Weekly Tech Roundup | Mar 19, 2020

Weekly tech roundup featuring five sensors technologies

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Integrated infrared optical antenna and sensor for object tracking

A team of Air Force scientists has recently developed an antenna and transducer sensor for multispectral imaging, detection, and tracking.

The faster, lower-cost technology incorporates automatic wavelength-selective detection and provides native object tracking using simpler signal processing algorithms.

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Wheel-mounted road radar

An Army scientist has recently invented a radar system for a vehicle that identifies and warns the driver of non-uniformities in the road ahead.

A sensor is placed on the wheel of the vehicle that emits radio waves, which reflect off the road and back to the device.

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Explosives and narcotics trace vapor generator

Navy scientists have recently invented a device for generating trace vapors such as those given off by explosives and narcotics.

It has important applications for the development of new sensors with even more sensitive detection capabilities than those that exist today.

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Method of detecting and predicting lubrication loss in machinery

Army scientists have recently invented a method of detecting and predicting the failure of machinery due to a loss of lubrication.

The new sensor monitors the gas content of a gearbox along with the temperature at the gear mesh. A processor then calculates the time to total gear failure based on the sensor’s readings.

This method has been tested and validated by several experiments conducted by the inventors.

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Nanocomposite pressure sensor

Army scientists have developed a high spatial resolution, high-sensitivity pressure sensing system for dangerous and difficult-to-access locations.

The system is an easily deployable strain gauge utilizing a fluorescent quantum dot matrix.

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