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Smart Sensors and Sensing Technology

  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
  • Gourab Sen Gupta
  • The latest on smart sensors and sensing technology


Part of the Lecture Notes Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Sensors and Sensors Network

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Moi-Tin Chew, Serge Demidenko, Yoke-Fei Ng
      Pages 29-45
  3. Gas/Bio Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Kazuhiko Takahashi, Iwao Sugimoto
      Pages 49-62
    3. K. Buchholt, E. Ieva, L. Torsi, N. Cioffi, L. Colaianni, F. Söderlind et al.
      Pages 63-75
    4. Al. Palaniappan, Shabbir Moochhala, Francis E.H. Tay, Moawia O. Ahmed, Nicky C.L. Phua
      Pages 77-84
    5. R.E. Pearce, M. Andersson, J. Belmonte, I. Gracia, M.M. Stevens, K. Buchholt et al.
      Pages 85-99
    6. C. RoyChaudhuri, J. Kanungo, R. Dev Das, S.K. Dutta, S. RoyChaudhuri, S. Majhi et al.
      Pages 101-116
  4. Saw Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Don W. Dissanayake, Said F. Al-Sarawi, Derek Abbott
      Pages 139-151
  5. Fibre Bragg Grating Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. C. Ambrosino, G. Diodati, A. Laudati, G. Breglio, M. Giordano, A. Cutolo et al.
      Pages 167-181
  6. Magnetic Sensor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Syed Mahfuzul Aziz, Milos Grcic, Tharshan Vaithianathan
      Pages 201-218

About this book


‘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.


Counter Gas Sensors Intelligent Sensors Magnetic Sensors Physical Sensors Potential Sensor Tracking computer development network sensors stability ultrasound wireless sensor network

Editors and affiliations

  • Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  • Gourab Sen Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT)Massey University (Turitea Campus)Palmerston NorthNew Zealand

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