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Vol. 83, No. 9, September 2007




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1. IEEE 1451.4 Standard and Practice

    Mario Orizabal, Pages 1495-1503

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


2. Biotechniques in Electrochemical Determination of Cholesterol: Review

    Vikas & C.S. Pundir, Pages 1504-1512

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


3. Seismometers and Accelerometers Calibration System (STASI) Prototype

    Aldo Terrusi, Roberto Silvestro, Renzo Romagnoli, Pages 1513-1520

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4. Study of a Modified Anemometer Type Flow Meter

    S. C. Bera, B. Chakraborty and D. N. Kole, Pages 1521-1526

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5. Modeling of Potential Distribution of Electrical Capacitance Tomography Sensor for Multiphase Flow Image

   S. Sathiyamoorthy, J. Saratchandrababu, T. K. Radhakrishnan, Pages 1527-1534

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6. Fabry-Perot Interferometer Performance as Temperature Sensor for Use in Electrical Power System Applications

   Sanjoy Mandal, Pages 1535-1540

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7. Efficient Probes for a Fast Detection of Chlorine Gas at ppb Level

    Philippe Banet, Dominique Porterat, Fabien Lepetit and Thu-Hoa Tran-Thi, Pages 1541-1548

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8. Influence of Pt Gate Electrode Thickness on the Hydrogen Gas Sensing Characteristics of Pt/In2O3/SiC Hetero-Junction Devices

   S. Kandasamy, W. Gao, A. Holland, W. Wlodarski, T. Katsube, Pages 1549-1554

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9.Cholesterol Biosensor Based on Polyvinyl Formal Membrane Bound Cholesterol Esterase and Oxidase

   Ashok Kumar and Suman, Pages 1555-1563

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10.Performance Enhancement of the Patch Antennas Applying Micromachining Technology

    Mohamed N. Azermanesh, Ebrahim Abbaspour-Sani, Kaveh Purmokhtar, Pages 1564-1573

    [Abstract and Full Text Article Download]


11.Design of a Opto-Isolator Circuit for Analogue DC Signal

    S. C. Bera, B. Chakraborty, Pages 1574-1579

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Smart Sensor Solution for Automotive Electronics Industry


The new VTI automotive digital accelerometer family has been designed to support the trend towards intelligent integration and smart sensing combined with improved reliability and sophisticated self-test features. The products comply with the stringent requirements of a wide range of automotive applications that need sophisticated yet robust sensing technology.


The digital products can operate with excellent offset stability over a wide temperature range and have been designed especially for new electronic stability control and inclination applications. The product offering covers 1, 2, and 3 axis measurement from 2g to 5g and fit into a package that measures only 7.6 x 3.3 x 8.6 mm ...


Hannu Laatikainen,

Vice President,

Sales and Marketing,

Tel. +358 50 568 1300

E-mail: hannu.laatikainen@vti.fi


Digital accelerometer



Cavity Pressure Sensors


Kistler offers the right sensor for any dimensions – with front diameters from 1 mm (Type 6183A…) to 6 mm (Type 6152A…), or miniature sensors with side cable outlet Type 6184A…. There are, however, other factors that dictate the choice of sensor. For example, fillers and abrasive materials require sensors with a front coating, which Kistler offers for all standard sensors in the form of abrasion-resistant chro-mium.


In addition to cavity pressure, the combined pressure and temperature sensors Types 6189A… and 6190B… can also measure contact temperature. For optical components and class A surfaces, which must be free from any impression of the sensor on the molding, measuring pins (e.g. Type 9247A...), which are mounted behind the wall of the cavity in the mold, measure the compression strain of the steel caused by the cavity pressure ...


Kistler Instrumente AG

PO Box, CH-8408 Winterthur, Switzerland

Tel +41 52 - 224 11 11

Fax +41 52 - 224 14 14


Cavity Pressure Sensors



Advanced Accelerometers for New Main Engine Controllers


On August 8, a trio of main engines provided by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne lifted the space shuttle Endeavour into orbit and on its way to the International Space Station. The Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) were fitted with new controllers, using Endevco model 7704M7 vibration sensors, to actively monitor engine health and performance.


The Endevco model 7704 series IsoshearR piezoelectric accelerometers are designed to be extremely stable and insensitive to environmental inputs such as base bending and thermal transients. This accelerometer series has been tested in a radiation environment up to 108 rads without performance degradation and features Endevco's PieziteR Type P-8 crystal element, operating in shear mode. In addition, it is a self-generating device that requires no external power source for operation ...


Yeni Hoo,

Marketing Communications Supervisor

Tel.: 949.493.8181 x242

E-mail: yeni.hoo@endevco.com




Linear Displacement Transducers


DS Europe is proposing series PC magnetostrictive position transducers. Series PC is measuring absolute positions without contact and wear between cursor and transducer probe and can withstand in a good way shocks, vibrations and dirtiness (IP65). Series PC can measure up to two cursor positions, It has a check up system for an easy installation and can measure also velocities. Main features are: Measuring ranges: 0 to 100 up to 3000 mm FS; Outputs: 0-10 V, 4-20mA, RS485, RS422, Start-Stop, CANopen; Resolution: 0,046 mm ...


Dott. Dario Piardi

DS Europe S.r.l.

Via F. Russoli, 6, 20143 Milano

T. 02/8910142

Fax 02/89124848

E-mail: dseurope@dseurope.com

Displacement Transducers



Mobile Hydraulic Sensor with CANbus Interface


CARY, NC(August 14, 2007) — MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has built upon its proven mobile hydraulic position sensor technology with the development of an MH sensor with a CANbus interface.  Combining proven Temposonics® technology with the off-road market’s interface of choice, the compact sensor is ideal for use in welded and tie-rod cylinders, or any space-limited cylinder applications.


 “The M-Series Model MH sensor with CANbus output is designed with the mobile world in mind, and is validated in the field by customers worldwide,” said Brian Cox, Technical Marketing Manager for Mobile Hydraulics at MTS ...


Brian Cox

Technical Marketing Manager

Mobile Hydraulics

Tel.: 919-677-2355

E-mail: brian.cox@mts.com

Hydraulic Sensor



ISSYS Receives Patent for Fuel Cell Sensor


YPSILANTI, MI - (Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISSYS) has announced that the U.S. Patent Office has granted them a utility patent (US 7,228,735) entitled "Fluid sensing device with integrated bypass and process therefor." A major hurdle in commercializing micro-fluidic devices has been their limiting low flow rates. This patent describes a new method and design which allow micro-fluidic sensors to monitor and test relatively high flow rates of fluids. This invention greatly reduces the complexity of micro-fluidic packaging for high flow applications ...


Doug Sparks

Executive VP

Integrated Sensing Systems Inc. (ISSYS)

391 Airport Industrial Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Tel: (734) 547-9896 Ext. 119, fax: (734) 547-9964

E-mail: dsparks@mems-issys.com

Fuel Cell Sensor



High Performance Embedded Data Acquisition and Strain Gage Interface Board


Electro Standards Laboratories announces its CellMite ProD High Performance Embedded Data Acquisition and Strain Gage Interface board, Model 4333. The Model 4333 is suitable for embedded applications that require high speed and high accuracy analog and digital data acquisition. The CellMite ProD features dual 24-bit independent strain gage channels with simultaneous sampling at 15K samples/second that can also be configured as quad 24-bit strain gage channels sampled at 5K samples/second. The CellMite ProD features 12 additional 12-bit analog input channels with a throughput of 1M samples/second. Digital data acquisition is also supported with 64-bits of simultaneously sampled digital inputs. The digital inputs can be sampled at 20M samples/second. The CellMite ProD has four 16-bit high performance analog output channels with user-specified scaling and offset with a range of +/-10 V ...


Jeannette Gouin

Electro Standards Laboratories

36 Western Industrial Drive

Cranston, RI 02921

Tel: 401-943-1164, fax: 401-946-5790

E-mail: eslab@ElectroStandards.com

DAQ Boards 4333



Single Phase Energy Meter IC


Unterpremstaetten, Austria (August 24, 2007) – austriamicrosystems (SWX: AMS), a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance analog ICs for the communications, industrial, medical and automotive markets, introduces the AS8267, a new single phase energy meter IC providing security protected on-chip data and program memory with the most reliable data retention specification over an extreme temperature range.


The feature packed AS8267 energy metering IC includes a state of the art precision front-end for accurate measurement of all metering parameters. The embedded logic and microcontroller enable easy and versatile customization to the user’s requirements. All anti-tamper measures are integrated in the AS8267 and any attempts of fraud are monitored. Embedded features like LCD drivers, temperature sensor and real-time clock keep the list of external components to the minimum ...


Dave Simpson

austriamicrosystems AG

A 8141 Schloss Premstaetten, Austria

Tel: +27 41 581 8401

Fax: +27 41 581 5325

E-mail: press@austriamicrosystems.com

Single Phase Energy Meter IC



CANopen Device Profile for RFID Devices Released


Erlangen, Germany, 2007-09-04. The CAN in Automation (CiA) nonprofit organization has released the CiA 445 CANopen device profile for RFID readers/writers. The objective of the profile is to enable easy system integration of RFID readers into networks in factory automation, laboratory automation, medical systems, product and asset management, identification systems, etc. The device profile will make CiA 445-compliant RFID readers from different manufacturers interchangeable with a minimum of time and configuration effort.


Usually, a radio frequency identification (RFID) system consists of three parts: an RFID transponder (data carrier), an RFID reader (wirelessly reads/writes data to the transponder) and an external application (e.g. a CANopen networked device that controls the RFID system). The read transponder data may be used for control/diagnostic purposes in devices connected to the same network ...


Monika Mack

CAN in Automation (CiA) GmbH

Am Weichselgarten 26

DE-91058 Erlangen

Tel.: +49-9131-69086-0, fax: +49-9131-69086-79

E-mail: headquarters@can-cia.org





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