This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles advancements in MEMS flammable gas sensors, time-to-digital converters for optical raging sensing and medical imaging, flexible sensors for colonoscopy, image signal processors, and wheel force sensors for heavy vehicles.
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 Developments in Sensor Technologies
- MEMS Flammable Gas Sensing with a Single Calibration
- Faster and more Compact Time-to-Digital Converter
- Flexible Sensor Pinpoints Colonoscope Position
- Image Processor Advances Automotive Smart Cameras
- High Precision Wheel Force Sensor for Heavy Vehicles
- Industry Contacts