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Vol. 89, No. 3, March 2008





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1.  Use of Smart Sensors in the Measurement of Power Quality

     A. Moreno-Muñoz, J. J. G. de la Rosa, pp.1-9

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


2.  A Multi-Channel, High-Precision Sensor Interface for Low-Power Applications – ZMD21013

     Dr. Marko Mailand, pp.10-16

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


3.  Studying of a Tunneling Accelerometer with Piezoelectric Actuation and Fuzzy Controller

     Ahmadali Tahmasebi Moradi, Yousef Kanani, Behrouz Tousi, Asadollah Motalebi, Ghader Rezazadeh, pp.17-29

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


4.  Control of Neutralization Process Using Soft Computing

     G. Balasubramanian, N. Sivakumaran, T. K. Radhakrishnan, pp.30-38

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


5.  Artificially Controlling the Limb Movement of Robotic Arm Using Machine Interface with EMG Sensor

     Govind Singh Patel, Amrita Rai, Dr. S. Prasad, pp.39-51

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


6.  Active Vibration Control of a Flexible Structure Using Piezoceramic Actuators

     J. Fei, pp.52-60

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


7.  Analysis and Implementation of Nonlinear Transducer Response over a Wider Response Range

     Sheroz Khan, AHM Zahirul Alam, Syed Masrur Ahmmad, TIJANI I. B., Muhammad Asraful Hasan, Lawal Wahab Adetunji,

     Salami Femi Abdulazeez, Siti Hana Mohammad Zaini, Siti Aminah Othman, Saman S. Khan, pp.61-70

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


8.  Leak Detection and Model Analysis for Nonlinear Spherical Tank Process Using Conductivity Sensor

     P. Madhavasarma, S. Sundaram, pp.71-76

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


9.  Analytical and Fundamental Study of EMATs System

     A. Donavi, M. Eskandarzade, J. Malekani, pp.77-82

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


10. A Modified Design of an Anemometric Flow Transducer

     S. C. Bera, N. Mandal, pp.83-92

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


11. A Novel Hybrid Binary Reconstruction Algorithm for Ultrasonic Tomography

       M. H. Fazalul Rahiman, R. Abdul Rahim, pp.93-100

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High Shock Accelerometer


Dytran Instruments, Inc. has just introduced a new series of IEPE accelerometers designed for drop / shock testing and far field blast testing. The 3086A series has a very high natural frequency (100 kHz) which makes it ideal for high shock measurements. This miniature piezoelectric accelerometer weighs only 3.5 grams and is recognizable by its top mounted solder pins. The solder terminals eliminate discontinuities during high g events and also reduce stresses on the connector. Because of its unique mounting design, the cable for the 3086A is easily replaceable in the field ...


Ken Supin

Application Engineer

Dytran Instruments, Inc.

21592 Marilla Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Tel.: 818-700-7818, fax: 818-700-7880

E-mail: ksupin@dytran.com

3086A series accelerometer



High Temperature Pressure Sensor with Very High Sensitivity


With the new piezoelectric pressure sensor Type 6045A, Kistler offers an M8 high-temperature pressure sensor with very high sensitivity and excellent thermodynamic charac-teristics. Featuring a shoulder seal the Type 6045A can be installed in a M8x0,75 bore and is interchangeable with the cooled sensor Type 6041A. Using the new PiezoStar® crystal a high sensitivity of – 45 pC/bar is possible and further design features ensure low thermal shock and reduced sensitivity shift. The Type 6045A is an excellent all-rounder and can be used for both thermodynamic investigation and knock measurement. As an uncooled design it is ideally suited for onboard use in over-the-road engine tuning ...


Kistler Instrumente AG

PO Box, CH-8408 Winterthur,


Tel +41 52 - 224 11 11

Fax +41 52 - 224 14 14

E-mail: public.relations@kistler.com

Pressure sensor Type 6045A



Low-Cost, Miniature Load Cell and Interface Device with USB or Analog Outputs


Loadstar Sensors, Inc. of Mountain View, CA announces the immediate availability of a low cost miniature load cell - the iLoad Mini - based on its patented capacitive Plug and Sense technology. Loadstar also announces the release of the DQ-1000, a versatile signal conditioning board that enables three different outputs: digital USB, 0.5- 4.5V analog or 2mV/V. The iLoad Mini sensor offers unprecedented simplicity and ease of use in a rugged, low profile 1.25 inch diameter package and heights between 0.5 in. - 1 in. depending on the configuration. The separation of the load cell from the signal conditioning interface board gives greater flexibility to designers and inventors who want to fit the sensor into small spaces ...


Div Harish

Loadstar Sensors, Inc.

453 Ravendale Drive, Suite F

Mountain View, CA 94043

Tel.: 1-650-938-4282

Fax: 1-650-938-4285

E-mail: div@loadstarsensors.com

Load Cells



Programmable Hall Effect Based Sensor with Digital and PWM Output


The Programmable Hall Effect technology used by Piher is only sensitive to the flux density coplanar with the IC surface thus eliminating all those problems and enabling low-cost contactless sensors to be manufactured for extreme enviroments including the automotive and industrial markets. Limitations of potentiometric solutions such as wear and limited electrical angle are overcome by this compact design, robust sensor which enjoys virtually endless mechanical life (maintenance free) and up to 360º electrical angle (without dead band). The angular information output is selectable between Analog (12-bit), programmable pulse width modulation (12-bits) and Serial Protocol (14-bits signal + diagnostic). Furthermore full redundancy can be achieved by employing a dual core version or the simple placement of two sensors within the housing ...


Antonio Beasain Aranda,


Tel: +34 948 82 04 50 (Ext. 215)

Email: antonio.beasain@meggitt.com


Programmable Hall Sensor



Industrial Pressure Sensors for Harsh Environments


Gefran launches its new TPFADA series industrial pressure sensors for use with particularly dense or high-viscosity fluids such as oils, rubbers, pulps, and chemicals where traditional transducers with an internal diaphragm are unsuitable. Reliability in the harshest environments is ensured by an extra-thick diaphragm: the TPFADA series is based on the extensimetric measurement principle with bonded strain gauge on stainless steel (INOX 17-4 PH). The latest-generation electronics offers a wide choice of current and voltage signal outputs, and the innovative “Digital Autozero & Span” option provides quick and easy automatic zero setting after installation, with a touch of the magnetic pen supplied with the transducer ...


Eddie Palmer

Tactical MarComms Limited

Tel: 01202 699967

E-mail: eddie.palmer@tacticalmarcomms.com


TPFADA series pressure sensors



Surface Acoustic Wave Wireless Temperature Sensor for OEM Integration


SenGenuity, a division of Vectron International, has announced the general availability of its TFSS433D SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) temperature sensor for OEM system integrators for wireless temperature sensing products. The latest advancement in SenGenuity’s suite of sensing solutions can be integrated to a wireless interrogator and instrumentation platform to provide a continuous audit trail for process monitoring markets to control operating costs and maintain quality standards.


The TFSS433D SAW temperature sensor is a 433.786 MHz one-port SAW resonator structure specifically designed to have a linear frequency versus temperature characteristic.  With a temperature coefficient of frequency of 16.2 ppm/°C (~7028 Hz/°C), it is operable from 0 to 120°C and has an unloaded Q of 8000.  It is a low loss structure (2.5 dB max) and is designed for a 50-ohm system ...


Alex Skog

Vectron International,

267 Lowell Road, Hudson NH 03051

Tel: 1-88-VECTRON-1

Fax: 1-888-FAX-VECTRON

E-mail: vectron@vectron.com

TFSS433D SAW temperature sensor



Mobile Hydraulic Sensors with Pulse Width Modulated Output


CARY, NC – March 11, 2008 — MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has added a pulse width modulated (PWM) digital output option to its M-Series MH model of mobile hydraulic sensors. The PWM output is an ideal solution for customers who may want to switch to digital without the added expense of going to a CANbus protocol.


The MH with PWM output is available with frequency from 50Hz to 500Hz and the measurement is scaled between 5% to 95% and 25% to 75%. The sensor provides the superior quality and performance that customers have come to expect from MTS Sensors. With a 100g shock and 25g vibration rating, the MH sensor was designed for rugged environments, especially those typically encountered in construction, agriculture, and other off-highway machinery. Along with high shock and vibration ratings, the sensor has 200V/m EMI protection ...


Brian Cox

Technical Marketing Manager

Mobile Hydraulics

Tel.: 919-677-2355

Fax: 919.872.8875

E-mail: brian.cox@mts.com

M-Series MH mobile hydraulic sensors



Temperature Measuring Module for Use in Engine Compartments


March, 2008 - IPETRONIK, the world's leading manufacturer of mobile measuring technology in the automobile industry, is expanding its proven M-Series measuring modules for use in engine compartments. The new modules – the M-THERMO 16, M-SENS 8 and M-SENS 8plus – offer the same functions as the modules to date, plus twice the number of channels and many extra functions. The M-THERMO 16 has 16 galvanically isolated analog measurement inputs for K type thermocouples. A special isothermal block with several PT100 elements mounted close to the measurement input jacks provide the cold junction compensation for each input. The input temperature measurement range is from –60 °C to +1370 °C and is digitized with a 16-bit analog/digital converter ...



Public Relations Unit

Trimburgstrasse 2,

81249 Muenchen, Germany

Tel.: +49 89 897361-0, fax: +49 89-873621

E-mail: info@mexperts.de

Temperature Measuring Module M-THERMO 16



Inline Signal Conditioner for Full Bridge Strain Gauge Type Sensors


FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce that our popular CSG110 Inline Signal Conditioner/Amplifier can now be provided lead free per RoHS directive’s requirements. The CSG110 Signal Conditioner/Amplifier is FUTEK’s solution for in-line amplifier of any full bridge strain gauge type sensor with mV/V range output to provide VDC and/or 4-20mA signal with built-in regulated bridge excitation source.


The CSG110 Signal Conditioner/Amplifier has a plastic housing with mating DB9 female connector for power output side and DB9 Male connector for sensor side offering a wide range power supply at 12 to 24 VDC. This instrument is Din Rail mountable and provides a building block approach to monitoring many important applications. The signal conditioner accepts inputs from a transducer to measure stress, vibration, and response time which are then converted to standard current signal. Continuous monitoring of the customer application may be achieved by connecting the output to an analog input module (PLCs or DCs) ...


Navid Mokhberi

FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc.

10 Thomas, Irvine, CA 92618

Tel.: 949.465.0900 x 21, toll: 800.23.FUTEK

Fax: 949.465.0905

E-mail: navid@futek.com

CSG110 Signal Conditioner/Amplifier





Sensors & Transducers Special Issues:



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Multisensor Data and Information Processing

(Special Issue, August 2005)

MEMS & NEMS: Devices and Systems

(Special Issue, October 2007)

Modern Sensing Technologies

(Special Issue, Vol.90, April 2008)





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