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Vol. 112, No. 1, January 2010





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1) Design of an Acoustic Displacement Transducer

    Tariq Al Mograbi, Mohammad A. K. Alia, Mohammad Abuzalata, pp.1-9

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) Vibration Analysis Based on Hammer Impact for Fouling Detection using Microphone and Accelerometer as Sensors

    Jaidilson Silva, Antonio Marcus Lima, Helmut Neff and José Sérgio Rocha Neto, pp.10-23

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3) Simulation of the Two-Phase Liquid – Gas Flow through Ultrasonic Transceivers Application in Ultrasonic Tomography

    Zulkarnay Zakaria, Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman, Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, pp.24-38

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4) Image Reconstructions of a Portable Optical CT-Scan Using an NIR Light Source

    Margi Sasono and Hariyadi Soetedjo, pp. 39-46

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5) Statistical Feature Extraction and Recognition of Beverages Using Electronic Tongue

    P. C. Panchariya and A. H. Kiranmayee, pp. 47-63

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6) Modeling and Verification of Heat Fields by Virtual Instrumentation

    Libor Hargaš, Dušan Koniar, Miroslav Hrianka, Anna Príkopová, pp. 64-72

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7) PC Based Instrument for the Measurement of Dielectric Constant of Liquids

    V. V. Ramana C. H. and Malakondaiah K., pp. 73-79

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8) Development of Laser LEDs Based a Programmable Optical Sensor for Detection of Environmental Pollutants

    Amit K. Sharma and R. K. Tiwari, pp. 80-94

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Performance Evaluation and Robustness Testing of Advanced Oscilloscope Triggering Schemes

    Shakeb A. Khan, Alka Nigam, A. K. Agarwala, Mini S.Thomas, pp.95-106

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10).Design and Development of an Embedded System for Testing the Potentiometer Linearity

     Raghavendra Rao Kanchi, Nagamani Gosala, pp. 107-117

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11).Development of an FPGA Based Embedded System for High Speed Object Tracking

     Chandrashekar Matham, Nagabhushan Raju Konduru, pp. 118-123

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12).A New Algorithm of Compensation of the Time Interval Error GPS-Based Measurements

     Jonny Paul Zavala de Paz, Yuriy S. Shmaliy, pp. 124-137

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13).Colour Determination and Change of Sensory Properties of Mayonnaise with Different Contents
     of Oil depending on Length of Storage

     Višnja M. Sikimić, Jovanka V. Popov-Raljić, Branislav P. Zlatković, Nada Lakić, pp.138-165

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14).Dynamically Functioning Structure and Problem of Measurements of Rapidly Time-Varying Processes: Dream or Reality

     George Abramchuk, Kristina Abramchuk, pp.166-174

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New Condensation Monitor Series EE46 from E+E Elektronik


Cooling ceilings, critical areas in HVAC and technical installations, which are operating close to the dewpoint temperature, need an early alarm system against the forming of moisture, because of the potential danger of condensation. The new condensation monitor EE46 from E+E Elektronik is specially designed for such applications and can be installed in a few seconds on pipelines, walls, and ceilings. The early detection of “danger of condensation” and as a result the immediate start of counter measures renders this product as very significant ...


Martin Raab

E+E Elektronik GmbH

Langwiesen 7

A-4209 Engerwitzdorf, Österreich

Tel.: +43 7235-605-0, fax: +43 7235-605-8

E-mail: raab.m@epluse.at


Condensation Monitor Series EE46



New Platform of ViscSense® Viscosity Control System


The Norcross ViscSense® System now incorporates the SenGenuity ViSmartTM viscosity sensor. Utilizing Acoustic Wave Technology, the ViSmartTM viscosity sensor is a solid-state, high-reliability, and precision device that provides sensitive, real time, in-line viscosity measurement and temperature monitoring capability. The industrial grade ViSmartTM Viscosity Sensor has a wide operating range that is unaffected by shock, orientation, or flow conditions. Combining SenGenuity’s state-of-art ViSmartTM viscosity sensor with Norcross’s ViscSense® line of Controllers and 60 years of experience in industrial process control presents a very powerful package ...


Jumani Shravan


267 Lowell Road

Hudson, New Hampshire 03051

Tel: +1-888-328-7661, fax: +1-888-329-8328

E-mail: SJumani@sengenuity.com



ViscSense® Viscosity Control System



New Website for Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd.


Towcester - UK - January 2010. Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, the experts in non-contact position and force measurement has launched a new website at www.ixthus.co.uk showcasing its complete range of measurement sensors and transducers, weighing controllers, and vibration monitoring and calibration equipment. The website layout covers all of these Ixthus Instrumentation product categories in both overview and detailed formats that will help visitors to assess the best technology for their non-contact measurement application. As well as PDF downloads for many individual products, there are also direct links to specific and related pages on Ixthus' distribution partner websites where complete product and technical specifications are available for even more complete information ...


Ixthus Instrumentation Limited

The Stables

Williams' Barns

Tiffield Road, Towcester

Northants NN12 6HP

Tel: +44 (0)1327 353437

E-mail: john@ixthus.co.uk

Ixthus web site



New Contact-Free Capacitive Level Switch  Allows for Complete Media Compatibilit


Sensortechnics’ new CLW series detects point levels of liquids and granular or pulverised materials without contacting the media. The user can easily adjust a high and low switch point with a hysteresis of less than 25 mm. The CLW device uses a new non-invasive capacitive sensor technology and allows for complete media compatibility and sterility. Due to its miniature size these level switches can be perfectly integrated into OEM devices. The CLW sensor can be mounted to the outside of a container or vessel and is able to measure through almost any non-metallic wall material. The level switch is highly flexible and can be easily calibrated to measure to the desired levels, media and application set-up. The CLW series achieves a very high accuracy and reliability due to an additional reference electrode which compensates for all changes in ambient environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. Additionally, Sensortechnics can also provide continuously measuring level sensors based on the same contact-free capacitive technology ...


Sensortechnics GmbH

Boschstr. 10

82178 Puchheim, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)89 80083-0

Fax: +49 (0)89 80083-33

E-mail: info@sensortechnics.com


Capacitive Level Switch



Hermetic Switch Introduces New Proximity Sensors


12 January 2010, Chickasha, OK (USA) - Hermetic Switch, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of reed switches, proximity sensors and other switch technologies, has introduced two new cylindrical (tubular) proximity sensors. Hermetic’s PRX+3800 (Form B) and PRX+3900 (Form C) magnetic sensors deliver all the advantages of reed switch sensing technology but with smaller physical dimensions than previously available. These new sensors respond to the market need for components with smaller footprints, as size reduction trends continue in the systems and devices utilizing proximity sensors. These new sensors from Hermetic can be used in automation, control, or detection in a broad array of applications – including safety, security, alarm, equipment, machinery, manufacturing and processing systems – in industrial, commercial, medical, corporate, government or military settings ...


Nicole Dansereau,

Marketing Manager

Hermetic Switch, Inc.,

Tel.: 405-224-4046;

Fax: 405-224-9423

E-mail: nicole@hermeticswitch.com

Proximity sensors



New 1200 °F (649 °C) Hi-temp Accelerometer Ideally Suited for Flight Testing and Turbine Engine Test Cells


PCB Piezotronics, Inc. introduces Model 357C90 Hi-temperature, hermetically sealed accelerometer for engine turbine testing during flight test or in ground based test cells. Other applications include environmental chamber testing, or exhaust system vibration measurements on rocket or automotive engines up to 1200 °F (649 °C). The charge output unit features hi-temperature Inconel construction, sensitivity of 5 pC/g, measuring range to 1000 g’s peak, frequency response of 2.5 kHz, and resonant frequency over 14 kHz. The unit is supplied with an integral 10 foot (3 m) hi-temperature connecting cable, and is easily mounted via a thru-hole ¼-28 thread bolt. Additional products are available from PCB to complete the measurement system, such as Airborne amplifier Model 422M201 or in-line charge amplifier Series 422E30, and a supporting family of Series 482 ICP® power supplies. Model 357C90 is backed by our guaranteed Total Customer Satisfaction through its “Lifetime Warranty +” on all stock and standard products sold by PCB. Under PCB’s Lifetime Warranty Plus, if any stock or standard PCB product ever fails, PCB will repair, replace or exchange the product at no charge ...


Jennifer Beal,

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

Marketing Coordinator

Tel.: 716-684-0001

E-mail: prospects@pcb.com

Model 357C90 accelerometer



Highest-resolution Miniature Digital Pressure Sensor Module with Ultra-low Power Consumption for Long Battery-life


Measurement Specialties, has just released for production, the Model MS5607-B digital pressure sensor featuring 24-bit resolution and the industry’s lowest current consumption. This device also features a fast conversion rate of 0.6 ms at 8-bit resolution to 8.3 ms at 24-bit resolution. Current consumption of 0.9 uA at one conversion per second (8-bit) to 12.5 uA (24-bit) and resolution selection per conversion enables optimum application-specific power–performance trade-offs to be realized. This device is optimized for ultra-high precision pressure measurements in the 10 to 1300 mbar range allowing development of personal navigation (PND),  personal location devices (PLD), smart-phone inertial-navigation, in-building navigation and social alarm applications down to 5 cm ...


Robert Whitaker

Measurement Specialties

MEAS Switzerland SA

Ch. Chapons-des-Prés 11

CH-2022 Bevaix

Tel.: +41 32 847 9550, fax: +41 32 847 9569

E-mail: sales@intersema.ch

Miniature Digital Pressure Sensor



Ultra Low Range Precision Load Cells


Sherborne Sensors has announced the North American launch of the SS2/SS3 series, a family of ultra-low range precision load cells, designed for aerospace, automotive, medical, R&D and general industry applications where extremely low force measurements are required. The SS2/SS3 series offers full range measurement capabilities to 60 grams, with a 12mV/V full scale output and virtually infinite resolution, enabling low forces to be resolved down to just a fraction of one gram. Bonded semiconductor strain gage technology confers excellent sensitivity, and eliminates the fragility associated with non-bonded strain gage types. The robust design of the SS2/SS3 series features excellent immunity to the effects of eccentric loading, side loading and bending moments, with added versatility of precision measurement capabilities in either tension or compression mode. Low deflection and high-frequency response characteristics of the SS2/SS3 series are suitable for measuring both peak and transient forces over an operating temperature range of -20 to +90 °C ...


Robin Butler

Sherborne Sensors

Director of Sales & Marketing

Tel.: +44 (0) 870 444 0728

E-mail: sales@sherbornesensors.com

SS2/SS3 series load cell



The Most Accurate and Durable Smart Position Sensor Available in the Industry Today


Honeywell has introduced the SMART Position Sensor, 75 mm Linear Configuration, the most accurate linear position sensor available in the industry (0,05 mm [0.002 in]), enabling highly accurate motion control, and improving operation efficiency and safety. Its simple, non-contact design eliminates mechanical failure mechanisms, reducing wear and tear, improving reliability and durability, and minimizing downtime.  "SMART" stands for Superior Measurement, Accuracy, Reliability, and Thinking. The SMART Position Sensor can essentially think for itself. It uses a patented combination of an ASIC and an array of magnetoresistive (MR) sensors to determine the position of a magnet attached to a moving object ...


Robyn Seykora


1985 Douglas Drive Golden Valley,

MN 55432 USA

Tel.: (763) 954-5378

E-mail: Robyn.Seykora@Honeywell.com


Smart position sensor



Press Force Sensors


The well established Kistler press force sensors are based on the piezoelectric measuring principle. The force acting on the quartz element generates at the output of the sensor a proportional electric charge, which is converted by the series-connected measuring amplifier (such as ICAM Type 5073A) into a process signal suitable for evaluation (typically 0 ...10 V). The new sensor Type 9383A extends Kistler's successful series of piezoelectric press force sensors. The sensor preloaded ready for mounting with the three standardly calibrated measuring ranges of 0 ... 3 kN, 0 ... 30 kN and 0 … 300 kN is ideal for measuring both dynamic and quasistatic forces ...


Kistler Group

Eulachstrasse 22

8408 Winterthur


Tel.: +41 52 224 11 11, fax: +41 52 224 14 14 Swift

E-mail: info@kistler.com

Press force sensors



Dewpoint Transmitter


Kahn Instruments, Wethersfield, CT, has announced the new Easidew PRO I.S. Dewpoint Transmitter. The Easidew PRO I.S. is a ruggedized version of the intrinsically safe Easidew I.S. Transmitter and is designed for continuous measurement of moisture  content of gases in hazardous area applications typically found in natural gas, petrochemical and process industries. The Easidew PRO I.S. Transmitter has a dewpoint measurement range of -148°F to +68°F, accuracy of ±3.6°F and operates from any 12 to 28 VDC power source. The instrument also features field adjustable, resettable failure modes for Over Range, Under Range and Sensor Fault conditions, and temperature compensation ...


Robert T. Bailey,

Product Manager

Kahn Instruments, Inc.

885 Wells Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Tel.: (860) 529-8643, fax: (860) 529-1895

E-mail: hygros@kahn.com

Dewpoint transmitter



Micromachined Piezoelectric Harvester with Record Power Output Drives Fully Autonomous Wireless Sensor


IEEE IEDM, Baltimore - For the first time, a piezoelectric harvesting device fabricated by MEMS technology generates a record of 85мW electrical power from vibrations. A wafer level packaging method was developed for robustness. The packaged MEMS-based harvester is used to power a wireless sensor node. Within the Holst Centre program on Micropower Generation and Storage, IMEC researchers developed a temperature sensor that can wirelessly transmit data in a fully autonomous way ...


Koen Snoeckx,

Holst Centre

Communication Manager,

Tel.: +31 40 277 40 91

Mobile: +31 612 719843

E-mail: koen.snoeckx@holstcentre.com

Piezoelectric Harvester



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