Sensors http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8241/more en Autonomous UAVs Now Travel in Packs http://machinedesign.com/sensors/autonomous-uavs-now-travel-packs <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola, Associate Content Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">GTRI is currently testing three UAVs working autonomously together. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/autonomous-uavs-now-travel-packs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/autonomous-uavs-now-travel-packs#comments Sensors News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +0000 39981 at http://machinedesign.com <p>This UAV and two others like it were recently used in one of the first demonstrations of formation flying.</p> Courtesy of Georgia Tech Research Institute Replacing Linear Encoders with Magnetostrictive Technology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Linear encoders are used in numerous applications to provide feedback for motion control. There are numerous technologies for producing a linear...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/replacing-linear-encoders-magnetostrictive-technology#comments White Papers Sensors Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +0000 39941 at http://machinedesign.com Tee shirts finish in a flash, thanks to Exergen Corp. IR sensor http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tee-shirts-finish-flash-thanks-exergen-corp-ir-sensor <div class="node-body article-body">Customized infrared sensor lets flash-cure systems speed up production of screen-printed tee shirts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tee-shirts-finish-flash-thanks-exergen-corp-ir-sensor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/tee-shirts-finish-flash-thanks-exergen-corp-ir-sensor#comments Sensors Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:40:00 +0000 39291 at http://machinedesign.com Lasers Help Identify Biological Targets http://machinedesign.com/sensors/lasers-help-identify-biological-targets <div class="node-body article-body">Lasers Help Identify Biological Targets</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/lasers-help-identify-biological-targets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/lasers-help-identify-biological-targets#comments Medical Sensors Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:10:00 +0000 38881 at http://machinedesign.com Gallery: Cool sensor technology of the week http://machinedesign.com/sensors/gallery-cool-sensor-technology-week <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Sensors Expo in Chicago gave sensor and device makers a chance to show off novel applications for sensing technology. Here are a few of the more notable demonstrations we noticed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/gallery-cool-sensor-technology-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/gallery-cool-sensor-technology-week#comments Sensors Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:26:00 +0000 38821 at http://machinedesign.com <pre language="text" linenumbers="normal"> A Qualtr&amp;#232; BAW gyro chip inside a hardhat at Sensors Expo. The device detects capacitance changes arising from rotation-induced Coriolis transfer of energy between two resonance modes of a MEMS-based circular resonator.</pre> <p>&nbsp;</p> The Challenges and Benefits of Embedded Electronics in Linear Position Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/challenges-and-benefits-embedded-electronics-linear-position-sensors <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by MTS Sensors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From steel mills to injection molding to advanced aerospace indus┬Čtries, manufacturers rely on precise linear measurement and control to ensure the</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/challenges-and-benefits-embedded-electronics-linear-position-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/challenges-and-benefits-embedded-electronics-linear-position-sensors#comments White Papers Sensors Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:45:00 +0000 38371 at http://machinedesign.com Ultrasonic Sensors Basics http://machinedesign.com/sensors/ultrasonic-sensors-basics <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Baumer Ltd </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ultrasonic sensors perform brilliantly in wide-ranging applications where other sensing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/ultrasonic-sensors-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/ultrasonic-sensors-basics#comments White Papers Sensors Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:57:00 +0000 38041 at http://machinedesign.com Heavy-Duty Encoders for Harsh Environments http://machinedesign.com/sensors/heavy-duty-encoders-harsh-environments <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Baumer Ltd </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy-duty optical encoders require clever design and robust construction to survive the most</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/heavy-duty-encoders-harsh-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/heavy-duty-encoders-harsh-environments#comments White Papers Sensors Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:52:00 +0000 38031 at http://machinedesign.com With an Eye on the Essentials: Cameras a Key Component in Ophthalmology http://machinedesign.com/sensors/eye-essentials-cameras-key-component-ophthalmology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsorsored by Baumer Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In wavefront analysis of the human eye, vision defects are reliably diagnosed through the use of</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/eye-essentials-cameras-key-component-ophthalmology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/eye-essentials-cameras-key-component-ophthalmology#comments White Papers Sensors Mon, 02 Jun 2014 19:45:00 +0000 38021 at http://machinedesign.com Miniature Inertial Sensors http://machinedesign.com/sensors/miniature-inertial-sensors <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/uploads/2014/05/LORD-3DM-GX4-Sensors.gif" style="width: 250px; height: 167px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The 3DM-GX4 family of lightweight, miniature 10&deg;/hr inertial sensors uses high-performance, industrial-grade MEMS sensors.</p> <p>The 3DM-GX4-15 inertial measurement unit (IMU) and 3DM-GX4-25 attitude heading reference system (AHRS) feature triaxial accelerometers and gyroscopes, and an onboard adaptive Kalman filter. The GX4-25 includes triaxial magnetometers and a pressure altimeter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/miniature-inertial-sensors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/miniature-inertial-sensors#comments Sensors Thu, 22 May 2014 21:37:00 +0000 37741 at http://machinedesign.com