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Sensors and Signal Conditioning 2/e
R. Pallins-Areny and J.G. WebsterJohn Wiley & Sons2001587 pp.ISBN 0-471-33232-1£77.95 (Hardcover)
Keywords: Sensors, Measurement
"Sensors and Signal Conditioning" is a comprehensive reference text for those involved in the design of measurement systems. It covers both electromechanical characteristics of various sensors and the techniques for integrating them into electronic systems.
Chapter 1 provides an Introduction to Sensor-Based Measurement Systems and discusses the general concepts and terminology; static and dynamic characteristics of sensors; materials for sensors; and micro-sensor technology. The remaining eight chapters of the book address sensors by operational characteristics and signal conditioning.
Chapter 2, Resistive Sensors, discusses potentiometers, strain gauges, thermistors, resistive temperature detectors (RDTs), light- dependent resistors (LDRs), resistive hydrometers, and liquid conductivity sensors. Measurement of resistance, voltage dividers, wheatstone bridges (balance and deflection measurements), differential and instrumentation amplifiers, and interference are addressed in chapter 3, Signal conditioning for Resistive Sensors.
Chapters 4 and 5 present Reactance Variation and Electromagnetic Sensors, and Signal Conditioning for Reactance Variation Sensors, respectively. Topics discussed in these chapters include: capacitive, inductive and electromagnetic sensors; carrier amplifiers and coherent detection; specific signal conditioners for capacitive sensors; and problems and alternatives.
Self-Generating Sensors are addressed in chapter 6, while chapter 7 discusses Signal Conditioning for Self-Generating Sensors. Subjects presented in these chapters include: thermoelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, photovoltaic and electrochemical sensors; chopper and low-drift amplifiers; noise in amplifiers; and noise and drift in resistors.
Chapter 8, Digital and Intelligent Sensors, discusses position encoders; resonant sensors; direct sensor-microcontroller interfacing; communication systems for sensors; and intelligent sensors. The final chapter of the book addresses Other Sensing Methods, and presents sensors based on Semiconductor junctions; fibre-optic sensors; ultrasonic sensors; and biosensors. Each chapter concludes with references and problems, the solutions to which are included in the appendix.
Overall, this is a well written book which will be of use to students and professionals from engineering, physics and chemistry backgrounds.