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Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) in Geothermal Energy Applications   September 1, 2009
By: Inc. ,Mikko Jaaskelainen

Geothermal power is expanding beyond the edges of tectonic plates aided by distributed temperature sensing (DTS) that, through DTS' measurement of subsurface temperature, enables improved subsurface visualization for Enhanced Geothermal System power plants.

7 Principles to an Effective Engineering Environment   May 1, 2009
By: David M. Hickey,Inc.

Some companies fail to recognize that the statement You can't rush good engineers is just an excuse for a poorly managed engineering environment. Although establishing an engineering environment that directs the efforts of engineers toward the company's objectives is critical to a company's...more >>

Strain Sensor Basics and Signal Conditioning Tips   June 1, 2005
By: Inc. ,John R. Gyorki

Strain gauges are fairly straightforward devices that output a voltage signal based on a change in resistance when the object to which they are attached to undergoes tension or compression. They are available in three basic types: full-, half-, and quarter-bridge, each with its own requirements.

PIR Detectors for Security   April 1, 2003
By: Andreas Hartmann,Inc.

Day or night, PIR devices detect motion by sensing any thermal contrast between a moving object or person and a stationary background. As a result, they're being incorporated into a growing number of security devices.

MICA: The Commercialization of Microsensor Motes   April 1, 2002
By: Alec Woo,David Culler,Inc. ,Jason Hill,Kris Pister,Mike Horton,Robert Szewczyk

Miniaturization, integration, and customization make it possible to combine sensing, processing, and communications to produce a smart, network-enabled wireless sensor. Here's how it works.

The Principles of Level Measurement   October 1, 2000
By: Gabor Vass,Inc.

RF capacitance, conductance, hydrostatic tank gauging, radar, and ultrasonics are the leading sensor technologies in liquid level tank measurement and control operations. Making the wisest selection for your own application requires a basic understanding of how these devices work."

A Micromachined Quartz Angular Rate Sensor for Automotive and Advanced Inertial Applications   August 1, 1999
By: Dr. Asad M. Madni,Inc. ,Robert D. Geddes

BEI GyroChip, consisting of a unique micromachined double-ended quartz tuning fork and advanced electronics, uses the Coriolis effect to sense yaw rates. It has been widely accepted in automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, and industrial applications.

A New Perspective on Magnetic Field Sensing   December 1, 1998
By: Carl H. Smith,Inc. ,Michael J. Caruso,Robert W. Schneider,Tamara Bratland

Magnetic field sensing technology has been driven by the need for improved sensitivity, smaller size, and compatibility with electronic systems. This overview addresses the various types and applications of magnetic sensors, with particular attention to giant magnetoresistive materials."

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