Sensors for Mechatronics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123914972, 9780123944092

Sensors for Mechatronics

1st Edition

Authors: Paul Regtien
eBook ISBN: 9780123944092
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123914972
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th January 2012
Page Count: 322
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Description

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field combining Mechanical, Electronic, Computer, and other Engineering fields to develop intelligent processes and products. Based on thirty years of extensive work in industry and teaching, this book provides an overview of the sensors and sensor systems required and applied in mechatronics with an emphasis on understanding the physical principles and possible configurations of sensors rather than simply a discussion of particular types of sensors. Well illustrated with examples of commercially available sensors and of recent and future developments, this book offers help in achieving the best solution to various kinds of sensor problems encountered in mechatronics. In a clear and detailed manner, the author reviews the major types of transducers, presents a characterization of the state-of-the-art in sensing technology and offers a view on current sensor research. This book will be a vital resource for practicing engineers and students in the field.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of sensor concepts and basic measurement configurations encountered in the mechatronics domain
  • Written by a recognized expert in the field who has extensive experience in industry and teaching
  • Suitable for practicing engineers and those wanting to learn more about sensors in mechatronics

Readership

Students and Practitioners of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics and Computer Science

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Sensors in Mechatronics
    • 1.2. Selection of Sensors
  • 2. Sensor Fundamentals
    • 2.1. Physical Quantities
    • 2.2. Sensor Classifications
  • 3. Uncertainty Aspects
    • 3.1. Sensor Specification
    • 3.2. Sensor Error Reduction Techniques
  • 4. Resistive Sensors
    • 4.1. Resistivity and Resistance
    • 4.2. Potentiometric Sensors
    • 4.3. Strain Gauges
    • 4.4. Piezoresistive Sensors
    • 4.5. Magnetoresistive Sensors
    • 4.6. Thermoresistive Sensors
    • 4.7. Optoresistive Sensors
  • 5. Capacitive Sensors
    • 5.1. Capacitance and Permittivity
    • 5.2. Basic Configurations of Capacitive Sensors
    • 5.3. Interfacing
    • 5.4. Applications
  • 6. Inductive and Magnetic Sensors
    • 6.1. Magnetic and Electromagnetic Quantities
    • 6.2. Magnetic Field Sensors
    • 6.3. Magnetic and Induction Based Displacement and Force Sensors
    • 6.4. Applications
  • 7. Optical Sensors
    • 7.1. Electro-Optical Components
    • 7.2. Optical Displacement Sensors
    • 7.3. Interfacing
    • 7.4. Applications
  • 8. Piezoelectric Sensors
    • 8.1. Piezoelectricity
    • 8.2. Force, Pressure and Acceleration Sensors
    • 8.3. Interfacing
    • 8.4. Applications
  • 9. Acoustic Sensors
    • 9.1. Properties of the Acoustic Medium
    • 9.2. Acoustic Sensors
    • 9.3. Measurement Methods
    • 9.4. Applications
  • Appendix A. Symbols and Notations
  • Appendix B. Relations Between Quantities
  • Appendix C. Basic Interface Circuits

Details

No. of pages:
322
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123944092
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123914972

About the Author

Paul Regtien

Prof. Dr. Ir. Paul Regtien received the M.Sc. degree in 1970 and the Ph.D. degree in 1981, both from the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He is a board member of the IOP journal Measurement Science and Technology, reviewer for this journal and many other journals on measurement. Furthermore, he is member (and former chairman) of TC1 (Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation) of IMEKO (International Measurement Confederation), member of TC7 (Measurement Science) and TC17 (Measurements in Robotics) of IMEKO, member of the Institute of Physics (UK) and Senior member of the IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Twente, The Netherlands