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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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In Figure 6 we illustrate, at the top, the format for security messages originated at a sensing device and at the bottom those originated at the 6LBR.
3 whereas the deformation or the contraction of muscle introduced to the sensing device by means of the elastic modulus of materials, which caused the wavelength shift ([DELTA][lambda]) in the peak spectrum of signals and described [8] by 2,
The hardware for different sensor types and the communication technologies employed by various sensing devices add a heterogeneous feature to the sensor networks.
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.
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The MS-50 electric switch is a multi-level sensing device designed for top of tank mounting and provides electrical contact outputs for point type level sensing.
The E-Nose, an electrochemical sensing device that picks up vapors produced by bacteria metabolism, may one day help physicians identify infections--and might also sniff out spoiled food or determine when a batch of coffee beans is optimally roasted.
Mobility studies with a tactile sensing device. Conference on Systems and Devices for the Disabled, Seattle.
They also feature an optional ambient light sensing device to minimize current consumption during high ambient light conditions.
A new sensing device from JHM Technologies Inc., Fenton, Mich., provides precise injection-pressure control for "Lite" RTM processing.