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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.8, August 2012

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.143, Issue 8, August 2012

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   Sensors Related Published Books

4.   Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA: Digital and Intelligent Sensors and Sensor Systems: Practical Design (tutorial)

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6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Vol. 143, No. 8, August 2012


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Research Articles:


1. Research in Nanothermometry. Part 7. Ultrasonic Thermometer Based on Nanostructured Thermometric Substance

    Bohdan Stadnyk, Svyatoslav Yatsyshyn, Yaroslav Lutsyk, Pylyp Skoropad, Zenoviy Kolodiy, Orysya Kozak, pp.1-9

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Plasma Polymerized Thin Film Sensor: Synthesis and Application

    K. A. Koparkar, pp.10-31

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Current Trend of Tactile Sensor in Advanced Applications

    Ruzairi Abdul Rahim , Mohamed Faisal Abdul Waduth, Haziq Izzuan Jaafar, Nor Muzakkir Nor Ayob, Pei Ling Leow, pp.32-43

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Quartz Crystal Microbalance DNA Based Biosensor for Diagnosis: A Review

    Thongchai Kaewphinit, Somchai Santiwatanakul, and Kosum Chansiri, pp.44-59

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Review on Interaction between Electromagnetic Field and Biological Tissues

    Zulkarnay Zakaria, Abdul Rahim, Pick Yern Lee, Muhammad Saiful Badri Mansor, Azian Azamimi Abdullah, Sazali Yaacob, Siti Zarina Mohd. Muji, pp.60-70

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Force Measurement Using Magnetic Potentiometer

    Sunan Huang, Haoyong Yu, pp.71-78

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. A New Method for Linear Compression and Decompression of Sequential Sensor Signals

    Zhiqiang Sun, Zhiyong Li, pp.79-87

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. FPGA-Based Temperature Monitoring and Control System for Infant Incubator

    Bharathi Navaneethakrishnan, Neelamegam P., pp.88-97

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Design and Simulation of a Novel MEMS Based Linear Actuator for Mirror Shape Correction Applications

    Ehsan Atashzaban, pp.98-105

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Virtual Fabrication, 3D Electromechanical Simulation and System Level Modeling of MEMS Capacitive Pressure Sensor
     for Tire Pressure Monitoring System

     Anurekha Sharma, Munju Mittal, Deepika Saini, pp.106-119

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11. Low Cost of Preparation of Infrared PbS Detector Using Copper Electrodes of PCB

     Hariyadi Soetedjo, Gunawan S. Prabowo and Darsono, pp.120-126

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.System Identification of MOS Gas Sensors and Stability Analysis

     Nimisha Dutta, Sumi Kankana Dewan and Manabendra Bhuyan, pp.127-135

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13.Tin Modified Tungsten Oxide Thin Film for Ammonia Gas Sensing at Room Temperature

     K. J. Patel, M. S. Desai, C. J. Panchal, pp.136-142

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14.Electrochemical Based Diagnosis of Ascorbic Acid

     Anjum Gahlaut, Ashish Gothwal, Anil K. Chhillar, Vikas Hooda, pp.143-151

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



15.Resistive Type Moisture Sensor based on WO3 Nanomaterial


     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]




16.Comparison Sensitivity of Acetylcholinesterase Biosensor based on Different Electrode-modified Methods


     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

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Air Gauges: Static and Dynamic Characteristics

by Czesław Janusz Jermak, Mirosław Rucki


Carbon Nanotubes and Nanosensors: Vibration, Buckling and Balistic Impact

by I. Elishakoff


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Publisher: IFSA Publishing

Format: printable pdf (Acrobat), 150 pages

Pubdate: 15 August 2012

BN: 20120817-XX


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I. IARIA Sensors Related Conferences:



Net Ware 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/NetWare12.html



Do not miss the Digital and Intelligent Sensors and Sensor Systems: Practical Design tutorial
by Prof. Dr. Sergey Yurish, IFSA, Spain

19 August 2012, Sunday, 13:30 - 16:30




This tutorial describes modern developments and trends in the field of digital sensors and intelligent sensor and sensor systems design. Its background is based on programmable parameter-to-frequency (time) converters as a core microelectronic component and structural-algorithmic methods for data extraction in order to move from a traditional analog-to-digital conversion to alternative frequency (period, duty-cycle, time interval)-to-digital conversion. Working in the frequency-time signal domain simplifies design, and obviates some technical and technological problems, due to the properties of frequency as informative parameter of sensors and transducers.


Digital sensor integration are heavily driven by technology scaling. The main reason for scaling is increased system performance at reduced manufacturing cost. In most systems digital circuits dominate with respect to die area and functional complexity. Digital blocks take full advantage of reduced device geometries in terms of area, power per functionality, and switching speed. On the other hand, analog circuits rely not on the fast transition speed between a few discrete states but mainly on the actual shape of the transistor characteristic. Technology scaling continuously degrades these characteristics with respect to analog performance parameters, such as output resistance or intrinsic gain. Below the 100 nm technology, the design of analog and mixed-signal circuits becomes perceptibly more difficult. This is particularly true for low supply voltage near 1 V or below. The result is not only an increased design effort, long development time, high risk, cost, and the need for very high volumes, but also growing power consumption. There are many reasons that analog doesn’t scale as readily. However, digital circuits scale very well with scaling CMOS technologies. So, the promised trend is the transition of traditional analog functions to the quasi-digital domain, for example, to use a frequency (time)-to-digital conversion instead of analog-to-digital conversion, and implement as many system components as possible in the digital or quasi-digital domain. It lets get over technological limitation at scaling.


After a general overview of modern smart, digital and quasi-digital (with frequency, period, duty-cycle, pulse-width modulated (PWM), phase-shift, pulse number, etc., output) sensors and transducers, intelligent sensor systems details will be discussed including: sensors, FDC (frequency-to- digital conversion based on advanced methods for frequency-time parameters measurements with adaptive possibilities), communication and interfacing. A systematic approach towards the practical design of low-cost, high-performance intelligent sensors and sensor systems with self-adaptation and self-identification possibilities is presented. The proposed design approach and technological platform for integration compatible with MEMS, system-on-chip (SoC) and system-in-package (SiP) implementations. It is based on the novel integrated circuits such as the Series of Universal Frequency-to-Digital Converters, Universal Sensors and Transducers Interface, and can overcome current hurdles to truly widespread deployment of smart sensors and systems. Different examples of sensors systems will be given and discussed in details. This tutorial is suitable for engineers and researchers who design and investigate various digital and intelligent sensors, data acquisition, and measurement systems. It should be also useful for sensors manufacturers, graduate and post graduate students.



1) The 3rd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy



2) The 2nd International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Supply Chain Management (WSNSCM' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy



3) The 6th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy



4) The 5th International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics (CENICS' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy



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II. Events of Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA)


1) Event Name: Joint Force Integration and Projection Summit
    URL: http://www.JointForceSummit.com

    Dates: September 10-12, 2012

    Location: Washington, DC Metro area

    Tagline: Enhancing Joint Air-Sea-Land Battle Concept Technologies and Platforms

Joint Force Integration and Projection Summit  provides the premier platform for military services to come together and address new requirements, best practices and the way forward for countering threats across a range of environments (A2/AD, close air support, etc). Visit the website at http://www.JointForceSummit.com for full information.

Unwrap transforming strategies and the accompanying technologies, platforms and systems supporting the Joint Air-Sea Battle and Air-Land Battle concept and the safety of our troops from experts including:

        Lieutenant General Bradley Heithold, Vice Commander, SOCOM, US Air Force

·        RDML (Sel) Richard Butler, USN Head, Naval Aviation Programs

·        CAPT Michael Ott, USN, Commanding Officer, Assault Craft Unit Four

·        Colonel Jordan Thomas, USAF, Air-Sea Battle Office

·        Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hitt, EXACTO Program Manager, DARPA


Military Robotics Summit 2012


2) Event Name:
Military Robotics Summit
    Dates: August 27 – 29, 2012
    Location: Washington, DC metro area
    Website URL: www.MilitaryRoboticsSummit.com

The Wall Street Journal recently noted, 'the Obama administration's new defense strategy pledges a "strong commitment" to emerging technologies and singles out robotics as an area of promise.’

In keeping with the recent increased military robotics use, IFSA is proud to team up with IDGA for its Military Robotics Summit, the premier platform to learn about creating and maintaining interoperable, integrated robotics systems.

For full information, please view the Program Agenda.

What are some of the summit’s key sessions?

  • Robots for Rough Terrain: Supporting the Warfighter in Dismounted Operations
    Dr. Marc Raibert, Founder, Boston Dynamics

  • Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Opportunities & Challenges Ahead
    Rear Admiral Frank A. Morneau, Deputy Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division

  • Top Priorities for Robotics at the US Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF)
    LTC Jackson, Head of Program, Management, US Army REF

  • How the Next Generation Network Will Impact Future Robotics
    LTC Carl Hollister- Product Mgr. Command Post System & Integration, Warfighter Info Network-Tactical, PEO C3T

  • JIEDDO Counter-IED Robotics: The New Ground Robotics Requirements
    CDR Cedric Richardson, US Navy, Chief, Defeat Branch, JIEDDO


Additionally, you’ll want to see the insightful speaker interviews in our Robotics Online Resource Library for some invaluable insight into current and future efforts and priorities:



Lastly, as an IFSA reader you are eligible for 20 % off standard pricing, so sign up today for access to the robotics community's top minds. To register and learn more, please visit www.MilitaryRoboticsSummit.com or contact IDGA at info@idga.org or 1-800-882-8684. Use promo code IFSA_MR to receive this deal.


Thanks, and hope to see you this August in Washington, DC !


Verena Lagler
Robotics Program Director

PS: Need approval first? Download our 'Convince your Boss' letter which highlights the main benefits and features of the conference. It's in the Online Resource Library which features more exclusive content including the Robotics Summit Series Attendee Snapshot.



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