Sensors for Mechatronics

Sensors for Mechatronics

2nd Edition - April 18, 2018

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  • Authors: Paul Regtien, Edwin Dertien
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138106
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138113

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: April 18, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138106
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138113

About the Authors

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. From 1995 to 2010 he was full professor in Measurement and Instrumentation at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. In this function he has published numerous articles on sensors and instrumentation. In 2006 he established his company Measurement Science Technology, The Netherlands. He has served many years the international measurement community as, among others, Board Member of the IOP journal Measurement Science and Technology and Vice President for Publications of IMEKO (International Measurement Confederation) and member of the advisory board for the Dutch Metrology Institute. In 2011 he started with the online e-journal Acta IMEKO and acted till the end of 2017 as Chief Editor of this journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Twente, The Netherlands

Edwin Dertien

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Twente, The Netherlands

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  • Nicoleta L. Sat Nov 20 2021

    Extremely useful book. Very easy

    Extremely useful book. Very easy to follow.

  • muhammad Sat Mar 30 2019