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FUTEK congratulates the NASA JPL team on extraordinary Mars Rover successes

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology has congratulated the NASA/JPL team on their extraordinary success in managing the Mars Exploration Rovers Opportunity and Spirit since their initial Mars landing in January 2004.  While FUTEK was not a part of these early Rovers, the company appreciates the extraordinary efforts of the JPL team …

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Teledyne e2v completes delivery of image sensors to the Sentinel-5/UVNS instrument mission

Teledyne e2v has delivered all 12flight deliverables consisting of three variants of its CCD314 image sensors for the Sentinel-5/UVNS instrument to be launched onboard the Second Generation MetOp (MetOp-SG) satellites. A collaborative program between the ESA and EUMETSAT, the MetOp-SG programme comprises three flight sets of two low earth polar-orbiting …

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EarthSense announces Enviro Technology Services as UK distributor for Zephyr air quality sensors

Air quality expert, EarthSense has announced a channel partnership with leading supplier and service provider of environmental monitoring systems, Enviro Technology Services (ET). This partnership sees Enviro Technology Services become the distributor of EarthSense Zephyr air quality sensors to local authorities across the UK. The Zephyr air quality sensor has …

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FLIR Systems acquires Aeryon Labs

FLIR Systems has acquired Aeryon Labs, a leading developer of high-performance unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the global military, public safety, and critical infrastructure markets for $200 million. Aeryon’s vertical takeoff and landing quad-copter airframes integrate multiple sensors, including FLIR thermal technology, to provide users with immediate high-resolution intelligence, surveillance, …

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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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