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Sensors for Industry Conference, 2005

Date 8-10 Feb. 2005

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  • A Novel Microfabricated Formaldehyde Gas Sensor with NiO Thin Film

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 1 - 5
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    This paper presents a novel microfabricated formaldehyde gas sensor with enhanced sensitivity and detection resolution capabilities. The device comprises a silica microstructure suspended at a small distance above a glass substrate. A sputtered NiO thin film is used as the formaldehyde sensing layer. The gas sensor incorporates Pt heating resistors integrated with a micro hotplate to provide a hea... View full abstract»

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  • Low Cost Sensor for Low Flow-Rate Measurement

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 6 - 8
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    Many times in industrial application, measurement of very low flow rates is required with fair accuracy. Fluids like natural gas, petroleum and oxygen are supplied to customers on a continuous basis through dedicated pipelines, precise online measurement of quantum of supply is essential for payment purpose. The present work has aimed to design a sensor to measure low flow rate accurately, this se... View full abstract»

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  • Signal Patterns of High Speed Rotational Arc Sensor for Gas Metal Arc Welding

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 9 - 14
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    High speed rotational arc sensing is an important method to detect the torch deviation during automatic seam tracking of arc welding. In this paper, a mathematic model of high speed rotational arc sensing is analyzed. Simulations have been implemented in two conditions, namely considering or without considering weld bead profile. The simulation results are consistent with the experimental results.... View full abstract»

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  • Design of Access Control System Considering Usability and Security --Application of Vital Sign Sensing Technology--

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 15 - 21
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    We propose the access control system from which the usability and security are considered. We design this system by using the feature of "method of the personal authentication of using belongings" (operativeness and economy). Moreover, we solve the problem of this method (everyone, the person who obtains belongings should be able to go in and out) by combining "method of the personal authenticatio... View full abstract»

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  • Fringe-Effect Capacitive Proximity Sensors for Tamper Proof Enclosures

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 22 - 26
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    Capacitive sensors can be constructed for tamper resistant enclosures to prevent unauthorized intrusions. The use printed circuit can provide serpentine geometric patterns of conductors. Any penetration of this envelope interferes with the conductive serpentine, producing a detectable warning of intrusion. Capacitive sensors discussed in this paper are suitable for implementing in the area of phys... View full abstract»

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  • Strengthening the Weak Link: the Shutdown Valve

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 27 - 30
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    The advent of IEC 61511 has been a good start in improving availability and reliability of safety instrumented loops. Unlike earlier standards like ANSI/ISA S84 and API 14 C, IEC 61511 facilitates mandatory performance based analysis of safety-instrumented functions based on failure data. It is observed that failure data of shutdown valves have been extremely high compared to other elements of saf... View full abstract»

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  • An Ultrasonic/Optical Pulse Sensor for Precise Distance Measurements

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 31 - 34
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    The combined ultrasonic transit time and optical pulse method described here is an improvement over the standard ultrasonic echo by providing a lower signal loss and more precise location of sensor reference points, specifically the transmitting and receiving transducers. The ultrasonic transit time sensor described here uses only a one-way ultrasonic pulse. The transit time, typically 0.5 to 50 m... View full abstract»

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  • 2.4GHz On-Board Parallel Plate Soil Moisture Sensor System

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 35 - 38
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    Moisture content measurements are very important to the evaluation and maintenance of highway pavements. Such applications require sensors can provide relative long time, continuous, and accurate measurements in hostile pavement environments. And sensors should be in contact with soils, concrete, asphalt or other pavement material In this paper, a 2.4GHz integrated parallel-plate soil moisture sen... View full abstract»

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  • A Real-Time Predictive Maintenance System for Machine Systems - An Alternative to Expensive Motion Sensing Technology

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 39 - 44
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    The machine system parameters can provide a large amount of useful information about the machine condition, maintenance requirement and productivity. Until now, the machine parameters are estimated using crude motion technology supported with motion sensing techniques. However, the motion sensing technology is expensive and difficult to maintain. Furthermore, the sensing technology is still not ma... View full abstract»

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  • Development of On-Line Diagnostics and Real Time Early Warning System for Vehicles

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 45 - 51
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    On-board diagnostics (OBD) system is developed to detect vehicle system error and malfunction for health diagnosis, OBD generates warning signals to vehicle operators as well as the maintenance engineers. However, once a warning signal is being generated, most operators are not knowledgeable to take any action on it. Data acquisition has to rely on maintenance engineer using special tools. Based o... View full abstract»

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  • Chemometric Modeling of Fat, Cholesterol and Caloric Content of Fresh and Cooked Ground Beef with NIR Reflectance Spectroscopy

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 52 - 58
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    The objective of this study was to quantify fat, calories and cholesterol content in fresh and cooked ground beef using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. Near-infrared reflectance measurements (356 to 1050 nm) were recorded from fresh and cooked patties. Partial least square (PLS) regression analysis of the spectrum resulted in validation R-square (RVal) for each variable, such as fat, ... View full abstract»

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  • Controller for a Continuous Near Infrared Glucose Sensor

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 59 - 65
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    The design and development of a controller for a near infrared glucose sensor is described. The sensing technology involves the sampling of interstitial fluid in a micro fabricated chamber and measurement of the absorbance of the fluid in a non-destructive and reagent free manner. The glucose levels are estimated based on the absorbance data. This new technology relies on the unique optical charac... View full abstract»

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  • Using the Grey Box Technique in Measurement Systems

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 66 - 69
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    To increase the usefulness and understanding of sensors and sensor measurement systems, the use of models and advanced signal processing can be effective tools. In the field of grey box technique in measurement systems, the focus is directed on a priori information about different complex parts of the process. We often need to model different parts of the process, in sub-models. This approach ofte... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon Angular Rate Sensor for Automotive Control with Open Beam Structure

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 70 - 78
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    An angular rate sensor of SOI (silicon on insulator) has been developed for automotive control. The sensor detects yaw rate of automobiles. The concept of the sensor design is the open beam structure (OBS). In the OBS, excitation and detection electrodes are open toward exterior bonding pads in a plane. The OBS has high independency between excitation and detection modes. The FEM analysis was carr... View full abstract»

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  • An Improved M2M Platform for Multi-Sensors Agent Application

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 79 - 83
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    The environmental monitoring policies need to be supported by an efficient measurement system, able to give the necessary information in a strategic decision-making process. The large number of monitored quantities, together with the geographical position, makes the design of the monitoring system a critical task. Communication services play a fundamental role in this contest. The paper presents a... View full abstract»

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  • Techniques for Addressing Critical Requirements of Production-Grade Wireless Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 84 - 87
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    In order for wireless sensor networking to provide real- world value, the networks must be able to address several critical requirements: reliability of data transmission, responsiveness to adapt to topology changes, power efficiency, and scalability. Persistent dynamic routing (PDR) is a breakthrough set of techniques that address all of these requirements to support production-grade wireless sen... View full abstract»

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  • Radio Channel Quality in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2005 , Page(s): 88 - 94
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    Wireless mesh sensor networks are being deployed today in various monitoring and control applications. Some radio network designs, such as ZigBee, presume that radio connectivity is reasonably consistent over time. Others take the opposite approach of presuming that links are entirely unreliable, and build large degrees of physical redundancy into the network in the hope that a collection of redun... View full abstract»

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