Special Issue "Transducer Systems"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Urs Staufer
Micro and Nano Engineering, Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME), Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), TU Delft, Room 4B-1-22, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
Website: http://3me.tudelft.nl/en/about-the-faculty/professors/precision-and-microsystems-engineering/micro-and-nano-engineering/profdr-u-staufer/
E-Mail: u.staufer@tudelft.nl
Interests: application of nanoscientific knowledge in engineering research; scientific instrumentation; tools for nanoscience; sensing and actuating MEMS; MEMS for space and planetary research; microfabrication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The coming decennia will see an increase in specific, targeted data collection to facilitate knowledge-founded decisions and operations in industrial production, food processing, healthcare, or environmental protection alike. Sensors are the essential first elements in this data collection and information-processing chain. They detect the primary information about the status of an object or situation in a specific measurement and transduce it into a processable signal. This signal is evaluated and used to drive actuators or generators. Alternatively, these transducers act based on indirect information or reliable models to control processes and products.

Each of these individual transducing elements has been given a lot of attention in the past. This current special issue likes to address the systems aspect and the integration of transducers into complete devices. Hence, we solicit review articles and original research papers on systems architecture, systems integration and fabrication, back-end processing; and applications of transducer systems e.g., for metrology, process control, µ-fluidics. New sensing, actuating or generating concepts, which are especially suited for systems integration, which make use of recently discovered phenomena, or which allow measuring or controlling so far inaccessible quantities are also considered.

Prof. Dr. Urs Staufer
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • sensor MEMS and complete devices thereof
  • actuator MEMS and complete devices thereof
  • systems architecture, back-end technology
  • packaging
  • microfluidics
  • MEMS for industrial applications
  • MEMS in metrology
  • MEMS in process control
  • MEMS in surveillance
  • MEMS systems integration
  • very large scale integrated micromechanical systems

Published Papers (7 papers)

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Sensors 2012, 12(7), 9566-9585; doi:10.3390/s120709566
Received: 21 May 2012; in revised form: 2 July 2012 / Accepted: 9 July 2012 / Published: 13 July 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10881-10889; doi:10.3390/s120810881
Received: 20 June 2012; in revised form: 17 July 2012 / Accepted: 27 July 2012 / Published: 7 August 2012
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by , , , ,  and
Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11559-11570; doi:10.3390/s120911559
Received: 15 June 2012; in revised form: 8 August 2012 / Accepted: 14 August 2012 / Published: 24 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11946-11956; doi:10.3390/s120911946
Received: 18 July 2012; in revised form: 2 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 August 2012 / Published: 29 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14315-14326; doi:10.3390/s121114315
Received: 18 September 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 25 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15394-15423; doi:10.3390/s121115394
Received: 3 August 2012; in revised form: 29 October 2012 / Accepted: 2 November 2012 / Published: 9 November 2012
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by , , , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15873-15887; doi:10.3390/s121115873
Received: 10 September 2012; in revised form: 5 November 2012 / Accepted: 12 November 2012 / Published: 16 November 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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