Position Sensing

Author: Hans Walcher
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483193780
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Position Sensing: Angle and Distance Measurement for Engineers focuses on the electrical measurement of angles and distances. The publication first elaborates on industrial principles and sensors and measurement systems. Discussions focus on measurement technology, terms used in information technology, methods of measurement, analogue angle and displacement sensors, features of processes using a digital-incremental measurement base, electromechanical position sensing systems, and capacitive scanning. Carrier frequency scanning, electromagnetic pulse generator, photoelectric position sensing systems, distance measurement by the pulse-time delay method, laser gyroscope, and systems with analogue measurement and subsequent analogue-to-digital conversion are also discussed. The manuscript then examines intelligent sensors and connection of measurement systems. Topics cover electrical couplings for fine and coarse measurement systems, mechanical links for converting longitudinal to angular motion, general properties of intelligent sensors, and interconnection of intelligent sensors. The text is highly recommended for mechanical engineers and measurement and control technicians.

Instrumentation Reference Book

Author: Walt Boyes
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080941882
Format: PDF
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The discipline of instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the interconnectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. This 4e of the Instrumentation Reference Book embraces the equipment and systems used to detect, track and store data related to physical, chemical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials, systems and operations. While traditionally a key area within mechanical and industrial engineering, understanding this greater and more complex use of sensing and monitoring controls and systems is essential for a wide variety of engineering areas--from manufacturing to chemical processing to aerospace operations to even the everyday automobile. In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and infrastructure construction has been improved dramatically. And now with remote wireless instrumentation, heretofore inaccessible or widely dispersed operations and procedures can be automatically monitored and controlled. This already well-established reference work will reflect these dramatic changes with improved and expanded coverage of the traditional domains of instrumentation as well as the cutting-edge areas of digital integration of complex sensor/control systems. Thoroughly revised, with up-to-date coverage of wireless sensors and systems, as well as nanotechnologies role in the evolution of sensor technology Latest information on new sensor equipment, new measurement standards, and new software for embedded control systems, networking and automated control Three entirely new sections on Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements; Manufacturing Execution Systems; and Automation Knowledge Base Up-dated and expanded references and critical standards

Handbook of Optical Engineering

Author: Daniel Malacara
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203908266
Format: PDF, ePub
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This handbook explains principles, processes, methods, and procedures of optical engineering in a concise and practical way. It emphasizes fundamental approaches and provides useful formulas and step-by-step worked-out examples to demonstrate applications and clarify calculation methods. The book covers refractive, reflective, and diffractive optical components; lens optical devices; modern fringe pattern analysis; optical metrology; Fourier optics and optical image processing; electro-optical and acousto-optical devices; spatial and spectral filters; optical fibers and accessories; optical fabrication; and more. It includes over 2,000 tables, flow charts, graphs, schematics, drawings, photographs, and mathematical expressions.

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering June 7 12 2015 Toronto Canada

Author: David A. Jaffray
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319193872
Format: PDF
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This book presents the proceedings of the IUPESM World Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, a tri-annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering the role of biomedical engineering and medical physics in medicine. The book offers papers about emerging issues related to the development and sustainability of the role and impact of medical physicists and biomedical engineers in medicine and healthcare. It provides a unique and important forum to secure a coordinated, multileveled global response to the need, demand and importance of creating and supporting strong academic and clinical teams of biomedical engineers and medical physicists for the benefit of human health.

New Computation Methods for Geometrical Optics

Author: Psang Dain Lin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9814451797
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book employs homogeneous coordinate notation to compute the first- and second-order derivative matrices of various optical quantities. It will be one of the important mathematical tools for automatic optical design. The traditional geometrical optics is based on raytracing only. It is very difficult, if possible, to compute the first- and second-order derivatives of a ray and optical path length with respect to system variables, since they are recursive functions. Consequently, current commercial software packages use a finite difference approximation methodology to estimate these derivatives for use in optical design and analysis. Furthermore, previous publications of geometrical optics use vector notation, which is comparatively awkward for computations for non-axially symmetrical systems.

Sensors and Transducers

Author: Ian Sinclair
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080516998
Format: PDF
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In this book Ian Sinclair provides the practical knowhow required by technician engineers, systems designers and students. The focus is firmly on understanding the technologies and their different applications, not a mathematical approach. The result is a highly readable text which provides a unique introduction to the selection and application of sensors, transducers and switches, and a grounding in the practicalities of designing with these devices. The devices covered encompass heat, light and motion, environmental sensing, sensing in industrial control, and signal-carrying and non-signal switches. Get up to speed in this key topic through this leading practical guide Understand the range of technologies and applications before specifying Gain a working knowledge with a minimum of maths

Fuzzy Information and Engineering

Author: Bing-Yuan Cao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540714413
Format: PDF
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The Second International Conference on Fuzzy Information and Engineering (ICFIE2007) is a major symposium for scientists, engineers and practitioners in China as well as the world to present their latest results, ideas, developments and applications in all areas of fuzzy information and knowledge engineering. It aims to strengthen relations between industry research laboratories and universities, and to create a primary symposium for world scientists.

Measurement Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook Second Edition

Author: John G. Webster
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439848890
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Second 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 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 Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement volume of the Second Edition: Contains contributions from field experts, new chapters, and updates to all 96 existing chapters Covers instrumentation and measurement concepts, spatial and mechanical variables, displacement, acoustics, flow and spot velocity, radiation, wireless sensors and instrumentation, and control and human factors 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: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement provides readers with a greater understanding of advanced applications.