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Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion

Book Description

Exciting new developments are enabling sensors to go beyond the realm of simple sensing of movement or capture of images to deliver information such as location in a built environment, the sense of touch, and the presence of chemicals. These sensors unlock the potential for smarter systems, allowing machines to interact with the world around them in more intelligent and sophisticated ways.

Featuring contributions from authors working at the leading edge of sensor technology, Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion showcases the latest advancements in sensors with biotechnology, medical science, chemical detection, environmental monitoring, automotive, and industrial applications. This valuable reference describes the increasingly varied number of sensors that can be integrated into arrays, and examines the growing availability and computational power of communication devices that support the algorithms needed to reduce the raw sensor data from multiple sensors and convert it into the information needed by the sensor array to enable rapid transmission of the results to the required point.

Using both SI and US units, the text:

  • Provides a fundamental and analytical understanding of the underlying technology for smart sensors
  • Discusses groundbreaking software and sensor systems as well as key issues surrounding sensor fusion
  • Exemplifies the richness and diversity of development work in the world of smart sensors and sensor fusion

Offering fresh insight into the sensors of the future, Technologies for Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion not only exposes readers to trends but also inspires innovation in smart sensor and sensor system development.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Editors
  8. Contributors
  9. PART I Microfluidics and Biosensors
    1. Chapter 1 Droplet-Based Microfluidics for Biological Sample Preparation and Analysis
    2. Chapter 2 Tailoring Wettability for Passive Fluid Control in Microfluidics
    3. Chapter 3 Two-Dimensional Paper Networks for Automated Multistep Processes in Point-of-Care Diagnostics
    4. Chapter 4 Carbon Nanofibers as Amperometric Biosensors on a Silicon-Compatible Platform
    5. Chapter 5 Translating Sensor Technology into the Medical Device Environment
  10. PART II Chemical and Environmental Sensors
    1. Chapter 6 Multiregion Surface Plasmon Resonance Fiber-Optic Sensors
    2. Chapter 7 Active Core Optical Fiber Chemical Sensors and Applications
    3. Chapter 8 All-Polymer Flexural Plate Wave Devices
    4. Chapter 9 Whispering Gallery Microcavity Sensing
    5. Chapter 10 Coupled Chemical Reactions in Dynamic Nanometric Confinement: III. Electronic Characterization of Ag2O Membranes within Etched Tracks and of Their Precursor Structures
    6. Chapter 11 Toward Unsupervised Smart Chemical Sensor Arrays
    7. Chapter 12 Zeolite Transformation Layers in Discriminating Metal Oxide Semiconductor Gas Sensors
  11. PART III Automotive and Industrial Sensors
    1. Chapter 13 Micromachined Contactless Suspensions
    2. Chapter 14 Contactless Angle Detection in Automotive, Consumer, and Industrial Applications
    3. Chapter 15 Capacitive Sensing for Safety Applications
    4. Chapter 16 Conformal Microelectromechanical Sensors
    5. Chapter 17 Embedded Temperature Sensors to Characterize RF and mmW Analog Circuits
  12. PART IV Software and Sensor Systems
    1. Chapter 18 Multisensory System Integration Dependability
    2. Chapter 19 Usable Signal Processing: Constructing Models of Signals Corrupted by Nonstationary Interference for Its Detection and Removal
    3. Chapter 20 Integrated Geographic Information System for Real-Time Observations and Remote Sensing Data Acquisition
    4. Chapter 21 Versatile Recognition Using Haar-Like Features for Human Sensing
    5. Chapter 22 Informatics of Remote RF Sensing John Kosinski
    6. Chapter 23 Reliability of Integrated Overtemperature Sensors in Electromagnetic Polluted Environment
    7. Chapter 24 Coupled Chemical Reactions in Dynamic Nanometric Confinement: II. Preparation Conditions for Ag2O Membranes within Etched Tracks
  13. Index