Special Issue: "Intelligent Sensors" - Sensors Journal

Guest Editor:
Prof. Dr. Wilmar Hernandez
Department of Circuits and Systems, E.U.I.T. de Telecomunicacion
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Phone. +34 913367830, Fax: +34 913367829
E-mail: whernan@ics.upm.es

Papers published in 2006

Open Access
Samir Mekid * and Ketsaya Vacharanukul
The University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering. PO Box 88,
Manchester, UK
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: S.Mekid@manchester.ac.uk
Full Research Paper: Differential Laser Doppler based Non-Contact Sensor for Dimensional Inspection with Error Propagation Evaluation
Sensors 2006, 6, 546-556 (PDF format, 176 K)

Open Access
Samir Mekid
The University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.
Sackville Street Building C51k, Po Box 88, Manchester, UK. E-mail: s.mekid@manchester.ac.uk
Review: Further Structural Intelligence for Sensors Cluster Technology in Manufacturing
Sensors 2006, 6, 557-577 (PDF format, 417 K)

Open Access
Wilmar Hernandez
Department of Circuits and Systems in the EUIT de Telecomunicacion at the Universidad Politecnica
de Madrid (UPM), Campus Sur UPM, Ctra. Valencia km 7, Madrid 28031, Spain
Phone: +34913367830. Fax: +34913367829. E-mail: whernan@ics.upm.es
Full Research Paper:  Improving the Response of a Load Cell by Using Optimal Filtering
Sensors 2006, 6, 697-711 (PDF format, 130 K)

Papers published in 2007

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Marek Miskowicz
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059
Kraków, Poland; Email: miskow@agh.edu.pl
Received: 10 August 2006 / Accepted: 5 January 2007 / 6 January 2007
Full Paper: Asymptotic Effectiveness of the Event-Based Sampling According to the Integral Criterion
Sensors 2007, 7, 16-37 (PDF format, 173 K)

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Xue Wang *, Sheng Wang and Jun-Jie Ma
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: † wang_sheng00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn; ‡mjj@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 23 December 2006 / Accepted: 27 January 2007 / Published: 29 January 2007
Full Paper: An Improved Particle Filter for Target Tracking in Sensor Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 144-156 (PDF format, 119 K)

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Qi Huang 1, Jun Liu 2,* and Hengwei Li 3
1. Modern Industrial Design Institute, Zhejiang University, 38 ZheDa Road, Hangzhou 310027, China
2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 38 ZheDa Road, Hangzhou 310027, China; E-mail: junliu@mail.bme.zju.edu.cn (Jun Liu)
3. Center for the Study of Language and Cognition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Fax: +86 571 87951676; E-mail: junliu@mail.bme.zju.edu.cn
Received: 16 July 2006 / Accepted: 5 February 2007 / Published: 15 February 2007
Full Paper: A Modified Adaptive Stochastic Resonance for Detecting Faint Signal in Sensors
Sensors 2007, 7, 157-165 (PDF format, 135 K)

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Michal Borecki
Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, 75 Koszykowa Str. 00-662 Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: borecki@imio.pw.edu.pl, Fax: +48 (22) 628 8740
Received: 20 February 2007 / Accepted: 22 March 2007 / Published: 26 March 2007
Full Paper: Intelligent Fiber Optic Sensor for Estimating the Concentration of a Mixture-Design and Working Principle
Sensors 2007, 7, 384-399 (PDF format, 597 K)

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Cédric Cochrane 1, 2, Vladan Koncar 1,*, Maryline Lewandowski 1 and Claude Dufour 2
1
Laboratoire de Génie et Matériaux Textiles (GEMTEX), 9 rue de l’Ermitage – BP 30329, 59056 Roubaix Cedex 01, France; E-mail: cedric.cochrane@ensait.fr, vladan.koncar@ensait.fr, maryline.lewandowski@ensait.fr
2 IEMN, Cité Scientifique, Avenue Poincaré – BP 60069, 59652 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France; E-mail: claude.dufour@IEMN.Univ-Lille1.fr * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: vladan.koncar@ensait.fr
Received: 13 March 2007 / Accepted: 17 April 2007 / Published: 18 April 2007
Full Paper: Design and Development of a Flexible Strain Sensor for Textile Structures Based on a Conductive Polymer Composite
Sensors 2007, 7, 473-492 (PDF format, 226 K)

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Young Soo Suh
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Nmagu, Ulsan 680-749, Korea; E-mail: yssuh@uou2.ulsan.ac.kr
Received: 3 April 2007 / Accepted: 24 April 2007 / Published: 26 April 2007
Full Paper: Send-On-Delta Sensor Data TransmissionWith A Linear Predictor
Sensors 2007, 7, 537-547 (PDF format, 143 K)

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Maria Alsina 1, Francesc Escudero 1, Jordi Margalef 2, Vicente Cambra 3 and José Gisbert 3
1 TT- Electronics Area, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. E-mails: M.Alsina:malsinac@salle.url.edu; F.Escudero: sisco@salle.url.edu
2 Electronics Department, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. jordm@salle.url.edu
3 AITEX Instituto tecnológico del textil, Carrer Telers, 20 - Apdo. 344, 46870 Ontinyent - Spain. E-mails: V.Cambra: vcambra@aitex.es; J.Gisbert: jgisbert@aitex.es
Received: 8 May 2007/ Accepted: 7 June 2007 / Published:  13 June 2007
Full Paper: Detection of the Deformation of an Intelligent Textile in a Specific Point
Sensors 2007, 7, 921-931 (PDF format, 348 K)

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Chi-Cheng Cheng * and Gwo-Long Lin **
Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 70 Lien-hai Rd. Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan, Republic of China
E-mail: ** d8932808@student.nsysu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Phone: +886-7-525-4236; Fax: +886-7-525-4299; E-mail: chengcc@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Received: 8 May 2007 / Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published: 27 June 2007 
Full Paper: Motion Estimation Using the Single-row Superposition-type Planar Compound-like Eye
Sensors 2007, 7, 1047-1068 (PDF format, 381 K)

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José Rivera 1,2, Mariano Carrillo 1, Mario Chacón 1, Gilberto Herrera 2 and Gilberto Bojorquez 1
1 División de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación del Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua. Ave. Tecnológico No. 2909, Chihuahua Chih. México Zip code: 31310,Tel. (614) 413 7474 Fax. (614) 413 5187, E-mail:{jrivera,mcarrillo,mchacon,gbojorquez }@itchihuhua.edu.mx,
2 División de Estudios de Posgrado de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.Cerro de las Campanas S/N. Col. Las campanas, Santiago de Querétaro Qro. México Zip code: 76010 Tel. (442) 192 12 00 Fax. (442) 192 12 00 ext. 6005. E-mail: gherrera@uaq.mx
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Received: 1 June 2007 / Accepted: 10 August 2007 / Published: 16 August 2007
Full Paper: Self-Calibration and Optimal Response in Intelligent Sensors Design Based on Artificial Neural Networks
Sensors 2007, 7, 1509-1529  (PDF format, 179 K)

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Vinh Hao Nguyen and Young Soo Suh *
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Ulsan, Namgu, Ulsan 680-749, Korea E-mail: vinhhao@hcmut.edu.vn. E-mail: suh@ieee.org
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: suh@ieee.org
Received: 20 September 2007 / Accepted: 2 October 2007 / Published: 5 October 2007

Full Paper: Improving Estimation Performance in Networked Control Systems Applying the Send-on-delta Transmission Method
Sensors 2007, 7, 2128-2138  (PDF format, 247 K)

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Marco Jose da Silva*, Tobias Sühnel, Eckhard Schleicher, Roman Vaibar, Dirk Lucas, and Uwe Hampel
Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Institute of Safety Research, PO Box 510119, D-01314 Dresden, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: m.dasilva@fzd.de
Received: 30 August 2007 / Accepted: 17 October 2007 / Published: 19 October 2007

Full Paper: Planar Array Sensor for High-speed Component Distribution Imaging in Fluid Flow Applications
Sensors 2007, 7, 2430-2445  (PDF format, 1160 K)

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Feng Xia 1,* and Wenhong Zhao 2
1 College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 Precision Engineering Laboratory, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: f.xia@ieee.org.
Received: 15 October 2007 / Accepted: 31 October2007 / Published: 31 October 2007

Full Paper: Flexible Time-Triggered Sampling in Smart Sensor-Based Wireless Control Systems
Sensors 2007, 7, 2548-2564  (PDF format, 498 K)

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Francesc Escudero 1 , Jordi Margalef 2,*, Sonia Luengo 1, Maria Alsina 1, Josep M. Ribes 3
and Juan Pérez 4
1 TT- Area Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona, Spain. E-mails: malsinac@salle.url.edu (M.A.); sisco@salle.url.edu (F.E.); sonia@salle.url.edu (S.L.)
2 Department d’Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona,  Spain. jordm@salle.url.edu
3 TT La Salle, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona, Spain. jmribes@salle.url.edu
4 Parc d’Innovació La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona, Spain. juanp@parclasalle.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-Mail: jordm@salle.url.edu
Received: 20 October 2007 / Accepted: 29 October 2007 / Published: 2 November 2007

Full Paper: Determining Position Inside Non-industrial Buildings Using Ultrasound Transducers
Sensors 2007, 7, 2579-2598  (PDF format, 960 K)

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Maria Alsina 1, Francesc Escudero 1, Jordi Margalef 2 and Sonia Luengo 1
1 TT- Area Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. E-mails: M.Alsina:malsinac@salle.url.edu; F.Escudero: sisco@salle.url.edu; S. Luengo: sonia@salle.url.edu.
2 Department d’Electrònica, Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle, Quatre Camins 30 08022 Barcelona – Spain. jordm@salle.url.edu
Received: 30 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 November 2007 / Published: 23 November 2007
Full Paper: Tactile Fabric Panel in an Eight Zones Structure
Sensors 2007, 7, 2953-2969  (PDF format, 1400 K)

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Marek Miśkowicz
AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Electronics, al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland.
Received: 10 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 December 2007 / Published: 21 December 2007
Full Paper: Analysis of Mean Access Delay in Variable-window CSMA
Sensors 2007, 7, 3535-3559  (PDF format, 559 K)

Papers published in 2008

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Wilmar Hernandez 
Department of Circuits and Systems in the EUIT de Telecomunicacion at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Campus Sur UPM, Ctra. Valencia km 7, Madrid 28031, Spain
Phone: +34913367830. Fax: +34913367829. E-mail: whernan@ics.upm.es
Received: 22 December 2007 / Accepted: 7 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Input-output Transfer Function Analysis of a Photometer Circuit Based on an Operational Amplifier
Sensors 2008, 8, 35-50 (PDF format, 342 K)

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Kuo-Yi Huang *
1 Department of Mechatronic Engineering, Huafan University, Taipei, Taiwan; E-mail: kyhuang@cc.hfu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kyhuang@cc.hfu.edu.tw
Received: 17 November 2007 / Accepted: 14 February 2008 / Published:  22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: An Auto-Recognizing System on Dices Game using Modified Unsupervised Grey Clustering Algorithm
Sensors 2008, 8, 1212-1221 (PDF format, 438 K)

Open Access
Ö. Galip Saracoglu
Erciyes University, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 38039, Kayseri, Turkey
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: saracog@erciyes.edu.tr
Received: 2 November 2007 / Accepted: 29 February 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Artificial Neural Network Approach for Prediction of Absorption Measurements of an Evanescent Field Fiber Sensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 1585-1594 (PDF format,  136 K)

Open Access
Ahmed A. S. Mohammed 1,*, Walied A. Moussa 1 and Edmond Lou 2
1 Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada; E-mail: walied.moussa@ualberta.ca
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada; E-mail: elou@ualberta.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: shehata@ualberta.ca; Tel: 1-(780) 492-9676; Fax: 1-(780) 492-2200
Received: 8 February 2008 / Accepted: 13 March 2008 / Published: 14 April 2008
Full Research Paper: High Sensitivity MEMS Strain Sensor: Design and Simulation
Sensors 2008, 8, 2642-2661 (PDF format, 768  K)

Open Access
Honglong Chang *, Liang Xue, Wei Qin, Guangmin Yuan and Weizheng Yuan
Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical System Laboratory, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, P. R. China, 710072
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: changhl@nwpu.edu.cn
Received: 29 October 2007 / Accepted: 21 April 2008 / Published: 28 April 2008

Full Research Paper: An Integrated MEMS Gyroscope Array with Higher Accuracy Output
Sensors 2008, 8, 2886-2899 (PDF format, 151 K)

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Managing Editor
Sensors Journal - 16 July 2008