bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal 2009 (CD-ROM Contents)

 

Title: Sensors & Transducers Journal

Description: The peer reviewed international journal devoted to research, development and application of sensors and transducers

Publisher: International Frequency Sensors Association (IFSA)

ISSN: 1726-5479

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Format:  pdf-format, CD-ROM

Language: English

Number of Issues on CD: 12 regular issues + 3 special issues:

  • Robotic and Sensors Environments (selected papers from the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE 2008), 17-18 October 2008, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Modern Sensing Technologies II (selected paper from the 3rd International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST ´2008),
    30 November  - 3 December, 2008, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

  • MEMS: from Micro Devices to Wireless Systems (selected Papers From the 12th Annual NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, 3 - 7 May 2009, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Volumes: 100-111

Year: 2009

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Bullet

Vol. 100, Issue 1, January 2009

 

Editorial

 

International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Celebrates the 10th Anniversary

Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.I-XII...................................................................................................

I

 

Research Articles

 

A Log Amplifier Based Linearization Scheme for Thermocouples

Nikhil Mondal, A. Abudhahir, Sourav Kanti Jana,Sugata Munshi and D. P. Bhattacharya............

1

 

 

Uncertainty Analysis of Thermocouple Circuits

B. Vasuki, M. Umapathy, S. K. Velumani...............................................................................

11
   

Calibration System for Thermocouple Testing

Dragan R. Milivojevic, Visa Tasic, Marijana Pavlov, Zoran Andjelkovic......................................

16
   

Embedded Processor Based Automatic Temperature Control of VLSI Chips

Narasimha Murthy Yayavaram, Saritha Chappidi, Sukanya Velamakuri.....................................

27
   

Field of Temperature Measurement by Virtual Instrumentation

Libor Hargaš, Dušan Koniar, Miroslav Hrianka, Jozef Čuntala..................................................

45
   

Analyzing Electroencephalogram Signal Using EEG Lab

Mukesh Bhardwaj and Avtar. K. Nadir....................................................................................

 

51
   

New Aspects in Respiratory Epithelium Diagnostics Using Virtual Instrumentation

Dušan Koniar, Libor Hargaš, Miroslav Hrianka, Peter Bánovčin................................................

 

58
   

A PC-based Technique to Measure the Thermal Conductivity of Solid Materials
Alety Sridevireddy, K. Raghavendra Rao.................................................................................

 

65

A New Wide Frequency Band Capacitance Transducer with Application to Measuring Metal Fill Time

Wael Deabes, Mohamed Abdelrahman, and Periasamy K. Rajan.............................................

 

72
   

A Novel Hall Effect Sensor Using Elaborate Offset Cancellation Method

Vlassis N. Petoussis, Panos D. Dimitropoulos and George Stamoulis......................................

85
   

A Review of Material Properties Estimation Using Eddy Current Testing and Capacitor Imaging

Mohd. Amri Yunus, S. C. Mukhopadhyay and G. Sen Gupta....................................................

92
   

Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Fiber Optic Sensor with Symmetric and Asymmetric Metallic Coatings: a Comparative Study

Smita Singh, Rajneesh K. Verma and B. D. Gupta..................................................................

116
   

Increasing of Excursion Range of Absolute Optical Sensors Intended for Positioners

Igor Friedland, Ioseph Gurwich, Amit Brandes........................................................................

125
   

Field-Effect-Transistor Behavior of a Multiwall Carbon Nano Fiber Directly Grown on Nickel Electrodes

L. W. Chang, P. S. Wu, J. T. Lue and Z. P. Chen..................................................................

137
   

Classification of Fiber-Optic Pressure Sensors with Amplitude Modulation of Optical Signal

Vladyslav Kondratov, Vitalii Redko........................................................................................

 

146

 

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 101, Issue 2, February 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Preliminary Characterization of a Commercial Chiral Stationary Phase as a Selector for Chemical Sensor Applications Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance

W. J. Buttner, C-L. Lu, V. Perez-Luna, J. R. Stetter and G. K. Webster..................................

1
   

New Copolymers Containing Charge Carriers for Organic Devices with ITO Films Treated by UV-OzoneUsing High Intensity Discharge Lamp

Emerson Roberto Santos, Fábio Conte Correia, Elvo Calixto Burini Junior, Shu Hui Wang, Marcia Akemi Yamasoe, Pilar Hidalgo, Fernando   Josepetti Fonseca, Adnei Melges de Andrade.............................................................................................................................

12
   

Aquaregia and Oxygen Plasma Treatments on Fluorinated Tin Oxide for Assembly of PLEDs Devices Using OC1C10-PPV as Emissive Polymer

Emerson Roberto Santos, Elvo Calixto Burini Junior, Fernando Josepetti Fonseca...................
22
   

Electrical Conduction and Humidity Sensing Properties of NiCr2O4-ZnO-CeO2 Composites

L. Regina Mary, K. S. Nagaraja.............................................................................................
31

Humidity and Electrical Sensing Properties of NiCr2O4–ZnO–MnO2 Composites

Regina Mary L., Jeyaraj B. and Nagaraja K. S........................................................................
42

Poly (3, 4-Ethylenedioxythiophene) - Poly (4-Styrenesulfonate) for Humidity Sensing Using Ink-jet Printing Technique on Flexible Polyimide Substrate

Hee C. Lim, Yew Fong Hor, Yew L. Hor, James L. Zunino III and John F. Federici....................
52
   

Cobalt Doped SnO2 Thick Film Gas Sensors: Conductance and Gas Response Characteristics for LPG and CNG Gas

V. Kumar, S. K. Srivastava, Kiran Jain..................................................................................
60
   

Study on Gas Sensing Performance of TiO2 Screen Printed Thick Films

C. G. Dighavkar, A. V. Patil and R. Y. Borse.........................................................................
73
   

Metal Oxides Doped PPY-PVA Blend Thin Films Based Gas Sensor

D. B. Dupare, M. D. Shirsat and A. S. Aswar.........................................................................
82
   

Surface Morphology Dependent Copper Sulphide Ammonia Gas Sensor Working at Room Temperature: Effect of SHI Irradiation

Ramphal Sharma, Abhay A. Sagade, J. C. Vyas , P. K. Nema, Anil Ghule and Sung-Hwan Han
90
   

NO2 Gas Sensing Properties of Screen Printed ZnO Thick Films

A. V. Patil, C. G. Dighavkar and R. Y. Borse.........................................................................
96
   

Loss of Capacitance Ideality in Label-Free Immuno-Chip

Sandro Carrara, Vijayender Bhalla, Luca Benini, Bruno Samorì................................................
104
   

Development of an Optical Urea Biosensor Using Polypyrrole-polyvinyl Sulphonate Film

H. J. Kharat, K. Datta, P. Ghosh, Mahendra D. Shirsat...........................................................

112
   

Performance Comparison of SPR Sensors Based on Chalcogenide and Silica Glass Prisms

Rajan Jha and Anuj K. Sharma
123
   

Non-invasive Blood Glucose Quantification Using a Hybrid Sensor

Sundararajan Jayapal, Dr. V. Palanisamy, Sandeep Mandyam.................................................
132

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 102, Issue 3, March 2009

Editorial

 

Smart Sensor Systems: Book Review

IFSA, pp.I-II.......................................................................................................................

I
   

 

Research Articles

 

Design of a Smart and High Precision Industrial Temperature Measurement and Monitoring System Using K-type Thermocouple and SPI-compatible Temperature Sensor

Utpal Sarma, Digbijoy Chakraborty, P. K. Boruah..................................................................

1
   

IEEE 1451.0-2007 Compatible Smart Sensor Readout with Error Compensation Using FPGA

J. Kamala and B. Umamaheswari.........................................................................................

10
   

Predicting the Deflections of Micromachined Electrostatic Actuators Using Artificial Neural Network (ANN)

Hing Wah Lee, Mohd. Ismahadi Syono and Ishak Hj. Abd. Azid..............................................

22
   

Conception and Development of a Portable Electronic Nose System for Classification of Raw Milk Using Principal Component Analysis Approach

Hing Wah Lee, Mohd. Ismahadi Syono and Ishak Hj. Abd. Azid..............................................

33
   

Viscosity Measurement Using Microcontroller to Study the Thermal Degradation of Edible Oil

Neelameagam Periyasamy, Rubalya Valantina Sathianathan and Murugananthan Krishnamoorthy...................................................................................................................

45
   

Problems of Terminology in the Field of Measuring Instruments with Elements of Artificial Intelligence

Roald Taymanov, Ksenia Sapozhnikova

51
   

Microcontroller Based Closed Loop PMDC Motor Position Control System

Subrata Chattopadhyay, Utpal Chakraborty, Arindam Bhakta and Sagarika Pal

62
   

Discrete Time Sliding Mode Control Using Fast Output Sampling Feedback for Piezoelectric Actuated Structures

L. R. Karl Marx, M. Umapathy, A. Girija, D. Ezhilarasi............................................................

71
   

A Particle Swarm Optimization of Natural Ventilation Parameters in a Greenhouse with Continuous Roof Vents

Abdelhafid Hasni, Belkacem Draoui, Thierry Boulard, Rachid Taibi and Brahim Dennai.............

84
   

Experimental and Computational Study of Two-phase (Air–Palm Oil) Flow through Pipe and Control Valve in Series

Arivazhagan M., Pugalenthi, Krishna Karthik K., Rani Hemamalini, Sundaram S......................

94
   

The Effect on Pressure Drop across Control Valve for Two Phase Flow (Air-Water)

Arivazhagan M, Krishna Karthik K, Sundaram S....................................................................

105
   

RBIC-Lite – a Family of Signal Conditioning ICs of ZMD

Krauss Gudrun, Krauss Mathias...........................................................................................

115

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 5, Special Issues, March 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Foreword

Pierre Payeur, Emil Petriu...................................................................................................

1
   
An Omnidirectional Stereoscopic System for Mobile Robot Navigation

Rémi Boutteau, Xavier Savatier, Jean-Yves Ertaud, Bélahcène Mazari....................................

3
   

Movement in Collaborative Robotic Environments Based on the Fish Shoal Emergent Patterns

Razvan Cioarga, Mihai V. Micea, Vladimir Cretu, Emil M. Petriu..............................................

18
   

A Multiscale Calibration of a Photon Videomicroscope for Visual Servo Control: Application to MEMS Micromanipulation and Microassembly

Brahim Tamadazte, Sounkalo Dembélé and Nadine Piat........................................................

37
   

A Study on Dynamic Stiffening of a Rotating Beam with a Tip Mass

Shengjian Bai, Pinhas Ben-Tzvi, Qingkun Zhou, Xinsheng Huang...........................................

53
   

Towards a Model and Specification for Visual Programming of Massively Distributed Embedded Systems

Meng Wang, Varun Subramanian, Alex Doboli, Daniel Curiac, Dan Pescaru and Codruta Istin...

69
   

Effect of Firing Temperature on Humidity Sensing Properties of SnO2 Thick Film Resistor

R. Y. Borse and A. S. Garde...............................................................................................

86
   

Design and Analysis of a Fast Steering Mirror for Precision Laser Beams Steering

Qingkun Zhou, Pinhas Ben-Tzvi and Dapeng Fan..................................................................

104
   

Neural Gas and Growing Neural Gas Networks for Selective 3D Sensing: a Comparative Study

Ana-Maria Cretu, Pierre Payeur and Emil M. Petriu................................................................

119
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 103, Issue 4, April 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Frontiers of Nanosensor Technology

Vinod Kumar Khanna..........................................................................................................

1
   

Dual Comb Unit High-g Accelerometer Based on CMOS-MEMS Technology

Mehrdad Mottaghi, Farzan Ghalichi, Habib B. Ghavifekr.........................................................

17
   

Modeling of Micromachined Thermopiles Powered from the Human Body for Energy Harvesting in Wearable Devices

Vladimir Leonov, Ziyang Wang, Paolo Fiorini and Chris Van Hoof............................................

29
   

Design and Development of Polysilicon-based Microhotplate for Gas Sensing Application

Mahanth Prasad, V. K. Khanna and Ram Gopal....................................................................

44
   

Design of a Capacitive SOI Micromachined Accelerometer

Wenjing Zhao, Limei Xu......................................................................................................

52
   

Characteristic Features of RF MEMS Switches and its Various Applications

B. Mishra, Z. C. Alex...........................................................................................................

65
   

Study on the Effects of Added Mass on Mechanical Behavior of a Microbeam

Mohammad Fathalilou, Ghader Rezazadeh, Yashar Alizadeh, Soheil Talebian.........................
73
   

Titanium Hydride Formation in Current-Biased Titanium Microbolometer and Nanobolometer Devices

S. F. Gilmartin, K. Arshak, D. Collins, B. Lane, D. Bain, S. B. Newcomb, B. McCarthy, A. Arshak..............................................................................................................................
83
   

Squeeze-Film Damping Effect on Dynamic Pull-in Voltage of an Electrostatically-Actuated Microbeam

Hadi Yagubizade, Mohammad Fathalilou, Ghader Rezazadeh, Soheil Talebian........................

96
   

Porous Silicon Hydrogen Sensor at Room Temperature: the Effect of Surface Modification and Noble Metal Contacts

Jayita Kanungo, Hiranmay Saha, Sukumar Basu...................................................................

102
   

Design and Analyses of Electromagnetic Microgenerator

Nibras Awaja, Dinesh Sood, Thurai Vinay.............................................................................

109
   

Dynamic Pull-in Phenomenon in the Fully Clamped Electrostatically Actuated Rectangular Microplates Considering Damping Effects,

Ghader Rezazadeh, Soheil Talebian, Mohammad Fathalilou...................................................

122
   

Finite Element Analysis of Static and Dynamic Pull-In Instability of a Fixed-Fixed Micro Beam Considering Damping Effects

Mohammad Reza Ghazavi, Ghader Rezazadeh, Saber Azizi..................................................

132
   

Effect of Polyimide Variation and its Curing Temperature on CMOS Based Capacitive Humidity Sensor and Characterization of Integrated Heater

B. N. Baliga, D. N. Tiwari,Kamaljeet Singh, Sanjay Verma,K. Nagachenchaiah........................

144
   

Sputtered Silicon as a Potential Masking Material for Glass Micromachining – A Feasibility Study

Abhay B. Joshi, Dhananjay Bodas, S. A. Gangal...................................................................

155
   

Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of a Bilayer Microbeam Subjected to Nonlinear Electrostatic Pressure

Maliheh Pashapour, Seyed-Mehdi Pesteii, Ghader Rezazadeh, Shahriyar Kouravand................

161
   

Hydrogen and Methane Response of Pd Gate MOS Sensor,

Preeti Pandey, J. K. Srivastava, V. N. Mishra and R. Dwivedi.................................................

171

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 104, Issue 5, May 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Biosensors Development Based on Potential Target of Conducting Polymers

Ravindra P. Singh and Jeong-Woo Choi................................................................................

1
   

Designing Binocular Stereo Omni-Directional Vision Sensors

Yi-ping Tang, Chen-jun Pang, Yi-hua Zhu..............................................................................
19
   

A Stainless Steel Electrode Phantom to Study the Forward Problem of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT)

Tushar Kanti Bera and J. Nagaraju.......................................................................................

33
   

Single-mode D-type Optical Fiber Sensor in Spectra Method at a Specific Incident Angle of 89°

Ming-Hung Chiu, Po-Chin Chiu, Yi-Hsien Liu, Wei-Ding Zheng.................................................
41
   

Effect of Low Frequency Pulsed DC on Human Skin in Vivo: Resistance Studies in Reverse Iontophoresis

Pavan Kumar Kathuroju and Nagaraju Jampana.....................................................................

47
   

Low Frequency Noises of Hydrogen Sensors

Zara Mkhitaryan, Ferdinand Gasparyan, Armine Surmalyan.....................................................
58
   

Fe2O3 - ZnO Based Gas Sensors

L. A. Patil...........................................................................................................................

68
   

Effect of Yttria on Gas Sensitivity of Tungsten Trioxide

M. H. Shahrokh Abadi, M. N. Hamidon, Rahman Wagiran, Abdul Halim Shaari, Norhisam Misron, Norhafizah Abdullah.................................................................................................

76
   

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Sensing Properties of Nanosized Sprayed CdIn2O4 Thin Films

R. J. Deokate, R. R. Salunkhe, K. Y. Rajpure.......................................................................
87
   

Optimization of a Novel Humidity Sensing Mechanism Strip Length

Souhil Kouda, Zohir Dibi, Abdelghani Dendouga, Samir Barra.................................................
96
   

Humidity Sensing Studies of WO3-ZnO Nanocomposite

N. K. Pandey, Anupam Tripathi, Karunesh Tiwari...................................................................

109
   

Electrochemical Reduction of Potassium Ferricyanide Mediated by Magnesium Diboride Modified Carbon Electrode

WeeTee Tan, Farhan Yusri and Zulkarnain Zainal..................................................................
119

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 105, Issue 6, June 2009

Editorial

 

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

Sergey Y. Yurish.................................................................................................................

 

 

Research Articles

 

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.......

1
   

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

Subrata Chattopadhyay, Bijnan. R. Maity and Sagarika Pal.....................................................

10
   

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..............

18
   

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........................................................................

26
   

Development of Hardware Dual Modality Tomography System

R. M. Zain, R. Abdul Rahim..................................................................................................

33
   

Designing of Water Quality Detector Using pH Sensor

Pavika Sharma, Prerna Garg, and P. A. Alvi..........................................................................

42
   

Design and Modeling a New Optical Modulator

Mohammad Mezaael............................................................................................................

50
   

Study of a Modified Design of a Potential Transformer

S. C. Bera and D. N. Kole....................................................................................................

56
   

Simulation Study of IMC and Fuzzy Controller for HVAC System

Umamaheshwari and P. Sivashanmugam...............................................................................

66
   

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........................

73
   

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..........................

81

 

 

PPY-PVA Blend Thin Films as a Ammines Gas Sensor

D. B. Dupare, M. D. Shirsat and A. S. Aswar..........................................................................

94
   

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

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

104
   

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

J. Sumathi, S. Sundaram.....................................................................................................

113
   

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............

119
   

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................................................................................................

127
   

Micro-Flow Based Differential Pressure Sensor

Microbridge Technologies, White Paper.................................................................................

135
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 106, Issue 7, July 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Wireless Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors

Kerem Durdag.....................................................................................................................

1
   

Reliability Modeling of Wireless Sensor Network for Oil and Gas Pipelines Monitoring

Khalid El-Darymli, Faisal Khan, Mohamed H. Ahmed..............................................................

6
   

Level Controlled Gossip Based Tsunami Warning Wireless Sensor Networks

Santosh Bhima, Anil Gogada and Ramamurthy Garimella.......................................................

27
   

A Distributed Approach to Area Coverage for Dynamic Sensor Networks

Simone Gabriele and Paolo Di Giamberardino........................................................................

35
   

An Investigation into Clustering Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks

Abdulazeez F. Salami, Farhat Anwar and Akhmad Unggul Priantoro........................................

48

Data Fusion Functions: Applications to Sensor Networks

Vinay Kumar Deekonda, Sankara Sastry Korada and Ramamurthy Garimella...........................

62
   

High Fidelity Simulation of Network Nodes with RF-Ranging Capabilities

Hamed Bastani and Andreas Birk.........................................................................................

73
   

RFID for Location Proposes Based on the Intermodulation Distortion

Hugo Gomes, Nuno Borges Carvalho....................................................................................

85
   

Design and Manufacturing Precise Wireless Car Engine's Speed Sensor

Amir Mahyar Khorasani, Mir Saeed Safizadeh........................................................................

97
   

Channel Estimation of WCDMA with OFDM Signal

N. R. Raajan, Y. Venkataramani, T. R. Sivaramakrishnan.......................................................

107
   

Rearranging Structure for WCDMA over GSM

N. R. Raajan, Y. Venkataramani, T. R. Sivaramakrishnan.......................................................

114
   

Simulation Study of OFDM, COFDM and Mimo-OFDM System

Mrutyunjaya Panda and Dr. Sarat Ku. Patra...........................................................................

123
   

An Efficient Method for Extraction of Transfer Function of H-Tree Clock Distribution Networks

Fahimeh Alsadat Hosseini and Nasser Masoumi....................................................................

134
   

Three-dimensional Quantitative Visualization from a Single Image

Yuichiro Oya, Kikuhito Kawasue...........................................................................................

142
   

Modeling and Analysis of Micro Fluidic Channels

M. Shanmugavalli, M. Umapathy, G. Uma..............................................................................

155

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 107, Issue 8, August 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Precise Frequency and Period Measurements for Slow Slew Rate Signals Based on the Modified Method of the Dependent Count

Sergey Y. Yurish.................................................................................................................

1
   

Electronic Nose Technology and its Applications

Esmaeil Mahmoudi..............................................................................................................

17

Electronic Nose Study of Powdered Garlic

Rosa E. Baby, María M. Sance, Mónica Bauzá, Valeria M. Messina, Alvaro R. Gómez, José L. Burba, Noemí E. Walsöe de Reca........................................................................................

26
   

Effects of Radiation on Silicon Pressure Sensor

Jaspreet Singh, M. M. Nayak, K. Nagachenchaiah, K. Rajanna...............................................

35
   

Design of a PC Based Pressure Indicator Using Inductive Pick-up type Transducer and Bourdon Tube Sensor

S. C. Bera, N. Mandal, R. Sarkar and S. Maity.......................................................................

42
   

Problem of Piezoelectric Sensitivity of 1–3-type Composites

Vitaly Yu. Topolov and Anatoly E. Panich..............................................................................

52
   

Development of a Surface Micromachined On-Chip Flat Disk Micropump

M. I. Kilani, A. T. Al-Halhouli, P. C. Galambos, Y. S. Haik, A. Al-Salaymeh and S. Üttgenbach.

64
   

Humidity Sensing Behavior of Polyaniline / Strontium Arsenate Composites

Machappa T., M. Sasikala, Koppalkar R. Anilkumar, M. V. N. Ambika Prasad.........................

77
   

Oxygen Sensing Properties of the WO3 Thick Films

R. S. Khadayate, S. K. Disawal and P. P. Patil......................................................................

86
   

Optimization of Firing Temperature of PbO-doped SnO2 Sensor for Detection of Acetone, Methanol, Propanol

J. K. Srivastava, Preeti Pandey, V. N. Mishra and R. Dwivedi..................................................
92
   

Sol gel Synthesis of Tungsten Oxide Thin Film in Presence of Surfactant for NO2 Detection

Vibha Srivastava, A. K. Srivastava, K. N. Sood, Kiran Jain.....................................................

99
   

Epinephrine Biosensor Using Tyrosinase Immobilized Eggshell Membrane

Sanket Tembe, Sudha Kulkarni, Meena Karve, S. F. D’Souza.................................................
111
   

Finite Element Analyses of a Flat Spring for use in an Electromagnetic Microgenerator

Nibras Awaja, Dinesh Sood, Thurai Vinay..............................................................................

119
   

Design and Development of a Step Climbing Wheeled Robot

 Srijan Bhattacharya, Sagarika Pal, Subrata Chattopadhyay....................................................
133
   

Enhancement of Heat Exchanger Control using Improved PID Controller

Gopalakrishna G., Sivakumaran N. and *Sivashanmugam P...................................................
144
   

Speech Disability Threshold Determination by Graphical and DSP Techniques

Anandthirtha. B. Gudi and H. C. Nagaraj................................................................................

157
   

Smart Wireless Sensors Integrated in Clothing: an Electrocardiography System in a Shirt Powered Using Human Body Heat

Vladimir Leonov, Tom Torfs, Chris Van Hoof and Ruud J. M. Vullers........................................

165

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 6, Special Issues, August 2009

 

Foreword

Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Gourab Sen Gupta and Ray Yueh Min Huang.......................

1
   
GPS Navigation Processing Using the IMM-Based Extended Kalman Filter

Dah-Jing Jwo, Chien-Hao Tseng...........................................................................................

4
   

A Robot with Complex Facial Expressions

J. Takeno, K. Mori and Y. Naito...........................................................................................

18
   

A Bayesian Approach to Solving the Non – Invasive Time Domain Reflectometry Inverse Problem

Ian G. Platt and Ian M. Woodhead........................................................................................

27
   

Estimation of Back-Surface Flaw Depth by Laminated Piezoelectric Highpolymer Film

Akinobu Yamamoto, Shiro Biwa and Eiji Matsumoto..............................................................

43
   

Studies on Gas Sensing Performance of Pure and Surface Modified SrTiO3 Thick Film Resistors

V. B. Gaikwad, D. D. Kajale, Y. R. Baste, S. D. Shinde, P. K. Khanna, N. K. Pawar, D. N. Chavan, M. K. Deore, G. H. Jain..........................................................................................

57

Computational Aspects of Sensor Network Protocols (Distributed Sensor Network Simulator)

Vasanth Iyer, S. S. Iyengar, G. Rama Murthy, M. B. Srinivas..................................................

69
   

Sensitivity Enhancement of Wheatstone Bridge Circuit for Resistance Measurement

Tarikul Islam, Shakeb A. Khan, Sheikh S. Islam, Harsh........................................................

92
   

Experimental Evaluation of the Applicability of Capacitive and Optical Measurement Methods for the Determination of Liquid Hydrogen Volume Flow

Gert Holler, Daniel Hrach, Anton Fuchs.................................................................................

105
   

Effect of Organic Vapour on Porous Alumina Based Moisture Sensor in Dry Gases

Saakshi Dhanekar, Tarikul Islam, S. S. Islam, Kamalendu Sengupta, Debdulal Saha..............

117
   

Compensation of Imperfections for Vibratory Gyroscope Systems Using State Observers

Chien-Yu Chi and Tsung-Lin Chen........................................................................................

128
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 108, Issue 9, September 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Smart Sensor for Analyzing Train Vibration in WCR Zone

Alka Dubey and Ashish Verma.............................................................................................
1
   

Design of a Low Cost Smart Dryer Temperature Measurement System for Tea Factories

Utpal SARMA, Digbijoy CHAKRABORTY, Pradip Kr. BORUAH...............................................
8
   

Design of a MEMS Capacitive Comb-drive Micro-accelerometer with Sag Optimization

B. D. PANT, Lokesh DHAKAR, P. J. GEORGE and S. AHMAD..............................................
15
   

Dynamic Characterization of MEMS Scanners

Çağlar ATAMAN, Hüseyin R SEREN, Harald SCHENK, Hakan ÜREY......................................
31
   

Electromagnetic Investigation of a CMOS MEMS Inductive Microphone

Farès Tounsi, Brahim Mezghani, Libor Rufer, Mohamed Masmoudi and Salvador Mir.................
40
   

Study of Thermoelastic Damping in Capacitive Micro-beam Resonators Using Hyperbolic Heat Conduction Model

Ghader Rezazadeh, Armin Saeedi vahdat, Seyed-Mehdi Pesteii,Bahman Farzi.........................
54
   

Development of Planter Foot Pressure Distribution System Using Flexi Force Sensors

S. L. Patil, Madhuri A. Thatte, U. M. Chaskar........................................................................
73
   

Fiber Optic Displacement and Liquid Refractive Index Sensors with Two Asymmetrical Inclined Fibers

H. Z. Yang, S. W. Harun and H. Ahmad................................................................................
80
   

Controlling a pH Process Using Feedback & Double Controller Scheme

S. Shobana, A. Srinivasan and Rames C. Panda...................................................................
89
   

Time Domain Analysis of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation using an Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducer

Sadiq Thomas, Salah Obayya, Domenico Pinto, D. Dulay, W. Balachandran, Mostafa Darwish..
102
   

Design of a PC Based Mass Flow Indicator of an Electrical Motor Driven Water Lift Pump using Motor Load Current as the Flow Sensing Parameter

S. C. Bera, N. Mandal and R. Sarkar.....................................................................................
116
   

A Bimorph Moment/Force Actuator for Dynamic Testing

Hou Xiaoyan.......................................................................................................................
128
   

Instrumentation to Measure the Capacitance of Biosensors by Sinusoidal Wave Method

Pavan Kumar Kathuroju and Nagaraju Jampana.....................................................................
139
   

Humidity and Electrical Sensing Properties of CoCr2O4–ZnO–MnO2 Composites

Regina Mary L., Jeyaraj B. and Nagaraja K. S........................................................................

147
   

AC Response to Humidity and Propane of Sprayed Fe-Zn Oxide Films

Alejandro Avila-García, Manuel García-Hipólito and Yasuhiro Matsumoto-Kuwabara...................
156
   

Sn-doped Zinc Oxide Thin Films for Methanol

Rajarshi Krishna Nath and Siddhartha Sankar Nath................................................................
168
   

Spray Deposited Pure and CuO Doped ZnO Thin Films for NH3 Sensing

L. A. Patil, I. G. Pathan.......................................................................................................
180
   

Formulation and Characterization of Cr2O3 Doped ZnO Thick Films as H2S Gas Sensor

A. V. Patil, C. G. Dighavkar, S. K. Sonawane, S. J. Patil and R. Y. Borse...............................

189
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 109, Issue 10, October 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Aspects of Gas Sensor´s Modeling and Implementation in a Dynamic Environment

Hakim Baha, Zohir Dibi.......................................................................................................

1
   

A Fuzzy-Based Tactile Sensor for Implementation in Specialized Motion of Land Rover

Badal Chakraborty, K. Rajanna............................................................................................

13
   

Neuro and Fuzzy Computing Approach for the Flow Sensorless Measurement

R. Kumar, and P. Sivashanmugam.......................................................................................

21
   

Fuzzy Logic Based Set-Point Weighting Controller Tuning for an Internal Model Control Based PID Controller

Maruthai Suresh, Ranganathan Rani Hemamalini, Gunna Jeersamy Srinivasan.........................

29
   

Adaptive PI Controller for a Nonlinear System

D. Rathikarani, D. Sivakumar...............................................................................................

43
   

Integration of Fault Detection and Isolation with Control Using Neuro-fuzzy Scheme

A. Asokan, D. Sivakumar....................................................................................................

59
   

Control Scheme of a Designed Step Climbing Wheeled Robot

Srijan Bhattacharya, Sagarika Pal, Subrata Chattopadhyay.....................................................

70
   

Accurate Fluid Level Measurement in Dynamic Environment Using Ultrasonic Sensor and ν-SVM

Jenny Terzic, Romesh Nagarajah, Muhammad Alamgir...........................................................

76
   

Design of a MEMS Capacitive Comb-drive Micro-accelerometer with Sag Optimization

B. D. Pant, Lokesh Dhakar, P. J. George and S. Ahmad........................................................

92
   

Remarkable Electromechanical Coupling in the 2–2 Composite Based on Single-domain PMN–0.33PT Crystal

 Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Sergei V. Glushanin, Christopher R. Bowen and Anatoly E. Panich.............

108
   

Effect on H2S Gas Sensing Performance of Nb2O5 Addition to TiO2 Thick Films

C. G. Dighavkar, A. V. Patil, S. J. Patil and R. Y. Borse........................................................

117
   

Al2O3- BSST Based Chemical Sensors for Ammonia Gas Sensing

L. A. Patil, H. M. Baviskar...................................................................................................

126
   

Wireless Telemetry 2.4 GHz for Measurement Occupational Vibration

Diogo Koenig and Alexandre Balbinot....................................................................................

137
   

pH Homeostasis Linked with Capacitance Relaxation Phenomena and Electrostrictive Energy in Cancer Cells

T. K. Basak, T. Ramanujam, J. C. Kavitha, Poonam Goyal, Deepali Garg, Arpita Gupta, Suman Halder.....................................................................................................................

147
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 7, Special Issues, October 2009

 

Foreword
Elena Gaura and James Brusey...........................................................................................
1
   
A Novel Strain Gauge with Damping Capability
Xiaohua Li and Cesar Levy...................................................................................................
5
   

A Parallel-Plate-Based Fishbone-Shape MEMS Tunable Capacitor with Linear Capacitance-Voltage Response

Mohammad Shavezipur, Patricia Nieva, Seyed Mohammad Hashemi and Amir Khajepour.........

15
   

Micro-Fabricated Rotational Actuators for Electrical Voltage Measurements Employing the Principle of Electrostatic Force

Jan Dittmer, Rolf Judaschke and Stephanus Büttgenbach.....................................................

25
   

Nanochip: a MEMS-Based Ultra-High Data Density Memory Device

Nickolai Belov, Donald Adams, Peter Ascanio, Tsung-Kuan Chou, John Heck, Byong Kim, Gordon Knight, Qing Ma, Valluri Rao, Jong-Seung Park, Robert Stark, Ghassan Tchelepi........

34
   

Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Array (VANTA) Biosensor for MEMS Lab-on-A-Chip

Luke Joseph, Thomas Hasling  and David Garmire................................................................

47
   

Development and Test of a Contactless Position and Angular Sensor Device for the Application in Synchronous Micro Motors

Andreas Waldschik, Marco Feldmann and Stephanus Büttgenbach........................................
56
   

A Robust Miniature Silicon Microphone Diaphragm

Weili Cui, Ronald N. Miles and Quang Su..............................................................................

63
   

Analysis of an Electrostatic MEMS Squeeze-Film Drop Ejector

Edward P. Furlani................................................................................................................

78
   

Application of Nonlocal Elasticity Shell Model for Axial Buckling of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Farzad Khademolhosseini, Nimal Rajapakse, Alireza Nojeh....................................................

88
   

An Online Tool for Simulating Electro-Thermo-Mechanical Flexures Using Distributed and Lumped Analyses

Fengyuan Li and Jason Vaughn Clark...................................................................................

101
   

Monte Carlo Simulation Studies for the Templated Synthesis of Ni Nanowires in Zeolites

Javier A. Huertas-Miranda, María M. Martínez-Iñesta..............................................................

116
   

A Multiscale Model of Cantilever Arrays and its Updating

Michel Lenczner, Emmanuel Pillet, Scott Cogan and Hui Hui..................................................

125
   

Simulation of Droplet Dynamics and Mixing in Microfluidic Devices using a VOF-Based Method

Anurag Chandorkar, Shayan Palit.........................................................................................

136
   

Comparison of Transmission Line Methods for Surface Acoustic Wave Modeling

William Wilson, Gary Atkinson.............................................................................................

150
   

Micro Tools with Pneumatic Actuators for Desktop Factories

Björn Hoxhold and Stephanus Büttgenbach...........................................................................

160
   

Hearing Aid Sensitivity Optimization on Dual MEMS Microphones Using Nano-Electrodeposits

Sang-Soo Je, Jeonghwan KIM, Michael N. Kozicki, and Junseok Chae...................................

170
   

A Novel Virtual Button User Interface for Determining the Characteristics of an Impulse Input Based on MEMS Inertial Sensors

A. J. Zwart, G. M. Derige, D. Effa, P. Nieva, S. Lancaster-Larocque........................................

179
   

Magnetic Bead and Fluorescent Silica Nanoparticles Based Optical Immunodetection
of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB) in Bottled Water

Shiva K. Rastogi, Veronica J. Hendricks, Josh R. Branen and A. Larry Branen........................

191
   

Wireless Sensor Networks for Space Applications: Network Architecture and Protocol Enhancements

Driss Benhaddou, Manikanden Balakrishnan, Xiaojing Yuan, Ji Chen, Mukesh Rungta, Rick Barton, Heng Yang..............................................................................................................

203
   

Classifying Transition Behaviour in Postural Activity Monitoring

James Brusey, Ramona Rednic and Elena Gaura..................................................................

213
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 110, Issue 11, November 2009

Editorial

 

Sensors Based on Nanostructured Materials: Book Review

Sergey Y. YURISH..............................................................................................................

I

 

Research Articles

 

Hydrogen Sensor Based on Carbon Nano-tube Fortified by Palladium

A. Kazemzadeh, A. F. Hessari, M. Kashani, H. Azizi and N. Jafari.........................................

1
   

Glucose Binding Protein as a Novel Optical Glucose Nanobiosensor

Majed DWEIK....................................................................................................................

9
   

Nanostructured ZrO2 Thick Film Resistors as H2-Gas Sensors Operable at Room Temperature

K. M. Garadkar, B. S. Shirke, Y. B. Patil and D. R. Patil.......................................................

17
   

Pull-in Phenomena and Dynamic Response of a Capacitive Nano-beam Switch

Farid Vakili-Tahami, Hamed Mobki, Ali-asghar keyvani-janbahan, Ghader Rezazadeh..............

26
   

Palladium Surface Modification of Nanocrystalline Sol-Gel derived Zinc Oxide Thin Films and its Effect on Methane Sensing

P. Bhattacharyya, S. Maji, S. Biswas, A. Sengupta, T. Maji, H. Saha......................................

38
   

Gas Sensing Properties of Indium Tin Oxide Nanofibers

Shiyou Xu, Yong Shi...........................................................................................................

47
   

Design, Modeling and Optimization of a Piezoelectric Pressure Sensor based on a Thin-Film PZT Membrane Containing Nanocrystalline Powders

Vahid Mohammadi, Mohammad Hossein Sheikhi...................................................................

56
   

Synthesis and Properties of Thin Film Nanocomposites Sn-Y-O for Gas Sensors

Stanislav Rembeza, Ekaterina Rembeza, Elena Russkih, Natalia Kosheleva..........................

71
   

Electroanalytical Nanoparticles Electrode based on NanoTiO2/MWCNTs Mixture

Ganchimeg Perenlei, Wee Tee Tan......................................................................................

78
   

Structural Properties of Nanosized NiFe2O4 for LPG Sensor

N. N. Gedam, A. V. Kadu, P. R. Padole, A. B. Bodade and G. N. Chaudhari...........................

86
   

Low-Cost Wireless Nanotube Composite Sensor for Damage Detection of Civil Infrastructure

Mohamed Saafi, Lanouar Kaabi...........................................................................................

96

 

 

Cross Linking Polymers (PVA & PEG) with TiO2 Nanoparticles for Humidity Sensing

Monika Joshi and R. P. Singh..............................................................................................

105
   

Resolution Enhancement of Thermal and Optical Nanolithography Using an Organic Dry Developing Resist and an Optimized Tip

Salman Noach, Michael Manevich, Naftali P. Eisenberg and Eli Flaxer....................................

112
   

Wireless Sensor Network: Modeling and Analysis of MEMS based Nano-Nodes

Rohit Pathak, Satyadhar Joshi.............................................................................................

120
   

Respiration and Heartbeat Measurement for Sleep Monitoring using a Flexible AlN Piezoelectric Film Sensor

Nan Bu, Naohiro Ueno and Osamu Fukuda...........................................................................

131
   

Design Optimization of Cantilever based MEMS Micro-accelerometer for High-g Applications

B.D. Pant, Shelley Goel, P. J. George and S. Ahmad............................................................

143
   

 

 

Bullet

Vol. 111, Issue 12, December 2009

 

Research Articles

 

Effect of Uncertainty in the Reliability of the COTS based Hardware System and its Sensitivity Analysis

Y. B. Acharya and Vivek Goswami.......................................................................................

1
   

cLite – A Capacitive Signal Conditioning IC

Krauss Gudrun....................................................................................................................

10

Fabrication Challenges for Realization of Wet Etching Based Comb Type Capacitive Microaccelerometer Structure

Shankar Dutta, R. Pal, P. Kumar, O. P. Hooda, J. Singh, Shaveta, G. Saxena, P. Datta and R. Chatterjee...........................................................................................................................

18
   

Stray Capacitances of an Air-Cored Eddy Current Sensor

Yi Jia, Henning Heuer, Susanne Hillmann, Norbert Meyendorf.................................................

25
   

Design and Simulation of MOEMS Thermal Sensor Based on a Bimetallic Mechanism

Shahriar Kouravand.............................................................................................................

38
   

Directivity Analysis of Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer Array

Yunlong Geng, Limei Xu, Xuesheng Li, Leon Xu....................................................................

45
   

Design of RF MEMS Switch with High Stability Effect at the Low Actuation Voltage

Bandana Mishra, Rajiv Panigrahi, Z. C. Alex..........................................................................

58
   

Study of the Stability of Copper Fixed Point in Sealed Cells for Calibration of Noble Metal Thermocouples

Yasser A. Abdel-Aziz and Faten M. Megahed........................................................................

65
   

Reconfigurable Antenna for Medical Applications

Elizabeth Rufus and Zachariah C. Alex.................................................................................

71
   

Numerical Analysis of an Oscillating Micromixer

B. Dennai, R. Khelfaoui, B. Benyoucef, A.Slimani, A. Maazouzi and A. Missoum.....................

79
   

Investigation of Wireless Sensor Deployment Schemes for In-Situ Measurement of Water Ice near Lunar South Pole

Jayesh P. Pabari, Y. B. Acharya and U. B. Desai..................................................................

86
   

Single-mode D-type Surface Plasmon Resonance Optical Fiber Sensor: Review

Ming-Hung Chiu...................................................................................................................

106
   

Multimode D-type Optical Fiber Sensor Based on ATR Effect in Temperature Detection

Ming-Hung Chiu, Po-Chin Chiu, Liu-Yi Hsien, Wei-Ching Chuang and Fuh-Shyang Juang...........

125
   

A Comparative Assessment of Performance of Moisture Controllers for a Real Time Industrial Paper Machine Model

K. Ramkumar and A. Ramakalyan........................................................................................

132
   

Photoresponse of LAPS with Different Species Membranes: Modeling and Simulation

Ferdinand Gasparyan...........................................................................................................

141
   

Effect of Firing Temperature on Humidity Sensing Properties of SnO2 Thick Film Resistor

R. Y. Borse and A. S. Garde................................................................................................

155
   

 

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