Special Issue "Smart Interfacing"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2019
Accurate and reliable feedback information from the sensors is a key factor that determines the quality of overall performance of most of the modern engineering systems. Timely availability of the sensor data, in the correct form, is indispensable to ensure that the information is available to the decision-making units through reliable channels, when and where required. To achieve this goal in the finest way, a chain of optimized subsystems that includes sensing elements, signal conditioning or interfacing circuits, digitizers or analog-to-digital converters and communication modules and channels are required. Performance of the whole sensor system depends directly on the performance of each subsystem in the chain.
As time advances, there is always a need for new sensor systems that are called for by the ever-progressing streams of science and engineering. Growth in the technology helped us to device new and efficient sensing elements, but to capture the best out of them one has to have the subsystems, listed above, with matched performance. Advancements in the interfacing schemes and data transmission or sharing methods have expedited the ability to realize efficient sensor systems that we use today to sense various valuable parameters to provide effective feedback to the required systems. Interfacing schemes can be purely analog or digital or a combination of both. A number of research groups, across the world, are working towards developing new interfacing circuits to read from the recently developed sensing elements or to elicit better performance from the existing sensor systems. The performance parameters include reduction in power consumption, area, drift, complexity and cost. Additionally, it contains improvement in noise performance, usability, connectivity, accuracy, resolution, non-linearity, etc. On similar lines, innovation in the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Internet of Things (IoT) have changed the way sensors are now integrated in small as well as large systems and hence the possibility of new sensing applications today is unlimited.
This Special Issue is envisioned to present the recent outcomes of the high-quality research steered by the researchers in the domain of smart interfacing. Authors are invited to submit original papers in the following areas (but not limited to)
(a) Smart Sensors, (b) sensor Interfacing, (c) IoT, (d) WSN, (d) intelligent instrumentation (e) Sensor signal processing and (f) novel sensing applicationsProf. Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Prof. Dr. Boby George
Prof. Dr. Joyanta Kumar Roy
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- Smart Sensors
- Smart Interfacing
- Interfacing Electronics
- Embedded Interfacing
- Readout Circuits
- Digital Interfacing
- Sensor Networks
- Internet of Things
- Sensor Signal Processing
- Sensing Applications
- Intelligent Instrumentation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title： Image Fusion Based on Principal Component Analysis and Slicing Image Transformation
Author： Leonardo Acho and Pablo Buenestado
Abstract：Image fusion deals with the ability to integrate data from image sensors at different instants when the source information is uncertain. Although there exist many techniques on the subject, in this paper, we develop an originative technique based on principal component analysis and slicing image transformation to efficiently fuse a small set of noisy images. For instance, in neural data fusion, this approach requires a considerable number of corrupted images to efficiently produce the desired outcome and also requiring a considerable computing time because of the dynamics involved in the fusion data process. In our approach, the computation time is considerably smaller. This results appealing to increasing feasibility, for instance, in remote sensing or wireless sensor network. Moreover, and according to our numerical experiments, when our method is compared against the neural data fusion algorithm, it presents better performance.