5. Real-Time Measurements: Probing

Central to this book and the principal topic in this chapter are the challenge of data acquisition and the examination of the thorny issues of the ideal nonintrusive probe. Traditionally, probing has been the Cinderella of instrumentation. Probes are seen as an accessory, subservient to the enthralling world of state-of-the-art instrumentation. However, the opposite is true today. We are seeing a number of new and exciting advances in probing technology that are pushing the boundaries of approaches to the ideal probe and how we think about probing. As active probes evolve into advanced data acquisition systems, we have to rethink and question our concept of the ideal probe. For example, the current thought-provoking ...

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