Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology News Office

Articles by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology News Office

Smaller Lidars Could Allow UAVs to Conduct Underwater Scans

by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology News Office

Bathymetric lidars – devices that employ powerful lasers to scan beneath the water's surface – are used today primarily to map coastal waters. At nearly 600 pounds, the systems are large and heavy, and they require costly, piloted aircraft to carry them. 

Novel Porous Silicon Microfabrication Technique Increases Sensing Ability

by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology News Office

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a novel method for improving silicon-based sensors used to detect biochemicals and other molecules in liquids. The simplified approach produces micro-scale optical detection devices that cost less to make than other designs, and provide a six-fold increase in sensitivity to target molecules.

Tiny Wireless Sensing Device Alerts Users to Telltale Vapors Remotely

by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology News Office

A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed a small electronic sensing device that can alert users wirelessly to the presence of chemical vapors in the atmosphere. The technology, which could be manufactured using familiar aerosol-jet printing techniques, is aimed at myriad applications in military, commercial, environmental, healthcare and other areas.