Sensor Technology Handbook, Volume 1

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Jon S. Wilson
Newnes, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 691 pages
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Without sensors most electronic applications would not exist they perform a vital function, namely providing an interface to the real world. The importance of sensors, however, contrasts with the limited information available on them. Today's smart sensors, wireless sensors, and microtechnologies are revolutionizing sensor design and applications. This volume is an up-to-date and comprehensive sensor reference guide to be used by engineers and scientists in industry, research, and academia to help with their sensor selection and system design. It is filled with hard-to-find information, contributed by noted engineers and companies working in the field today. The book will offer guidance on selecting, specifying, and using the optimum sensor for any given application. The editor-in-chief, Jon Wilson, has years of experience in the sensor industry and leads workshops and seminars on sensor-related topics.

In addition to background information on sensor technology, measurement, and data acquisition, the handbook provides detailed information on each type of sensor technology, covering:
technology fundamentals
sensor types, w/ advantages/disadvantages
manufacturers
selecting and specifying sensors
applicable standards (w/ urls of related web sites)
interfacing information, with hardware and software info
design techniques and tips, with design examples
latest and future developments

The handbook also contains information on the latest MEMS and nanotechnology sensor applications. In addition, a CD-ROM will accompany the volume containing a fully searchable pdf version of the text, along with various design tools and useful software.

*the only comprehensive book on sensors available!

*jam-packed with over 800 pages of techniques and tips, detailed design examples, standards, hardware and software interfacing information, and manufacturer pros/cons to help make the best sensor selection for any design

*covers sensors from A to Z- from basic technological fundamentals, to cutting-edge info. on the latest MEMS and the hottest nanotechnology applications
 

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Contents

1 Sensor Fundamentals
1
2 Application Considerations
21
3 Measurement Issues and Criteria
29
4 Sensor Signal Conditioning
31
5 Acceleration Shock and Vibration Sensors
137
6 Biosensors
161
7 Chemical Sensors
181
8 Capacitive and Inductive Displacement Sensors
193
Possibilities Realities and Applications
563
Principles and Applications
575
Appendix A Lifetime Cost of Sensor Ownership Analyzing It Calculating It
591
Appendix B Smart Sensors and TEDS FAQ
597
Appendix C Units and Conversions
601
Appendix D Physical Constants
607
Appendix E Dielectric Constants
615
Appendix F Index of Refraction
617

9 Electromagnetism in Sensing
223
10 Flow and Level Sensors
237
11 Force Load and Weight Sensors
255
12 Humidity Sensors
271
13 Machinery Vibration Monitoring Sensors
285
14 Optical and Radiation Sensors
307
15 Position and Motion Sensors
321
16 Pressure Sensors
411
17 Sensors for Mechanical Shock
457
18 Test and Measurement Microphones
481
19 Strain Gages
501
20 Temperature Sensors
531
Appendix G Engineering Material Properties
619
Appendix H Emissions Resistivity
625
Appendix I Physical Properties of Some Typical Liquids
629
Appendix J Speed of Sound in Various Bulk Media
631
Appendix K Batteries
633
Appendix L Temperatures
635
Contributors Biographies
637
Contributing Companies
647
Sensor Suppliers
655
Indices
683
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