Now in its third edition, "Understanding Smart Sensors" is the most complete, up-to-date, and authoritative summary of the latest applications and developments impacting smart sensors in a single volume. This thoroughly expanded and revised edition of an Artech bestseller contains a wealth of new material, including critical coverage of sensor fusion and energy harvesting, the latest details on wireless technology, and greater emphasis on applications through the book. Utilizing the latest in smart sensor, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microelectronic research and development, Engineers get the technical and practical information they need keep their designs and products on the cutting edge. Providing an extensive variety of information for both technical and non-technical professionals, this easy-to-understand, time-saving book covers current and emergent technologies, as well as their practical implementation. This comprehensive resource also includes an extensive list of smart sensor acronyms and a glossary of key terms.
Randy Frank is the president of Randy Frank and Associates in Scottsdale, Arizona. A well established author and holder of three patents, Mr. Frank received his B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, as well as his M.B.A. in management, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is the former chairman and a member of the Sensors Standards Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers and a member of the IEEE.
Smart Sensor Basics. Micromachining. The Nature of Semiconductor Sensor Output. Getting Sensed Information into the MCU. Using MCUs/DSCs/DSPs/FPGAs to Increase Sensor IQ. Communications for Smart Sensors. Control Techniques. Wireless Technology: Transceivers, Transponders, and Telemetry. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Packaging, Testing, and Reliability Implications for Smarter Sensors. Mechatronics and Sensing Systems. Standards for Smart Sensing. Implications of Smart Sensor Standards. Sensor Fusion. Energy Harvesting for Sensor. The Next Phase of Sensing Systems.