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Advances in Modern Sensors

Physics, design, simulation and applications
Ganesh R Sinha


Sensors are integral to modern living and are found in a huge number of applications in science, engineering and technology thus it is critical for scientists and technologists to understand the physical principles behind sensor types as well as their characteristics, applications, and how they can be suitably employed in sensor technologies. Whilst there exists a vast literature on the physics and characteristics of traditional sensors, this book provides a broad overview of the range of sensor technologies and attendant topics needed to optimise and utilise these devices in the modern world. Not only reviewing sensors by classification, the book encompasses the physics, design characteristics, simulation and interface electronics, and it includes case studies, future challenges and several other aspects of wider sensor technology to provide an overview of modern sensors and their applications. The broad scope will appeal to industrial and academic researchers and application engineers, especially those developing and implementing real-time hardware implementations employing smart sensors for emerging applications.

Key Features 

  • Features a broad review of sensor types, including MEMS, wearable and smart sensors
  • Presents application of modern sensors and emerging research directions
  • Incorporates case studies
  • Reviews wider associated technologies such as simulation, materials and interface electronics
  • Interdisciplinary appeal making the text suitable for industrial and academic researchers as well as application engineers

About Editors

G R Sinha is an Adjunct Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, and is currently deputed as a Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology. He obtained his BE and MTech with a gold medal from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur, and his PhD in electronics and telecommunication engineering from Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanand Technical University, Bhilai. He has published more than 200 research papers, is an active reviewer and editorial member of numerous international journals, and he has authored or edited six books.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Sensors
2 Classification and Characteristics of sensors
3 Optical Sensors: Overview, Characteristics and Applications
4 Recent Applications of Chalcogenide Glasses (ChGs) based Sensors
5 Advance dynamic and static calibration methods for optical imaging sensors
6 Smart and Wearable Sensors used in Numerous Modern Applications and their Significance
7 Smart Blind Stick
8 Smart and Wearable Sensors
9 Cognitive and Biosensors: An Overview
10 Sensor Technologies combined with AI helping in Smart Transport Systems as Driverless Cars
11 Recent Advancement in Smart & Wearable Sensors
12 Design and Implementation of Wearable Gaze Tracking Device with Near-Infrared and Visible-Light Image Sensors
13 Vibration Powered Wireless Sensor Networks – Harvesting Energy from Good Vibrations
14 Comprehensive Review on Brain-Computer Interface Sensor- based Smart Home Appliances Control System
15 Future Directions: Smart Sensors for Green Internet of Things (Green IoT)
16 Basic Modeling of 'Cognitive Sensors' based on Literature Study of 'Thick Description' of Human Behavior


Hardback ISBN: 9780750327053

Ebook ISBN: 9780750327077

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-2707-7

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Sensors and Sensor Systems


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