357 pages | 169 B/W Illus.
Light on physics and math, with a heavy focus on practical applications, Optical, Acoustic, Magnetic, and Mechanical Sensor Technologies discusses the developments necessary to realize the growth of truly integrated sensors for use in physical, biological, optical, and chemical sensing, as well as future micro- and nanotechnologies.
Used to pick up sound, movement, and optical or magnetic signals, portable and lightweight sensors are perpetually in demand in consumer electronics, biomedical engineering, military applications, and a wide range of other sectors. However, despite extensive existing developments in computing and communications for integrated microsystems, we are only just now seeing real transformational changes in sensors, which are critical to conducting so many advanced, integrated tasks.
This book is designed in two sections—Optical and Acoustic Sensors and Magnetic and Mechanical Sensors—that address the latest developments in sensors.
The first part covers:
The second discusses:
As sensors inevitably become omnipresent elements in most aspects of everyday life, this book assesses their massive potential in the development of interfacing applications for various areas of product design and sciences—including electronics, photonics, mechanics, chemistry, and biology, to name just a few.
"The theory and operation of intensity and phase-based- and wavelength-based-fibers sensors are nicely reviewed. … Coverage that may interest our readers includes scanning of magnetic fields, microsystems for sensing airflow, temperature and humidity by combining MEMS and CMOS technologies, MEMS-based hotplate devices for gas sensing applications, vibration energy harvesting methods using piezoelectric based MEMS, and self-powered wireless sensing in ground transport applications. … Because mathematical details and in-depth theory are not thoroughly reviewed, the presented material is descriptive in nature and includes many illustrations, making this book very accessible to a general technical audience interested in sensing technology."
—John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March/April, Vol. 29, No.2, 2013
PART 1: Optical and Acoustic Sensors
Optical Fiber Sensors, R. Nogueira, L. Bilro, N. Alberto, H. Lima, and J. Lemos Pinto
Sensors Based on Polymer Optical Fibers: Microstructured and Solid Fibers, C.-A. Bunge and H. Poisel
Label-Free Biosensors for Biomedical Applications: The Potential of Integrated Optical Biosensors and Silicon Photonics, J.W. Chamberlain and D.M. Ratner
Luminescent Thermometry for Sensing Rapid Thermal Profiles in Fires and Explosions, J.J. Talghader and M.L. Mah
Solar Cell Analyses with Ultraviolet–Visible–Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and I–V Measurements, A. Stadler
Sensing Applications Using Photoacoustic Spectroscopy, E.L. Holthoff and P.M. Pellegrino
Design of a Low-Cost Underwater Acoustic Modem, B. Benson and R. Kastner
PART 2: Magnetic and Mechanical Sensors
Accurate Scanning of Magnetic Fields, H. Husstedt, U. Ausserlechner, and M. Kaltenbacher
Artificial Microsystems for Sensing Airflow, Temperature, and Humidity by Combining MEMS and CMOS Technologies, N. André, L.A. Francis, B. Rue, D. Flandre, and J.-P. Raskin
Microelectromechanical System-Based Micro Hot-Plate Devices, J. Hildenbrand, A. Greiner, and J.G. Korvink
Vibration Energy Harvesting with Piezoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems, M. Marzencki and S. Basrour
Self-Powered Wireless Sensing in Ground Transport Applications, A. Kasyap and A. Edrington