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Sensors: Smart vs. Intelligent

by Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.I-VI

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1) Novel Sensors for Food Inspections

    by Mohd. Syaifudin Bin Abdul Rahman, Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay and Pak Lam Yu, pp. 1-40

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) A Neural Network Approach to Fluid Level Measurement in Dynamic Environments Using a Single Capacitive Sensor

    by Edin Terzic, Romesh Nagarajah, Muhammad Alamgir, pp.41-55

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3) Novel Orthogonal Signal Based Decomposition of Digital Signals: Application to Sensor Fusion

    by Abdul Faheem Mohed, Garimella Rama Murthy and Ram Bilas Pachori, pp.56-65

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4) A Multiobjective Fuzzy Inference System based Deployment Strategy for a Distributed Mobile Sensor Network

    by Amol P. Bhondekar, Gagan Jindal, T. Ramakrishna Reddy, C. Ghanshyam, Ashavani Kumar, Pawan Kapur and M. L. Singla, pp.66-82

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5) A Low Cost and High Speed Electrical Capacitance Tomography System Design

    by Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Zhen Cong Tee, Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman, Jayasuman Pusppanathan, pp.83-101

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6) Fiber Optic Long Period Grating Based Sensor for Coconut Oil Adulteration Detection

    by T. M. Libish, J. Linesh, P. Biswas, S. Bandyopadhyay, K. Dasgupta and P. Radhakrishnan, pp.102-111

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7) Type Identification of Unknown Thermocouple Using Principle Component Analysis

    by Palash Kundu and Gautam Sarkar, pp.112-121

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8) A Dynamic Micro Force Sensing Probe Based on PVDF

    by Qiangxian Huang, Kang Ni, Nan Shi, Maosheng Hou, Xiaolong Wang, pp.122-131

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9) LED-Based Colour Sensing System

    by Ibrahim Al-Bahadly and Rashid Berndt, pp.132-150

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10)Design and Development of Black Box for Analyzing Accidents in Indian Railways

    by Alka Dubey and Ashish Verma, pp.151-160

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11)Use of the Maximum Torque Sensor to Reduce the Starting Current in the Induction Motor

    by Muchlas and Hariyadi Soetedjo, pp.161-169

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12)Implementation of FPGA based PID Controller for DC Motor Speed Control System

    by Savita Sonoli, Nagabhushan Raju Konduru, pp.170-183

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13)ZigBee Radio with External Low-Noise Amplifier

    by Allan Huynh, Jingcheng Zhang, Qin-Zhong Ye and Shaofang Gong, pp.184-191

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Xsens Presents 10,000th Motion Tracker at Oceanology International 2010


LONDON, March 10th - At Oceanology International 2010 in London, Xsens’ 10,000th Motion Tracker was presented. During a celebration lunch for Xsens 10th anniversary Casper Peeters, CEO of Xsens, handed over an award with the 10,000th Motion Tracker embedded to Simon Partridge, Engineering Director of Sonardyne ...


Remco Sikkema


P.O. Box 559

7500 AN Enschede, The Netherlands

E-mail: remco.sikkema@xsens.com


Xsens at Oceanology International 2010



Universal Single Channel Telemetry System


Farmington Hills, MI, USA PCB Load & Torque, Inc., introduces their new Series 8179 Universal Single Channel Telemetry Systems. These systems provide a simple, accurate method of transmitting strain torque, thermocouple or voltage signals on rotating or moving machinery while operating in a completely contactless mode. Power is transferred inductively and the signal is RF-transferred between the moving and static component – no brushes or wires required. This method guarantees an absolute maintenance-free continuous operation and accurate transmission of measured data ...


Jennifer Beal,

Marketing Coordinator

PCB Load & Torque

Tel.: 716-684-0001

E-mail: prospects@pcb.com


Series 8179 Universal Single Channel Telemetry Systems



High Accuracy HDI Pressure Sensors Offer 3 V Supply Versions for Battery Powered Applications


Sensortechnics’ HDI sensors measure absolute, differential or gage pressures in various ranges from 10 mbar up to 5 bar. The HDI series features 3 V supply versions which are ideally suitable for battery powered applications, e.g. in portable or handheld devices. HDI pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and achieve ultra high accuracies with an excellent Total Error Band (TEB) better than ±0.5 % FSS over a temperature range of 0…+85 °C ...


Andrea Doster

Sensortechnics GmbH

Boschstr., 10, 82178 Puchheim, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)89 80083-0, fax: +49 (0)89 80083-33

E-mail: info@sensortechnics.com


HDI Pressure Sensors



Triaxial TEDS Accelerometer with Industry-Exclusive, Patented Low Mass Design


Amherst, New York, USA – Kistler Instrument Corporation has announced the debut of Type 8688A, a globally patented (U.S. patent number 12,088,325) series of low-cost high-sensitivity IEPE triaxial accelerometers, with optional TEDS, designed to simultaneously measure vibration in three orthogonal axes. Available in ranges of ± 5 g, ± 10 g and ± 50 g, with choice of 100, 500 or 1000 mV/g sensitivities, the Type 8688A IEPE triaxial range incorporates Kistler PiezoBeam® technology, with an integral ceramic cantilevered beam, enclosed within a lightweight (less than 6.7 grams for 1000 mV/g), robust, welded titanium housing ...


Chris Smyth

Marketing Manager

Kistler Instrument Corporation

Tel.: +716-691-5100

E-mail: chris.smyth@kistler.com

Type 8688A TEDS accelerometer


Miniature Load Cells


Sherborne Sensors has announced the global market introduction of the U2000 series, a new range of compact miniature universal load cells, designed for precision tension and compression force measurements in space constrained environments. Offered in ranges from 1 to 50kN, the miniature U2000 series load cells provide precision measurement capabilities in either tension or compression mode, with a 3mV/V full scale output ...


Robin Butler

Director of Sales & Marketing

Sherborne Sensors

Tel.: +44 (0) 870 444 0728

E-mail: sales@sherbornesensors.com


U2000 series of miniature load cells



New +350°F Digital True Pressure Series Transducer


Since its release, the Digital True Pressure Series (microprocessor based pressure and temperature transducer) from Paine Electronics has excited designers with its highly accurate "true" digital pressure and temperature, small size and ability to perform in highly corrosive environments. The only thing they wanted more was a higher temperature range so.... we listened! The Digital True Pressure Series is now designed for pressure ranges of 0-5,000 to 0-30,000 PSIA and now temperature measurement from -40°F to +350°F (-40°C to +176°C) ...


Paine Electronics, LLC
5545 Nelpar Drive,

East Wenatchee WA 98802, USA
Tel.: (509) 881-2100

Fax: (509) 881-2155

E-mail: moreinfo@paineelectronics.com


Digital True Pressure Series



Variable Capacitance Accelerometer with Digital Temperature Compensation
Offers Best-in-Class Accuracy, Thermal Zero Shift and Sensitivity Shift Performance


San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the global market launch of Endevco® model 7290E, a high-precision variable capacitance accelerometer with integral digital temperature compensation, designed for accurate measurement of low-frequency events and offering best-in-class thermal zero shift and sensitivity shift performance ...


Jessica Koble,

Sales & Marketing Coor,

Meggitt Sensing Systems

Tel.: 949-276-0413

E-mail: endevcopr@gmail.com

Accelerometer 7290E



Measurement of Forces Underwater


When approached by a customer to measure in harsh environments including submersion in water due to flooding and in high humidity conditions, Applied Measurements Ltd of Reading were able to supply an off-the-shelf solution in the form of their DDEN series of loadcells. Designed for the measurement of tensile or compressive forces in underwater locations of up to 10m depth, the DDEN loadcell is particularly suitable for cable monitoring applications such as mooring tension in buoys, mast stays on yachts or within the water industry during the clearing of blockages within underground pipes ...


David Johnson

Head of Business Development

Applied Measurements Ltd.
3 Mercury House, Calleva Park
Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 8PN, UK
Tel: (+44) 01189 817 339, fax: (+44) 01189 819 121
E-mail: davidj@appmeas.co.uk

DDEN series of loadcells



Cost-effective Differential Sensor Signal Conditioner for Measuring Pressure, Temperature, Linear Position, Force and Load


Dresden, Germany - ZMDI introduces the ZSSC3053, a pure differential sensor signal conditioner (SSC) for high-accuracy amplification and sensor-specific correction of millivolt-level DC sensor signals. Based on proven functionalities of ZMDI's well known sensor signal conditioner portfolio, the feature-optimized ZSSC3053 offers the highest sensor accuracy at low cost. The chip is adjustable to nearly all resistive bridge sensor types and is ideally suited for microcontroller-based sensor systems in industrial, medical, consumer and white goods applications for measuring pressure, temperature, linear position, as well as force and load ...


Gabriele Taschler

ZMDI Marketing Communications Manager

Dresden, Germany

Tel.: +49.351.8822.668

E-mail: gabriele.taschler@zmdi.com


Differential sensor signal conditioner ZSSC3053



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Multisensor Data
and Information Processing

Vol.1, August 2005

MEMS & NEMS: Devices
and Systems

Vol.2, October 2007

Modern Sensing

Vol.90, April 2008

Microsystems: Technology
and Applications
Vol.3, December 2008
Robotics and Sensors Environments: Special Issue, March 2009 Sensors & Transducers journal's cover Sensors & Transducers journal's cover Sensors & Transducers journal's cover

Robotics and Sensors

Vol.5, March 2009

Modern Sensing
Technologies II

Vol. 6, August 2009

MEMS: from Micro Devices
to Wireless Systems

Vol. 7, October 2009

Intelligent Data Acquisition and Smart Sensors Systems

Vol.8, February 2010





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