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RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

1) Sensors Systems Need Smart Sensors: SENSOR+TEST 2009 at a Glance

    Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.I-X

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2) Development of an Intelligent Capacitive Mass Sensor Based on Co-axial Cylindrical Capacitor

    Amir Abu_Al_Aish, Mahfoozur Rehman, Anwar Hasni Abu Hassan and Mohd Rizal Arshad, pp.1-9

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3) Accurate Measurement of ‘Q’ Factor of An Inductive Coil Using a Modified Maxwell Wein Bridge Network

    Subrata Chattopadhyay, Bijnan. R. Maity and Sagarika Pal, pp.10-17

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4) New Type Small-angle Sensor Based on the TIR and SPR Theories in Heterodyne Interferomery

    Shinn-Fwu Wang, Jyh-Shyan Chiu, Lung-Hsiang Lee, Cheng-Min Lee, Rong-Moo Hong, pp.18-25

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5) A Real Time Embedded set up Based on Digital Signal Controller for Detection of Bio-Signals Using Sensors

    Dipali Bansal, Munna Khan, Ashok K. Salhan, pp.26-32

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6) Development of Hardware Dual Modality Tomography System

    R. M. Zain, R. Abdul Rahim, pp.33-41

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7) Designing of Water Quality Detector Using pH Sensor

    Pavika Sharma, Prerna Garg, and P. A. Alvi, pp.42-49

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8) Design and Modeling a New Optical Modulator

    Mohammad Mezaael, pp. 50-55

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9) Study of a Modified Design of a Potential Transformer

    S. C. Bera and D. N. Kole, pp.56-65

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10)Simulation Study of IMC and Fuzzy Controller for HVAC System

    Umamaheshwari and P. Sivashanmugam, pp. 66-72

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11)Digital Position Control System of a Motorized Valve in a Process Plant Using Hybrid Stepper Motor as Actuator

     Subrata Chattopadhyay, Utpal Chakraborty, Arindam Bhakta and Sagarika Pal, pp. 73-80

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12)Modeling and Analysis of a Bimorph PZT Cantilever Beam Based Micropower Generator

    Jyoti Ajitsaria, Song-Yul Choe, Phil Ozmun, Dongna Shen and Dong-Joo Kim, pp.81-93

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13)PPY-PVA Blend Thin Films as a Ammines Gas Sensor

    D. B. Dupare, M. D. Shirsat and A. S. Aswar, pp.94-103

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14)Sanguinarine and its Electropolymerization onto Indium Tin Oxide as a Mediator for Biosensing

     Ravindra P. Singh, Byung-Keun Oh and Jeong-Woo Choi, pp. 104-112

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15)Effect of Dilution and Model Analysis of Distillery Effluent Using Dissolved Oxygen as Parameter

    J. Sumathi, S. Sundaram, pp.113-118

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16)Growth and Characterization of Nanocrystalline ZnO Thin Films by Spray Pyrolysis: Effect of Molarity of Precursor Solution

     Dharmendra Mishra, K. C. Dubey, R. K. Shukla, Anchal Srivastava and Atul Srivastava, pp.119-126

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17)pH Homeostasis of a Biosensor in Renal Function Regulation Linked with UTI

    T. K. Basak, T. Ramanujam, V. Cyrilraj, G. Gunshekharan Asha Khanna, Deepali Garg, Poonam Goyal, Arpita Gupta, pp.127-134

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18)Micro-Flow Based Differential Pressure Sensor

    Microbridge Technologies, White Paper, pp.135-142

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PRODUCT NEWS FROM SENSOR+TEST 2009

 

The Best Open-loop MEMS Accelerometer Displacing Traditional High Cost, Fragile Solutions

 

New accelerometer RS9010 has been presented at Sensor+Test, Nuremberg, 26-28 May 2009 at Sensors Expo Rosemont, IL, 8-10 June 2009 by Colibrys.The company launched the IRIS accelerometer family, world’s best open-loop MEMS accelerometer, to displace traditional vibrating quartz and electromechanical solutions. MEMS establishes a new competition to historical high-end motion sensors, as typically offered by Honeywell, by pushing the boundaries of its performances, offering higher robustness at reduced cost in safety critical and harsh environment applications ...

 

Mr. Soheil Habibi,

Business Dev. Manager,

Colibrys (Switzerland) Ltd.

BDM, Mil & Aerospace

Tel.: +41 32 720 52 05

E-mail: shb@colibrys.com

Accelerometer RS9010

 

 

Infrared Sensing and Photo Detection Solutions for Critical Environmental and Human Health Applications

 

Nürnberg, Germany – Sensor + Test 2009 –PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, has announced the introduction of four new products leveraging the Company’s innovative infrared sensing (IR) and photon detection technologies. Aimed at a range of OEM applications including energy conservation, enhanced home security, and clinical diagnostics applications, the new products have been showcased at the 16th annual Sensor + Test Fair taking place on May 2009 in Nürnberg, Germany ...

 

Francine S. Bernitz

Global Marketing Director,

Illumination and Detection Solutions

Tel.: 978.224.4321

Mobile: 781.789.3178

E-mail: Francine.bernitz@perkinelmer.com

Infrared detector

 

 

New Miniature Silicon MEMS IMU Launched

 

A brand new inertial measurement unit with SPI-bus digital interface has been launched at the Sensor+Test Exhibition in Nuremberg. DMU02 is a high performance 6 degree-of freedom IMU from Silicon Sensing comprising three of its silicon MEMS gyros and a 3-axis accelerometer, integrated in a 1-cubic inch package. Multi-axis inertial sensing can be used in robotics, platform stabilisation and navigation. The DMU02 IMU provides simple mechanical and digital electronic interfaces. This together with the raw performance of the silicon MEMS gyros eliminates the need for external temperature compensation. The company supplies silicon MEMS gyros, particularly suitable for real-world applications where the ability to withstand the effects of shock and vibration are important ...

 

Chris Tear

Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.

Plymouth PL6 6DE UK

Tel.: +44 1822 855819

Mobile: +44 7879404892

E-mail: chris.tear@prdogs.com

DMU02 inertial measurement unit

 

 

New Capacitive Sensor Technology Allows for Continuous and Contact-Free Level Measurement

 

Sensortechnics’ CLC series uses a new contact-free capacitive sensor technology to continuously measure the fill level of liquids as well as granular or pulverized materials. The miniature sensor can be easily mounted to the outside of a container or vessel and is able to measure through almost any non-metallic wall material. The level sensing range of the standard device is up to 10 cm which can be enlarged in special multi-sensor configurations. The non-invasive design, with no contact between the sensor and the fluid, eliminates all media compatibility and sterility issues. The device is highly flexible and the user can easily calibrate the sensor to measure to the desired levels, media and application set-up. The CLC series achieves a very high accuracy and reliability due to an additional reference electrode which compensates for all changes in ambient environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. As an optional safety feature the sensor can be supplied with an extra sensing pad to detect if a container is actually present or not. The CLC sensor offers an analog voltage output as well as a digital interface. Sensortechnics can also provide modifications of its capacitive level sensor based on customer specific requirements ...

 

Andrea Gebhard

Sensortechnics GmbH

Boschstr. 10

82178 Puchheim, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)89 80083-48

Fax: +49 (0)89 80083-33

E-mail: andrea.gebhard@sensortechnics.com

Level measurement

 

 

ZMD31210 cLite Capacitive Sensor Signal Conditioning IC

 

May 26, 2009 - ZMD AG has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioning devices with the wide-dynamic-range ZMD31210 cLite IC. New design technology delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.5% accuracy over a wide range of capacitance and temperature. Capacitive sensors offer several benefits, including very low power operation, and the ZMD31210 supports this with a low 60 uA current draw over a supply voltage range as low as 1.8V or as high as 5.5V. The ZMD31210 can be configured to interface with capacitive sensors from 2 to 260 pF with sensitivity as low as 125 atto-Farads (aF) per digital bit. The part accommodates both single and differential input sensor configurations. All calibration is digital, and completed in one pass; eliminating the cost of laser trimming and speeding production of fully-calibrated sensor modules ...

 

Gabriele Taschler

Marcom Manager

Grenzstrasse 28

D-01109 Dresden, Germany

Tel.: +49.351.8822-668

Fax: +49.351.8822-666

E-mail: taschler@zmdi.com

Capacitive sensor signal conditioner ZMD31210

 

 

New Gigahertz Photon Detection Module

 

Nürnberg, Germany - May 27, 2009 - Sensor+Test 2009.  PerkinElmer, announced the introduction of its new Gigahertz Photon Detection Module (GPDM) for analytical and clinical diagnostic applications under low light level conditions. The new module, the latest addition to PerkinElmer's Channel Photomultiplier family, offers the world's highest dynamic counting range between 1 cps and 1 Gcps in a single operating mode, coupled with extremely low noise performance. As a result of the new Gigahertz module's high dynamic range and high signal to noise (S/N), OEMs can perform fluorescence and luminescence measurements with a single detection system ...

 

Francine S. Bernitz

Global Marketing Director,

Illumination and Detection Solutions

Tel.: 978.224.4321

Mobile: 781.789.3178

E-mail: Francine.bernitz@perkinelmer.com

Gigahertz Photon Detection Module

 

 

From Hot to Ice Cold in Less than 10 Seconds

 

Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH, the specialist for environmental simulation systems, will be unveiling the new TS 60 temperature shock test chamber. Temperature differences of up to 300 °C prevail between the two separated temperature chambers, enabling the realisation of trials where test products can be subject to extreme thermal stress. The test chamber is designed for operation over even long periods of time and more than 1000 measurement cycles without maintenance interruptions or defrosting procedures ...

 

Weiss Umwelttechnik GmbH

35447 Reiskirchen-Lindenstruth,

Germany , Greizer Straße 41 - 49

Tel.: +49 6408 84-0

Fax:  +49 6408 84-8710

E-mail: info@wut.com

Climatic chamber TS 60

 

 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Microbridge Technologies Announces Micro-Flow Differential Pressure Sensors for Medical Respiration and Industrial HVAC Applications

 

Sensors Expo & Conference, Chicago, Ill, June 8, 2009– Microbridge Technologies, Inc., the leader in passive, analog precision calibration products (Rejustors), has announced a family of Nano-Air-Flow Differential Pressure Sensors targeted at medical respiratory and industrial HVAC applications.  Microbridge is demonstrating the capabilities of these sensors at The Sensors Expo, June 8 – 10. The new devices incorporate a thermal anemometer element and CMOS Analog conditioning circuitry with a micro-flow channel having very high flow-impedance that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures over a wide dynamic range. The flow-impedance is pre-defined at the die-level, requiring only 2.5nl/sec of air flow and thus dramatically relaxing demands on subsequent packaging operations, resulting in a smaller, lower-cost solution ...

 

Sacha Arts

Bella Vista Communications

Tel.: 408-356-3099

E-mail: s.arts@comcast.net

Http://www.mbridgetech.com

Flow air pressure sensor

 


 

 

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