With contributions from an internationally-renowned group ofexperts, this book uses a multidisciplinary approach to reviewrecent developments in the field of smart sensor systems, coveringimportant system and design aspects. It examines topics overthe whole range of sensor technology from the theory andconstraints of basic elements, physics and electronics, up to thelevel of application-orientated issues.
Developed as a complementary volume to 'Smart SensorSystems' (Wiley 2008), which introduces the basics of smartsensor systems, this volume focuses on emerging sensingtechnologies and applications, including:
* State-of-the-art techniques for designing smart sensors andsmart sensor systems, including measurement techniques at systemlevel, such as dynamic error correction, calibration,self-calibration and trimming.
* Circuit design for sensor systems, such as the design ofprecision instrumentation amplifiers.
* Impedance sensors, and the associated measurement techniquesand electronics, that measure electrical characteristics to derivephysical and biomedical parameters, such as blood viscosity orgrowth of micro-organisms.
* Complete sensor systems-on-a-chip, such as CMOS optical imagersand microarrays for DNA detection, and the associated circuit andmicro-fabrication techniques.
* Vibratory gyroscopes and the associated electronics, employingmechanical and electrical signal amplification to enable low-powerangular-rate sensing.
* Implantable smart sensors for neural interfacing in bio-medicalapplications.
* Smart combinations of energy harvesters and energy-storagedevices for autonomous wireless sensors.
Smart Sensor Systems: Emerging Technologies and Applicationswill greatly benefit final-year undergraduate and postgraduatestudents in the areas of electrical, mechanical and chemicalengineering, and physics. Professional engineers and researchers inthe microelectronics industry, including microsystem developers,will also find this a thorough and useful volume.