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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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.
University of Twente, The Netherlands