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Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion

1st Edition

Edited by Kevin Yallup, Krzysztof Iniewski

CRC Press

491 pages | 218 B/W Illus.

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Exciting new developments are enabling sensors to go beyond the realm of simple sensing of movement or capture of images to deliver information such as location in a built environment, the sense of touch, and the presence of chemicals. These sensors unlock the potential for smarter systems, allowing machines to interact with the world around them in more intelligent and sophisticated ways.

Featuring contributions from authors working at the leading edge of sensor technology, Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion showcases the latest advancements in sensors with biotechnology, medical science, chemical detection, environmental monitoring, automotive, and industrial applications. This valuable reference describes the increasingly varied number of sensors that can be integrated into arrays, and examines the growing availability and computational power of communication devices that support the algorithms needed to reduce the raw sensor data from multiple sensors and convert it into the information needed by the sensor array to enable rapid transmission of the results to the required point.

Using both SI and US units, the text:

  • Provides a fundamental and analytical understanding of the underlying technology for smart sensors
  • Discusses groundbreaking software and sensor systems as well as key issues surrounding sensor fusion
  • Exemplifies the richness and diversity of development work in the world of smart sensors and sensor fusion

Offering fresh insight into the sensors of the future, Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion not only exposes readers to trends but also inspires innovation in smart sensor and sensor system development.

Table of Contents




Trends in Real-World Sensing and Integrated Microsensors

Microfluidics and Biosensors

Droplet-Based Microfluidics for Biological Sample Preparation and Analysis

Xuefei Sun and Ryan T. Kelly

Tailoring Wettability for Passive Fluid Control in Microfluidics

Craig Priest

Two-Dimensional Paper Networks for Automated Multi-Step Processes in Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Elain Fu, Barry Lutz, and Paul Yager

Carbon Nanofibers as Amperometric Biosensors on a Silicon-Compatible Platform

Fahmida S. Tulip, Syed K. Islam, Ashraf B. Islam, Kimberly C. MacArthur, Khandaker A. Mamun, and Nicole McFarlane

Translating Sensor Technology into the Medical Device Environment

Robert D. Black

Chemical and Environmental Sensors

Multi-Region Surface Plasmon Resonance Fiber-Optic Sensors

Kent B. Pfeifer and Steven M. Thornberg

Active Core Fiber Optic Sensors for Highly Sensitive Chemical Sensing

Shiquan Tao

All-Polymer Flexural Plate Wave Devices

Christoph Sielmann, John Berring, Suresha Mahadeva, John Robert Busch, Konrad Walus, and Boris Stoeber

Whispering Gallery Microcavity Sensing

Serge Vincent, Xuan Du, and Tao Lu

Coupled Chemical Reactions in Dynamic Nanometric Confinement: III. Electronic Characterization of Ag2O Membranes with Etched Tracks and of Their Precursor Structures

Dietmar Fink, W.R. Fahrner, K. Hoppe, G. Munoz Hernandez, H. Garcia Arellano, A. Kiv, J. Vacik, and L. Alfonta

Toward Unsupervised Smart Chemical Sensor Arrays

Leonardo Tomazeli Duarte and Christian Jutten

Zeolite Transformation Layers in Discriminating Metals Oxide Semiconductor Gas Sensors

Russell Binions

Automotive and Industrial Sensors

Micromachined Contactless Suspensions

Kirill V. Poletkin, Christopher Shearwood, Alexandr I. Chernomorsky, and Ulrike Wallrabe

Contactless Angle Detection in Automotive, Consumer, and Industrial Applications

Antonio J. Lopez-Martin and Alfonso Carlosena

Capacitive Sensing for Safety Applications

Thomas Schlegl and Hubert Zangl

Conformal Microelectromechanical Sensors

Donald P. Butler and Zeynep Celik-Butler

Embedded Temperature Sensors to Characterize RF and mmW Analog Circuits

Josep Altet, Diego Mateo, and Jose Silva-Martinez

Software and Sensor Systems

Multisensory System Integration Dependability

Omid Sarbishei, Majid Janidarmian, Atena Roshan Fekr, Benjamin Nahill, Zeljko Zilic, and Katarzyna Radecka

Usable Signal Processing: Constructing Models of Signals Corrupted by Nonstationary Interference for Its Detection and Removal

Brett Y. Smolenski and Catherine M. Vannicola

Integrated Geographic Information System for Real-Time Observations and Remote Sensing Data Acquisition

Nikolaos P. Preve

Versatile Recognition Using Haar-Like Features for Human Sensing

Jun Nishimura and Tadahiro Kuroda

Informatics of Remote RF Sensing

John Kosinski

Reliability of Integrated Overtemperature Sensors in Electromagnetic Polluted Environment

Orazio Aiello and Franco Fiori

Coupled Chemical Reactions in Dynamic Nanometric Confinement: II. Preparation Conditions for Ag2O Membranes within Etched Tracks

Dietmar Fink, G. Munoz Hernandez, H. Garcia Arellano, W.R. Fahrner, K. Hoppe, and J. Vacik


About the Editors

Dr. Kevin Yallup graduated from Cambridge University, UK with a degree in natural sciences, specializing in solid state physics. He received his Ph.D from University of Leuven, Belgium. Currently, he is chief technical officer at Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products, Edmonton, Canada. He possesses over 15 years of experience in MNT product development in a number of industries and has held engineering management roles at Technology for Industry Ltd., CDT Ltd., Kymata Ltd., BCO Technologies (NI) Ltd., National Semiconductor, and Analog Devices. Additionally, he has worked with various universities and companies to take a technology through to full commercialization.

Dr. Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski is managing R&D at Redlen Technologies Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a leading manufacturer of high resolution cadmium zinc telluride semiconductor radiation detectors. He is also president of CMOS Emerging Technologies Research Inc., Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, an organization hosting high-tech events on communications, microsystems, optoelectronics, and sensors. A popular speaker and consultant, he has published over 100 research papers, written and edited several books, and held faculty and management positions at University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; and PMC-Sierra Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General