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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.7, July 2012

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.142, Issue 7, July 2012

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   Sensors Related Published Books

4.   Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA

5.   Status of the MEMS Industry to 2017

6.   Subscription

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com


Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest),
Vol. 142, No. 7, July 2012





    Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Measurement

    International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA), pp.I-II

    [Full Page Review Download]





1. Research in Nanothermometry. Part 6. Metrology of Raman Thermometer with Universal Calibration Artifacts

    Bohdan Stadnyk, Svyatoslav Yatsyshyn, Oleh Seheda, pp.1-9

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. A Survey of Power-Efficient Gathering of Sensor Information System Based Routing Protocols of Wireless Sensor Networks

    Muktar Hussaini, Farhat Anwar, Aisha Hassan A. H., pp.10-22

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Comparative Analysis of Energy-efficient Cluster-based Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Naveen Kumar V and Santhi Prabha I., pp.23-32

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. TDMA Based Slotted Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Prasan Kumar Sahoo, pp.33-43

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Circuit of Data Aggregation on the Fly for WSN

    M. Daoui, M. Lalam, S. Hamrioui B. Djamah and D. Nouali, pp.44-53

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Dynamic Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Programs Based on Binary Tool and Simulator

    Yuxia Sun, Yong Tang, pp.54-60

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Circle Intersection Method Combined with Fuzzy Weighted Centroid Method for Localization in WSNs

    Mohan Kumar J, P.R. Venkateswaran, N. Gopalakrishna Kini, Sundaresan C., pp.61-68

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Development of an Automatic Wireless System Applied for Soil Temperature Measurement

    S. Makhlouf, M. Laghrouche, pp.69-75

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Theoretical Analysis to Capacitance of RF MEMS Clamped-Clamped Capacitive Switch

    Tian-Jie, Cao, pp.76-86

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Deployment of Wireless Sensor Network for the Measurement of Exhaled Nitric Oxide in In-home Healthcare

     Elango Surendran, Mathivanan Natarajan, Arun Venkatesh Krishna, Vairamani Kanagavel, Karunakaran Chandran, Madasamy Thangamuthu,
     Pandiaraj Manickam, pp.87-94

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Wireless Communication Solution for Health Care Equipment

    Tiago Faustino Andrade, Manuel Rodrigues Quintas, Carlos Moreira da Silva, Maria Teresa Restivo, Maria de Fátima Chouzal  and Teresa Maria Amaral,

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.Lateral Control of Aircraft, Considering the Cross-coupling Effect of Yaw and Roll on Each-other Using Fuzzy Logic

     Vishnu G. Nair, V. I. George,  Prahlad K. R., pp.105-117

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13.A Parametric Study of S- tube Coriolis Mass Flow Meter

     Arvind K. Rajput, Satish C. Sharma, Marut Shukla, Souvik Roy, pp.118-129

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14.Calibration Method on Machine for Multi-axis Heavy Force Sensor

     Wei liu, Zhenyuan jia and Qi li, pp.130-142

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15.TiO2 Thin Film Capacitive Humidity Sensor Based on Sol-gel Technique

     Manju Pandey, Debdulal Saha, Kamalendu Sengupta, S. S. Islam, pp.143-149

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


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 Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs



  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.142, Issue 7, 2012 is in the DIGEST section with business and products news

  • Strain Measurement - recently published book by IFSA Publishing is the first volume in the new Book Series 'Measurement of Physical and Chemical Quantities'. The different subjects exposed in this book are presented in a very simple and easy sequence, which makes it most adequate for engineering students, technicians and professionals, as well as for other users interested in mechanical measurements and related instrumentation.

  • Electronic Nose: Introduction,Sensor and Application: Fundamental of Electronic Olfaction System - new book published by LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing




Bullet Sensors Related Published Books



Strain Measurement (Measurement of Physical and Chemical Quantities Series)

by Maria Teresa Restivo, Fernando Gomes de Almeida, Maria de Fátima Chouzal


Electronic Nose: Introduction,Sensor and Application: Fundamental of Electronic Olfaction System, by Himanshu Patel


 Strain Measurement

Publisher: IFSA Publishing

Format: printable pdf (Acrobat), 106 pages

Pubdate: 24 July 2012

BN: 20120724-XX


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 Electronic Nose book's cover

Publisher: Springer

Paperback: 106 pages

Pubdate: 15 June 2012

ISBN: 3659158550


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For more sensors books please visit our IFSA Publishing web page and Online Bookstore



Joint Force Integration & Projection Summit 2012



Bullet Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA



I. 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.






II. IARIA Sensors Related Conferences:



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



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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CENICS' 2012



Bullet Status of the MEMS Industry to 2017


“MEMS will continue to see steady, sustainable double digit growth for the next six years” says Yole Développement. Based on 20 years’ experience in MEMS market analysis, Yole Développement analysts present the 2012 edition of “Status of the MEMS Industry” (“MIS”), including MEMS device markets, key players strategies, key industry changes and trends and MEMS financial analysis. It also includes major MEMS manufacturing evolutions as well as an update on the “emerging” MEMS devices markets.



A complete description of the different MEMS markets


«MEMS will continue to see steady, sustainable double digit growth for the next six years, with 20 % compound average annual growth in units and 13 % growth in revenues, to become a $21 billion market by 2017”, announces Laurent Robin, Activity Leader, Inertial MEMS Devices & Technologies at Yole Développement. Yole Développement expects continued strong growth in motion sensing and microfluidics as those sectors will increasingly come to dominate the MEMS market totals, making up almost half of the overall market in 2017, with accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and combos accounting for about 25% of the total, and microfluidics for 23 %. To better track important developments in inertial, Yole Développement has broken out a separate category for combo sensors in our market data and forecasts this year. According to Yole Développement, the market for discrete inertial sensors will begin to decline, but the growth for inertial combo solutions will be huge. Though currently less than $100 million niche, we expect combos to be a $1.7 billion opportunity by 2017.


Almost all MEMS players had a growth in sales in 2011 compared to 2010. Companies involved in inertial sensors and microphones are growing the most.



MEMS markets      



Strategic MEMS business models analysis


In MIS 2012, Yole Développement analyzes the different MEMS players’ business model. A focus is made on STMicroeletronics and Bosch case studies. STMicroeletronics is currently becoming a leader in the MEMS market, hardly challenged by Robert Bosch. STMicroeletronics has been able to diversify its MEMS offer with a wide range of MEMS devices and 90 % of its IDM business done with 2 devices only (accelerometers, gyroscopes). It has anticipated the growth with early investment in high-volume manufacturing infrastructure with a 8’’ production line. Today, STMicroeletronics has entered into diverse partnerships to speed time to market and enlarge product offering. On the other hand, Bosch benefits from the fab infrastructure primarily dedicated to automotive applications to decrease price.



New MEMS devices are coming with CAGR > 90% for some of them !


Every year brings new business in the MEMS landscape. Today, combo sensors are reshuffling the cards in the competitive landscape. But the MEMS market is still very fragmented, with a number of high volume MEMS applications still limited today. However, a whole range of new MEMS devices now reaches the market and new “emerging MEMS” devices are coming as well. Some of them have the possibility to ramp up to large volumes quickly: especially those that can be applied to mobile devices (RF MEMS switches, oscillators, auto-focus…).

  • New sensors (humidity, touchscreen,…) and actuators (switches, energy harvesting…) are driving future growth

  • In addition to those emerging MEMS, growth of the MEMS market will also come from existing sensors that are expanding into new market spaces, sometimes using new types of integration (e.g. pressure sensors).


MEMS acquisitions have skyrocketed in 2011


In 2011, both the number and values of MEMS transactions have boomed. A total of $1.7B MEMS acquisition value has been realized in 2011. Early stage MEMS companies are acquired at high prices (e.g. SensorDynamics, Pixtronics…) because there are a limited number of candidates which are private and have a solid technology, which make them increasingly attractive given the expansion of the MEMS market and the willingness of many large companies to enter this area.



About Status of the MEMS industry report:




Dr. Eric Mounier, has a PhD in microelectronics from the INP Grenoble. Since 1998 he is a co-founder of Yole Développement, a market research company based in France. He is in charge of market analysis for MEMS, equipment & material. He is Chief Editor of Micronews, and MEMS’Trends magazines (Magazine on MEMS Technologies & Markets).


Laurent Robin is in charge of the MEMS & Sensors market research at Yole Développement with a focus on inertial sensors & RF MEMS related technologies. He holds a Physics Engineering degree from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse, plus a Master Degree in Technology & Innovation Management from EM Lyon Business School, France.


Catalogue price: Euros 3,990.00 (single user license) - Publication date: July 2012. For special offers and the price in dollars, please contact David Jourdan (jourdan@yole.fr)



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