Topic: Technologies in Depth
Acoustic pulse reflectometry enables rapid, comprehensive inspections of heat exchanger tubes, identifying fouling, leaks, corrosion, and other critical faults.
Understand how best to use laser displacement sensors to measure the thickness of products at high speeds and from long standoff distances.
When implementing a compass system, it's important to understand the types of errors that can affect the accuracy of the heading readings. This article discusses those errors and explains methods to correct for them.
The final chapter of this tutorial takes up the details of surface preparation, mounting options, and recalibration techniques and scheduling, and explores the ways in which the application can help direct the transducer selection process.
The sensor selection process must take into account the fundamental characteristics of different types of accelerometers and the environment in which the devices will be doing their work.
A brief introduction to RF energy harvesting: what it is, what it does, and how it enables wireless sensor networking applications.
Distributed DA systems offer improved measurement accuracy and easy setup when compared to centralized DA systems, however, their design must take into account signal conditioning, self-calibration, excitation, and noise rejection to achieve the most accurate and reliable measurement results.
Power consumption is a central design consideration for wireless sensor networks whether they are powered using batteries or energy harvesters. Vital to success for either approach, however, is the need for hardware that uses power intelligently.
Part 2 of this two-part article focuses on how to optimize the performance of your capacitive sensor, and to understand how target material, shape, and size will affect the sensor's response.
This article describes prototypes of a novel thermoanemometer-type nanoliter-airflow sensor, integrated onchip with analog CMOS signal conditioning circuitry and with analog adjustability that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures.