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    Sensor Fusion

    What Does Sensor Fusion Mean?Sensor fusion is the use of sensory data from multiple sources, combined into one comprehensive result. Using multiple sensors, planners can generate more robust data models or obtain greater numbers of data points for the purposes of a given system. Techopedia Explains Sensor FusionMany sensor fusion...

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    Contact Image Sensor

    What Does Contact Image Sensor Mean? A contact image sensor (CIS) is a particular kind of LED sensor used in scanner technologies. The contact image sensor is an array of sensors with red, green and blue LED lights supporting image capture. Contact image sensors have been popularized as a compact...

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    Intelligent Sensor

    What Does Intelligent Sensor Mean?An intelligent sensor, as the name suggests, is a sensor device that is able to perform a number of intelligent functions as part of its task or duty. An intelligent sensor is able to self-test, self-validate and self-adapt as well as self-identify. These sensors understand the...

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    Pressure Sensor

    What Does Pressure Sensor Mean?A pressure sensor, as the name suggests, is a device that senses and measures pressure (usually of gases or liquids). The pressure sensor in electronic circuits is in the form of an integrated circuit that acts as a transducer, that is, it replicates (in the form...

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    Proximity Sensor

    What Does Proximity Sensor Mean?A proximity sensor is an intelligent sensor that can detect the presence of objects within its vicinity without any actual physical contact. Proximity sensors, which are often used in collision warning and collision avoidance systems, have the ability to detect the presence of a target within...

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    Fiber Optic Sensor

    What Does Fiber Optic Sensor Mean?A fiber optic sensor is a sensing device that uses fiber optic technology for measuring physical quantities such as temperature, pressure, strain, voltages and acceleration, to name a few. In particular, it uses an optical fiber as the sensing element, called an intrinsic sensor, or...

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    Image Sensor

    What Does Image Sensor Mean?An image sensor is an electronic device that converts an optical image into an electronic signal. It is used in digital cameras and imaging devices to convert the light received on the camera or imaging device lens into a digital image.Techopedia Explains Image SensorAn image sensor...

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    Photosensor

    What Does Photosensor Mean?A photosensor is a type of electronic component that enables the detection of light, infrared and other forms of electromagnetic energy. It is used in electronic and computing devices to receive input and/or transmit data in the form of light or electromagnetic signals. Photosensors are also known...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert

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    Touch Sensor

    What Does Touch Sensor Mean?A touch sensor is a type of equipment that captures and records physical touch or embrace on a device and/or object. It enables a device or object to detech touch, typically by a human user or operator. A touch sensor may also be called a touch...

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    Motion Sensor

    What Does Motion Sensor Mean?A motion sensor is a device that detects physical movement on a device or within an environment. It has the ability to detect and capture physical and/or kinetic movements in real time. A motion sensor is also known as a motion detector. Techopedia Explains Motion SensorA...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Technology Expert