Sensor technologies are a rapidly growing area of interest in science and product design, embracing developments in electronics, photonics, mechanics, chemistry, and biology. Their presence is widespread in everyday life, where they are used to sense sound, movement, and optical or magnetic signals. The demand for portable and lightweight sensors is relentless in several industries, from consumer electronics to biomedical engineering to the military. Smart Sensors for Industrial Applications brings together the latest research in smart sensors technology and exposes the reader to myriad applications that this technology has enabled.

Organized into five parts, the book explores:

  • Photonics and optoelectronics sensors, including developments in optical fibers, Brillouin detection, and Doppler effect analysis. Chapters also look at key applications such as oxygen detection, directional discrimination, and optical sensing.
  • Infrared and thermal sensors, such as Bragg gratings, thin films, and microbolometers. Contributors also cover temperature measurements in industrial conditions, including sensing inside explosions.
  • Magnetic and inductive sensors, including magnetometers, inductive coupling, and ferro-fluidics. The book also discusses magnetic field and inductive current measurements in various industrial conditions, such as on airplanes.
  • Sound and ultrasound sensors, including underwater acoustic modem, vibrational spectroscopy, and photoacoustics.
  • Piezoresistive, wireless, and electrical sensors, with applications in health monitoring, agrofood, and other industries.

Featuring contributions by experts from around the world, this book offers a comprehensive review of the groundbreaking technologies and the latest applications and trends in the field of smart sensors.

part 1|175 pages

Photonic and Optoelectronics Sensors

chapter 1|14 pages

Optical Fiber Sensors

Devices and Techniques
ByRogério Nunes Nogueira, Lúcia Maria Botas Bilro, Nélia Jordão Alberto, Hugo Filipe Teixeira Lima, João de Lemos Pinto

chapter 2|13 pages

Microstructured and Solid Polymer Optical Fiber Sensors

ByChristian-Alexander Bunge, Hans Poisel

chapter 3|16 pages

Optical Fiber Sensors and Interrogation Systems for Interaction Force Measurements in Minimally Invasive Surgical Devices

ByGinu Rajan, Dean Callaghan, Yuliya Semenova, Gerald Farrell

chapter 4|17 pages

Recent Advances in Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensors Based on the Brillouin Scattering Effect

ByAlayn Loayssa, Mikel Sagues, Ander Zornoza

chapter 5|15 pages

Silicon Microring Sensors *

ByZhiping Zhou, Huaxiang Yi

chapter 6|15 pages

Laser Doppler Velocimetry Technology for Integration and Directional Discrimination

ByKoichi Maru, Yusaku Fujii

chapter 7|16 pages

Vision-Aided Automated Vibrometry for Remote Audio–Visual Range Sensing

ByTao Wang, Zhigang Zhu

chapter 8|16 pages

Analytical Use of Easily Accessible Optoelectronic Devices

Colorimetric Approaches Focused on Oxygen Quantification
ByJinseok Heo, Chang-Soo Kim

chapter 9|25 pages

Optical Oxygen Sensors for Micro- and Nanofluidic Devices

ByVolker Nock, Richard J. Blaikie, Maan M. Alkaisi

chapter 10|21 pages

Multidirectional Optical Sensing Using Differential Triangulation

ByXian Jin, Jonathan F. Holzman

part 2|94 pages

Infrared and Thermal Sensors

chapter 12|12 pages

Thin Film Resistance Temperature Detectors

ByFred Lacy

chapter 14|15 pages

Adaptive Sensors for Dynamic Temperature Measurements

ByPaweł Jamróz, Jerzy Nabielec

chapter 15|14 pages

Dual-Band Uncooled Infrared Microbolometer

ByQi Cheng, Mahmoud Almasri, Suzanne Paradis

chapter 16|14 pages

Sensing Temperature inside Explosions

ByJoseph J. Talghader, Merlin L. Mah

part 3|98 pages

Magnetic and Inductive Sensors

chapter 17|15 pages

Accurate Scanning of Magnetic Fields

ByHendrik Husstedt, Udo Ausserlechner, Manfred Kaltenbacher

chapter 18|15 pages

Low-Frequency Search Coil Magnetometers

ByAsaf Grosz, Eugene Paperno

chapter 19|17 pages

Inductive Coupling–Based Wireless Sensors for High-Frequency Measurements *

ByH.S. Kim, S. Sivaramakrishnan, A.S. Sezen, R. Rajamani

chapter 21|15 pages

Technologies for Electric Current Sensors

ByG. Velasco-Quesada, A. Conesa-Roca, M. Román-Lumbreras

chapter 22|14 pages

Ferrofluids and Their Use in Sensors

ByB. Andò, S. Baglio, A. Beninato, V. Marletta

part 4|83 pages

Sound and Ultrasound Sensors

chapter 23|20 pages

Low-Cost Underwater Acoustic Modem for Short-Range Sensor Networks

ByBridget Benson, Ryan Kastner

chapter 24|20 pages

Integrating Ultrasonic Standing Wave Particle Manipulation into Vibrational Spectroscopy Sensing Applications

ByStefan Radel, Johannes Schnöller, Bernhard Lendl

chapter 25|22 pages

Wideband Ultrasonic Transmitter and Sensor Array for In-Air Applications

ByJuan Ramon Gonzalez, Mohamed Saad, Chris J. Bleakley

chapter 26|19 pages

Sensing Applications Using Photoacoustic Spectroscopy

ByEllen L. Holthoff, Paul M. Pellegrino

part 5|99 pages

Piezoresistive, Wireless, and Electrical Sensors

chapter 27|15 pages

Piezoresistive Fibrous Sensor for On-Line Structural Health Monitoring of Composites

BySaad Nauman, Irina Cristian, François Boussu, Vladan Koncar

chapter 28|14 pages

Structural Health Monitoring Based on Piezoelectric Transducers

Analysis and Design Based on the Electromechanical Impedance
ByFabricio G. Baptista, Jozue Vieira Filho, Daniel J. Inman

chapter 29|16 pages

Microwave Sensors for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Industrial Processes

ByB. García-Baños, Jose M. Catalá-Civera, Antoni J. Canós, Felipe L. Peñaranda-Foix

chapter 30|16 pages

Microwave Reflectometry for Sensing Applications in the Agrofood Industry

ByAndrea Cataldo, Egidio De Benedetto, Giuseppe Cannazza

chapter 31|15 pages

Wearable PTF Strain Sensors

BySari Merilampi

chapter 32|19 pages

Application of Inertial Sensors in Developing Smart Particles

ByEhad Akeila, Zoran Salcic, Akshya Swain