This section provides an overview for remote sensors as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 8 remote sensor manufacturers and their company rankings.
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A remote sensor is a detection device that is indispensable to the technology of remote sensing, which is the ability to investigate without directly touching an object.
A wide variety of remote sensors have been produced to detect temperature, humidity, and many other sensing targets and conditions, and their performance continues to evolve daily with the development of sensor elements.
Remote sensors are used in satellites, which have recently been the focus of much attention, and must meet strict specifications for not only detection performance but also durability, heat resistance, and other requirements for an environment that differs from that on Earth.
Remote sensors are often used in places and environments where they must be remote, so durability is an especially important requirement.
Remote sensors are used to measure temperatures in forests, agricultural lands, polar regions such as the North and South Poles, and at sea and on the surface of the earth.
Remote sensors are also used to measure cloud cover, rain intensity, and the eye of the typhoon in the air, which are important factors in weather forecasting, and the information obtained is valuable.
In addition to numerical information such as temperature and humidity obtained using sensors, many other types of information, such as camera images, are also being obtained using sensors.
Remote sensing is a technology that can only be realized when it is possible to provide remote sensors, which are important terminal devices, as well as the technology to transport the information signals obtained, and the power supply to the remote devices.
Information obtained by remote sensors includes temperature and humidity, which are typical environmental factors, wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall, which are valuable sources of information for weather forecasting, as well as camera images at fixed points.
In addition, the satellite is used to obtain information such as water levels of rivers and dams, elevation, which is indispensable for mapping, and tidal currents, which are indispensable for fisheries.
Furthermore, information obtained from satellites, which are subject to harsh environmental conditions, is regarded as extremely valuable information that cannot be obtained without remote sensors, and is mainly acquired by observation satellites.
The sensors used in earth observation satellites include optical sensors, which obtain a variety of information such as temperatures on the earth's surface and at sea, and microwave sensors, which obtain various types of information from reflected electromagnetic waves.
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Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation was founded in Japan in 1954. Yokogawa currently serves a wide array of industries including the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, semiconductor and telecommunications industries with both hardware and software solutions. Among Yokogawa’s suite of products are oscilloscopes, voltage probes, power analyzers and meters, data acquisition tools, optical test equipment, a wide variety of handled meters, calibrators, and testers; analog instruments, and manometers.
Ranking as of March 2023 in United States of AmericaDerivation Method
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Ranking as of March 2023 GloballyDerivation Method
|1||Digital Prototype Systems Inc||50%|
Derivation MethodThe ranking is calculated based on the click share within the remote sensor page as of March 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.
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