This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles advancements in leaf monitoring sensors, monitoring of critical equipment, fiber optic distributed acoustic sensors, LiDAR systems for wind speed measurement, and electronic nose sensors that use metal oxide semiconductor nanowires.
Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz).
The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Recent Developments in Sensor Technologies
- Sensor to Monitor Thickness and Electrical Capacitance in Leaves
- Real-time Monitoring of Critical Equipment
- Highly Sensitive, Rapid Distributed Acoustic Sensor
- Novel LiDAR System for Measuring Wind Speed
- Electronic Noses Using Nanowires for Detecting Food Quality
- Industry Contacts