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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.7, July 2011

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.130, Issue 7, July 2011

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   Aerospace Lubricant Viscosity Sensor - call for proposal

4.   New Sensors Related Books

5.   Automotive MEMS Market

6.   Subscription

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Research Articles


1. Effects of Rayleigh Fading on Energy Level Performance of Adaptive Power Based WSN

    Arnab Nandi and Sumit Kundu, pp.1-10

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Interfacing SAW Resonators for Wireless High Temperature Applications

    Mohammad Javadian Sarraf, M. N. Hamidon, Maryam Mohd. Isa, Alyani Ismail, Amir Reza Zarabi, pp.11-22

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Outage and Energy Performance of Layered CDMA Wireless Sensor Network with Space Diversity

    U. Datta, P. K. Sahu, Sumit Kundu, pp.23-37

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Optimization of Energy Consumption of Rain Gauge Network Using MSG Infrared Image

    Mourad Lahdir, Mohand Tahanout, Mourad Laghrouche, Soltane Ameur, pp.38-47

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Application of Swarm Intelligence Based Routingprotocols for Wireless Adhoc Sensor Network

     Mrutyunjaya Panda, pp. 48-60

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Extending Coverage and Lifetime of K-coverage Wireless Sensor Networks Using Improved Harmony Search

    Shohreh Ebrahimnezhad, Hoda Jalal Kamali and Mohsen Ebrahimi Moghaddam, pp.61-76

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Switching and Release Time Analysis of Electrostatically Actuated Capacitive RF MEMS Switches

    S. Shekhar, K. J. Vinoy, G. K. Ananthasuresh, pp.77-90

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Calibration Model for Industrial Load Cells

    “Moh’d Sami” Ashhab, pp. 91-102

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. A New Shape Memory Alloy Based Smart Encoder for Sensing of Direction and Angular Motion

    Bishakh Bhattacharya and Om Prakash Patel, pp.103-117

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.An Analytical Method to Determine the Response of a Micro Capacitive Pressure Sensor

    Ashwin Simha, S. M. Kulkarni and S. Meenatchisundaram, pp.118-126

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Thickness Effect of Micro Speaker Copper Coil Fabrication Process

     F. L. Ayat, M. Moghavvemi, A. Attaran, pp.127-135

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.Design, Simulation and Analysis of Cantilever Sensor for in-Vitro LDL Detection

     Dr. S. Hosimin Thilagar, A. R. Kalaiarasi, pp. 136-141

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13.Improvement on the Lifetime of the WSN Using Energy Efficiency Saving of Leach Protocol (New Improved LEACH)

     Muneer Bani Yassein, Hassan Mistareehi, pp.142-154

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14.Design and Analysis of a SAW Gas Sensor Based LF RFID Tag in 0.18 um CMOS Process

    M. Moghavvemi, A. Attaran, pp.155-162

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Bullet Aerospace Lubricant Viscosity Sensor - Call for Proposal



General Overview


Proposals are sought for an aviation engine sensor to detect and alert system diagnostics of low lubricant viscosity. Aviation Turbine Engine lubricant is polyol ester based meeting MIL-PRF-23699 having viscosity limits of 4.9 minimum cSt @ 100 0C and 23.0 minimum cSt @ 40 0C. Lubricant degradation causes the viscosity to breakdown leading to reduced ElastoHydroDymanic (EHD) film thickness protecting the oil wetted components. Lubricant viscosity is directly proportional to film thickness protecting rotating hardware surfaces from wear. Even a momentary breakdown of this film will cause metal-metal touch-down and wear, which will lead to reduced engine life. Sensor technology is well advanced in terms of condition monitoring (Total Acid Number and anti-oxidant levels) and wear debris. Viscosity is the key to knowing the film thickness and ideas are sought for a small project ($ 50K) exploring the feasibility of an aerospace quality viscosity sensor to alert us of impending lubricant film loss and gear/bearing wear. Existing technology and devices suitable for engine system insertion are desired but the proposal may be applicable to Applied Research.



Application procedure


Please express your interest by e-mail: ken.baker@pw.utc.com





Kenneth N. Baker

Ph.D. Lubricant Specialist

Pratt & Whitney

Tel.: 860-557-1426, fax: 860-622-6510

E-mail: ken.baker@pw.utc.com



Bullet Automotive MEMS Sensors



LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Automotive safety systems are found in a growing number of vehicles, and shipments of MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) that are crucial to their operation are increasing even faster.


Nearly 100 million airbag, tire pressure monitoring, and electronic stability (ESP) safety systems that use MEMS shipped worldwide during 2010. They contained more than 300 million MEMS chips. In 2016, about 150 million systems are expected to be installed in vehicles, but the number of MEMS they contain will have rocketed to over 830 million.


The reason for this difference? According to ABI Research practice director Peter Cooney, “Safety systems are becoming more advanced and more complex, and each new system tends to contain more sensors than previous generations.”


MEMS generally fall into three main categories – accelerometers, pressure sensors, and gyroscopes.


One technical trend is to integrate several sensors, or types of sensor, on a single chip; a related trend is to make a single MEMS do double or triple duty in the service of several safety systems. Says Cooney, “Sensor integration will have a negative effect on MEMS sensor market growth, which will also come under pressure from increasing market competition.”


However more important than any of these is the single largest driver of the automotive MEMS and safety systems market: government mandates. When governments make safety systems mandatory (as the USA did with TPMS) MEMS suppliers see a big benefit.”


MEMS suppliers to the automotive market are currently few. This is no market for startups: it’s difficult to get into, and deep pockets are required. But profits can be significant for those that succeed.

“Automotive MEMS Sensors” (http://www.abiresearch.com/research/1006492) covers the accelerometers, gyroscopes and pressure sensors used in automotive airbag, ESP and tire pressure monitoring systems. Each of these markets is analyzed by unit volumes, revenues and average selling prices, with forecasts to 2016.


ABI Research
Christine Gallen, 
E-mail: pr@abiresearch.com


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