Handbook of Modern Sensors

Physics, Designs, and Applications

Author: Jacob Fraden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319193031

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 758

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This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the theory (physical principles), design, and practical implementations of various sensors for scientific, industrial, and consumer applications. This latest edition focuses on the sensing technologies driven by the expanding use of sensors in mobile devices. These new miniature sensors will be described, with an emphasis on smart sensors which have embedded processing systems. The chapter on chemical sensors has also been expanded to present the latest developments. Digital systems, however complex and intelligent they may be, must receive information from the outside world that is generally analog and not electrical. Sensors are interface devices between various physical values and the electronic circuits that "understand" only a language of moving electrical charges. In other words, sensors are the eyes, ears, and noses of silicon chips. Unlike other books on sensors, the Handbook of Modern Sensors is organized according to the measured variables (temperature, pressure, position, etc.). This book is a reference text for students, researchers interested in modern instrumentation (applied physicists and engineers), sensor designers, application engineers and technicians whose job it is to understand, select and/or design sensors for practical systems.

AIP handbook of modern sensors

physics, designs, and applications

Author: Jacob Fraden,American Institute of Physics

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563961083

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 2318


"Jacob Fraden has produced a valuable, single-volume reference on the devices that bridge the analog and the digital worlds. I highly recommend it". -- Lawrence J. Rubin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"Very practical and useful, and this reviewer highly recommends it to experimental roboticists, practicing engineers, students, and educators". -- V. J. Lumelsky, University of Wisconsin-MadisonThis timely volume offers a complete and up-to-date account of the physical principles and practical design of modern sensors and is packed with numerous applications for daily use in the laboratory, the plant, or the classroom. Emphasis is placed on devices that are less well-known and whose use permits the measurement of variables that were previously inaccessible. This Second Edition contains new sections on acoustical waves, discussion of the latest temperature and chemical sensors, and a new chapter on manufacturing methods and materials. There are detailed descriptions of a great number of sensors, including those that measure position, force, acceleration, temperature, radiation, chemicals, and humidity.

Wiley Survey of Instrumentation and Measurement

Author: Stephen A. Dyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471221654

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1112

View: 394


In-depth coverage of instrumentation and measurement from theWiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering The Wiley Survey of Instrumentation andMeasurement features 97 articles selected from the WileyEncyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, the onetruly indispensable reference for electrical engineers. Together,these articles provide authoritative coverage of the importanttopic of instrumentation and measurement. This collection also, forthe first time, makes this information available to those who donot have access to the full 24-volume encyclopedia. The entireencyclopedia is available online-visitwww.interscience.wiley.com/EEEE for more details. Articles are grouped under sections devoted to the major topicsin instrumentation and measurement, including: Sensors and transducers Signal conditioning General-purpose instrumentation and measurement Electrical variables Electromagnetic variables Mechanical variables Time, frequency, and phase Noise and distortion Power and energy Instrumentation for chemistry and physics Interferometers and spectrometers Microscopy Data acquisition and recording Testing methods The articles collected here provide broad coverage of thisimportant subject and make the Wiley Survey ofInstrumentation and Measurement a vital resource forresearchers and practitioners alike.

Electronic Noise and Interfering Signals

Principles and Applications

Author: Gabriel Vasilescu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540407416

Category: Mathematics

Page: 709

View: 6668


"Electronic Noise and Interfering Signals" is a comprehensive reference book on noise and interference in electronic circuits, with particular focus on low-noise design. The first part of the book deals with mechanisms, modeling, and computation of intrinsic noise which is generated in every electronic device. The second part analyzes the coupling mechanisms which can lead to a contamination of circuits by parasitic signals and provides appropriate solutions to this problem. The last part contains more than 100 practical, elaborate case studies. The book requires no advanced mathematical training as it introduces the fundamental methods. Moreover, it provides insight into computational noise analysis with SPICE and NOF, a software developed by the author. The book addresses designers of electronic circuits as well as researchers from electrical engineering, physics, and material science. It should be of interest also for undergraduate and graduate students.

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensing Hardware and Data Collection Methods for Performance Assessment

Author: Ming L. Wang,Jerome P. Lynch,Hoon Sohn

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857099132

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 598

View: 3215


Sensors are used for civil infrastructure performance assessment and health monitoring, and have evolved significantly through developments in materials and methodologies. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure Volume I provides an overview of sensor hardware and its use in data collection. The first chapters provide an introduction to sensing for structural performance assessment and health monitoring, and an overview of commonly used sensors and their data acquisition systems. Further chapters address different types of sensor including piezoelectric transducers, fiber optic sensors, acoustic emission sensors, and electromagnetic sensors, and the use of these sensors for assessing and monitoring civil infrastructures. Developments in technologies applied to civil infrastructure performance assessment are also discussed, including radar technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology. Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructure provides a standard reference for structural and civil engineers, electronics engineers, and academics with an interest in the field. Describes sensing hardware and data collection, covering a variety of sensors Examines fiber optic systems, acoustic emission, piezoelectric sensors, electromagnetic sensors, ultrasonic methods, and radar and millimeter wave technology Covers strain gauges, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), multifunctional materials and nanotechnology for sensing, and vision-based sensing and lasers

Data Flood

Helping the Navy Address the Rising Tide of Sensor Information

Author: Isaac R. III Porche,Bradley Wilson,Erin-Elizabeth Johnson,Shane Tierney,Evan Saltzman

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833084305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 84

View: 9593


Navy analysts are struggling to keep pace with the growing flood of data collected by intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance sensors. This challenge is sure to intensify as the Navy continues to field new and additional sensors. The authors explore options for solving the Navy’s “big data” challenge, considering changes across four dimensions: people, tools and technology, data and data architectures, and demand and demand management.