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# IEEE Sensors Journal

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• ### [Front cover]

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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• ### IEEE Sensors Journal publication information

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):217 - 218
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• ### Silicon Carbide-Based Extreme Environment Hybrid Design Temperature Sensor Using Optical Pyrometry and Laser Interferometry

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):219 - 224
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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To the best of the authors' knowledge, proposed and demonstrated is the first extreme environment temperature sensor using Blackbody (BB) radiation of a high-temperature material optical chip for coarse temperature measurement and classical Fabry-Perot (FP) laser interferometry via the same chip for fine temperature measurement. Such a hybrid design sensor can be used to accurately measure tempera... View full abstract»

• ### Low Voltage CO$_2$-Gas Sensor Based on III–V Mid-IR Immersion Lens Diode Optopairs: Where we Are and How Far we Can Go?

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):225 - 234
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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This study presents a comparative analysis of parameters of infrared radiation source and detector hardware that are most important for the creation of portable optical nondispersive infrared (NDIR) gas sensors. An analytical model of the optical gas sensor is proposed. The notions of an instrument and transfer functions of the sensor as a measurement device are introduced. Capabilities of the mod... View full abstract»

• ### Modeling and Simulation of a Single Tin Dioxide Nanobelt FET for Chemical Sensors

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):235 - 242
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper presents the modeling and simulation of a tin dioxide (SnO2) field-effect transistor (FET)-based nanobelt gas sensor. The model results are compared to numerical simulations and experimental data obtained from published results describing the fabrication of single crystal nanobelts grown through thermal evaporation techniques. The fabricated sensor shows good response when ex... View full abstract»

• ### Wireless Batteryless Implantable Blood Pressure Monitoring Microsystem for Small Laboratory Animals

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):243 - 254
Cited by:  Papers (52)  |  Patents (3)
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A novel, wireless, batteryless, implantable blood pressure monitoring microsystem for small laboratory animals is developed for advanced biological and system biology research. The system employs an instrumented elastic circular cuff, wrapped around a blood vessel, for real-time blood pressure monitoring. The elastic circular cuff is made of soft bio-compatible silicone material, which is filled w... View full abstract»

• ### Principle and Performance of a Dual-Band Search Coil Magnetometer: A New Instrument to Investigate Fluctuating Magnetic Fields in Space

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):255 - 260
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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Search-coil magnetometers are of common use in space physics thanks to their simplicity, robustness and ability to measure weak magnetic fields: their sensitivity can reach a few tens of fT/Â¿Hz in the range 10-100 kHz. The frequency band is grossly determined by the resonance of the coil. Simply adding a second coil does not efficiently extend the frequency band beyond the first resonance due to ... View full abstract»

• ### A Ring-Shaped Photodiode Designed for Use in a Reflectance Pulse Oximetry Sensor in Wireless Health Monitoring Applications

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):261 - 268
Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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We report a photodiode for use in a reflectance pulse oximeter for use in autonomous and low-power homecare applications. The novelty of the reflectance pulse oximeter is a large ring shaped backside silicon pn photodiode. The ring-shaped photodiode gives optimal gathering of light and thereby enable very low light-emitting diode (LED) driving currents for the pulse oximeter. The photodiode also h... View full abstract»

• ### Simultaneous Measurement of Strain and Temperature With a Single Fiber Bragg Grating Written in a Tapered Optical Fiber

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):269 - 273
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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A sensing head configuration and the necessary interrogation parameters to simultaneously measure strain and temperature using a single fiber Bragg grating (FBG) are presented and demonstrated. By writing the FBG in a linearly etched fiber, we were able to use the information encoded in the peak wavelength and in the spectral width of the FBG. The spectral width of the grating depends uniquely on ... View full abstract»

• ### Characterization Methods of a Whole-Cell Bioluminescent Biosensor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):274 - 280
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A whole-cell bioluminescent biosensor dynamics based on genetically engineered Escherichia coli bacteria carrying a promoter-reporter fusion is often determined by a series of chemical reactions such as gene expression and reactions involving protein concentrations at nanomolar volume. In this paper, we derive an anayltical model of a whole-cell bioluminescent biosensor based on the Michaelis-Ment... View full abstract»

• ### Single-Mode Birefringent Fiber Frequency-Modulated Continuous- Wave Interferometric Strain Sensor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):281 - 285
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A practical single-mode birefringent fiber strain sensor is demonstrated. The sensor is based on optical frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) interference and consists of three lengths of single-mode birefringent fiber. Two fibers are used as the leading fibers, while the third fiber that locates in the middle and has a 45Â° rotation of principle axes is used as the strain sensing fiber. The... View full abstract»

• ### Designing the Response of an Optical Quad-Cell as Position-Sensitive Detector

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):286 - 293
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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This paper focuses on 2-D position-sensitive detectors based on the quad-cell architecture, and presents design solutions to compensate the usual nonlinear response of a conventional quad-cell to radially symmetric light spots. It has been observed that by changing the quad-cell perimeter geometry and by adding a properly sized central region with a different sensitivity, the output response can b... View full abstract»

• ### Magnetotransistor Based on the Carrier Recombination—Deflection Effect

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):294 - 299
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper presents the three-terminal magnetotransistor based on the carrier recombination-deflection effect. Three-terminal magnetotransistor can detect vertical and lateral magnetic field direction. The structure of magnetotransistor consists of one emitter, one collector and one base contact. The devices can detect magnetic field by relying on the difference between base current and collector ... View full abstract»

• ### Distributed Reflectometry Method for Wire Fault Location Using Selective Average

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):300 - 310
Cited by:  Papers (15)  |  Patents (2)
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In this paper, we introduce a new method for distributed wire diagnosis by reflectometry. Distributed diagnosis consists in making reflectometry measurements at several points of a complex network at the same time, thus allowing to solve ambiguities due to the existence of multiple paths. Thanks to this, the exact position of any electrical fault or other specific singularity can be found in a com... View full abstract»

• ### Measurement of Rapid Temperature Profiles Using Thermoluminescent Microparticles

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):311 - 315
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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The thermal history of a material with initially filled trap states may be probed using thermoluminescence. Since luminescent microparticles are composed of robust oxides, they are viable candidates for sensing temperature under conditions where all other types of direct-contact sensors fail. Mg2SiO4: Tb, Co particles with two thermoluminescent peaks have been heated using mi... View full abstract»

• ### Resonating Frequency of a SAD Circuit Loop and Inner Microcantilever in a Gas Sensor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):316 - 320
Cited by:  Papers (3)
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A self-actuating and detecting (SAD) circuit loop that drives a micro-cantilever in a gas sensor, in which the resonance frequency shifting of the beam is monitored to detect its mass change caused by adsorption of certain gas molecules, is presented. The loop cannot only drive the cantilever but also trace the fundamental resonance frequency shift of the beam. The motivation of the SAD circuit is... View full abstract»

• ### Microcantilever Array Pressure Measurement System for Biomedical Instrumentation

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):321 - 330
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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An analog signal processing integrated circuit for microcantilever array has been designed for pressure measurement in biomedical applications. The chip consists of analog multiplexer, instrumentation amplifier, sample-and-hold circuit, on-chip voltage and current references, successive approximation register analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital control unit. Root sum square (RSS) error f... View full abstract»

• ### Low-Cost Autonomous 3-D Monitoring Systems for Hydraulic Engineering Environments and Applications With Limited Accuracy Requirements

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):331 - 339
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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The details of developing autonomous 3-D motion monitoring systems based on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) motion sensors for hydraulic environments are discussed. Possible areas of application, are river bed sediment transport monitoring and monitoring the agitation and other physical parameters inside milk vats with a mechanized agitator. Simplified calculations of inertial navigation systems (... View full abstract»

• ### A Cross-Type Thermal Wind Sensor With Self-Testing Function

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):340 - 346
Cited by:  Papers (18)
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A 2-D smart flow sensor with self-testing function was designed, fabricated and tested in this paper. It is composed of cross-structure heaters and four symmetrically located sensing parts. When the flow angle changes in the clockwise direction, the temperature differences among the four parts, namely Mode 1 given by T13(T24) and Model 2 given by T12(T14... View full abstract»

• ### Digital X-Ray Imaging Using Avalanche a-Se Photoconductor

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):347 - 352
Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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This work presents the development of a novel detector comprised of an avalanche amorphous selenium (a-Se) photoconductor and an amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) passive pixel sensor for digital X-ray imaging, in particular, for low exposure imaging applications. Electrical compatibility of a high voltage (~1000 V) avalanche a-Se photoconductor with a low voltage (~25 V) a-Si:H pixel sensor is demonstra... View full abstract»

• ### Micromachined Mid-Infrared Emitter for Fast Transient Temperature Operation for Optical Gas Sensing Systems

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):353 - 362
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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A micromachined thermal emitter for fast transient temperature operation with a novel hot-plate concept is presented. This concept is based on a nonaxis-symmetric design with excellent mechanical properties during temperature modulation combined with high thermal decoupling. Especially, the mechanical stress induced by the thermal expansion of the hot-plate and their suspension was improved. This ... View full abstract»

• ### CMOS $Sigma Delta$ pH-to-Digital Converter

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):363 - 364
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A CMOS delta-sigma (ΣΔ) pH-to-digital converter has been developed for continuous monitoring of H+-ion concentrations. The SnO2/ITO glass, fabricated sputtering SnO2 on the conductive ITO glass, was used as a pH-sensitive membrane of extended gate field effect transistor (EGFET) operational amplifier. The ΣΔ pH-to-digital converter, ... View full abstract»

• ### ITO Coated Optical Fiber Refractometers Based on Resonances in the Infrared Region

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):365 - 366
Cited by:  Papers (43)
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In this work, it is presented the fabrication of optical fiber refractometers in the infrared region based on the deposition of indium tin oxide (ITO) coatings onto optical fibers core. ITO coatings act as the resonance supporting layer allowing the coupling of light at specific wavelengths from the waveguide to the ITO-coating/external medium region as a function of the refractive index of the ex... View full abstract»

Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 367
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## Aims & Scope

The IEEE Sensors Journal is a peer-reviewed, semi-monthly online journal devoted to sensors and sensing phenomena.

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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Krikor Ozanyan
University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL, U.K.