What have insects, robots and fast cars got in common?
In the industry mobile robots take their place and surgeons make use of their merits during difficult operations. Nifty sensors enable Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari to accelerate faster and Daimler-Chrysler's A-class passes the "moose test". Many devices, even household gadgets, are controlled by microprocessors. A great variety of data need to be captured and processed for regulatory purposes. This task is managed by diverse sensor systems whose importance in contactless measurement is increasing.
At modern workplaces in laboratories for sensor technology fundamental processes of sensor technology are applied.
- An ultrasound emitter, working simultaneously as receiver, facilitates measurement on an acoustic basis.
- The approach of a conductive body or object can be determined by electromagnetic sensors which detect induced spiral currents.
- Optic sensors are well known in many applications as photoelectric barriers and allow very precise distance measurement.
- A photodiode array uses the light scattered from an object to detect the position of the object by triangulation.
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