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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.2 February 2010

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and Journal, Vol.112, Issue 2, February 2009

2.   Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol.8, Special Issue, February 2010

3.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

4.   The Next Generation of Smart Sensors Technology is Ready,

      by Sergey Yurish, Interview for The Mag, January-March 2010, pp.4-5.

5.   Global Chemical Sensors Market to Reach $17.28 Billion by 2015

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7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest),
Vol. 112, No. 2, February 2010



Research Articles


1) Biosensors and Biochips for Nanomedical Applications: a Review
    by Sarmishtha Ghoshal, Debasis Mitra, Sudip Roy, Dwijesh Dutta Majumder, pp.1-17
[Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

2) Crossed-Optical-Fiber Oxygen Sensors with Intensity and Temperature Referencing
    for Use in High-Spatial-Resolution Sensor Arrays

    by Maria Veronica Rigo, Robert Olsson and Peter Geissinger, pp.18-32

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

3) Humidity Response of Polyaniline Based Sensor
    by Mamta Pandey, Atul Srivastava, Anchal Srivastava, Rajesh Kumar Shukla, pp.33-40
[Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

4) Epoxy Resin Modified Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensor for Chemical Warfare Agent Sulfur

    Mustard Vapor Detection
    by Rajendra Bunkar, K. D. Vyas, V. K. Rao, Sunil Kumar, Beer Singh, M. P. Kaushik, pp.41-47
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

5) Humidity Sensing Properties of CuO, ZnO and NiO Composites
    Vedhakkani Jeseentharani, Boniface Jeyaraj, John Pragasam, Arunachalam Dayalan, Karachalacheruvu Seetharamaiah Nagaraja, pp.48-55

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

6) Optical Behavior by Congo Red Doped in Polymer and Sol-Gel Film
    A. Kazemzadeh, R. Kashanaki and M. R. Hassanzadeh, pp.56-62
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) Ammonia Gas Sensing Characteristics of Chemically Synthesized Polyaniline Matrix
    by Ravindra G. Bavane, Mahendra D. Shirsat, and Ashok M. Mahajan, pp.63-70
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

8) The Use of Calixarene Thin Films in the Sensor Array for VOCs Detection and Olfactory Navigation
    by Alan F. Holloway, Alexei Nabok, Abbass A. Hashim, Jacques Penders, pp.71-81
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

9) Synthesis of WO3-Polyaniline Composites and their Gas Sensing Properties
    by L. A. Patil, J. P. Talegaonkar, pp.82-94
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

10)Effect of Firing Temperature on the Composition and Micro Structural Parameters
    of Screen Printed SnO2 Thick Films Resistors

    by A. S. Garde and R. Y. Borse, pp.95-106
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

11)Influence of Firing Temperature on Compositional and Structural Characteristics
    of ZrO2 Thick Films Gas Sensor

    by S. J. Patil, C. G. Dighavkar, A. V. Patil, R. Y. Borse, pp.107-114
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12)Development of Piezoelectric DNA-Based Biosensor for Direct Detection
    of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Clinical Specimens

    by Thongchai Kaewphinit, Somchai Santiwatanakul, Chamras Promptmas and Kosum Chansiri, pp.115-126
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

13)An Electrochemical Oxalate Biosensor Based on CA Membrane Bound Sorghum Oxalate Oxidase
    by R. Chaudhary and C. S. Pundir, pp.127-139
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

14)Detection of a BSA-Biotin-Conjugate by a Novel Immunosensor
    by Lok Hang Mak, Meinhard Knoll, Nico Dankbar, Tanja Fisbeck,Andreas Gorschlüter, pp.140-149
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

15)Heat Treatment of Nanocrystalline ZnO and AZO Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition
    by K. C. Dubey, Dharmendra Mishra, Anchal Srivastava and R. K. Shukla, pp.150-157
    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

16)A Model Linked to E. Coli Related to Electrostrictive Energy in Cancer Cell
    by T. K. Basak, T. Ramanujam, Suman Halder, Poonam Goyal, Prachi Mohan Kulshestha, Arpita Gupta,
    S. Jeybalan, V. Cyrilraj, Sudhir Patil, Narendra Mustare,   pp.158-166

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


17)Electrical and Dielectric Properties of New Natural Cellulosic Fabric Grewia Tilifolia
     by Jayaramudu J., V. V. Ramana C.H. and Varadarajulu A., pp.167-175
[Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Special Issue of Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol.8, February 2010


Selected papers from the 5th IEEE Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems: Technology and Applications (IDAACS), Rende (Cosenza), Italy, 21-23 September, 2009,
Edited by Fernando López Peña and Wieslaw Winiecki


1) Foreword

    Fernando López Peña and Wieslaw Winiecki, pp.I-II

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


2) Multichannel Data Acquisition System for Smart Sensors and Transducers

    Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.1-12

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


3) Public Transportation Based Dynamic Urban Pollution Monitoring System

    Fernando Lopez-Peña, Gervasio Varela, Alejandro Paz-Lopez, Richard J. Duro and Francisco J. González-

    Castaño, pp.13-25

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


4) Capacitive Sensing for Contact-less Proximity Detection in Industrial Marble Machines

    Sergio Saponara, Fabrizio Iacopetti, Luca Fanucci, Bruno Neri, pp.26-41

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


5) Monitoring of Acoustic Emissions in Civil Engineering Structures by Using Time Frequency


    Francesco Lamonaca, Antonio Carrozzini, pp.42-53

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


6) Testing of CAN Based Automotive Distributed Systems Using a Flexible Set of IP Functions

   Jiří Novák, pp. 54-64

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


7) PVDF Based Sonar for a Remote Web System to Control Mobile Robots

    A. S. Fiorillo, F. Lamonaca, S. A. Pullano, pp.65-73

   [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


8) AHB-Compliant Bridge with Programmable Frequency Downscaling for Efficient off Chip Digital

    Communication of Pin-limited Automotive Smart IC Sensors

    Tommaso Cecchini, Francesco Sechi, Sergio Saponara, Luca Fanucci, pp.74-87

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download]


9) Electric Sensors for Express-Method Checking of Liquid Quality Level Monitoring

    Petro Stolyarchuk, Vasyl Yatsuk, Yevhen Pokhodylo, Maryna Mikhalieva, Taras Boyko, Olena Basalkevych,

    pp. 88-98

    [Abstarct and Full Page Article Download] 


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Bullet The Next Generation of Smart Sensors Technology is Ready


     by Sergey Yurish, Interview for The Mag, January-March 2010, pp.4-5,

     Universitat Politectica de Catalunya (UPC Barcelona)



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The Mag, January-March 2010



 Bullet Global Chemical Sensors Market to Reach $17.28 Billion by 2015


GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Chemical Sensors markets. The world market for chemical sensors is projected to reach $17.28 billion by the year 2015. New product innovations and expanding applications will offer considerable growth opportunities in spite of relatively slower gains in mature markets such as pH testing, industrial safety, and flue gas emissions monitoring.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2010 - Chemical sensors are used to improve point-of-care diagnostics in medical applications, control and monitor environmental pollution, provide compact, fast, low power, and sensitive tools for quality and process control in industrial applications, as well as improve or implement warfare threat detection and security. Advances in the medical/diagnostic test market and escalating use of chemical sensors in large-scale industrial and environmental applications will drive the market for chemical sensors, including biosensors and gas sensors. Poor water quality and the urgent need to conserve water resource will stir up demand for dissolved-gases sensors. Demand for chemical sensors will be fuelled by newer applications for established sensor products; product innovation through the use of microfabrication and other high tech manufacturing techniques; and falling cost of high-performance sensor types. Biosensors and optical sensors are a hot spot for generating revenue, which is especially true for mass volume applications in the industrial, consumer and motor vehicle sectors.


The decline in end-use markets such as automotive and biometrics will to a large extent be counterbalanced by the indispensable use of chemical sensors in medical diagnostics. Biosensors market stands immensely benefited by the rapidly aging populating, increased spending in the healthcare sector, increasing demand for point-of-care testing & monitoring solutions, shift towards alternate sites of healthcare, and increased occurrences of a number of chronic diseases. The demand for dissolved-gases sensors is expected to witness steady growth due to rising environmental concerns such as water quality as well as growth witnessed in aquaculture industry. Global market for gas sensors is driven by demand from OEM and replacement market needs. There is an increasing demand for carbon dioxide (CO2) sensors in bulk food storage sector, due to the proven ability of CO2 sensors in detecting incipient spoilage as well as assessing CO2 levels in storage structures and controlled atmosphere packages.


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