Sensors and Sensing

GaAs solar cell

A high-efficiency GaAs solar cell to power the Internet of Tiny Things

The Michigan Micro Mote gets a new gallium arsenide solar cell for added power and adaptability.|Medium Read
Portrait photo of Jon Lee

Jon Lee receives funding for the optimal monitoring of sensor networks

U-M IOE professor, Jon Lee, has received funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research / Department of Defense (AFOSR/DOD) to explore the optimal monitoring of sensor networks. |Short Read
An oil refinery at night.

A new company, Omniscent, is sniffing out dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in the air

Subscription service offers real-time monitoring|Medium Read
Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel

RobotX: UM Team prepares autonomous boat for competition in Hawaii

Without human intervention or remote control assistance, 19 teams from 6 countries will meet this December to compete in the Maritime RobotX Challenge. |Medium Read
Farzad Asgarian

Conducting an orchestra of sensor nodes

Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling|Medium Read
CYGNSS in orbit

Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes

To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.|Medium Read

An even smaller world’s smallest ‘computer’

The latest from IBM and now the University of Michigan is redefining what counts as a computer at the microscale.|Short Read
Jiyue Zhu

Jiyue Zhu awarded Wiesnet Medal for improved snow algorithms

An award-winning method will help us better understand how much snow is on the ground.|Short Read
Xiang Yin

Xiang Yin receives honorable mention for ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Yin researched cyber-physical systems and discrete-event systems. |Short Read
Huanting Huang

Huanting Huang and the mathematical shape of trees

An award-winning modeling method will help us better understand our natural environment|Medium Read
Self-powered camera

Solar cells enable self-powered camera

A solar cell combined with a camera sensor collects photons to provide electricity.|Medium Read
behzad yektakhah

Behzad Yektakhah earns paper award for research in seeing through walls

Yektakhah's system improves on the speed, portability, and accuracy of many commercial models|Short Read