Supports IEEE 1451 Standardization Process (Kirianaki N.V., IFSA Vice
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Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Supports
IEEE 1451 Standardization Process
Nikolay V. Kirianaki)
years International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) becomes a foothold of
international effective cooperation, covering all sensors related area of
science, research and development. A standardization process is very important
in its activity. We have been covering and disseminating information about IEEE
1451 family of standards (Smart Transducer Interface Standards for Sensors and
Actuators) and TEDS sensors near five years (see lists of articles [1, 2]).
is not aimed at any specific smart sensors technology, even though our members
may have their professional or personal preferences. Specific target IFSA aims
are to help users understand smart sensors and transducers capabilities based on
application areas; improve user confidence and access to solutions; enlarge the
entire market; and, in particular, focus on the end user. While IFSA’s members
are aware of the variety conversion and processing methods for sensor
information, its goal concerning the usage both technological and
structural-algorithmic methods for metrological performance improving of smart
sensor systems within the industrial area is to represent the end user.
overall goals and missions of IFSA are focused in the following areas:
IEEE 1451 family of standards and other applicable standards
industry and academic partnerships
web-based education and information dissimilation
sensors web portal (http://www.sensorsportal.com)
has been up-dated and includes now web pages about all approved and proposed
standards from the IEEE 1451 family. Here is a good collection of useful links
to full pages articles, papers, references, web resources, official web sites of
working groups, etc. [3-10]. Some month ago TEDS sensors section and list of
TEDS sensors manufacturers have been started at sensors web portal [11, 12].
standardization processes in the sensor world going well (for example, wireless
communications and sensors networks), but of course, it is not an easy process.
If a standard does not take into account different possible sensors outputs and
programmable abilities for self-adopted smart sensors, it should be died even
will be approved at first.
<here> to download full
pages articles with clickable references.
Workshop on PDS 2004 Programmable Devices and Systems
Cracow, Poland, November
18 – 19, 2004
Industrial Programmable Controllers:
A1. High-efficiency CPU Structures
A2. Special Purpose Modules
A3. Sensors and Measurement Transducers
A4. Control Program Representation Methods
A5. SCADA Systems
A6. Safety Critical Applications
A7. Innovative Industrial Applications
A8. Industrial LANs
B. Field Programmable Logic (PLD, CPLD, FPGA) and High End Design
B1. New Programmable Logic Devices
B2. Supporting Tools for Digital Circuit Design Using Programmable
B3. High Level Synthesis
B5. Emulation of Digital Circuits Using Programmable Devices
B6. Innovative Applications of Programmable Devices
B7. Built-in Test Circuits and Architectures
B8. Behavioural Failure Modelling
B9. Analogue and Mixed-Signal Circuits Design and Testing
C. Microprocessor Systems and
C1. Single-Chip Microcomputer Architectures
C2. Multiprocessor Systems
C3. Design Tools and Application Software
C4. Microprocessor Based Control Systems
C5. Emulators and Simulators
C6. Hardware-Software Co-Design
Digital Signal Processing:
D1. DSP Algorithms and Architectures
D2. Innovative DSP Applications
D3. Embedded DSP Systems
D4. A/D and D/A Converters
D5. Neural Signal Processors
D6. Wavelets and Wavelet Transformations
E1. Compression and Error Correction Codes
E3. Remote Testing of Communication Systems
E4. High Reliability Systems
E5. Fault-Tolerant Circuits and Systems
E6. Quality of Communicat
E7. Network on Chip
17th Optical Fibre Sensors Conference, Bruges,
Belgium, 23-27 May 2005
1.Imaging and spectroscopy:
Coherent and incoherent techniques; novel microscopy including near-field and fluorescence techniques; hyperspectral imaging; adaptive optics; and optical coherence tomography; particle image velocimetry and related techniques.
2. MEMs: Micro-electro-mechanical systems and their applications in optical sensing.
3. Microstructered and metamaterials, and diffractive optics: Including structures and fibres, photonic crystal fibres, applications as sensing elements and in instrumentation systems; in-fibre gratings and their applications.
4. Interferometry: Interferometry in instrumentation and sensing, including polarisation-based techniques, speckle and correlation interferometry; and optical fibre lasers as sensors.
5. Physical and mechanical sensors: Temperature; pressure; strain; vibration; acceleration; flow; rotation; displacement.
6. Sensors for electromagnetic phenomena: Magmagnetic field; electric field; current; voltage.
7. Chemical, environmental, biochemical and medical sensors: Spectroscopic techniques; environmental monitoring; instrumentation for the life-sciences; biophotonics; in vivo applications.
8. Radiation effects: Sensors for ionising radiation; effect of radiation on fibres, waveguides and associated components; applications in aerospace and nuclear engineering environments.
9. Fibre optic gyroscopes: and their applications.
10. Sensors for optical communication networks
11. Multiplexing and sensor networking
12. Distributed sensing
13. Passive and active devices for photonic sensing: Sources; detectors; modulators; special fibres; integrated optical devices; fibre gratings; fibre amplifiers and lasers.
14. System applications and field trials: Including metrology; process control; avionics; condition and environmental monitoring.
15. Smart structures and smart materials: Surveillance network for building, Monitoring for material fatigue, Stress monitoring of aircraft, Smart materials.
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Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Supports IEEE 1451 Standardization Process
Nikolay V. Kirianaki)
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