Over the last twenty years there has been tremendous growth in the research and development of sensors and sensor signal processing methods. Advances in materials and fabrication techniques have led to a departure from traditional sensor types and the development of novel sensing techniques and devices, many of which are now finding favor in industry. Novel Sensors and Sensing provides an introduction to modern sensor types and sensor signal processing methods, with emphasis placed on the underlying physics and the generic operating principles involved. It includes a review of the fundamentals of measurement and instrumentation and covers the principle types of modern sensor-resonator, semiconductor based, and optical fiber (including an overview of optical propagation and transmission.) The final chapter of the book is devoted to flow measurement, an area that has benefited greatly from the developments in novel sensing devices and techniques.
"The book covers a wide range of sensing principles and measurands, including chemical, mechanical, thermal, and optical energy domains. It serves as a very useful introduction into optical sensors, both semiconductor and fibre optical-based. Overall the book succeeds in its objectives and is a very useful addition to the IOP Series in Sensors. It would be a very useful reference book for students and includes well-targeted exercises to illustrate key points. Engineers wanting to gain a basic understanding of particular sensors and practical tips for signal processing would also benefit from this work."
-Dr. Steve Beeby, IEEE
"As well as considering a range of specific and topical developments, this book succeeds in providing the reader with an excellent insight into the broader field of sensor science and technology. As such, it will be of use to physical science/engineering undergraduates in this rapidly developing field. It will also be useful to industrialists and others seeking to understand the scientific principles, phenomena, and technologies that underpin existing and emerging sensor generations. Overall, this book is a worthy addition to the IOPP's sensor series.
-Robert Bogue, Sensor Review
"…The author covers measurement methodology and basic classes of sensors … . He reviews some devices such as semiconductor and optical-fiber sensors in more detail. In addition to the physics of the sensing mechanisms, Jackson discusses practical issues related to digitizing the signal so it can be mathematically manipulated. …"
-Optics & Photonics News, November 2006
The Instrumentation System
Optical Fibre Sensors
Data Signal Characterization and Recovery
Novel Developments in Flow Measurement Systems