Introduction to Sensors

ISBN-10: 143980852X
ISBN-13: 9781439808528
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 8/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 210
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

John Vetelino and Aravind Reghu are faculty members of the Engineering Department at the University of Maine in Orono.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Authors
Introduction
Background
The Human Body as a Sensor System
Sensors in an Automobile
Classification of Sensors
Example of a Gas Sensor: The Taguchi Sensor
The Sensor as a Passive or Active Element
The Sensor as Part of a Measurement System
Sensor Properties
Historical Development of Sensors
Sensor System
References
Questions
Electrochemical Sensors
Background
Conductimetric Sensors
Semiconducting Metal Oxide Sensors
Background
Electrical Properties of the Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Metal Oxide Surface
Surface or Space Charge Capacitance
Accumulation and Inversion Layer
Surface States and Surface Conductivity
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Film Structure
Gas-Semiconductor Film Interactions
Chemiresistors
Other Solid-State Electrochemical Gas Sensors
Background
Solid-State Capactitive Gas Sensors
The MOS Capacitive Gas Sensor
Micromachine Capacitive Polymer Gas Sensor
Schottky Diode Type Gas Sensor
Concluding Remarks
References
Questions
Piezoelectric Sensors
Introduction
Classification of Piezoelectric Sensors
Piezoelectric Materials as Intelligent or Smart Materials
The Piezoelectric Effect
The Properties of Nonpiezoelectric and Piezoelectric Materials
Mechanical Properties of Nonpiezoelectric Materials
Electrical Properties of Nonpiezoelectric Materials
Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Piezoelectric Materials
The Piezoelectric Coupling Coefficient
Piezoelectric Stress/Pressure Sensor
Determination of the Magnitude of the Sensing Element Response in the Measurand Range for Different Piezoelectric Materials
Equivalent Circuit for the Sensing Element
Time Response for the Stress/Pressure Sensor
Signal Conditioning System to Interface the Sensing Element Response to the Observer
Sensing Element Output Interfaced Directly to the Display Device
Sensing Element Interfaced to a Charge Amplifier and a Display Device
The Choice of the Piezoelectric Material for the Sensing Element
Sensor Construction
Piezoelectric Mechanical Force Sensor
Piezoelectric Pressure Sensor
Piezoelectric Accelerometer
Active Piezoelectric Sensors
Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensor
Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensor Response Measurement
Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors
References
Questions
Fiber Optic Sensors
Introduction
Background
Theory
Light Leaking and Absorption in the Fiber Optic Link
Fiber Link and Materials
Communication Applications
Fiber Optic Sensors
Fiber Optic Probes
References
Questions
Thermal Sensors
Introduction
Resistance Thermometers
Theory of Metal-Based Thermometers
Properties of Metal-Based Thermometers
Theory of Semiconductor-Based Thermometers
Thermistor Properties
Concluding Remarks
References
Questions
Magnetic Sensors
Introduction
Natural and Man-Made Magnetic Fields
Materials Used in Magnetic Sensors
Principles of Magnetic Sensors
Solid-State Magnetic Sensors
References
Questions
Index

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