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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.8, August 2007

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.8, August 2007

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   Smart Sensors Systems Design -  a five day engineering course in Barcelona, Spain

5.   Events Sponsored by IFSA

6.   Subscribtion

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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1. Sensor Signal Conditioning

    David Cheeke, Pages 1381-1388

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


2. Sensor Interfaces for Private Home Automation: From Analog to Digital, Wireless and Autonomous

    Erich Leder, Alexander Sutor, Martin Meiler, Reinhard Lerch, Benedikt Pulvermueller, Michael Guenther,

    Pages 1389-1404

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


3. Bio-Techniques in Electrochemical Transducers: an Overview

    Vikas & C. S. Pundir, Pages 1405-1417

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


4. Design of a Novel Capacitive Pressure Sensor

    Ebrahim Abbaspour-Sani, Sodabeh Soleimani, Pages 1418-1422

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


5. A Ppb Formaldehyde Gas Sensor Fast Indoor Air Quality Measurements

    Hélène Paolacci, Romain Dagnelie, Dominique Porterat, François Piuzzi, Fabien Lepetit, Thu-Hoa Tran-Thi,

    Pages 1423-1430

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


6. Modeling and Analysis of Fiber Optic Ring Resonator Performance as Temperature Sensor

    Sanjoy Mandal, S.K.Ghosh, T.K.Basak, Pages 1431-1442

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


7. An Optoelectronic Sensor Configuration Using ZnO Thick Film for Detection of Methanol

    Shobhna Dixit, K. P. Misra, Atul Srivastava, Anchal Srivastava, R. K. Shukla, Pages 1443-1449

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


8. Enhanced Acoustic Sensitivity in Polymeric Coated Fiber Bragg Grating

    Andrea Cusano, Salvatore D’addio and Antonello Cutolo, Pages 1450-1457

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


9. Lactase from Clarias Gariepinus and its Application in Development of Lactose Sensor

    Sandeep K. Sharma, Neeta Sehgal, Ashok Kumar, Pages 1458-1469

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


10.Prism Based Real Time Refractometer

    Anchal Srivastava, R. K. Shukla, Atul Srivastava, Manoj K. Srivastava, Dharmendra Mishra, Pages 1470-1479

    Abstract and Full Text Article Download


11.Development of a Micro-SPM (Scanning Probe Microscope) by Post-Assembly of a MEMS-Stage and an

     Independent Cantilever

     Zhi Li, Helmut Wolff, Konrad Herrmann, Pages 1480-1485

     Abstract and Full Text Article Download


12.Design, Packaging and Characterization of a Langasite Monolithic Crystal Filter Viscometer

    J. Andle, R. Haskell, R. Sbardella, G. Morehead, M. Chap, S. Xiong, J. Columbus, D. Stevens, and K. Durdag,

    Pages 1486-1494

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Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators

by Manfred Kaltenbacher


LabVIEW for Everyone

by Jeffrey Travis and Jim Kring


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Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition

Hardcover: 428 pages

Pubdate: 20 July 2007

ISBN: 354071359X


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Hardcover: 430 pages

Pubdate: 27 July 2007

ISBN: 0131856723


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Bullet Smart Sensors Systems Design

     A five-day engineering course, Barcelona, Spain 5-9, November 2007

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Course Description


An advanced engineering course describes modern developments and trends in the field of sensor systems and digital sensors design. Its background is based on programmable parameter-to-frequency (time) converters as a smart sensor core and structural-algorithmic methods for data extraction in order to move from a traditional analog signal domain to frequency-time signal domain (frequency, period, duty-cycle, pulse-modulated, time interval, phase-shift, etc.). Working in the frequency-time domain simplifies design, and obviates some technical and technological problems, due to the properties of frequency as informative parameter.


After a general overview of data acquisition methods, modern smart, digital and quasi-digital (with frequency, period, duty-cycle, pulse-width modulated (PWM), phase-shift, pulse number, etc., output) sensors, smart systems details are discussed including: sensors, ADC (frequency-to-digital conversion based on advanced methods for frequency-time domain parameters measurements with adaptive possibilities), communications buses, PC interfacing and software. A systematic approach towards the design of low-cost high-performance smart sensors systems with self-adaptation and self-identification possibilities is presented. The proposed design approach compatible with MEMS and system-on-chip implementation. It is based on the novel integrated circuits as the Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1 and UFDC-1M-16), Universal Sensors and Transducers Interface (USTI and USTI-1M-20), and can overcoming current hurdles to truly widespread deployment of smart sensors and systems. Different examples of sensors systems will be given and discussed in details.


For more details please see: http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/SSSD_Course_2007.htm



Bullet  1st Mediterranean Photonics Conference

      Jolly Hotel, Ischia, Italy, 25-28 June 2008


General chairman: Prof. Antonello Cutolo

Co-chairs: Prof. Mario Armenise, Prof. Roberta Ramponi


Preliminary list of topics

  • Polymers, carbon nanotubes and metamaterials for photonics

  • Post silicon materials, devices and technology

  • Micro and nanophotonics devices

  • Photonic crystals

  • Optical fibers, guided and integrated optics

And their applications to

  • Telecommunications

  • Non linear optics

  • Optical sensors

  • Optical contactless characterization techniques

  • High precision measurements

  • Industrial applications

  • Aeronautics and aerospace

  • Underwater applications

  • Structural and environment monitoring

  • Biosensors

  • Homeland security

Deadline for submitting a four page summary: March 31st 2008

Acceptance notification by April 30th 2008

To receive further informations, please, contact: paola.ambrosino@unisannio.it



Bullet IDGA's 6th Annual Light Armored Vehicles & Stryker Summit

    Arlington, VA, USA, 13-15 November 2007


IDGA's Light Armored Vehicles and Stryker Summit has quickly become the "must attend" event in the LAV community. Military, industry, and others attend each year to discuss areas such as armor, communications, firepower, drive trains, battery power, and other important components to the family of LAV vehicles. The summit also provides a forum for military and industry to network and forge new partnerships and solutions.

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Join us this year as we examine the opportunity areas in the family of LAV vehicles, newly fielded models, and explore aspects of the vehicle including armor, communications, firepower, drive trains, battery power, and other important components.



Bullet IDGA's Warfighter Protection Summit

     Washington DC, USA, 22-24 October 2007

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The US military has suffered thousands more casualties since the end of major combat operations in Iraq than during them, most inflicted by ambushes and IEDs. These alarming statistics have highlighted a need for improved soldier protection.


IDGA’s Warfighter Protection Summit will help identify and reduce armor shortcomings and increase performance by bringing together the military and government leaders tasked with ensuring our warfighters have the best possible protection against persistent threats. Key decision makers will discuss how capabilities and technology can be optimized and will evaluate current and future strategies and solutions.



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