Advances in Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation 2024

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 948

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Dear Colleagues,

The 10th Annual International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances (SEIA' 2024) is a forum for the presentation, discussion, and exchange of information and the latest research and development results in both theoretical and experimental research in sensors, transducers, and their related fields, including artificial intelligence-based sensors and sensor systems. It brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including international scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes, and companies to present and discuss the latest results in the field of sensors and measurements.

After successful events in 2015 (Dubai, UAE), 2016 (Barcelona, Spain), 2017 (Moscow, Russia), 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), 2019 (Tenerife (Canary Islands), Spain), 2020 (Porto, Portugal), 2021 (Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands), Spain), 2022 (Corfu, Greece), and 2023 (Funchal (Madeira Island), Portugal), the SEIA' 2024 will take place in Ibiza (Balearic Islands) on 25–27 September 2024 in co-location with the 6th IFSA Frequency and Time Conference (IFTC' 2024) and the 6th International Conference on Microelectronic Devices and Technologies (MicDAT '2024) under the same conference umbrella in-person format.

This Special Issue contains extended papers from SEIA' 2024 (https://seia-conference.com/) and MicDAT '2024 (https://www.micdat-conference.com/).

In addition, submissions from others that are not associated with these two conferences but with themes focusing on sensors and electronic instrumentation are also welcome.

Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish
Dr. Muhammad Ali Butt
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Keywords

  • microelectronic devices
  • optoelectronics
  • sensors
  • transducers
  • measuring instrumentation
  • MEMS
  • NEMS
  • electronics
  • plasmonics
  • metasurfaces
  • wearables
  • neuromorphic computing
  • photonic neural networks

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Design of Miniaturized 90-Degree Hybrid Coupler with Wide Rejection Band Using Neural Network
by Golshan Mohamadpour, Salman Karimi and Saeed Roshani
Micromachines 2024, 15(5), 657; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi15050657 - 17 May 2024
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In this paper, a 3 dB 90-degree hybrid coupler with size reduction and harmonics rejection was designed. In the proposed coupler structure, four simple low-pass filters (LPFs) were applied. An artificial neural network (ANN) was used to determine the dimensions of the applied [...] Read more.
In this paper, a 3 dB 90-degree hybrid coupler with size reduction and harmonics rejection was designed. In the proposed coupler structure, four simple low-pass filters (LPFs) were applied. An artificial neural network (ANN) was used to determine the dimensions of the applied LPFs based on EM simulation data. The applied ANN model could also provide the desired LPF parameters, including the cut-off frequency (fc), bandwidth (BW), and insertion loss (IL). Designing an applied LPF involves complex mathematical calculations and simulations to optimize parameters. However, by utilizing neural networks, the design process can be significantly streamlined and automated. Neural networks have the ability to learn complex patterns and relationships within data, making them well suited for optimizing the performance of applied components. The proposed 90-degree hybrid coupler works correctly at 1800 MHz and has a small size of 16.6 mm × 15.15 mm, which provides a 73% size reduction compared to a normal 1800 MHz coupler. The designed coupler not only decreases the circuit size but also provides a wide rejection band from 4.8 GHz to 11.2 GHz, which suppresses the second to sixth harmonics. The insertion loss parameter of this 90-degree hybrid coupler is less than 0.1 dB at the working frequency, which shows the superior performance of the proposed coupler. Full article
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Racetrack Ring Resonator-Based on Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguide for Refractive Index Sensing
by Muhammad A. Butt
Micromachines 2024, 15(5), 610; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi15050610 - 30 Apr 2024
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In this study, a comprehensive numerical analysis is conducted on a hybrid plasmonic waveguide (HPWG)-based racetrack ring resonator (RTRR) structure, tailored specifically for refractive index sensing applications. The sensor design optimization yields remarkable results, achieving a sensitivity of 275.7 nm/RIU. Subsequently, the boundaries [...] Read more.
In this study, a comprehensive numerical analysis is conducted on a hybrid plasmonic waveguide (HPWG)-based racetrack ring resonator (RTRR) structure, tailored specifically for refractive index sensing applications. The sensor design optimization yields remarkable results, achieving a sensitivity of 275.7 nm/RIU. Subsequently, the boundaries of sensor performance are pushed even further by integrating a subwavelength grating (SWG) structure into the racetrack configuration, thereby augmenting the light–matter interaction. Of particular note is the pivotal role played by the length of the SWG segment in enhancing device sensitivity. It is observed that a significant sensitivity enhancement can be obtained, with values escalating from 377.1 nm/RIU to 477.7 nm/RIU as the SWG segment length increases from 5 µm to 10 µm, respectively. This investigation underscores the immense potential of HPWG in tandem with SWG for notably enhancing the sensitivity of photonic sensors. These findings not only advance the understanding of these structures but also pave the way for the development of highly efficient sensing devices with unprecedented performance capabilities. Full article
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