Europe develops space safety radar Design How-To 9/20/2012 1 comment Space debris is a growing problem. European Space Agency said it is developing a radar that will test and validate techniques for observing orbital debris.
Improving medical imaging with direct radiography Design How-To 9/10/2012 3 comments Traditional analog X-ray imaging systems is being replaced by Direct Radiography. The DR X-ray image is available within seconds after exposure of the patient and can be distributed immediately for consultation with medical experts anywhere. This article focuses on design challenges with respect to digital X-ray flat panel detectors.
Printed sensor startup preps pilot line News & Analysis 9/3/2012 1 comment Isorg, a French startup company that can print optoelectronic sensors on plastic and glass surfaces to create novel forms of detection, gesture control and image sensing, has completed the construction of its pilot manufacturing line.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.