1st Edition

Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion

Edited By Kevin Yallup, Krzysztof Iniewski Copyright 2014
    491 Pages 218 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    492 Pages 218 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.