Special Issue "Transducer Systems"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)
Prof. Dr. Urs Staufer
Micro and Nano Engineering, Precision and Microsystems Engineering (PME), Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), TU Delft, Room 34-G-1-455, Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands
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Interests: application of nanoscientific knowledge in engineering research; scientific instrumentation; tools for nanoscience; sensing and actuating MEMS; MEMS for space and planetary research; microfabrication Contribution: Special Issue: Transducer Systems
The coming decennia will see an increase in specific, targeted data collection to facilitate knowledge-founded decisions and operations in industrial production, food processing, healthcare, or environmental protection alike. Sensors are the essential first elements in this data collection and information-processing chain. They detect the primary information about the status of an object or situation in a specific measurement and transduce it into a processable signal. This signal is evaluated and used to drive actuators or generators. Alternatively, these transducers act based on indirect information or reliable models to control processes and products.
Each of these individual transducing elements has been given a lot of attention in the past. This current special issue likes to address the systems aspect and the integration of transducers into complete devices. Hence, we solicit review articles and original research papers on systems architecture, systems integration and fabrication, back-end processing; and applications of transducer systems e.g., for metrology, process control, µ-fluidics. New sensing, actuating or generating concepts, which are especially suited for systems integration, which make use of recently discovered phenomena, or which allow measuring or controlling so far inaccessible quantities are also considered.
Prof. Dr. Urs Staufer
- sensor MEMS and complete devices thereof
- actuator MEMS and complete devices thereof
- systems architecture, back-end technology
- MEMS for industrial applications
- MEMS in metrology
- MEMS in process control
- MEMS in surveillance
- MEMS systems integration
- very large scale integrated micromechanical systems