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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.1 January 2008

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.1, January 2008

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3  Recently Published Sensors Books

4.   Conferences, sponsored by IFSA

5.   Subscribtion

6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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



Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal Vol. 87, No. 1, January 2008





Impact Factor of Sensors Journals: What Does it Really Mean ?

Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.I-III

[Abstract and Full Text Article Download]



Research Articles:


1. Minimising Relative Measurement Errors for Sensors Applications

    Jerzy Kolanko, Karol Wiśniewski, pp.1-10

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


2. Kinetics Analysis of Respiratory Epithelium by Virtual Instrumentation

    Libor Hargaš, Dušan Koniar, Miroslav Hrianka, Anna Príkopová, pp.11-18

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


3. Application of DICOM Standard in LabVIEW Environment

    Dušan Koniar, Libor Hargaš, Miroslav Hrianka, Pavol Špánik, pp.19-23

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


4. A Modified Design of a Thermocouple Based Digital Temperature Indicator with Opto-Isolation

    S. C. Bera and D. N. Kole, pp.24-30

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


5. Pharmaceutical Pill Counting and Inspection Using a Capacitive Sensor

    Ganesan Letchumanan, Simon Hawkins, Peter Rockett, Steve Sheard, Conrad Shail, Kenneth Shail,

    Peter Dobson, pp.31-38

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


6. An Optoelectronic Sensor Configuration for the Determination of Age Related Indices Using

    Blood Volume Pulse

    Jayasree V. K, Shaija P. J, Manu P. John, P. Radhakrishnan, pp. 39-45

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


7. An Embedded Based Digital Controller for Thermal Process

    A. Lakshmi Sangeetha and A. Balaji Ganesh, pp.46-51

   [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


8. Magneto-Optic Over-Current Detection with Null Optical Tuning

    Sarbani Chakraborty and Satish Chandra Bera, pp.52-62

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


9. Design and Development of a Multi-Degree of Freedom Dextrous Instrumented Robot Gripper

    Sagarika Pal, Subrata Chattopadhyay and Satya Ranjan Deb, pp. 63-73

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


10.Design and Testing of a Low Cost PID Controller Combined with Inverse Derivative Control Action

     and Its Application in Voltage  Control Systems of DC Generator

     Subrata Chattopadhyay and Satish Chandra Bera, pp.74-84

     [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


11.Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Voltage Restorer (DVR) for Enhancing Voltage Sag

    Amrita Rai and A. K. Nadir, pp. 85-93

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]




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The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next  issue of S&T Journal (e-Digest) No.2, Vol.88, February 2008 is 12 February 2008. You can submit your article or press release online. For more information and instructions of preparation click <here>.


Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs




Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Biosensors and Biochips

by R. S. Marks, C. R. Lowe, D. C. Cullen, H. H. Weetall, I. Karube


Wireless Sensor Networks: Signal Processing

and Communications, by A. Swami, Q. Zhao, Y.-W. Hong, L.Tong


Biosensors and Biochips book's cover

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

Hardcove: 1500 pages

Pubdate: 21 December, 2007

ISBN: 0470019050


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Wireless Sensor Network book's cover

Publisher: Wiley

Hardcove: 416 pages

Pubdate: 4 December 2007

ISBN: 0470035579


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Bullet Conferences Sponsored by IFSA


1). Sensor Exhibition & Conference 2008

    (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Illinois, 9-11 June 2008)


Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focusing on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. The expo hall brings together the largest showcase of sensing technologies and systems for attendees to evaluate and make informed decisions.


Sensors is the leading forum on sensing technologies and solutions. Our in-depth conference program features the world's leading authorities, who will examine the most up-to-date innovations, in a carefully designed program covering:


  • Emerging Sensor Technologies & Applications

  • "Green" Sensing

  • Machine Health & Predictive Maintenance

  • Novel Approaches to Measurement & Detection

  • Power Management & Low-Power Sensing

  • Standards

  • Systems & Embedded Intelligence

  • Transportation Infrastructure Monitoring

  • Wireless Sensing

Discount for IFSA Members will be provided.

Sensors Expo & Conference 2008



2). 1st Asian Plastic Electronic Conference & Showcase

    (Seoul Korea, 24-26 June 2008)


In a response to high demand from our PEF conference in 2007, The Plastic Electronics Foundation is proud to announce the inaugral Plastic Electronics Asia. This three day event will provide a comprehensive summary of the most significant developments in science and industry in this high growth, fast evolving field. The program boasts an enviable line up of speakers from across Asia Pacific, Europe and the US and offers 5 concurrent streams addressing all the latest technical innovations and market trends.

  • Displays

  • Lighting

  • Tags and Labels

  • Sensors

  • Printed power

  • Organic solar cells

The academic rate, which is 50% off will be available for IFSA member.

PE Asia banner



3). 5th Annual Sensor to Shooter, Tightening the Kill Chain

    (Hilton Arlington, Arlington, VA, USA, 31 March - 2 April 2008)


IDGA’s Fifth Annual Sensor to Shooter conference addresses the issues vital to tightening the kill chain and providing our warfighters a tactical advantage:

  • Increasing the speed and efficiency of the individual links of the chain

  • Better integrating the links

  • Improving joint communication and collaborative network tools

  • Managing bandwidth

  • Reducing collateral damage

Sensor to Shooter conference


4) Tactical Vehicle Summit 2008

    (Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, VA  USA, 31 March-2 April 2008)


IDGA’s Tactical Vehicle Summit will bring together military, government, industry, and academia to discuss the Tactical Vehicles and the changing climate to which they are adapting:

  • Discover New Requirements and New Designs

  • Benchmark current projects with industry standards

  • Learn all the latest on JLTV program

  • Hear the needs and demands from program managers who procure vehicle applications

  • Keep up to date with the fast changing market

Tactical Vehicles Summit 2008


5) 3rd Annual Military Armor Protection

    (The Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA, USA, 19-22 May 2008)


IDGA’s 3rd Annual Military Armor Protection will build upon the renowned 2007 by event bring together those involved in vehicle and body armor protection to discuss goals/objectives, implementation strategies, enablers/barriers and existing program initiatives for the development, implementation and utilization of armor protection.


Specific issues that will be discussed include:

  • Recent advances in Warfighter protection

  • Need for technology improvements for enhanced armor

  • Protection systems for future armored vehicles

  • Mechanics of flexible armor systems through finite-element simulations

  • Lightweight ballistic protection

  • And much more !

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