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Guided Acoustic Wave Sensors and Their Applications

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 632

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Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology, Department of Applied Science, Coburg University, 96450 Coburg, Germany
Interests: acoustic sensors; optic sensors; simulation; microfluidics
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Dear Colleagues,

The ongoing trend of digitalization can be seen in a plethora of other trends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, and artificial intelligence (AI). Sensors play a key role in enabling the development of all these innovations, because they are the sources of data. Besides the most prominent optical and MEMS sensors, there are acoustic sensors. This Special Issue is focused on the guided acoustic wave sensors, which are part of the acoustic sensors, since they allow addressing applications that are otherwise hard to solve. Thus, they have their own transformative power with respect to their applications, but also specific challenges that have to be solved to make them robust and reliable. The aim is to show how guided acoustic wave sensors can address applications that other sensors have trouble with, such as harsh environment (high temperatures, high pressures, electronic discharges, corrosive conditions, etc.), how new manufacturing technologies such as three-dimensional (3D)-printing allow for new designs (e.g. the use of metamaterials), and how new algorithms (e.g. the use of AI) lead to better evaluation of measured results.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Stefan Drese
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  • operating principles of acoustic wave sensors;
  • design and fabrication of acoustic wave sensors;
  • signal processing of acoustic wave sensors;
  • use of metamaterials for acoustic wave sensors;
  • use of artificial intelligence (AI) for acoustic wave sensor signal processing;
  • acoustic wave sensor applications in harsh environments;
  • modeling of acoustic wave sensors;
  • biomedical applications;
  • applications in industrial processes.

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