Special Issue "Transducer Systems"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)
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
Interests: application of nanoscientific knowledge in engineering research; scientific instrumentation; tools for nanoscience; sensing and actuating MEMS; MEMS for space and planetary research; microfabrication
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
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- sensor MEMS and complete devices thereof
- actuator MEMS and complete devices thereof
- systems architecture, back-end technology
- MEMS for industrial applications
- MEMS in metrology
- MEMS in process control
- MEMS in surveillance
- MEMS systems integration
- very large scale integrated micromechanical systems
Article: Adaptive UAV Attitude Estimation Employing Unscented Kalman Filter, FOAM and Low-Cost MEMS Sensors
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| Download PDF Full-text (5709 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (373 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Method for Evaluating the Electro-Mechanical Characteristics of Piezoelectric Actuators during Motion
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| Download PDF Full-text (4067 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (180 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (943 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Estimation of PSD Shifts for High-Resolution Metrology of Thickness Micro-Changes with Possible Applications in Vessel Walls and Biological Membrane Characterization
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| Download PDF Full-text (2187 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Two Dimensional Array of Piezoresistive Nanomechanical Membrane-Type Surface Stress Sensor (MSS) with Improved Sensitivity
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| Download PDF Full-text (1154 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 18 May 2012