Modern sensors working on new principles and/or using new materials and technologies are more precise, faster, smaller, use less power and are cheaper. Given these advantages, it is vitally important for system developers, system integrators and decision makers to be familiar with the principles and properties of the new sensor types in order to make a qualified decision about which sensor type to use in which system and what behavior may be expected. This type of information is very difficult to acquire from existing sources, a situation this book aims to address by providing detailed coverage on this topic.
In keeping with its practical theme, the discussion concentrates on sensor types used or having potential to be used in industrial applications.
1. Pressure Sensors, André Migeon and Anne-Elisabeth Lenel.
2. Optical Sensors, Stanislav Dado and Jan Fischer.
3. Flow Sensors, R. Meylaers, F. Peeters, M. Peetermans and Luk Indesteege.
4. Intelligent Sensors and Sensor Networks, Jirí Novak.
5. Accelerometers and Inclinometers, André Migeon and Anne-Elisabeth Lenel.
6. Chemical Sensors and Biosensors, Gillian McMahon.
7. Level, Position and Distance, Stanislav Dado, G. Hartung.
8. Temperature Sensors, F. Peeters, M. Peetermans and Luk Indesteege.
9. Solid-state Gyroscopes and Navigation, André Migeon and Anne-Elisabeth Lenel.
10. Magnetic Sensors, S. Ripka and Pavel Ripka.
11. New Technologies and Materials, Alois Tipek and Pavel Ripka.
Pavel Ripka is a Professor in the Department of Measurement, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague, lecturing in measurements, engineering magnetism and sensors.
Alois Tipek is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Project Manager at Tyndall (formerly NMRC), Cork, Ireland.