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Barbara G. Goode

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Barbara Goode is the former Editor in Chief of Sensors. bgoode@questex.com


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Sensors Central   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

Three major wireless communications protocol rivals have made new moves in home automation , while energy-harvesting pioneer pursues its own path to the building market.

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Under Predator's Watch   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

CNN correspondent Brent Sadler, who is on assignment in Afghanistan, tells of a close encounter with a sensor-rich Predator UAV, the U.S. military's most sophisticated killing machine in the war on terror."

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A Light Touch   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

CBC News was one of the outlets reporting on a new sensor under development at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. The technology uses light, as well as semiconductive material particles, to image objects and enable an astoundingly delicate sense of touch-to distinguish, for instance, among...more >>

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Safety and Security Soar, Machine Vision Enters Automotive On Ramp   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

Arecent study by TRW Automotive Inc. reports that 74% of respondents say vehicle safety features and options are more important to them than they were five years ago. And all of the entries on Edmunds.com's Top 10 High-Tech Car Safety Technologies-which the automotive information source recommends...more >>

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Materials Innovations May Challenge Noncontact-Sensor Growth   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

The development of active, noncontact sensors based on Hall effect, magnetoresistive, and variable-reluctance transformer technologies is penetrating the established market of passive, contact sensors-and increasingly taking market share for automotive speed and position applications, says market...more >>

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Wireless's Domestic Turf War   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

Three major wireless communications protocol rivals have made new moves in home automation , while energy-harvesting pioneer pursues its own path to the building market.

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So Much More   July 1, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

The Today at Sensors weblog (www.sensorsmag.com) not only gave us Sensors editors an outlet to report daily from Sensors Expo (June 5–7, www.sensorsexpo.com), but also it lets us tell you more about Expo happenings-among other things-than we've been able to before. Thank goodness, because...more >>

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How Will Machine Vision Change Automotive Safety?   June 29, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

Machine vision has long been used in automobile manufacturing, but until recently the technology was considered too expensive and technically demanding to use within cars. Now, however, machine vision companies have entered the in-vehicle market, targeting the safety and security sweet spot that...more >>

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Desires (uh, Needs) Fulfilled While Overcoming Retrofit Challenges   June 23, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

When I met with Tim Cutler of Cirronet during Sensors Expo a couple of weeks ago, he told me that many of his customers are buying his products to replace wired sensor installations in industrial plants. Holy smokes, I thought: Are you saying that people are pulling out wired installations and...more >>

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Report From Sensors Expo Part 4: The Best of Sensors Expo Honorable Mentions   June 12, 2006
By: Barbara G. Goode

It bears repeating that some years, we editors have a devil of a time judging the Best of Sensors Expo awards because there are so many excellent entries. This being one of those years, we decided that adding a category of Honorable Mentions was the only sensible thing to do. So I'll round out our...more >>