This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles innovations in dual thermal imaging cameras, terahertz sensing to measure atomic oxygen spectral emissions, heat flux sensors, and MEMS pressure sensors for air conditioning and refrigeration.
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.
1. Recent Innovations in Sensors and Instrumentation
Dual Thermal Imaging Camera for Commercial Drones
Measuring Atomic Oxygen Spectral Emissions in the Thermosphere
Self-calibrating Heat Flux Sensor
MEMS Pressure Sensor for Refrigerators and Air Conditioning
Multi-channel IR Optical Sensors