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sensor, detector, sensing device

A device which senses or detects an abnormal ambient condition, such as smoke or unusually high temperature; used to initiate an alarm signal, open a smoke hatch, etc.
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The best way to bolster ocean monitoring, Lautenbacher reasoned, was with a sustained and globally integrated research effort based on satellites and sensing devices in the ocean that would generate continuous data streams.
This divestiture represents an important next step in our strategy to expand applications of our unique Remote Sensing Device technology across all vehicle emissions inspection markets.
The sensing device being used was developed by Professor Don Stedman of the University of Denver and is licensed by Remote Sensing Technology, of Columbia, Md.
Electromechanical Thermostat: The electromechanical thermostat relies on a mechanical temperature sensing device, typically a bimetal element.
Other built-in functions include current feedback via dedicated internal shunt resistors and a temperature sensing device.
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has developed a new innovative remote sensing device named the Automated Adaptive Chemical Examination System (AACES).
Tehran is interested in communication and meteorological satellites, and remote sensing devices," RIA Novosti quoted him as telling Russia24 channel Nov.
Navigant Research forecasts that annual revenue from met towers and remote sensing devices for wind forecasting will surpass $300 million by 2020.
In the past year, the Blackfin Processor has been designed into thousands of applications such as automotive driver assistance and telematics systems, wireless handsets, security and surveillance cameras, networked media players, IP set-top boxes, biometric sensing devices and videophones.
Precise sensing devices are available for measuring the dynamic torque reading and performing the accurate temperature control, according to the literature.
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