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Advancements in Ultrasonic Sensors, LiDAR, Optical Chemical Sensors, and Nano Gas Sensors

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Published: 13 Oct 2017

This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles key innovations in ultrasonic sensors, LiDAR sensors, sensing to defend against laser strikes, optical chemical sensors, and gas sensors for breath analysis that use semiconducting nanoparticles. 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. Keywords: Gas sensors, chemical sensors, fiber optic sensors, ultrasonic sensors, LiDAR, CCD cameras, laser strikes, semiconducting nanoparticles, breath gas analysis, acetone

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