This new edition of the bestselling Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors. Reflecting the current state of the art, it describes the use of instruments and techniques for performing practical measurements in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences; explains sensors and the associated hardware and software; and discusses processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis, operation characteristics, accuracy, errors, calibrations, and the incorporation of standards for control purposes.

Organized according to measurement problem, the Second Edition:

  • Consists of 2 volumes
  • Features contributions from 240+ field experts
  • Contains 53 new chapters, plus updates to all 194 existing chapters
  • Addresses different ways of making measurements for given variables
  • Emphasizes modern intelligent instruments and techniques, human factors, modern display methods, instrument networks, and virtual instruments
  • Explains modern wireless techniques, sensors, measurements, and applications

A concise and useful reference for engineers, scientists, academic faculty, students, designers, managers, and industry professionals involved in instrumentation and measurement research and development, Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition provides readers with a greater understanding of advanced applications.

part |2 pages

Part I: Instrumentation and Measurement Concepts

chapter 1|14 pages

Measurements, Instrumentation, and Sensors

chapter 2|10 pages

Characteristics of Instrumentation

chapter 3|8 pages

Operational Modes of Instrumentation

chapter 5|14 pages

Measurement Accuracy

chapter 6|12 pages

Development of Standards

chapter 7|12 pages

Measurement Standards

chapter 9|10 pages

Intelligent Sensors and Instruments

chapter 10|14 pages

Virtual Instruments

chapter 11|12 pages

Fail-Safe Instruments and Devices

chapter 12|16 pages

Dynamic Error Measurements of Force Sensors

part |2 pages

Part II: Spatial Variables

chapter 13|10 pages

Thickness Measurement

chapter 14|18 pages

Distance Measurement

chapter 15|16 pages

Altitude Measurement

chapter 16|18 pages

Attitude Measurement

chapter 17|14 pages

Inertial Navigation

chapter 18|18 pages

Level Measurement

chapter 19|12 pages

Area Measurement

chapter 20|18 pages

Volume Measurement

chapter 21|12 pages

Tilt Measurement

chapter 22|18 pages

Proximity Sensing for Robotics

part |2 pages

Part III: Displacement

chapter 23|14 pages

Resistive Displacement Sensors

chapter 24|22 pages

Inductive Displacement Sensors

chapter 26|14 pages

Piezoelectric Sensors and Transducers

chapter 27|18 pages

Laser Interferometer Displacement Sensor

chapter 28|16 pages

Bore-Gaging Displacement Sensors

chapter 29|8 pages

Ultrasonic Displacement Sensors

chapter 30|22 pages

Optical Encoder Displacement Sensors

chapter 31|14 pages

Magnetic Displacement Sensors

chapter 32|14 pages

Synchro/Resolver Displacement Sensors

chapter 33|16 pages

Optical Fiber Displacement Sensors

chapter 34|10 pages

Optical Beam Def lection Sensors

chapter 35|18 pages

Velocity Measurement

part |2 pages

Part IV: Mechanical Variables

chapter 37|18 pages

Strain Measurement

chapter 38|18 pages

Tactile Sensing

chapter 39|10 pages

Pressure Measurement

chapter 40|22 pages

Vacuum Measurement

chapter 41|18 pages

Force Measurement

chapter 42|8 pages

Angle Measurement

chapter 43|18 pages

Mass, Weights, and Instrumentation

chapter 44|18 pages

Torque and Power Measurement

chapter 45|18 pages

Density Measurement

chapter 46|32 pages

Fluid Viscosity Measurement

chapter 47|14 pages

Surface Tension Measurement

part |2 pages

Part V: Acoustics

chapter 48|24 pages

Acoustic Measurement

chapter 49|28 pages

Ultrasound Measurement

part |2 pages

Part VI: Flow and Spot Velocity

chapter 50|14 pages

Capillary-Type Mass Flow Meter

chapter 51|14 pages

Differential Pressure Flowmeters

chapter 52|20 pages

Variable Area Flowmeters

chapter 53|10 pages

Positive Displacement Flowmeters

chapter 54|16 pages

Turbine and Vane Flowmeters

chapter 55|8 pages

Impeller Flowmeters

chapter 56|14 pages

Electromagnetic Flowmeters

chapter 57|16 pages

Ultrasonic Flowmeters

chapter 58|14 pages

Vortex-Shedding Flowmeters

chapter 59|18 pages

Thermal Anemometry

chapter 60|6 pages

Coriolis Effect Mass Flowmeters

chapter 61|10 pages

Drag Force Flowmeters

chapter 62|16 pages

Pitot Probe Anemometer

chapter 63|14 pages

Thermal Dispersion Mass Flow Meters

chapter 64|18 pages

Laser Anemometry

part |2 pages

Part VII: Thermal and Temperature Measurement

chapter 66|14 pages

Thermal Conductivity Measurement

chapter 67|16 pages

Heat Flux

chapter 68|22 pages

Resistive Thermometers

chapter 69|16 pages

Thermistor Thermometers

chapter 70|44 pages

Thermocouple Thermometry

chapter 71|16 pages

Semiconductor Junction Thermometers

chapter 72|20 pages

Noncontact Thermometers

chapter 73|10 pages

Pyroelectric Detectors

chapter 74|14 pages

Liquid-in-Glass Thermometers

chapter 75|14 pages

Manometric Thermometers

chapter 76|16 pages

Temperature Indicators

chapter 77|12 pages

Fiber-Optic Thermometers

chapter 78|20 pages

Thermal Imaging

chapter 79|16 pages

Calorimetry Measurement

part |2 pages

Part VIII: Radiation

chapter 80|18 pages

Radioactivity Measurement

chapter 81|28 pages

Radioactivity Detectors

chapter 82|22 pages

Charged-Particle Measurement

chapter 83|12 pages

Neutron Measurement

chapter 84|14 pages

Dosimetry Measurement

part |2 pages

Part IX: Wireless Instrumentation

chapter 85|26 pages

Wireless Instrumentation

chapter 86|16 pages

Wireless Sensor Node Hardware

chapter 88|12 pages

Powering Autonomous Sensors

chapter 89|12 pages

Wireless Sensing Technology

chapter 90|18 pages


part |2 pages

Part X: Control and Human Factors

chapter 91|10 pages

PID Control

chapter 92|16 pages

Optimal Control and the Software

chapter 94|18 pages

Explosion-Proof Instruments

chapter 96|18 pages

Human Factors in Displays