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Vol. 116, No. 5, May 2010





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1) Composite Cavity Fiber Laser for Sensor Applications

    Asrul Izam Azmi, Ian Leung, Paul Childs and Gang-Ding Peng, pp.1-12

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) Design, Development and Testing of a Semi Cylindrical Capacitive Sensor for Liquid Level Measurement

    Sagarika Pal, Rasmiprava Barik, pp.13-20

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Humidity Sensitivity of MgCr2O4-TiO2-LiO2 Ceramics Sensor Prepared by Sol-Gel Routes

    H. Y. He, pp.21-27

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Effect on Ethanol Gas Sensing Performance of Cu Addition to TiO2 Thick Films

    C. G. Dighavkar, A. V. Patil, S. J. Patil and R. Y. Borse, pp.28-37

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) Feasibility of Passive Gas Sensor Based on Whispering Gallery Modes and its RADAR Interrogation:

    Theoretical and Experimental Investigations

    Hamida Hallil, Franck Chebila, Philippe Menini and Hervé Aubert, pp.38-48

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Simulation-Driven Development and Optimization of a High-Performance Six-Dimensional Wrist Force/Torque Sensor

    Qiaokang Liang, Dan Zhang, Quanjun Song and Yunjian Ge, pp.49-60

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7) Kalman Smoothing and Wavelet Analysis for Inertial Data of Human Movement Disorder Motion

    Wesley Teskey, Mohamed Elhabiby and Naser El-Sheimy, pp.61-75

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8) Two-Phase Flow Regime Identification by Ultrasonic Computerized Tomography

    Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman, Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Jaysuman Pusppanathan, pp.76-82

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Approximations in Calculating Stray Capacitance of Printed Spiral Inductors

    R. C. Woods, pp.83-88

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10)Harmonic Response of Magneto-electro-elastic Sensors Bonded to Cylindrical Shells

    B. Biju, N. Ganesan and K. Shankar, pp.89-103

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11)Ultra High Voltage Surge Waveforms Measurement Using an Optical Transducer

    Francisco G. Peña-Lecona, J. Muñoz-Maciel, G. Gómez-Rosas, Francisco J. Casillas-Rodríguez,

    M. Mora-González, Víctor M. Durán-Ramírez and C. Castillo-Quevedo, pp.104-111

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12)Transverse Micro-structuring of Photonic Crystal Fibers for Industrial Sensors and Side Viewing Probes

    for Optical Coherence Tomography Applications

    Sanjay Kher, Manoj Kumar Saxena, Smita Chaube, Amit Keskar, Subhashish Tiwari, S. M. Oak, pp.112-121

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13)Stability of High Temperature Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers at High Temperatures

    Y. A. Abdelaziz and F. M. Megahed, pp.122-130

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14)Angle-tip Fiber Probe as Humidity Sensor

    Pabitra Nath, pp. 131-138

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ISG Announces New Finger Lakes Smart Camera Family


"The Vision Show" in Boston is the location for The Imaging Solutions Group to introduce its new Finger Lakes Smart Camera Family. The camera family will support both GigE Vision and CameraLink interfaces. The Finger Lakes Smart Camera Family will have a number of family members. They will initially support the Eastman Kodak KAI CCD family. Starting with a 16Mp camera (7.4 micron pixel) the family will support all of Kodak's 5.5 micron CCD sensors. Additional sensors from other manufactures may be used in the future ...


Kerry Van Iseghem

Imaging Solutions Group of New York, Inc.

1387 Fairport Road, Suite 890, Fairport, NY 14450

Tel.: 585-388-5220, fax: 585-388-5223

E-mail: kerry@isgchips.com


Smart digital camera



Piezoelectric Accelerometer for Flight Vehicles


San Juan Capistrano, California, USA – Meggitt Sensing Systems has introduced the Endevco® model 7257AT, a compact, hermetically sealed piezoelectric accelerometer with integral electronics, designed for vibration measurements on flight test vehicles, particularly ones that incorporate telemetry as their chosen data acquisition system. The distinguishing feature of this accelerometer is that it offers the functions of both flight test accelerometer and airborne amplifier in one small package. It is the only sensor of its kind on the market today ...


Ms. Stacy Belanger,

Senior Product Manager

Meggitt Sensing Systems

Tel.: 949.487.7122

E-mail: stacy.belanger@meggitt.com


Model 7257AT accelerometer



Ultra Miniature Load Cell Series


Sherborne Sensors has introduced the SS4000M series, a family of ultra miniature universal load cells, designed for precision force measurements within tension or compression applications where space is at a premium. Offered in ranges of ±10 to ±500N with 2mV/V output, the robust construction of the SS4000M series consists of a bridge of transducer-quality strain gauges, bonded to the transducer element. This element is manufactured from high strength alloy or stainless steel, depending upon range requirements. Even with its small size, the SS4000M series offers high accuracy and very low deflection under load. Units are temperature compensated over -10 to +60°C for reliable operation in a variety of application environments. Recommended accessories include indicators and male rod end bearings for tension related applications ...


Robin Butler

Director of Sales & Marketing

Sherborne Sensors

Tel.: +44 (0) 870 444 0728

E-mail: sales@sherbornesensors.com


SS4000M series of load cell



New ICP® Accelerometer Designed for High Random Vibration Shaker Testing


PCB Piezotronics, Inc., is pleased to announce Model 352B70, the newest sensor in the family of accelerometers designed for extreme testing found only in shaker labs. PCB has worked closely with shaker labs around the world developing accelerometers specifically designed to withstand this demanding application. PCB Model 352B70 has a ± 5000g measurement range to accommodate the varying amplitudes experienced during high random vibration test profiles; a built-in 2 pole low pass filter to help reduce the possibility of saturation due to the presence of high frequency energy that may be present above your frequency band of interest; and is hermetically sealed in a titanium housing to ensure survivability in harsh environments ...


Jennifer Beal

Marketing Coordinator

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.,

40000 Grand River Avenue, Suite 201

Novi, MI 48375, USA

Tel.: 716-684-0001

E-mail: prospects@pcb.com

Model 352B70  of accelerometer



New Electrolytic Tilt Sensor with Patented "Thin Film" Technology


The Fredericks Company has announced release of their new High Accuracy Electrolytic Tilt Sensor with patented "thin film" technology. The sensor provides inclination measurement with arc second repeatability untouched by MEMS sensor technology. Designed to provide sub arc second measurement, the new tilt sensor offers an angle range of +/-30 arc minutes, less than 0.05 arc second resolution and less than 0.5 arc second repeatability at null. The sensor's unique, patented "thin film" technology greatly reduces unit cost compared to traditional high accuracy tilt sensors, and a hermetic seal design guarantees a long operating life in the most extreme operating conditions ...


John Weigner
The Fredericks Company
Tel.: 215-938-4433

Fax: 215-947-7464

E-mail: sjablonski@frederickscom.com

Electrolytic Tilt Sensor



ICP® In-Line Vibration Transmitter


Depew, New York, USA – May 10, 2010 – IMI Sensors – a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. announces the release of their model 682A09 ICP® In-Line 4-20 mA Vibration Transmitter. Another IMI Sensors industry-first, the model 682A09 installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and converts the vibration signal to a 4-20 mA velocity output that can be trended with today’s PLC, DCS or SCADA control room systems. Its sleek design installs right into the cable run, no DIN rails, cabinets or special power required. Now customers can take their existing accelerometers and turn them into 24/7 vibration monitoring devices for their most critical machinery ...


Jennifer Beal

Marketing Coordinator

PCB Piezotronics, Inc.,

Tel.: 716-684-0001

E-mail: prospects@pcb.com

Model 682A09 Vibration Transmitter



Linear-Position Sensors Now Offer Super Shield Housing


CARY, N.C. - MTS Systems Corp., Sensors Division has further improved the design of its Temposonics® linear-position sensors for longevity in harsh environments by adding a super shield housing option to ensure long-term wear. Ordered as an integrated package with R-Series and G-Series sensors, the SSH housing is hermetically sealed and made of stainless steel, meeting the requirements of protection modes IP 68 and IP 69K. The new housing provides protection against corrosion and penetration of dirt and water, regardless of difficult environmental conditions, making it ideal for outdoor use as well as applications requiring high-pressure wash-down cleaning ...


Matt Hankinson

MTS Sensors Division

Technical Marketing Manager

Tel.: +1-919-677-2347

E-mail: matt.hankinson@mts.com

Linear position sensor



New Low Power 3-axis Sensor Brings Robust and Reliable Acceleration Sensing to an Affordable Level


The SCA3060 digital (SPI or I2C) 3-axis ± 2 g accelerometer family is aimed for industrial and automotive non-safety critical applications like position sensing, navigation aid, anti-theft vehicle alarms, black boxes etc. "SCA3060 is a perfect match for cost sensitive applications where low power consumption is valued and robust packaging is required to ensure sensor reliability over temperature and lifetime" says Juhani Pelttari, Field Sales Engineer, European Area Sales ...


Mr. Jari Nieminen,

Product Manager,

VTI Technologies

Tel.:+358-9-87918 606

E-mail: firstname.lastname@vti.fi

SCA3060 digital accelerometer



Electrochem Achieves Certification of Wireless Sensors for Use in Hazardous Environments


Clarence, NY – Electrochem announced today that its line of Wireless Pressure, Temperature and Flow Sensors have attained certification for use in hazardous environments from CSA International. The certification applies to US (Class I; Division 1; Groups A, B, C, D; T4) and Canada (Ex/AEx ia IIC T4). Specifically designed for rough and harsh environments, Electrochem’s Wireless Sensor products are constructed with 316L stainless-steel housing and a stainless-steel wetted surface pressure diaphram with a proprietary sputtered thin-film full-bridge strain gauge circuit offering superior long-term stability and higher temperature capability over other strain gauge technologies. Additionally, the sensors utilize aerospace-quality sensing elements and are assembled in a sealed housing ...


Diana Robbins

Marketing Manager


Tel:. 716.759.5627

Fax: 716.759.2562

E-mail: drobbins@electrochemsolutions.com


Wireless sensor cluster



16-bit Sensor Signal Conditioner with Integrated DSP for High Accuracy Measurements


Dresden, Germany, May 4, 2010 - ZMD AG, has introduced a class-leading 16-bit sensor signal conditioning IC (SSC). Developed for resistive bridge sensors, the ZSSC3017 combines high accuracy amplification, 16-bit precision analog-to-digital conversion, and an 18-bit DSP for linearization and calibration functions. The highly integrated CMOS device offers performance accurate enough for altimeter/barometer systems, data merging with GPS receivers, strain gauges, medical gas and infusion pumps, and robotics ...


Gerlinde Knoepfle

embedded PR

Zugspitzstr. 10

81541 Munich, Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)89 / 69 39 30 08

Fax: +49 (0)89 / 69 76 06 13

Sensor signal conditioning IC ZSSC3017




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and Information Processing

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and Systems

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Technologies II

Vol. 6, August 2009

MEMS: from Micro Devices
to Wireless Systems

Vol. 7, October 2009

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Vol.8, February 2010





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