Keyword: Instrumentation

Test & Measurement

INSIDER: Aerospace

The largest missile ever to launch from Sandia’s Kauai Test Facility in Hawaii has shown the storied test range is still growing to meet the testing needs of advanced weapons systems....

Articles: Aerospace
Microwave radiometers on current satellites are about the size of a washing machine. On TROPICS’ small satellites, the radiometers are about the size of a coffee mug.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of Sandia National Laboratories engineers developed a new testing capability in support of its nuclear weapons mission. The team completed their first...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn the performance parameters that must be considered when choosing the optimum quartz crystal oscillator for a space application.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Radios are a staple of naval operations but their standards must change to keep up with the times.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Make sure that you have a fully integrated, automated approach to test and requirements traceability.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This contract paves the way for the mass production of navigation units for subsequent launches of VEGA-C and other space missions.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
A vector network analyzer (VNA) extension unit can support a wide range of measurements in a compact, individually configurable design.
Products: Data Acquisition
Conductive gaskets, an explosive atmosphere test branch, and hydraulic aircraft sealing systems.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A joint test assembly (JTA) designed by Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories was recently onboard an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

Products: Test & Measurement
Optical adhesives, radar test equipment, welding positioners, and more.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
A company was retrofitting older avionics and needed a CAD model of the panel to see how it would fit.
Briefs: Materials
Develop a comprehensive baseline for identifying, evaluating, and controlling occupational and environmental hazards associated with composite fibers.
Products: Test & Measurement
Network analyzers, FPGAs, mobile surface measurement, and more.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Docking stations for satellite phones; aircraft wiring; spectrum analyzers; and more.
INSIDER: Defense

The U.S. Army has implemented an outdoor system to test swarming drones that has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.

The system tracks motion, creating...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding how atmospheric effects can impact operational conditions is important to the development of High Energy Laser (HEL) weapon systems.
Products: Motion Control
Miniature sensors, 3D printing platforms, lightning test systems, and more.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Acroamatics Telemetry Systems (Acroamatics), was recently selected by Northrop Grumman to deliver telemetry tech for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) program.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
New tech can improve evaluation of vadose zone source impacts on groundwater, leading to improved remediation decisions.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Few materials used in manufacturing today are as versatile and desirable in performance applications as carbon fiber.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Coatings play a critical role in preventing the corrosion or wear of metal substrates. Make sure they meet specifications.
Briefs: Aerospace
The response of correlated oxides to strong electric fields and their dynamics is investigated using electrical transport measurements and electronic structure studies.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn how to protect critical conductors, dielectric, and optical fibers from deforming, cracking, or unraveling
Products: Test & Measurement
Flexible testing systems; mission-defense tech; high-speed comparators; and more.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Researchers with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) designed and built an instrument called NAUTILUS to provide new measurement capabilities to measure nuclear,...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Determine the effects of applied load on a composite structure.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Inductive eddy current technology is an extremely versatile non-contact method for measuring an object's position, distance, or vibration.