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
Students and Practitioners of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics and Computer Science
2. Sensor fundamentals
3. Uncertainty aspects
4. Resistive sensors
5. Capacitive sensors
6. Inductive and magnetic sensors
7. Optical sensors
8. Piezoelectric sensors
9. Acoustic sensors
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- © Elsevier 2018
- 1st May 2018
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Dr. Ir. Dertien is Assistant Professor at the Robotics and Mechatronics group of University of Twente working on (social) robotics, (digital) fabrication, (wearable) technology and (teaching) tinkering. He works as lecturer and core team member of the Creative Technology BSc program and the Interaction Technology MSc program teaching physical computing, sensing technology, social robotics and explorative design. As DesignLab Fellow he is well versed in 'design thinking' and design research methodology. He is trained as well as LEGO® Serious Play(™) facilitator. Besides his work at the University he is co-founder and creative/technical director of Assortimens, a foundation running a Fablab inspired workshop for people with autism related disorders (ASD). He specializes in animatronics and robotics applied in art and theatre, linking to his background as improvisation (improv) theatre musician.
University of Twente, The Netherlands