Sensor Technology Handbook
- Jon Wilson, Principal Consultant, The Dynamic Consultant, CA, USA
Without sensors most electronic applications would not existâthey perform a vital function, namely providing an interface to the real world. The importance of sensors, however, contrasts with the limited information available on them. Today's smart sensors, wireless sensors, and microtechnologies are revolutionizing sensor design and applications. This volume is an up-to-date and comprehensive sensor reference guide to be used by engineers and scientists in industry, research, and academia to help with their sensor selection and system design. It is filled with hard-to-find information, contributed by noted engineers and companies working in the field today. The book will offer guidance on selecting, specifying, and using the optimum sensor for any given application. The editor-in-chief, Jon Wilson, has years of experience in the sensor industry and leads workshops and seminars on sensor-related topics. In addition to background information on sensor technology, measurement, and data acquisition, the handbook provides detailed information on each type of sensor technology, covering:Â· technology fundamentalsÂ· sensor types, w/ advantages/disadvantagesÂ· manufacturersÂ· selecting and specifying sensorsÂ· applicable standards (w/ urls of related web sites)Â· interfacing information, with hardware and software infoÂ· design techniques and tips, with design examplesÂ· latest and future developmentsThe handbook also contains information on the latest MEMS and nanotechnology sensor applications. In addition, a CD-ROM will accompany the volume containing a fully searchable pdf version of the text, along with various design tools and useful software.
Electronics design engineers and engineering managers working in a vast array of application areasâmedical, embedded, military, aerospace/aviation, automotive, construction, etc.; instrumentation engineers; test engineersSECONDARY MARKET: Electrical/software engineering students, electronics technicians working in embedded systems, inhouse training departments of electronics manufacturers