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Vol. 133, No. 10, October 2011

 

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RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

1. A Soft Technique for Measuring Friction Force Using Neural Network,

    by Sunan Huang, Kok Kiong Tan, pp.1-7

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2. Neural Net Based Optimization of Wet Thermal Lateral Oxidation Rates,

    by “Moh’d Sami” Ashhab, Nabeel Abo Shaban and Abdulla N. Olimat, pp.8-17

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3. ECG Acquisition and Analysis System for Diagnosis of Heart Diseases,

    by Channappa Bhyri, Satish T. Hamde, Laxman M. Waghmare, pp.18-29

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4. Soft Computing Based PID Controller Tuning and Application to the Pulp and Paper Industry,

    by B. Nagaraj, P. Vijayakumar, pp. 30-43

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5. Greenhouse Environmental Control Using Optimized MIMO PID Technique,

    by Fateh Bounaama and Belkacem Draoui, pp. 44-52

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6. Design and Real Time Implementation of CDM-PI Control System in a Conical Tank Liquid Level Process,

    by P. K. Bhaba and S. Somasundaram, pp.53-64

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7. Fuzzy Logic Applied to an Oven Temperature Control System,

    by Nagabhushana Katte, Nagabhushan Raju Konduru, Bhaskar Pobbathi and Parvathi Sidaraddi, pp.65-73

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8. Balancing Inverted Pendulum by Angle Sensing Using Fuzzy Logic Supervised PID Controller Optimized by Genetic Algorithm,

    by Ashutosh K. Agarwal, Sanjeev Kumar, pp.74-82

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9. A Novel Method for Gearbox Fault Detection Based on Biorthogonal B-spline Wavelet,

    by Guangbin Zhang and Yunjian Ge, pp.83-94

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10.A Multi-hop Topology Control Based on Inter-node Range Measurement for Wireless Sensor Networks Node Localization,

    by Ali Husein Alasiry, Shinji Ohyama, pp.95-107

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11.Distributed Point Source Technique in Modeling Surface-Breaking Crack in a MFL Test,

    by Mehdi Kiyasatfar, Maqsud Golzan, Nader Pourmahmoud, Mehdi Eskandarzade, pp.108-114

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BUSINESS NEWS

 

Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S. L. has been Nominated for Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award in the Sensors Market

 

24 October 2011, Barcelona, Spain - Technology Assistance BCNA 2010 S. L., a start-up company has been nominated for the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award in the sensors market for the strategic product development of its novel Universal Sensors and Transducers Interface (USTI) integrated circuit. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as Entrepreneurship, leadership, Mergers and acquisitions, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry ...

 

Mr. Javier Cañete

Technology Assistance BCNA 2010, S. L.

C/Riera de Tena, nº9, local 4

08014 Barcelona, Spain

Tel.: +34 680 282 682

E-mail: info@techassist2010.com

Web: http://www.techassist2010.com

Best Practices Award

 

 

PRODUCT NEWS

 

Micro Analog Systems Releases Low Power Piezo Resistive Sensor Signal Interface IC

 

Helsinki, Finland – 06 October 2011 - Micro Analog Systems Oy has announced MAS6502, a 16-bit Piezo Resistive Sensor Signal Interface IC primarily intended for MEMS based pressure sensor modules. The device uses a ratiometric AD-converter principle employing a delta-sigma (ΔΣ) conversion technique, giving very good noise performance. Its current consumption is extremely low (2.3 μA ) and it can operate at low supply voltage from 2.0 V to 3.6 V which makes it an ideal solution for interfacing a piezo-resistive sensor in power consumption critical portable applications ...

 

Jan Gripsborn

VP Sales & Marketing

Micro Analog Systems Oy

Kutomotie 16, FI-00380, Helsinki Finland

Tel.:+46 708 778 110

E-mail:info@mas-oy.com

Web: http://www.mas-oy.com

MAS6502 Piezo Resistive Sensor Signal Interface

 

 

Linear Accelerometer Performs Reliably in Rail Cars and Other Severe Vibration and Shock Environments

 

Columbia Research Laboratories has successfully installed the Model SA211411 in rail cars to take measurements during the braking process. The SA211411 is an extremely rugged compact premium performance linear accelerometer. This device incorporates Columbia's patented HP torque system, which provides exceptional performance and reliability in severe shock and vibration environments. This accelerometer design has exceptional versatility, allowing for performance and packaging adaptations to optimize cost versus performance ratio ...

 

Columbia Research Laboratories, Inc.

Tel.: 1-800-813-8471

Fax: 610-872-3882

E-mail: sales@crlsensors.com

Web: http://www.crlsensors.com

Model SA211411 of linear accelerometer

 

 

New Compensated Pressure Sensor Measures as Low as 0-2” H2O Offer High Performance

 

Servoflo Corporation of Lexington, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the MS4515 Series of pressure sensors for low pressure measurement ranges. With an analog or digital output, the MS4515 is available in various calibration ranges between 0-2” H2O up to 0-30” H2O. This ceramic-based, PCB mount pressure sensor using the latest in CMOS signal conditioning circuitry to create a low cost, high performance sensor. The analog version, MS4515, provides a ratiometric voltage output while the MS4515DO provides a 14bit digital output for pressure and 11 bit output for temperature in an I2C or SPI protocol ...

 

Seta Davidian

Servoflo Corporation

75 Allen Street Lexington,

MA 02421, USA

Tel.: 781-862-9572

E-mail: seta@servoflo.com

Pressure Sensor MS4515

 

 

Sensirion Launches New Digital Temperature Sensor

 

Following the successful market launch of the SHT2x family of humidity and temperature sensors, Sensirion is now launching a sensor designed exclusively for temperature measurement. The new STS21 temperature sensor is based on the same chip as the SHT2x family and is housed in a tiny DFN package measuring only 3x3 mm. This makes the sensor ideal for use in applications where only very limited space is available. It also delivers outstanding performance and remarkably high accuracy of ±0.22 °C over the temperature range of 5 to 60 °C, combined with very low power consumption – an especially important consideration for battery-operated devices ...

 

Jennifer Wagner

Project Manager Marketing

SENSIRION, Laubisruetistrasse 50

CH-8712 Staefa ZH

Switzerland

Tel:. +41 44 306 40 00, fax: +41 44 306 40 30

E-mail: info@sensirion.com

Web: http://www.sensirion.com

STS21 temperature sensor

 

 

LVDT Linear Position Sensors Available in Different Housings to Perform in Hostile Chemical, Radiation and Seawater Environments

 

Macro Sensors offers its AC-operated LVDTs in different material housings to perform in varying operating environments including those with high and low temperature extremes, radiation exposure, seawater and vacuum pressure conditions. Standard configurations of Macro Sensors’ AC-operated linear position sensors are constructed of stainless steel with hermetically sealed electronics that enable reliable performance in environments with high temperatures (400 °F) or mild radiation exposure ...

 

Eileen Otto,

Macro Sensors,

7300 US Route 130 North,

Pennsauken, New Jersey, 07828 USA

Tel.: (856) 662-8000, fax: (856) 317-1005

E-mail: positionsensors@macrosensors.com

LVDT Linear Position Sensor

 

 

Versatile Chlorine Sensors Simplify Water Monitoring

 

Electro-Chemical Devices has developed a flexible, user-friendly series of sensors for chlorine analysis, designed to easily and cost-effectively fit into chlorine monitoring systems in a wide variety of aqueous environments. The FCA-22 Free Chlorine Sensor, TCA-22 Total Chlorine Dioxide Sensor and CDA-22 Chlorine Dioxide Sensor are high-accuracy amperometric sensors that are ideal for fresh water applications including monitoring of industrial cooling and rinse water, drinking water and wastewater ...

 

Joe Bradley

Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD)

1681 Kettering, Irvine

CA 92614 USA

Tel.: 800-729-1333

Fax: 949-336-6064

E-mail: sales@ecdi.com

Chlorine  sensors

 

 

New Rack-Mount High-Precision Displacement Measuring System Handles High-Sensor-Count Applications

 

October 18, 2011 — In response to the ever-increasing demand for ease of expandability in multi-channel sensor applications, Kaman delivers the new KDM-8206 measuring system in a 19-inch modularized rack format. The user easily adds channels to the system by installing modular PC backplane boards into empty rack or bench-top enclosure slots. Designed for making high-precision multi-channel displacement, run-out, and position measurements, the KDM-8206 is ideal for high-sensor-count test and development applications in industrial, laboratory, and production facilities. The 3U-by-7T Eurocard measuring module is the fundamental component of this non-contact measuring system, and features auto-synchronization of multiple channels ...

 

Dan Spohn

Kaman Precision Products

Tel.: 719/635-6957

Fax: 719/634-8093

E-mail: Dan.Spohn@kaman.com

Web: http://www.kaman.com

KDM-8206 measuring system

 

 

14-Bit Capacitive Sensor Conditioning IC Raises Accuracy, Linearity, and Temperature for Pressure Sensors

 

ZMD AG (ZMDI) has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioning devices with the wide-dynamic-range ZSSC3123 integrated circuit (IC). The chip delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.25 % accuracy over a wide range of sensor capacitances and temperatures. Target applications include low power battery driven sensor applications, sensors for humidity, weight scales, load and compression sensing, as well as tension control. Capacitive sensors are often favored for their small size and lower power consumption. The ZSSC3123, designed for low-power operation, complements these features and provides to designers an optimal solution for their system designs. The device is particularly suited for MEMS-based sensor elements, such as pressure sensors for hydraulic control systems, humidity sensors, and liquid level gauges ...

 

Gabriele Taschler,

ZMDI, Dresden, Germany

MDI Marketing Communications

Tel.: +49.351.8822.668

E-mail: gabriele.taschler@zmdi.com

Web: http://www.zmdi.com

ZSSC 3123 capacitive sensor signal condition

 

 


 

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