This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE highlights advancements in metabolic breath analysis, MEMS piezoelectric microphones with superior signal quality, blue LED-based optical encoders with enhanced efficiency, laser displacement sensors for improved measurement of micro components, and MEMS inclinometers for mobile hydraulic equipment.
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.
- Low Cost Metabolic Sensing System
- Piezoelectric Acoustic Sensors Improve Microphone Performance
- High Performing Reflective Optical Encoder/Position Sensor
- Laser Sensor for Better Inspection of Microcomponents
- Vibration-resistant Inclinometer for Mobile Hydraulic Equipment
- Industry Contacts