Sensors and transducers are used in automation in construction, domestic appliances, industries, transport, space exploration, defense equipment, health services, and other applications. Advances in processing and computation have opened up opportunities for very accuracy and control as automation of any kind begins with the measurement of certain system parameters of which sensors and transducers form an essential and indispensable part. Industrial process monitoring has become possible by appropriate and accurate sensing of the relevant variables. In fact, industrial growth moves hand-in-hand with the growth of the measurement science and technology. Growing technologies require increased accommodation and as a consequence, conventional disciplines in the engineering and science faculties have accommodated new developments.
In India, there are more than two hundred engineering institutes teaching instrumentation as a separate discipline and at the heart of instrumentation, lie sensors/transducers. With the developments in sensing systems and the plethora of courses offered, it becomes necessary to have a comprehensive compilation of the principles, analyses, and applications of sensors in a single volume. The students of this and associated disciplines, the teachers, the researchers, and the professionals also require some literature to begin with. Therefore, the experience in teaching and research in the discipline of over four decades has encouraged me to accept the challenge of bringing out such a treatise.
This book opens with classification and characterization of sensors and transducers in Chapter I while Chapter 2 makes a thorough study of mechanical and electromechanical sensors. Thermal sensors are comprehensively covered in Chapter 3 while Chapter 4 describes all types of magnetic sensors. Radiation sensors including optical types have been given in-depth consideration in Chapter 5. Sensors for analysis, the electro ceramic sensors, are included in Chapter 6 where all types of electrochemical as well as electro ceramic sensors have been dealt with in detail. In today’s world where technologies grow at a fast pace, automation demands intelligent/smart sensors. Chapter 7 covers this aspect by explaining their advantages and operating principles. Sensors technology is in the process of undergoing sea-change specially when micro-and nanotechnologies are supporting its growth and development. Sensors based on such technologies have therefore been discussed in Chapter 8. In the end, Chapter 9 discusses certain areas of application with the types of sensors as used in contemporary times. The theoretical explanation, discussion, and analysis in the text are well-supported by review questions and elaborate diagrams in each chapter.
I wish to extend my sincere thanks to my students for persistent demand and support to write such a text, and to my family for the trust and understanding they have shown.
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