contact sensor

contact sensor

[′kän‚takt ′sen·sər]
(engineering)
A device that senses mechanical contact and gives out signals when it does so.
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"Traditional polygraphs usually use a contact sensor to detect blood pressure, pause and muscle activities of the targets, but sometimes it doesn't work on people who have received professional training," Zhou said,"the advantage of our new polygraph is the non-contact detector, which will lower the vigilance of targets."
Because of the symmetrical placement (port and starboard) of all but one bottom contact sensor, the number of data sets produced that could be used to calculate means were double for the distances from the seabed to the footrope corners and wing ends and to 2 positions along the lower bridles than for the distance from the seabed to the center of the footrope (which was collected with a single sensor), or for acoustic measurements of door and wing spreads.
Well there's no television but everything else, including a selection of driving modes, intelligent high beam, interior lights and glovebox function by proximity sensor, reversing camera and touch screen system and a pedestrian contact sensor.
Well there's no television but everything else including a selection of driving modes and a pedestrian contact sensor.
A high-speed camera and a contact sensor measured and recorded the height of each jump.
Jaguar has kitted out the XJ with a comprehensive list of safety features including numerous airbags, parking aids with front and rear camera, a pedestrian contact sensor, dynamic stability control with three settings, Jaguar's Drive Control with normal, winter or dynamic modes and a whole lot more.
Previous researchers have used the HP 21050A (Medical Products Group, Andover, MA) piezoelectric crystal contact sensor that is no longer available likely because of the limited demand.
Thermoresistor was selected as a contact sensor for the temperature measurement.
End users who wish to achieve greater accuracy and stability in their temperature measurements can either switch to a different type of contact sensor, such as an RTD or thermistor, or can go to a different technology altogether such as infrared or fiber optic.
The dry contact sensor feature of the LX8000 can monitor the breakers using dry contact-sensor capabilities.
In this area, the contact sensor maintains a distinct advantage in areas such as ease to manufacture, cost, and ease of use.
The electric contact sensor systems are scanning the weld start or other track points via contacting the work piece with parts/components which have been subjected to voltage (direct voltage of several ten Volt up to 1KV, depending on material and surface) of the welding equipment (shielding gas nozzle, welding electrode, stylus, or similar).