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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.10, October 2005

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.10, October 2005

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   New Sensors Books published in September 2005

4.   Smart Sensors Systems 2006: EuroTraining Quality Labeled (QL) Approved Engineering Training Course in Delft (The Netherlands)

5.   Sensors Related Conferences and Exhibitions

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 e-Digest (ISSN 1726-5479), Vol. 60, No. 10, October 2005




1) Intelligent Digital Pressure Sensors and Transducers Based on Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converter (UFDC-1) by S. Yurish, pp.432-438


2) Employment of Fluorescence Quenching for the Determination of Oxygen and Glucose

by A. Balaji Ganesh and T.K. Radhakrishnan, pp.439-445



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The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next  issue of S&T e-Digest No.11, Vol.61, November 2005 is
15 November 2005. 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



  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.60, Issue 10, October 2005 is in the DIGEST section with products news



Bullet New Sensor Books Published in September 2005


Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Camera

by Junichi Nakamura


Direct Sensor-to-Microcontroller Interface Circuits

by Reverter F., Pallas-Areny R.


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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

Hardcove: 336 pages

Pubdate: 30 September 2005

ISBN: 084933545


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Publisher: MARCOMBO S.A.

Papercover: 150 pages

Pubdate: September 2005

ISBN: 8426713807


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Multi-sensor Image Fusion and its Applications

by Rick S. Blum (Editor), Zheng Liu (Editor)


Handbook On Theoretical And Algorithmic Aspects Of Sensor, Hoc Wireless, and Peer-to-Peer Networks, by Jie Wu


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Publisher: CRC Press

Hardcove: 505 pages

Pubdate: 20 September 2005

ISBN: 0849334179


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Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Hardcove: 336 pages

Pubdate: 8 August 2005

ISBN: 0849328322


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Bullet Smart Sensors Systems EuroTraining Quality Labeled (QL) Approved Engineering Training Course

     24-27 April 2006, Delft, The Netherlands


General Information About the Course

Lectures are given by top experts from universities and industries. The prerequisite for the course is a basic knowledge of electrical circuits and systems. Course will be taught in English. Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance at the course.


Short Description

Recent developments in the field of smart sensor systems are reviewed. After a general overview system details are discussed, concerning: sensor principles, tandem transducers, smart analog interfaces, modifiers, A/D conversion, busses and digital interfaces, DSPs and microcontrollers. A systematic approach towards the design of smart sensor systems is presented. The lectures include case studies and hands-on demonstrations.



The course will be held at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mekelweg 4, Jan Anthony Snijderszaal, room LB1.010 of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.


Course Contents and Lecturers

1. Introduction to the course programme (G.C.M. Meijer, TU Delft)

2. Where and how to apply smart sensor systems (J.H. Huijsing, TU Delft)

3. Measurement techniques for smart sensor systems (G.C.M. Meijer, TU Delft)

4. Silicon sensors: an introduction (Paddy J. French, TU Delft)

5. Physical chemosensors (Michael J. Vellekoop, Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

6. Integrated Hall magnetic sensors (Pavel Kejik, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)

7. Capacitive Sensors (Xiujun Li, TU Delft)

8. Smart temperature sensors (G.C.M. Meijer, TU Delft)

9. Opto-Electro-Mechanical MicroSystems (MOEMS) (Gleb Vdovin, TU Delft)

10.Interface electronics and busses (Frank Riedijk, Xensor Integration, Delfgauw)

11.Calibration and self-calibration of smart sensors (Michiel A.P.Pertijs, TU Delft)

12. Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors (R.M. Ivanov, Bulgaria)

13. Universal asynchronous sensor interfaces (G.C.M. Meijer, TU Delft)

14. Dynamic offset-cancellation techniques (Kofi A. A. Makinwa, TU Delft)

15. Smart pressure transducer interface for high-temperature applications (Paul C. de Jong, ECN, Petten)

16. Introduction to CMOS-based DNA Microarrays (R. Thewes, Infineon, Germany)

17. Hands-on Demonstrations (A. Heidary, X.Li,  G. Wang, H.M.M. Kerkvliet (TU Delft) A. Kerezov, (Technical  University Sofia, Bulgaria)


Deadline for Registration

March 21, 2006


Please visit the course web page for more details and registration.

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Bullet Sensors Related Conferences and Exhibitions


1) SensorsGov Expo & Conference

    6-8 December 2005, Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA, USA



SensorsGov Expo & Conference is the leading sensor-centric technology event filling the specific educational, development and resource needs of U.S. Government and Military organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Joint Forces, Army, Air Force, NASA, Department of Commerce, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Coast Guard and Port Authorities. It will provide a valuable and unique educational and networking platform to exchange ideas and explore collaborative opportunities for sensor R&D communities across Government and Military agencies. Sensor technology thought leaders and innovators from the Government, Military and industry will come together to participate in a unique and critical exchange of information, challenges and solutions. For more information, visit www.sensorsexpo.com



2) 2006 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium - UPDATE


The 2006 Sensors Applications Symposium has moved from New Orleans to Houston for 2006 because of New Orleans' severe storm damage from Katrina. 


The dates remain the same - 7-9 February - and the new venue is the Marriott West Loop by the Galleria Hotel.



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