Smart Sensors and Sensing Technology (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 1, 2008 - Computers - 434 pages
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'Smart' sensors are increasingly being employed, not only in industrial settings, but in every aspect of human life. Sensors are used to monitor health, detect viral infections, select the appropriate cycle for washing machines, monitor traffic, manage intelligent buildings and control processes in a manufacturing plant. Sensors are used to gather a wealth of information from the process that can improve operational efficiency and product quality. Smart sensors include features such as communication capability and on-board diagnostics. Sensors are now omni-present and ubiquitous. Leading edge research in sensors has been propelled by the advancements made in MEMS technology in the last decade. The scientific world is now on the verge of delivering sensors with radically new capabilities. In many scenarios, multitudes of smart sensors, with limited power and processing capabilities, are being organised in networks to perform more challenging tasks. This book deals with the theoretical and practical aspects of building, deploying and operating smart sensors. Several informative articles deal with sensor networks, gas and bio sensors, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) devices, sensors for health applications, acoustic imaging, home monitoring of elderly people etc. The book is a compilation of the extended versions of the very best papers selected from the many that were presented at the 2nd International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2007) which was held at Palmerston North, New Zealand, from 26-28 November, 2007. Scientist and engineers who work with sensors will find this book very useful and stimulating.

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Analysis of Hardware Encryption Versus Software Encryption on Wireless Sensor Network Motes
Development and Experiment of Networked Control Systems with Congestion Control
Data Messaging and Control in SensorActuator Networks using PowerBus Technology
Remarks on Emotion Recognition Using Breath Gas Sensing System
Pd and AuNanoparticles as Sensing Layers in NOₓSensitive Field Effect Devices
Phthalocyanine Functionalized Hybrids as Receptors for Enhanced GasBio Sensing
A Comparison of the Gas Sensing Properties of Purified and Platinum Decorated Chemical Vapour Deposition Grown Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Electrical Sensing of Biochemicals using Macroporous Silicon
High Frequency Ultrasonic Wave Propagation in Porous Aluminium Samples
Applications and Restrictions
The Design and Performance of TactileProximity Sensors Made of Carbon Microcoils
PostEarthquake Pipeline Leak Detection Technologies
MultipleRangefinders Calibration Based on LightSection Method Using Spheres
An Adaptive Wiener Filter for Automatic Speech Recognition in a Car Environment with NonStationary Noise
3DShape Recognition Based Tactile Sensor
Development of A Low Cost Compact Low Profile Phase Array Antenna for RFID Applications

Combined Infrared and Acoustic Beacon Tracker and its Application on an Autonomous Following Vehicle
Electrostatic Microactuator Design Using Surface Acoustic Wave Devices
Wide Band Linearization of a MillimetreWave Linear Frequency Modulated Radar Employing a Surface Acoustic Wave Delay Line Discriminator
Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors and Piezoelectric Actuators in CoLocated Configuration for Active Vibration Control Applications
A Transmit Reflect Detection System for Fibre Bragg Grating Acoustic Emission and Transmission Sensors
A RealTime Tracking System for an Endoscopic Capsule using Multiple Magnetic Sensors
Implementation and Characterization of a Novel Acoustic Imaging through Beamformers for Automotive Applications
Development of a Smart Home for ElderPeople Based on Wireless Sensors
Optimisation of the NelderMead Simplex Method for Its Implementation in A SelfMixing Laser Displacement Sensor

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