This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE depicts innovations in strain measurement sensors, venturi flow meter, imaging sensors, and pressure transducers. An ultrasonic sensor for fluid level detection, an aerospace multi-function sensor and Venturi flow meter for the aerospace Sector, hyper spectral imaging sensors for defense and security, imaging sensors for structural health monitoring in aircraft, and amplified aerospace pressure transducers.
Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space.
The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
Table of Contents
1. Recent Developments in Sensors for Various Applications
Novel Ultrasonic Sensor for Fluid Level Detection
Multi-function Sensor and Venturi Flow Meter for the Aerospace Sector
Hyper spectral Imaging Sensors for Defense and Security
Imaging Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring in Aircraft
Amplified Aerospace Pressure Transducers