Sensors for Mechatronics, 2nd Edition

Book description

Sensors for Mechatronics, Second Edition, offers an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics. Emphasis lies on the physical background of the operating principles that is illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and recent developments. Chapters discuss the general aspects of sensors, with a special section on quantities, notations and relations. In addition, the book includes a section devoted to sensor errors and error minimization that apply to most of the sensors discussed. Each subsequent chapter deals with one class of sensors, pursuing a classification according to physical principles rather than measurands.

Categories discussed include resistive, capacitive, inductive and magnetic, optical, piezoelectric and acoustic sensors. For each category of sensors, a number of applications is given. Where appropriate, a section is added on the interfacing of the sensor.

  • Presents a fully revised, updated edition that focuses on industrial applications
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations
  • Written by a recognized expert in the field with extensive experience in industry and teaching
  • Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics

Table of contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface for the second edition
  6. Preface for the first edition
  7. 1. Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Sensors in mechatronics
    3. 1.2 Selection of sensors
    4. 1.3 Embedded sensing
    5. References
    6. Further reading
  8. 2. Sensor fundamentals
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Physical quantities
    3. 2.2 Sensor classifications
    4. References
    5. Further reading
  9. 3. Uncertainty aspects
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 Sensor specification
    3. 3.2 Sensor error reduction techniques
    4. References
    5. Further reading
  10. 4. Resistive sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 Resistivity and resistance
    3. 4.2 Potentiometric sensors
    4. 4.3 Strain gauges
    5. 4.4 Piezoresistive sensors
    6. 4.5 Magnetoresistive sensors
    7. 4.6 Thermoresistive sensors
    8. 4.7 Optoresistive sensors
    9. References
    10. Further reading
  11. 5. Capacitive sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 Capacitance and permittivity
    3. 5.2 Basic configurations of capacitive sensors
    4. 5.3 Interfacing
    5. 5.4 Applications
    6. References
    7. Further reading
  12. 6. Inductive and magnetic sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Magnetic and electromagnetic quantities
    3. 6.2 Magnetic field sensors
    4. 6.3 Magnetic- and induction-based displacement and force sensors
    5. 6.4 Interfacing
    6. 6.5 Applications
    7. References
    8. Further reading
  13. 7. Optical sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Electro-optical components
    3. 7.2 Optical displacement sensors
    4. 7.3 Interfacing
    5. 7.4 Applications
    6. References
    7. Further reading
  14. 8. Piezoelectric sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 8.1 Piezoelectricity
    3. 8.2 Force, pressure, and acceleration sensors
    4. 8.3 Interfacing
    5. 8.4 Applications
    6. References
    7. Further reading
  15. 9. Acoustic sensors
    1. Abstract
    2. 9.1 Properties of the acoustic medium
    3. 9.2 Acoustic sensors
    4. 9.3 Measurement methods
    5. 9.4 Applications
    6. References
    7. Further reading
  16. Appendix A. Symbols and notations
    1. A.1 The electrical domain
    2. A.2 The thermal domain
    3. A.3 The mechanical domain
    4. A.4 The optical domain
  17. Appendix B. Relations between quantities
    1. B.1 Generalized equations
    2. B.2 Application to four domains
    3. B.3 Heckmann diagrams
  18. Appendix C. Basic interface circuits
    1. C.1 Operational amplifier
    2. C.2 Current-to-voltage converter
    3. C.3 Noninverting amplifier
    4. C.4 Inverting amplifier
    5. C.5 Comparator and schmitttrigger
    6. C.6 Integrator and differentiator
    7. C.7 Filters
  19. Appendix D. Practical guideline and code examples
    1. D.1 Introduction
    2. D.2 The analog to digital converter on Arduino
    3. D.3 Capacitive sensing
    4. D.4 Magnetic sensing
    5. D.5 Optical sensing
    6. D.6 Further reading
  20. Index

Product information

  • Title: Sensors for Mechatronics, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Edwin Dertien, Paul P.L. Regtien
  • Release date: April 2018
  • Publisher(s): Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780128138113