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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.7- 8, July-August 2009

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.8, August 2009

2.   Special Issue on Sensors & Transducers journal on Modern Sensing Technologies, August 2009

3.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

4.   Recently Published Sensors Related Books

5.   MEMS Energy Harvesting Devices, Technologies and Markets (Report 2009)

6.   Novel Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging: Research Doctorate Program for international students

7.   Events Sponsored by IFSA

8.   MEMSentry Bulletins: No.41 (June 2009) and No.42 (July 2009)

9.   Subscription

10.  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. 107,
     No. 7-8, July-August 2009



Research Articles


1) Precise Frequency and Period Measurements for Slow Slew Rate Signals Based

    on the Modified Method of the Dependent Count

    Sergey Y. Yurish, pp.1-16

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) Electronic Nose Technology and its Applications

    Esmaeil Mahmoudi, pp.17-25

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) 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, pp.26-34

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Effects of Radiation on Silicon Pressure Sensor

    Jaspreet Singh, M. M. Nayak, K. Nagachenchaiah, K. Rajanna, pp.35-41

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) 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, pp.42-51

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Problem of Piezoelectric Sensitivity of 1–3-type Composites

    Vitaly Yu. Topolov and Anatoly E. Panich, pp.52-63

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) 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, pp.64-76

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8) Humidity Sensing Behavior of Polyaniline / Strontium Arsenate Composites

    Machappa T., M. Sasikala, Koppalkar R. Anilkumar, M. V. N. Ambika Prasad, pp.77-85

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Oxygen Sensing Properties of the WO3 Thick Films

    R. S. Khadayate, S. K. Disawal and P. P. Patil, pp.86-91

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10)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, pp.92-98

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11)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, pp.99-110

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12)Epinephrine Biosensor Using Tyrosinase Immobilized Eggshell Membrane

    Sanket Tembe, Sudha Kulkarni, Meena Karve, S. F. D’Souza, pp.111-118

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


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

    Nibras Awaja, Dinesh Sood, Thurai Vinay, pp.119-132

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14)Design and Development of a Step Climbing Wheeled Robot

    Srijan Bhattacharya, Sagarika Pal, Subrata Chattopadhyay, pp.133-143

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15)Enhancement of Heat Exchanger Control using Improved PID Controller

    Gopalakrishna G., Sivakumaran N. and *Sivashanmugam P., pp.144-156

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16)Speech Disability Threshold Determination by Graphical and DSP Techniques

    Anandthirtha. B. Gudi and H. C. Nagaraj, pp.157-164

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


17)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, pp.165-176

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



Product News:


Modern Sensing Technologies II: a special issue


Modern Sensing Technologies II

Special Issue, Vol.6,

August 2009



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Issue 8,

August 2009


The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next  issue of S&T Journal (e-Digest) No.9, Vol.108, September 2009 is 15 September 2009. You can submit your article or press release online. For more information and instructions of preparation click <here>.



 Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs




Bullet New Published Sensors Related Books



Optoelectronic Sensors

by Didier Decoster, Joseph Harari


On Deployment and Security in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

by Sriram Chellappan


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Publisher: Wiley-ISTE

Hardcover: 256 pages

Pubdate: 3 August 2009

ISBN: 1848210787


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Publisher: VDM Verlag

Hardcover: 136 pages

Pubdate: 19 July 2009

ISBN: 363918257X


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Bullet MEMS Energy Harvesting Devices, Technologies and Markets (Report 2009)


This report focuses on MEMS energy harvesting devices from both technology and market points of view. Special attention has been given to the market drivers for adopting MEMS energy harvesting devices in different market segments, factoring the progress of competing technologies and cost constraints. Publication date: 2009


For more details please visit http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/MEMS_Energy_Harvesting_Devices.htm



Bullet Events Sponsored by IFSA


The 2010 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS-2010)

23-25 February 2010, Strand Hotel, Limerick, Ireland


The 2010 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS-2010) provides an established forum for sensor users and developers to meet and exchange information about novel and emergent applications in smart sensors, biology, homeland security, systems health management, and related areas. Collaborate and network with scientists, engineers, developers and customers, in a balance of formal technical presentations, workshops, and informal interface meetings. Suggested topics for SAS-2010 include:



  • Biosensors/Arrays

  • Smart sensors and standards (e.g., IEEE 1451, internet standards)

  • Sensor networking (wireless, optical, and Ethernet)

  • MEMS and nanosensors

  • Virtual sensors

Sensor Applications

  • Homeland security

  • Multisensor data fusion

  • Nondestructive evaluation and remote sensing

  • Integrated systems health management (ISHM)

  • Plug and play sensor networking

  • Commercial development


Additional topics for workshops and new session tracks are especially welcome - please contact the organizers.


Important Dates:

  • 15 September 2009: Abstract submission deadline

  • 15 November 2009:  Notification of acceptance

  • 10 January 2010:      Final manuscript submission deadline

Conference Co-Chairs:


Khalil Arshak, University of Limerick, Ireland

Shreekanth Mandayam, Rowan University, USA



Technical Program Chair:


Deniz Gurkan, University of Houston, USA



Call for Submission to the special issue of IEEE TIM: The authors of SAS 2010 papers will be allowed to submit updated and technically extended versions of those papers to the SAS 2010 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement.


For more details please visit the symposium's web site: http://www.sensorapps.org



Bullet Novel Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging:
     Research Doctorate Program for International Students


The School of Doctorate in Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II is seeking talented international students for its PhD program in “Novel Technologies for Materials, Sensors and Imaging”. Institutional fellowship support is available for the best candidates.


The formal call for applications opens on July 2, 2009, with deadline September 2, 2009



Bullet MEMSentry Buleteins


Yole Développement publishes this exclusive bulletin analyzing recent events and coming trends in the MEMS fields. This bulletin is published 12 times a year. Free access for payment IFSA Members:



MEMSentry No.41, June 2009 MEMSentry No.42, July 2009


Vol.41, June 2009


Vol.42, July 2009



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