & Instrumentation Live

The 2019 edition of Sensors & Instrumentation Live, the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for test, measurement and control, will take place in Hall 2 of the NEC, Birmingham on 25 and 26 September.  2019 marks an important milestone as Sensors & Instrumentation Live enjoys its 10th anniversary. To celebrate, we …

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MTS completes acquisition of E2M

MTS Systems Corporation has closed on the acquisition of E2M Technologies (E2M). E2M is a leader in high-quality, durable, electrically-driven motion systems, serving primarily the human-rated entertainment and training simulation markets.  Key product applications include high-technology motion simulators for the amusement park industry and flight simulators for certified pilot training, …

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Hensoldt awards “Argus” prize to students

Hensoldt has awarded its “Argus” research prize to outstanding final theses by graduates in communications, information and electrical engineering as part of its cooperation with research institutions and universities. New findings in these specialist areas, Hensoldt’s technological focal points, are important, for example, for flight safety, earth observation and driver …

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