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This monthly e-newsletter, written by the editors of Sensors & Transducers Magazine (ISSN 1726-5479), delivers the product and research news you asked for, and updates you on happenings in the sensor science and industry. Who should read this Newsletter ? All who are interested in the newest information and trends in sensors, transducers, MEMS and sensor instrumentation, including DAQ.


IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.4, April 2007

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Journal, No.4, April 2007

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   New Report on MOEMS

5.   IFSA sponsored events: Force Tracking 2007

6.   Subscriber services

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com



Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal (ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 78, No. 4, April 2007




MEMS Based System-on-Chip and System in Package: New Perspectives

by Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.I-IV



Research Articles:


1) A Novel Control System Design for Vibrational MEMS Gyroscopes

    by Qing Zheng, Lili Dong, Zhiqiang Gao, pp.1073-1082


2) Modeling Open-Loop MEMS Tunneling Accelerometer Based on Circular Plate

   by Hossein Jodat Kordlar, Ghader Rezazadeh, pp.1083-1092


3) A Novel Design of Micromachined Horn Antenna for Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Applications

    by A. Ansari, E. Abbaspour, pp.1093-1097


4) Investigation of the Pull-in Phenomenon in Drug Delivery Micropump Using Galerkin Method

    by Ghader Rezazadeh, Tayefe-Rezaei Saber, Ghesmati Jafar, Tahmasebi Ahmadali, pp.1098-1107


5) Application of SnO2 Nano-powder on MEMS Type Gas Sensors

    by E. Abbaspour-Sani, M.N. Azarmanesh, M. Nasseri, Kh. Farhadi, pp. 1108-1113


6) Fabrication of Meso-Porous Gamma-Alumina Films by Sol-Gel and Gel Casting Processes for Making

    Moisture Sensors, by Kalyan Kumar Mistry, pp. 1114-1121


7) Autopulsed Mini Fluidic Device

    by Rachid Khelfaoui, Boumedienne Benyoucef, Brahim Dennai, Abdelhak Maazouzi, pp. 1121-1126


8) Study of Optical Humidity Sensing Properties of Sol-Gel Processed TiOand MgO  Films

    by B. C. Yadav, N. K. Pandey, pp. 1127-1133


9) Some Spinel Oxide Compounds as Reducing Gas Sensors

    by Nicolae Rezlescu, Elena Rezlescu, Florin Tudorache, Paul Dorin Popa, pp.1134-1142



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Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs




Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Modern Sensors Handbook

by Pavel Ripka, Alois Tipek


Foundations and Applications of Sensor Management

 by Alfred Olivier Hero, Keith Kastella, David Castanon, Doug Cochran


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Publisher: ISTE Publishing Company

Hardcover: 640 pages

Pubdate: 1 April 2007

ISBN: 1905209665


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Publisher: Springer

Paperback: 400 pages

Pubdate: April 2007

ISBN: 0387278923


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Bullet New Yole's Report on MOEMS


Micro-mirrors applications are attracting new comers. Although the MOEMS market is still dominated by Texas Instruments’ DLP, new challengers are coming: Microvision, Stanley Electric, Matsushita, and Philips … These players are today all targeting portable consumer applications.


For example, during 2007 CTIA Wireless convention, Texas Instruments demonstrated a prototype of a DLP(R) pico-projector small enough to fit in cellular phones, digital cameras and portable media players. The DLP pico-prototype further advances TI's mobile projection technology, building on the 2006 introduction of DLP-based pocket projectors. This announcement could really boost the developments for a cost-effective, high luminance optical engine for portable electronics for the TI’s competitors !


Microvison and Symbol have already announced serial production of micro-mirrors for pico-projector for 2008 as stand alone device first. In 2010, pico-projector could be integrated into cell phones. We forecast that pico-projector market could grow to more than 1M units by 2010.


The development of an optical engine requires an engineering approach. Thus, collaborations are being set up between MEMS companies and LEDs/LDs manufacturers: Novalux, Osram, Luminus, Light Blue Optics … have already announced the developments of lighting source for portable applications.


DLP RPTVs are another application for solid-state lighting sources. LEDs can be used as light source as they have longer lifetime than UHP, more saturated colors, quick switching time, no color wheel is necessary and they produce less heat. Thinner TV can also be manufactured with LEDs but laser diodes are competing with LEDs for this application.


The years to come will then be crucial in terms of technical developments to achieve an optical engine for TVs and portable electronics. There are technical issues still to be solved: cost (FPDs are extremely price sensitive and LEDs must compete with lamps on price, not just performance), performance (projectors require very high lumens/mm˛), availability for green LEDs, safety (laser) … Using µmirror and LEDs brings further system integration. But there are open issues:

  • LEDs cost/performance will not be competitive before 2010

  • UHP technology is still progressing - but does not fit for compact projector today

Thus, mixing SSL & MEMS require innovative solutions mixing optics, thermal management, electrical power conversion, electronic drive circuitry.


For more information please contact Mr. David Jourdan, jourdan@yole.fr or +33 472 83 01 90


Dr. Eric Mounier

2006-2011 MOEMS Market





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     June 26 - 29, 2007 - Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC, USA

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As US and coalition force levels increase in theatres around the globe, closing the gaps in communication networks is increasingly becoming a top priority.


Read on to see why you simply cannot afford to miss this year’s event !


IDGA’s Force Tracking 2007 is the largest event to lead the defense community in addressing the needs and potential solutions facing combat identification today. This is the largest forum in the US this year where all sectors of the combat ID community will come together to exchange ideas about interoperability issues.


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  • Meet the architects of the JBC-P CDD guidelines

  • Hear the latest updates from NATO, JFCOM, and JSTARS program

  • Learn about the latest technologies and processes emerging from DARPA, military battle labs, and academia

  • Learn how your peers are reducing incidents of fratricide

  • Identify opportunities for interoperability between service branches, coalition forces, and civilian support elements

  • Hear first-hand from warfighters on their experiences with using force tracking systems

  • And much more!

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  • Brigadier General Charles Anderson, USA - Director, Force Development, G8

  • Brigadier General Ernst Otto Berk - Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Joint Experimentation, Exercises & Assessment (DACOS JEEA), Allied Command Transformation German Army, NATO

  • Colonel Alan Mosher, USA - TCM Platform Command, TRADOC

  • Colonel Ray Montford, USA - Program Manager FBCB2, PEO C3S

  • Colonel Lou Durkac, USAF - Assistant Director of Requirements, AIR COMBAT COMMAND

Act now! Register today to benefit from the latest information on developments and advancements in combat ID and to exchange ideas with your peers in the US military, its coalition partners, and industry. If you are not yet ready to register, feel free to request a reminder nearer the time . Alternatively, if this is not quite the event you are looking for, please check out our related events.


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