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contactselvam
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Re: Distance-Based Sensors
contactselvam   2/20/2013 12:14:03 AM
Thanks jeff for providing an excellent insight into the types of distance-based sensors. Being an smart systems engineer, I found it very useful

apresher
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Smart Sensors
apresher   2/11/2013 11:51:44 AM
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Smart sensors is a promising area for innovation in 2013.  The combination of more powerful processors, networking connectivity and mass customization of sensor designs is opening up lots of possibilities  for more intelligent sensor solutions. Add to that wireless technology, especially for factory applications, and we can expect to see an area ready to keep developing new products.

sensor pro
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Re: Simpler than neural networks
sensor pro   2/9/2013 11:06:45 PM
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I completely agree. In the past I was doing numerous triangulations to basically do he same. The only difference was the distance. My aplications included lond range lasers for target detection.

78RPM
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Simpler than neural networks
78RPM   2/8/2013 1:24:25 PM
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Thank you for that good information. This is certainly simpler than using a neural network or complex edge detection algorithms.

AndrewXYZ
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Distance-based sensors
AndrewXYZ   2/8/2013 12:03:16 PM
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Great article! We at XYZ Interactive Tech. have developed a distance-based IR sensor that merges the technique of angle measurement and signal strength of a reflected IR pulse. This can be done in a low-cost package to output distance with customized resolution and accuracy. We have extended this principle to design sensors in 2D and 3D to recognize hand gestures for "smart" switching technology applications.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Distance-Based Sensors
Elizabeth M   2/8/2013 10:21:33 AM
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An interesting article on an emerging technology and something I didn't know much about until now. Thanks for your article and perspective, Jeff.

Charles Murray
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Re: Distance-Based Sensors
Charles Murray   2/7/2013 7:15:41 PM
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One thing I'm curious about is so-called "smart sensors." If a sensor has on-board hardware and software, is it more able to ignore the objects it doesn't need to see?

apresher
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Distance-Based Sensors
apresher   2/7/2013 8:53:15 AM
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Jeff,  Thanks for the excellent piece on distance-based sensors.  It's interesting how the technologies have evolved to meet increasingly complex application demands.



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