Table of Contents Volume 8, 2008
Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, CODEN: SENSC9)


Vol. 7, 2007 Vol. 6, 2006 Vol. 5, 2005 Vol. 4, 2004 Vol. 3, 2003 Vol. 2, 2002 Vol. 1, 2001

Issue 1 (January 2008) Pages 1-593

Open Access
Yih-Min Wu 1,* and Hiroo Kanamori 2
1 Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. E-mail: drymwu@ntu.edu.tw
2 Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA. E-mail: hiroo@gps.caltech.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Address: No. 1, Sec. 4th, Roosevelt Rd., Dept. of Geosciences, National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-2362-0054, Fax: 886-2-2364-4625, E-mail: drymwu@ntu.edu.tw
Received: 20 December 2007 / Accepted: 5 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Development of an Earthquake Early Warning System Using Real-Time Strong Motion Signals
Sensors 2008, 8, 1-9 (PDF format, 282 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

Open Access
Marc Hennemeyer, Stefan Burghardt and Robert W. Stark *
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and Dept. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Theresienstrasse 41, 80333 Munich, Germany
Web: http://www.nanobiomat.de; E-mail: marc@hennemeyer.de; stark@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 October 2007 / Accepted: 4 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Cantilever Micro-rheometer for the Characterization of Sugar Solutions
Sensors 2008, 8, 10-22 (PDF format, 3470 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

Open Access
Lorenz J. Steinbock and Mark Helm *
Department of Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 364, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. (mark.helm@urz.uni-heidelberg.de)
Received: 31 October 2007 / Accepted: 2 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Wavelength Dependence of Photoinduced Microcantilever Bending in the UV-VIS Range
Sensors 2008, 8, 23-34 (PDF format, 239 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)  

Open Access (open access to this paper was granted by MDPI)
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)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

Open Access
Karen L. Castro and G. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa *
Center for Earth Observation Sciences (CEOS) & Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; † E-mail: kcastro@ualberta.ca.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: arturo.sanchez@ualberta.ca
Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted:19 December 2007 / Published: 9 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Changes in Spectral Properties, Chlorophyll Content and Internal Mesophyll Structure of Senescing Populus balsamifera and Populus tremuloides Leaves
Sensors 2008, 8, 51-69 (PDF format, 615 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Willem W. Verstraeten 1,*, Frank Veroustraete 2 and Jan Feyen 3
1 Geomatics Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Celestijnenlaan 200E, BE-3001 Heverlee, Flanders. E-mail: willem.verstraeten@biw.kuleuven.be.
2 Centre for Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Boeretang 200, BE-2400 Mol, Flanders. E-mail: frank.veroustraete@vito.be.
3 Division Soil and Water Management, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Celestijnenlaan 200E, BE-3001 Heverlee, Flanders. E-mail: jan.feyen@biw.kuleuven.be.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 October 2007 / Accepted: 7 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
Review: Assessment of Evapotranspiration and Soil Moisture Content Across Different Scales of Observation
Sensors 2008, 8, 70-117 (PDF format, 645 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Md. Aminur Rahman, Pankaj Kumar, Deog-Su Park and Yoon-Bo Shim *
Department of Chemistry and Center for Innovative Bio.Physio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, Keumjeong-ku, Busan 609-735, South Korea. E-mails: marahman@pusan.ac.kr; pankaj00797@rediffmail.com; dsupark@pusan.ac.kr
 Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail; ybshim@pusan.ac.kr
Received: 29 October 2007 / Accepted: 4 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
Review: Electrochemical Sensors Based on Organic Conjugated Polymers
Sensors 2008, 8, 118-141 (PDF format, 407 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polymers” Edited by Yoon-Bo Shim)

Open Access
Noureddine El Barbri 1, Eduard Llobet 2, Nezha El Bari 3, Xavier Correig 2 and Benachir Bouchikhi 1
1 Sensor Electronic  Instrumentation Group, Faculty of Sciences, Physics Department, Moulay Ismaïl University, B.P. 11201, Zitoune, Meknes, Morocco
2 MINOS, Microsystems and Nanotechnologies for Chemical Analysis, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Avda. Països Catalans, 26, 43007 Tarragona, Spain
3 Biotechnology Agroalimentary and Biomedical Analysis Group, Faculty of Sciences, Biology Department, Moulay Ismaïl University, B.P. 11201, Zitoune, Meknes, Morocco
* Corresponding author; E-mail: eduard.llobet@urv.cat
Received: 13 November 2007 / Accepted: 8 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Electronic Nose Based on Metal Oxide Semiconductor Sensors as an Alternative Technique for the Spoilage Classification of Red Meat
Sensors 2008, 8, 142-156 (PDF format, 328 K)

Open Access
Colin Price *
Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Israel
E-mail: cprice@flash.tau.ac.il
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 November 2007 / Accepted: 7 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008

Review: Lightning Sensors for Observing, Tracking and Nowcasting Severe Weather
Sensors 2008, 8, 157-170 (PDF format, 1280 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

Open Access
Jaw-Luen Tang 1,* and Jien-Neng Wang 2
1 Department of Physics, National Chung Cheng University, 168 University Road, Chia-Yi 621, Taiwan. TEL: +886-5-272-0586, FAX +886-5-272-0587.
E-mail: phyjlt@ccu.edu.tw.
2 Department of Construction Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yun-Lin 640, Taiwan. TEL: +886-5-534-2601-4723, FAX +886-5-531-2049.
E-mail: wangjn@yuntech.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 13 November 2007 / Accepted: 4 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008

Full Research Paper: Chemical Sensing Sensitivity of Long-period Grating Sensor Enhanced by Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles
Sensors 2008, 8, 171-184 (PDF format, 358 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

Open Access
Chun-Ching Hsiao 1, Kuo-Yi Huang 2 and Yuh-Chung Hu 2,*
1 Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems Research Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
E-mail: cchsiao@mail.nems.ntu.edu.tw
2 Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, Department of Mechatronic Engineering, Huafan University, Taipei, Taiwan
E-mail: kyhuang@cc.hfu.edu.tw. E-mail: ychu@cc.hfu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ychu@cc.hfu.edu.tw
Received: 20 November 2007 / Accepted: 2 January 2008  / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Fabrication of a ZnO Pyroelectric Sensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 185-192 (PDF format, 287 K)

Open Access
Petra Horaková-Brazdilova 1,2, Miloslava Fojtova 1, Karel Vytras 2 and Miroslav Fojta 1,*
1 Institute of Biophysics, v.v.i., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Kralovopolska 135, CZ-612 65 Brno, Czech Republic. E-mail: petrahor@ibp.cz, fojtova@ibp.cz, fojta@ibp.cz
2 Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Pardubice, Nam. Cs. Legii 565, CZ-53210, Czech Republic. E-mail: karel.vytras@upce.cz
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 28 December 2007 / Accepted: 7 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Enzyme-Linked Electrochemical Detection of PCR-amplified Nucleotide Sequences Using Disposable Screen-Printed Sensors. Applications in Gene Expression Monitoring
Sensors 2008, 8, 193-210 (PDF format, 448 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

Open Access
Dong-Woo Kim 1,*, Myeong-Woo Cho 1, Tae-il Seo 2 and Eung-Sug Lee 3
1 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea. E-mail: kdw525@gmail.com, E-mail: chomwnet@inha.ac.kr
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Incheon, Incheon 402-749, Korea. E-mail: tiseo@incheon.ac.kr
3 Nano-Mechanisms Groups, KIMM, Daejeon 305-343, Korea. E-mail: les648@kimm.re.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 December 2007 / Accepted: 8 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Application of Design of Experiment Method for Thrust Force Minimization in Step-feed Micro Drilling
Sensors 2008, 8, 211-221 (PDF format, 839 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

Open Access
Dong-Woo Kim 1,*, Myeong-Woo Cho 1 and Young-Jae Shin 2
1 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
E-mail: kdw525@gmail.com, E-mail: chomwnet@inha.ac.kr
2 Nano-Mechanical Systems Technology Division, KIMM, Daejeon 305-343, Korea
E-mail: yjshin@kimm.re.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 November 2007 / Accepted: 8 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Experimental Study on the Effects of Alumina Abrasive Particle Behavior in MR Polishing for MEMS Applications
Sensors 2008, 8, 222-235 (PDF format, 2860 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

Open Access
Maya Nand Jha 1, Jason Levy 2 and Yang Gao 1,*
1 Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
2 Western Washington University, Disaster Reduction and Emergency Planning, Huxley College of the Environment, 516 High Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9085   USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: gao@geomatics.ucalgary.ca
Received: 22 December 2007 / Accepted: 10 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Review: Advances in Remote Sensing for Oil Spill Disaster Management: State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology for Oil Spill Surveillance
Sensors 2008, 8, 236-255 (PDF format, 1015 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

Open Access
Aurélie Le Morvan 1, Mehrez Zribi 1,*, Nicolas Baghdadi 2 and André Chanzy 3
1 CETP/CNRS, 10-12 av. de l'Europe, 78140 Vélizy, France
2 Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), 3- av. C. Guillemin, B.P. 6009, 45060 Orléans cedex 2, France
3 INRA-Avignon, Centre de Recherches d'Avignon Domaine Saint Paul , Site Agroparc 84914 Avignon cedex 9
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel.: 33 1 39 25 48 23, fax: 33 1 39 25 49 22, E-mail: zribi@cetp.ipsl.fr
Received: 22 November 2007 / Accepted: 8 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Soil Moisture Profile Effect on Radar Signal Measurement
Sensors 2008, 8, 256-270 (PDF format, 246 K)

Open Access
Yaowen Yang 1,*, Venu Gopal Madhav Annamdas 1 , Chao Wang 1 and Yingxin Zhou 2
1 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
E-mail: cywyang@ntu.edu.sg. E-mail: venu.iisc@pmail.ntu.edu.sg. E-mail: cwang@ntu.edu.sg.
2 Building and Infrastructure Division, Defense Science & Technology Agency, Singapore 109679.
E-mail: zyinxin@dsta.gov.sg
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 November 2007 / Accepted: 11 January 2008 / Published:  21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Application of Multiplexed FBG and PZT Impedance Sensors for Health Monitoring of Rocks 
Sensors 2008, 8, 271-289 (PDF format, 1110 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring
” Edited by Jiang Dong)

Open Access
Umasankar Yogeswaran and Shen-Ming Chen * 
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, No.1, Section 3, Chung-Hsiao East Road , Taipei 106, Taiwan (ROC).
* Fax: +886 2270 25238; Tel: +886 2270 17147; E-mail: smchen78@ms15.hinet.net
Received: 29 December 2007 / Accepted: 14 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Review: A Review on the Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors Composed of Nanowires as Sensing Material
Sensors 2008, 8, 290-313 (PDF format, 745 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

Open Access
Joel B. Sankey 1, Rick L. Lawrence 2,*, and Jon M. Wraith 2
1 Department of Geosciences, 921 S. 8th Ave Stop 8072, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8072. E-mail: sankjoel@isu.edu. 
2 Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department, PO Box 173120, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3120.  E-mails: rickl@montana.edu, jwraith@montana.edu.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 November 2007 / Accepted: 9 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Ad Hoc Modeling of Root Zone Soil Water with Landsat Imagery and Terrain and Soils Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 314-326 (PDF format, 315 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Yaowen Yang 1,*, Yuhang Hu 1 and Yong Lu 2
1 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798. E-mail: cywyang@ntu.edu.sg. E-mail: huyu0006@ntu.edu.sg
2 Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JL, UK. E-mail: Yong.Lu@ed.ac.uk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 November 2007 / Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Sensitivity of PZT Impedance Sensors for Damage Detection of Concrete Structures
Sensors 2008, 8, 327-346 (PDF format, 900 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

Open Access
Eliona Kulla*  and Evgeny Katz
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY 13699-5810, USA.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: kullae@clarkson.edu
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Review: Biosensor Techniques Used for Determination of Telomerase Activity in Cancer Cells
Sensors 2008, 8, 347-369 (PDF format, 902 K)

Open Access
Antonio Arnau
Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, Valencia 46022, Spain. E-mail: aarnau@eln.upv.es
Received: 28 December 2007 / Accepted: 16 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
Review: A Review of Interface Electronic Systems for AT Cut Quartz Crystal Microbalance Applications in Solutions
Supplementary Material: Figure 1. (a).avi; Figure 1. (b).avi - p. 372
Sensors 2008, 8, 370-411 (PDF format, 824 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Piezoelectric Sensors for Determination of Analytes in Solutions” Edited by  Professor Dr. W. Kutner)

Open Access
Zisheng Xing 1,*, Lien Chow 1, Fan-Rui Meng 2, Herb W. Rees 1, Lionel Steve 1 and John Monteith 1
1 Potato Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, 850 Lincoln Road,
P.O. Box 20280, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 4Z7.
E-mails: xingz@agr.gc.ca, chowl@agr.gc.ca, reesh@agr.gc.ca, stevel@agr.gc.ca, monteithj@agr.gc.ca
2 Faculty of Forestry & Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton,
New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 6C2. E-mail: fmeng@unb.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 21 November 2007 / Accepted: 17 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Validating Evapotranspiraiton Equations Using Bowen Ratio in New Brunswick, Maritime, Canada
Sensors 2008, 8, 412-428 (PDF format, 450 K)

Open Access
Libuse Trnkova 1,*, Lenka Zerzankova 1, Filip Dycka 1, Radka Mikelova 1 and Frantisek Jelen 2
1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, 611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Kralovopolska 135, Brno 612 65, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:libuse@chemi.muni.cz
Received: 30 December 2007 / Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008
Full Paper: Study of Copper and Purine-Copper Complexes on Modified Carbon Electrodes by Cyclic and Elimination Voltammetry
Sensors 2008, 8, 429-444 (PDF format, 515 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

Open Access
Sona Krizkova 1, Pavel Ryant 2, Olga Krystofova 3, Vojtech Adam 1,4, Michaela Galiova 3, Miroslava Beklova 5, Petr Babula 6, Jozef Kaiser 7, Karel Novotny 3,
Jan Novotny 7, Miroslav Liska 7, Radomir Malina 7, Josef Zehnalek 1, Jaromir Hubalek 8, Ladislav Havel 9 and Rene Kizek 1,*

1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2 Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition, 4 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, and 9 Department of Plant Biology, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kamenice 5, CZ-625 00 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, and 6 Department of Natural Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
7 Institute of Physical Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Technicka 2896/2, CZ-616 69 Brno, Czech Republic
8 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; e-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 26 December 2007 / Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008
Full Paper: Multi-instrumental Analysis of Tissues of Sunflower Plants Treated with Silver(I) Ions – Plants as Bioindicators of Environmental Pollution
Sensors 2008, 8, 445-463 (PDF format, 1270 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

Open Access
Vojtech Adam 1,2, Ondrej Zitka 1, Petr Dolezal 2, Ladislav Zeman 2, Ales Horna 3, Jaromir Hubalek 4, Jan Sileny 4, Sona Krizkova 1, Libuse Trnkova 5 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 2 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University, T.G. Masaryka 275, CZ-762 72 Zlin, Czech Republic
4 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; e-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 27 December 2007 / Accepted: 15 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008
Full Paper: Lactoferrin Isolation Using Monolithic Column Coupled with Spectrometric or Micro-Amperometric Detector
Sensors 2008, 8, 464-487 (PDF format, 592 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

Open Access
Olga Zeni 1,*, Rosanna Palumbo 2, Romeo Bernini 1, Luigi Zeni 3, Maurizio Sarti 1 and  Maria Rosaria Scarfì 1
1 Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (IREA) - CNR, Via Diocleziano, 328, 80124 Napoli, Italy
2 Istituto di Biostrutture e Bioimmagini (IBB) – CNR, Via Mezzocannone, 16, 80137 Napoli, Italy
3 Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell' Informazione (DII), Aversa, Italy
Received: 29 October 2007 / Accepted: 16 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Cytotoxicity Investigation on Cultured Human Blood Cells Treated with Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Sensors 2008, 8, 488-499 (PDF format, 207 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

Open Access
Fatih Mengeloglu * and Kadir Karakus
Department of Industrial Engineering of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, University of Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam, Kahramanmaras, Turkey 46060. Tel: +90 344 221 1429; Fax: +90 344 2251442;
E-mail: fmengelo@ksu.edu.tr, kadirkarakus82@hotmail.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: fmengelo@ksu.edu.tr
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 22 January 2008 / Published: 24 January 2008 

Full Research Paper: Thermal Degradation, Mechanical Properties and Morphology of Wheat Straw Flour Filled Recycled Thermoplastic Composites
Sensors 2008, 8, 500-519 (PDF format, 1880 K)

Open Access
Shaohui Chen, Hongbo Su *, Renhua Zhang, Jing Tian and Lihu Yang
Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China; E-mails: S. H. Chen: chenshaohu@gmail.com; R. H. Zhang: zhangrh@igsnrr. ac.cn; J.Tian:tianj.04b@igsnrr.ac.cn; L. H. Yang: yanglihu@igsnrr.ac.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: chensh@igsnrr.ac.cn
Received: 17 October 2007 / Accepted: 23 January 2008 / Published: 25 January 2008

Full Research Paper: The Tradeoff Analysis for Remote Sensing Image Fusion Using Expanded Spectral Angle Mapper
Sensors 2008, 8, 520-528 (PDF format, 1650 K)

Open Access
Michael A. Wulder 1,*, Joanne C. White 1, Richard A. Fournier 2, Joan E. Luther 3 and Steen Magnussen 1
1 Canadian Forest Service (Pacific Forestry Centre), Natural Resources Canada, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2 Centre d’Applications et de Recherches en Télédétection (CARTEL), Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
3 Canadian Forestry Service (Atlantic Forestry Centre), Natural Resources Canada, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mwulder@pfc.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca
Received: 29 November 2007 / Accepted: 22 January 2008 / Published: 25 January 2008
Full Research Paper: Spatially Explicit Large Area Biomass Estimation: Three Approaches Using Forest Inventory and Remotely Sensed Imagery in a GIS
Sensors 2008, 8, 529-560 (PDF format, 3400 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Andreas Richter 1,2,*, Georgi Paschew 1,2, Stephan Klatt 1,2, Jens Lienig 1, Karl-Friedrich Arndt 2 and Hans-Jürgen P. Adler 3
1 Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Electromechanical and Electronic Design, 01062 Dresden, Germany
E-mail: andreas.richter@chemie.tu-dresden.de
2 Technische Universität Dresden, Physical Chemistry of Polymers, 01062 Dresden, Germany
3 Technische Universität Dresden, Macromolecular Chemistry and Textile Chemistry, 01062 Dresden, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 December 2007 / Accepted: 24 January 2008  / Published: 25 January 2008

Review: Review on Hydrogel-based pH Sensors and Microsensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 561-581 (PDF format, 776 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Polymer Based pH Sensors” Edited by Khalil Arshak and Olga Korostynska)

Open Access
Tsao-Jen Lin * and Mon-Fu Chung 
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Chung-Cheng University, Chia-Yi 621, Taiwan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: chmtjl@ccu.edu.tw; Tel: 886-5-272044 ext 33405
Received: 4 October 2007 / Accepted: 24 January 2008 / Published: 25 January 2008

Full Research Paper: Using Monoclonal Antibody to Determine Lead Ions with a Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Fiber-optic Biosensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 582-593 (PDF format, 554 K)
 
Issue 2 (February 2008) Pages 594-1350

Open Access
Gabriela Broncová *, Tatiana V. Shishkanova, Martin Krondak, Radko Volf and Vladimír Král
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6 Czech Republic
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Gabriela.Broncova@vscht.cz
Received: 9 October 2007 / Accepted: 28 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Optimalization of Poly(neutral red) Coated-wire Electrode for Determination of Citrate in Soft Drinks
Sensors 2008, 8, 594-606 (PDF format, 315 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polymers” Edited by Yoon-Bo Shim)

Open Access
Edmund C. Merem 1,* and Yaw A. Twumasi 2
1 Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211 USA, Tel: 601-432-6856, Fax: 601-432-6862.
2 Department of Advanced Technologies, Alcorn State University, 1000 ASU Drive 360, Alcorn State, MS 39096-7500
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: edmund.c.merem@jsums.edu
Received: 4 December 2007 / Accepted: 22 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Using Geospatial Information Technology in Natural Resources Management: The Case of Urban Land Management In West Africa 
Sensors 2008, 8, 607-619 (PDF format, 1880 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Xiangzheng Deng 1,2, Hongbo Su 1 and Jinyan Zhan 3,*  
1 Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, P.R. China; E-mails: dengxz.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn; suhb@igsnrr.ac.cn
2 Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, P.R. China
3 Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: zhanjy@bnu.edu.cn; Fax : (8610)-6485-6533
Received: 25 December 2007 / Accepted: 24 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Integration of Multiple Data Sources to Simulate the Dynamics of Land Systems
Sensors 2008, 8, 620-634 (PDF format, 512 K)

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Cem Evrendilek
Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Sciences, Izmir University of Economics, 35330 Balcova, Izmir, Turkey; Tel: +90 232 279 2525, Fax: +90 232 279 2626; E-mail: cem.evrendilek@ieu.edu.tr
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Paper: Vertex Separators for Partitioning a Graph
Sensors 2008, 8, 635-657 (PDF format, 496 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Yu-Pin Lin 1,*, Yun-Bin Lin 2, Yen-Tan Wang 1 and Nien-Ming Hong 3
1 Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan; Email: yplin@ntu.edu.tw; Fax: +886-2-33663467; Tel: +886-2-33663464
2 Recreation and Health-care Management Department, Chianan University of Pharmacy and Science, 60, Sec. 1, Erren Rd., Rende Shiang, Tainan County 71710, Taiwan; Email: yblin@mail.chna.edu.tw
3 Department of Environmental Resources Management, The Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, No. 100, Chiao Kwang Rd., Taichung 407, Taiwan; E-mail: hong@ocit.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Monitoring and Predicting Land-use Changes and the Hydrology of the Urbanized Paochiao Watershed in Taiwan Using Remote Sensing Data, Urban Growth Models and a Hydrological Model
Sensors 2008, 8, 658-680 (PDF format, 2900 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Hualou Long 1,*, Xiuqin Wu 2, Wenjie Wang 3 and Guihua Dong 4
1 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
2 College of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
3 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
4 China National Environmental Monitoring Center, Beijing 100029, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: longhl@igsnrr.ac.cn (Hualou Long), Tel: +86-10-6488-8169, Fax: +86-10-6485-7065
Received: 26 December 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published: 4 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Analysis of Urban-rural Land-use Change during 1995–2006 and Its Policy Dimensional Driving Forces in Chongqing, China
Sensors 2008, 8, 681-699 (PDF format, 2050 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Ho-Su Jang 1, Myeong-Woo Cho 2 and Dong-Sam Park 1,*
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Incheon, Incheon 402-749, Korea; E-mail: dspark@incheon.ac.kr
2 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea; E-mail: kdw525@gmail.com, E-mail: chomwnet@inha.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 January 2008 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published:  6 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Micro Fluidic Channel Machining on Fused Silica Glass Using Powder Blasting
Sensors 2008, 8, 700-710 (PDF format, 4850 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Katrin Schmitt 1, Kerstin Oehse 2, Gerd Sulz 1 and Christian Hoffmann 2,*
1 Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Heidenhofstr. 8, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
2 Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques, Rosenhof, 37308 Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel +49 3606 671 196, Fax +49 3606 671 200, E-mail: christian.hoffmann@iba-heiligenstadt.de
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 29 January 2008 / Published:  6 February 2008
Review: Evanescent field Sensors Based on Tantalum Pentoxide Waveguides – A Review
Sensors 2008, 8, 711-738 (PDF format, 1100 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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S. Ashok Kumar and Shen-Ming Chen *
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, No. 1, section 3, Chung-Hsiao East Road, Taipei, 106, Taiwan (ROC)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Fax: +886 2270 25238; Tel: +886 2270 17147.
E-mail addresses: smchen78@ms15.hinet.net, sakumar80@gmail.com
Received: 31 December 2007 / Accepted: 30 January 2008 / Published: 
6 February 2008
Review: Electroanalysis of NADH Using Conducting and Redox Active Polymer/Carbon Nanotubes Modified Electrodes-A Review
Sensors 2008, 8, 739-766 (PDF format, 500 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Alberto Ballestra 1, Aurelio Somà 1,* and Renato Pavanello 2
1 Department of Mechanics, Politecnico of Torino, C.so Duca degli Abruzzi,24 - 10129, Torino, Italy
E-mail: alberto.ballestra@polito.it, E-mail: aurelio.soma@polito.it
2 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, CEP 13083-970 Campinas, Brazil
E-mail: pava@fem.unicamp.br
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 November 2007 /Accepted: 26 January 2008 /Published: 
6 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Experimental-numerical Comparison of Frequency Shift of Cantilever MEMS in Presence of Residual Stress Gradient
Sensors 2008, 8, 767-783 (PDF format, 638 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Alhussein Albarbar *, Samir Mekid, Andrew Starr and Robert Pietruszkiewicz
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester,  M60 1QD, U.K.    
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: a.albarbar@mmu.ac.uk.
Received: 30 November 2007 / Accepted: 31 January 2008 / Published: 
6 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Suitability of MEMS Accelerometers for Condition Monitoring: An experimental study
Sensors 2008, 8, 784-799 (PDF format, 598 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Jing Tian 1, Renhua Zhang 1,  Hongbo Su 1,*, Xiaomin Sun 2, Shaohui Chen 1 and Jun Xia 1
1 Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China; E-mail: zhangrh@igsnrr.ac.cn, suhb@igsnrr.ac.cn, chensh@igsnrr.ac.cn, xiaj@igsnrr.ac.cn
2 Synthesis Center of Chinese Ecosystem Research Network, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China; E-mail: sunxm@igsnrr.ac.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tianj.04b@igsnrr.ac.cn
Received: 30 December 2007 / Accepted: 30 January 2008 / Published:
8 February 2008
Full Research Paper: An Automatic Instrument to Study the Spatial Scaling Behavior of Emissivity
Sensors 2008, 8, 800-816 (PDF format, 1850 K)

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Mathew G. Pelletier
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services, Lubbock Tx. USA; E-mail: mpelletier@lbk.ars.usda.gov
Received: 30 October 2007 / Accepted: 31 January 2008 / Published:
8 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Parallel Algorithm for GPU Processing; for use in High Speed Machine Vision Sensing of Cotton Lint Trash
Sensors 2008, 8, 817-829 (PDF format, 553 K)

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James D. McCarthy 1,*, Phil A. Graniero 1, Steven M. Rozic 2
1 University of Windsor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, 401 Sunset Ave., Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4; E-mail: mccartr@uwindsor.ca. E-mail: graniero@uwindsor.ca
2 Environmental Research Systems Institute, 380 New York Street, Redlands, California, USA, 92373; E-mail: srozic@esri.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 January 2008 / Accepted:1 February 2008 / Published:
8 February 2008 
Full Research Paper: An Integrated GIS-Expert System Framework for Live Hazard Monitoring and Detection
Sensors 2008, 8, 830-846 (PDF format, 613 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Cesar Elosua 1,*, Candido Bariain 1, Ignacio R. Matias 1, Antonio Rodriguez 2, Enriquie Colacio 2, Alfonso Salinas-Castillo 3, Antonio Segura-Carretero 3
and Alberto Fernandez-Gutiérrez 3

1 Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Campus Arrosadía s/n, E-31006 Pamplona, Spain; E-mail: cesar.elosua@unavarra.es; cba@unavarra.es; natxo@unavarra.es
2 Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, E-18071 Granada, Spain; E-mail: agraciar@ugr.es; ecolacio@ugr.es
3 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuentenueva s/n, E-18071 Granada, Spain; E-mail: alfonsosalinas@yahoo.es; ansegura@ugr; albertof@ugr.es
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; email: cesar.elosua@unavarra.es; Phone: +34 948169382
Received: 26 December 2007 / Accepted: 4 February 2008 / Published: 
8 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Pyridine Vapors Detection by an Optical Fibre Sensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 847-859 (PDF format, 745 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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James H. Churnside* and James J. Wilson
NOAA ESRL CSD3, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, USA; E-mail: james.j.wilson@noaa.gov.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: james.h.churnside@noaa.gov
Received: 16 November 2007 / Accepted: 4 February 2008 / Published: 
8 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Ocean Color Inferred from Radiometers on Low-flying Aircraft
Sensors 2008, 8, 860-876 (PDF format, 1350 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Ho Su Jang 1,a, Myeong Woo Cho 2,b and Dong Sam Park 1,*
1 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Incheon, 177 Dohwa –Dong , Nam-Ku, Incheon, Korea
2 Division of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
E-mail: a jang9714@incheon.ac.kr, b chomwnet@inha.ac.kr.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dspark@incheon.ac.kr
Received: 10 January 2008 / Accepted: 6 February 2008 / Published: 
8 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Micro Dot Patterning on the Light Guide Panel Using Powder Blasting
Sensors 2008, 8, 877-885 (PDF format, 1490 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Ewa M. Goldys * and Fang Xie
Department of Physics Macquarie University, North Ryde 2109, NSW, Australia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: goldys@ics.mq.edu.au
Received: 15 January 2008 / Accepted: 30 January 2008 / Published: 8 February 2008

Review: Metallic Nanomaterials for Sensitivity Enhancement of Fluorescence Detection
Sensors 2008, 8, 886-896 (PDF format, 3110 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photoactive Nanomaterials for Sensitive and Selective Determination of Trace Analyzes” Edited by Julia Xiaojun Zhao)

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Vinh Hao Nguyen 1 and Young Soo Suh 1, *
1 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: 18 January 2008 / Accepted: 7 February 2008 / Published: 15 February 2008

Full Paper: Networked Estimation with an Area-triggered Transmission Method
Sensors 2008, 8, 897-909 (PDF format, 336 K)

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Jaroslaw Chormanski 1, Tim Van de Voorde 2 , Tim De Roeck 2, Okke Batelaan 3,4 and Frank Canters 2,*
1 Warsaw Agricultural University, Department of Hydraulic Structures and Environmental Restoration, Warsaw, Poland; E-mail: j.chormanski@levis.sggw.pl
2 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Cartography and GIS Research Unit, Department of Geography, Brussels, Belgium; E-mail: tvdvoord@vub.ac.be. E-mail: tim.de.roeck@vub.ac.be. E-mail: fcanters@vub.ac.be
3 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Brussels, Belgium; E-mail: batelaan@vub.ac.be
4 K.U.Leuven, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Heverlee, Belgium
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 January 2008 / Accepted: 7 February 2008 / Published: 15 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Improving Distributed Runoff Prediction in Urbanized Catchments with Remote Sensing based Estimates of Impervious Surface Cover
Sensors 2008, 8, 910-932 (PDF format, 5470 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Bohui Tang 1, Yuyun Bi 2,3, Zhao-Liang Li 1,2,* and Jun Xia 1
1 Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China. E-mail: tangbh@igsnrr.ac.cn
2 TRIO/LSIIT(UMR7005 CNRS)/ENSPS, Bld Sebastien Brant, BP10413, 67412 Illkirch, France. E-mail: lizl@igsnrr.ac.cn
3 Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100086, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: lizl@igsnrr.ac.cn
Received: 3 January 2008 / Accepted: 31 January 2008 / Published: 15 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Generalized Split-window Algorithm for Estimate of Land Surface Temperature from Chinese Geostationary FengYun Meteorological Satellite (FY-2C) Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 933-951 (PDF format, 898 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Selcuk Arslan
Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Engineering, 46060 Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: sarslan@ksu.edu.tr
Received: 18 January 2008 / Accepted: 1 February 2008 / Published: 19 February 2008 
Full Research Paper: A Grain Flow Model to Simulate Grain Yield Sensor Response
Sensors 2008, 8, 952-962 (PDF format, 274 K)

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Mugur C. Balan *, Mihai Damian and Lorentz Jäntschi 
1 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 103-105 Muncii Bvd.; 400641 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
E-mails: mugur.balan@termo.utcluj.ro; mihai.damian@tcm.utcluj.ro, lori@academicdirect.org
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 December 2007 / Accepted: 4 February 2008 / Published: 
19 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Preliminary Results on Design and Implementation of a Solar Radiation Monitoring System
Sensors 2008, 8, 963-978 (PDF format, 373 K)

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Ramazan Meral
Kahramanmaras  Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation. 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: rmeral@ksu.edu.tr
Received: 30 December 2007 / Accepted: 7 February 2008 / Published: 
19 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Laboratory Evaluation of Acoustic Backscatter and LISST Methods for Measurements of Suspended Sediments
Sensors 2008, 8, 979-993 (PDF format, 583 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Mohamed Boutaayamou 1,*, Ruth V. Sabariego 1 and Patrick Dular 1,2
1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Applied and Computational Electromagnetics (ACE), 1 University of Liège, 1,2 FNRS Sart Tilman Campus, Building B28, B-4000, Li`ege, Belgium; E-mails: MBoutaayamou@ulg.ac.be; R.Sabariego@ulg.ac.be; Patrick.Dular@ulg.ac.be
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 September 2007 / Accepted: 8 February 2008 / Published:
19 February 2008
Full Research Paper: A Perturbation Method for the 3D Finite Element Modeling of Electrostatically Driven MEMS
Sensors 2008, 8, 994-1003 (PDF format, 1220 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Nobuaki Soh *
Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Moto-oka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan. E-mail: soh@cstf.kyushu-u.ac.jp; Phone/Fax: +81-92-802-2891
Received:  28 January 2008 / Accepted: 13 February 2008 / Published: 
19 February 2008
Review: Selective Chemical Labeling of Proteins with Small Fluorescent Molecules Based on Metal-chelation Methodology
Sensors 2008, 8, 1004-1024 (PDF format, 1120 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

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Jiming Chen 1,*, Ruizhong Lin 1, Yanjun Li 1 and Youxian Sun 1
1 State Key of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R.China; E-mail: (jmchen@ieee.org). E-mail: (frzlin,yjli, yxsung@iipc.zju.edu.cn)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jmchen@ieee.org
Received: 11 January 2008 / Accepted: 11 February 2008 / Published: 
19 February 2008
Full Paper: LQER: A Link Quality Estimation based Routing forWireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2008, 8, 1025-1038 (PDF format, 601 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing
” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Dalibor Huska 1,2, Sona Krizkova 1, Miroslava Beklova 3, Ladislav Havel 2, Josef Zehnalek 1, Vaclav Diopan 1,2, Vojtech Adam 1,4, Ladislav Zeman 4, Petr Babula 5 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2 Department of Plant Biology, and 4 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Department of Veterinary Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, and 5 Department of Natural Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy and University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 14 February 2008 / Published:
19 February 2008
Full Paper: Influence of Cadmium(II) Ions and Brewery Sludge on Metallothionein Level in Earthworms (Eisenia fetida) – Bio-transforming of Toxic Wastes
Sensors 2008, 8, 1039-1047 (PDF format, 267 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Romesh C. Batra 1, Maurizio Porfiri 2,* and Davide Spinello 3
1 Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; E-mail: rbatra@vt.edu
2 Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA; E-mail: mporfiri@poly.edu
3 The Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA; E-mail: dspinell@vt.edu
* Corresponding author.
Received: 21 December 2007 / Accepted: 14 Februar 2008 / Published:
19 February 2008
Full Paper: Effects of van der Waals Force and Thermal Stresses on Pull-in Instability of Clamped Rectangular Microplates
Sensors 2008, 8, 1048-1069 (PDF format, 1370 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Yun-Bin Lin 1, Yu-Pin Lin 2,*, Dong-Po Deng 3 and Kuan-Wei Chen 1
1 Recreation and Health-care Management Department, ChiaNana University of Pharmacy and Science, 60, Sec. 1, Erren Rd., Rende Shiang, Tainan County 71710, Taiwan, ROC; Email: yunbinlin@mail.chna.edu.tw
2 Bio-environment and System Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan, ROC;
Email: yplin@ntu.edu.tw; Fax: +886-2-33663464; Tel: +886-2-33663464
3 International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), PO Box 6, 7500 AA Enschede, The Netherlands; E-mail: deng@itc.nl
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 November 2007 / Accepted:15 February 2008  / Published:
19 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Integrating Remote Sensing Data with Directional Two-dimensional Wavelet Analysis and Open Geospatial Techniques for Efficient Disaster Monitoring and Management
Sensors 2008, 8, 1070-1089 (PDF format, 5820 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Hijiri Hasegawa, Ken-ichi Taira, Koji Sode and Kazunori Ikebukuro *
Department of Biotechnology and Life Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
E-mails: sode@cc.tuat.ac.jp (Koji Sode), ikebu@cc.tuat.ac.jp (Kazunori Ikebukuro)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ikebu@cc.tuat.ac.jp
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 15 February 2008 / Published: 
19 February 2008
Review: Improvement of Aptamer Affinity by Dimerization
Sensors 2008, 8, 1090-1098 (PDF format, 870 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

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Feng Xia 1,2
1 Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
2 College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; E-mail: f.xia@ieee.org
Received: 29 December 2007 / Accepted: 18 February 2008 / Published: 21 February 2008
Review: QoS Challenges and Opportunities in Wireless Sensor/Actuator Networks
Sensors 2008, 8, 1099-1110 (PDF format, 209 K)

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Wataru Satoh, Hiroki Hosono, Hiroomi Yokomaku, Katsuya Morimoto, Sanjay Upadhyay and Hiroaki Suzuki *
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan, Phone: +81-29-853-5598, Fax: +81-29-853-4490;
E-mails: watarus@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp, s-hosono@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp, s-yokomaku@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp, s-morimoto@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp, s sanjay@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: hsuzuki@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp
Received: 17 January 2008 / Accepted: 18 February 2008 / Published: 21 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Integrated Electrochemical Analysis System with Microfluidic and Sensing Functions
Sensors 2008, 8, 1111-1127 (PDF format, 1310 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Soe W. Myint 1,*, May Yuan 2, Randall S. Cerveny 1 and Chandra P. Giri 3
1 School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University, 600 E. Orange St., SCOB Bldg Rm 330, Tempe, AZ 85287
2 Department of Geography, University of Oklahoma, 100 East Boyd St., Norman, OK 73019
3 USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS)
E-mails: soe.myint@asu.edu, myuan@ou.edu, cerveny@asu.edu, cgiri@usgs.gov
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: soe.myint@asu.edu
Received: 31 December 2007/ Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published:  21 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Comparison of Remote Sensing Image Processing Techniques to Identify Tornado Damage Areas from Landsat TM Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 1128-1156 (PDF format, 14240 K)

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Robert M. Hoffman
AntiCancer, Inc., 7917 Ostrow Street, San Diego, CA 92111-3604, Surgery Dept., University of California, San Diego, 200 West Arbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92103-8220
Correspondence should be addressed to: Fax: 858-268-4175, E-mail: all@anticancer.com
Received: 15 January 2007 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Review: Imaging In Mice With Fluorescent Proteins: From Macro To Subcellular
Sensors 2008, 8, 1157-1173 (PDF format, 4290 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

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Wolfgang Wagner 1,*, Carsten Pathe 1, Marcela Doubkova 1, Daniel Sabel 1, Annett Bartsch 1, Stefan Hasenauer 1, Günter Blöschl 2, Klaus Scipal 3,
José Martínez-Fernández 4 and Alexander Löw 5
1 Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria; E-mails: ww@ipf.tuwien.ac.at; cp@ipf.tuwien.ac.at; mdo@ipf.tuwien.ac.at; ds@ipf.tuwien.ac.at; ab@ipf.tuwien.ac.at; sh@ipf.tuwien.ac.at
2 Vienna University of Technology, Institut für Wasserbau und Ingenieurhydrologie, Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Wien, Vienna, Austria; E-mail: Bloeschl@hydro.tuwien.ac.at
3 European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting, Shinfield Park, Reading RG2 9AX, United Kingdom; E-mail: Klaus.Scipal@ecmwf.int
4 Department of Geography, University of Salamanca, Cervantes 3, 37002 Salamanca, Spain; E-mail: jmf@usal.es
5 University of Munich, Munich, University of Munich, Munich, Department of Geography, Luisenstrasse 37, 80333 Munich, Germany; E-mail: a.loew@lmu.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 11 January 2008 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Temporal Stability of Soil Moisture and Radar Backscatter Observed by the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR)
Sensors 2008, 8, 1174-1197 (PDF format, 1300 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Sungbo Cho 1,*, Marc Castellarnau 2,3,*, Josep Samitier 2,3 and Hagen Thielecke 1
1 Biohybrid Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Ensheimer Str. 48 66386 St. Ingbert Germany
2 Nanobioengineering Research Laboratory, Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia, Barcelona Science Park, Josep Samitier 1-5, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
3 Electronics Department, University of Barcelona, Martí i Franquès 1, Planta 2 08028 Barcelona, Spain
* E-mail: sungbo.cho@ibmt.fraunhofer.de, mcastellarnau@pcb.ub.es; contributed equally.
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 20 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Dependence of Impedance of Embedded Single Cells on Cellular Behaviour
Sensors 2008, 8, 1198-1211 (PDF format, 1400 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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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)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Alaaddin Yüksel 1,*, Abdullah E. Akay 1, Recep Gundogan 2,Mahmut Reis 1 and Muzaffer Cetiner 1
1     Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry , Department of  Forest Engineering, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr,  akay@ksu.edu.tr
2     Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of  Soil Science , 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: rgundogan@ksu.edu.tr
* Corresponding author. 1Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr , Tel: +90 344  2237666, Fax: +90 344 2217244
Received: 25 January 2008 / Accepted: 13 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Paper: Application of GeoWEPP for Determining Sediment Yield and Runoff in the Orcan Creek Watershed in Kahramanmaras, Turkey*
Sensors 2008, 8, 1222-1236 (PDF format, 2000 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Alaaddin Yüksel 1,*, Abdullah E. Akay 1 and Recep Gundogan 2
1 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry , Department of  Forest Engineering, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr,  akay@ksu.edu.tr
2 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of  Soil Science ,
46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey, E-mail: rgundogan@ksu.edu.tr
* Corresponding author. Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr , Tel: +90 344  2237666, Fax: +90 344 2217244
Received: 7 February 2008 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Paper: Using ASTER Imagery in Land Use/cover Classification of Eastern Mediterranean Landscapes According to CORINE Land Cover Project
Sensors 2008, 8, 1237-1251 (PDF format, 3960 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Can Ertekin 1,*, Recep Kulcu 2 and Fatih Evrendilek 3
1 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, 07070, Antalya, Turkey. E-mail: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr
2 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Agriculture, 32260, Cunur, Isparta, Turkey. E-mail: rkulcu@ziraat.sdu.edu.tr
3 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, 14280, Bolu, Turkey. E-mail: fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 24 January 2008 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008 
Full Paper: Techno-Economic Analysis of Solar Water Heating Systems in Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 1252-1277 (PDF format, 1900  K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Simone Pascucci 1,*, Cristiana Bassani 2, Angelo Palombo 1, Maurizio Poscolieri 3 and Rosa Cavalli 2
1 National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, C.da S. Loja - Zona Industriale, Tito Scalo (PZ), 85050, Italy; E-mail: simone.pascucci@lara.rm.cnr.it
2 National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, Roma, 00133, Italy; E-mail: cristiana.bassani@lara.rm.cnr.it
3 National Research Council, IDAC, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, Roma, 00133, Italy; E-mail: maurizio.poscolieri@idac.rm.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed
Received: 5 February 2008  / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Road Asphalt Pavements Analyzed by Airborne Thermal Remote Sensing: Preliminary Results of the Venice Highway
Sensors 2008, 8, 1278-1296 (PDF format, 1130 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Ee Taek Hwang 1, Joo-Myung Ahn 1, Byoung Chan Kim 2 and Man Bock Gu 1,*
1 College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2 Diagnostics Group, Institut Pasteur Korea, Hawolgok-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; mbgu@korea.ac.kr
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 21 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Construction of a nrdA::luxCDABE Fusion and Its Use in Escherichia coli as a DNA Damage Biosensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 1297-1307 (PDF format, 388 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Dae Jin Yun, Tae Il Seo and Dong Sam Park *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Incheon, 177 Dohwa –Dong , Nam-Ku, Incheon, Korea E-mail: ddaeji@incheon.ac.kr; tiseo@incheon.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: dspark@incheon.ac.kr
Received: 15 February 2008 / Accepted: 21 February 2008 / Published:  22 February 2008
Full Paper: Fabrication of Biochips with Micro Fluidic Channels by Micro End-milling and Powder Blasting
Sensors 2008, 8, 1308-1320 (PDF format, 6490 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Jinkai Zhang 1, Benoit Rivard 2,*  and D.M. Rogge 2
1 Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Center, 401, 817 – 4th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada, T1J 0P3. Jinkai.zhang@uleth.ca
2 Earth Observation Systems Laboratory, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E3. Benoit.rivard@ualberta.ca, drogge@ualberta.ca.
*Corresponding author. Tel. 1-780-492-1822; Fax:1-780-492-2030. E-mail: benoit.rivard@ualberta.ca
Received: 28 December 2007 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: The Successive Projection Algorithm (SPA), an Algorithm with a Spatial Constraint for the Automatic Search of Endmembers in Hyperspectral Data.
Sensors 2008, 8, 1321-1342 (PDF format, 2730 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Gang Li 1,*, Huadong Meng 1, Xiang-Gen Xia 2 and Ying-Ning Peng 1
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: gangli@tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 2 February 2008 / Accepted: 20 February 2008 / Published: 22 February 2008
Full Research Paper: Range and Velocity Estimation of Moving Targets Using Multiple Stepped-frequency Pulse Trains
Sensors 2008, 8, 1343-1350 (PDF format, 225 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Aerospace Sensor Systems” Edited by Claude Nicollier)

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Sabine Achmann *, Martin Hämmerle  and Ralf Moos
Functional Materials, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Tel. +49-(0)921-55-7412, Fax: +49-(0)921-55-7405. E-mail: Sabine.Achmann@uni-bayreuth.de.
Received: 28 December 2007 / Accepted: 25 February 2008 / Published: 27 February 2008
Full Paper: Amperometric Enzyme-based Gas Sensor for Formaldehyde: Impact of Possible Interferences
Sensors 2008, 8, 1351-1365 (PDF format, 491 K)

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María Soledad Belluzo, María Élida Ribone and Claudia Marina Lagier *
Analytical Chemistry Department, Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Suipacha 531, Rosario –2000,  Argentina; E-mail: clagier@fbioyf.unr.edu.ar
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 February 2008 / Accepted: 14 February 2008 / Published: 27 February 2008
Review: Assembling Amperometric Biosensors for Clinical Diagnostics
Sensors 2008, 8, 1366-1399 (PDF format, 581 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Dorothee Grieshaber 1,x, Robert MacKenzie 1,x, Janos Vörös 1 and Erik Reimhult 2,*
1 Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Gloriastrasse 35, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
E-mail: grieshaber@biomed.ee.ethz.ch. E-mail: mackenzie@biomed.ee.ethz.ch. E-mail: janos.voros@biomed.ee.ethz.ch
2 Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 10, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland
E-mail: erik.reimhult@mat.ethz.ch
x The authors have contributed equally to the paper.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 January 2008 / Accepted: 28 January 2008 / Published: 7 March 2008

Review: Electrochemical Biosensors - Sensor Principles and Architectures
Sensors 2008, 8, 1400-1458 (PDF format, 5790 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Luca Pulvirenti *, Nazzareno Pierdicca and Frank S. Marzano
Department of Electronic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy; E-mails: pulvirenti@die.uniroma1.it, pierdicca@die.uniroma1.it, marzano@die.uniroma1.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pulvirenti@die.uniroma1.it
Received: 23 January 2008 / Accepted: 27 February 2008 / Published: 3 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Topographic Effects on the Surface Emissivity of a Mountainous Area Observed by a Spaceborne Microwave Radiometer
Sensors 2008, 8, 1459-1474 (PDF format, 297 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Pil Hyong Lee, Sang Seok Han and Sang Soon Hwang *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Incheon, 177 Dohwa –Dong , Nam-Gu, Incheon, Korea; E-mails: meman80@incehon.ac.kr, E-mail: hansangseok@incheon.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: hwang@incheon.ac.kr.
Received: 30 January 2008 / Accepted: 27 February 2008 / Published: 3 March 2008
Full Paper: Three-Dimensional Transport Modeling for Proton Exchange Membrane(PEM) Fuel Cell with Micro Parallel Flow Field
Sensors 2008, 8, 1475-1487 (PDF format, 592 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Verica Manojlovic1, Nevenka Rajic 1, Jasna Djonlagic 1, Bojana Obradovic 1, Viktor Nedovic 2, Branko Bugarski 1,*
1 Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Karnegijeva 4, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia; E-mails: manojlovicverica@yahoo.com (for Verica Manojlovic), nena@tmf.bg.ac.yu (for Nevenka Rajic), jasna@elab.tmf.bg.ac.yu (for Jasna Djonlagic),  bojana@tmf.bg.ac.yu (for Bojana Obradovic)
2 Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, University in Belgrade, Nemanjina 6, 11081 Belgrade-Zemun, Serbia.
E-mail: vnedovic@agrifaculty@bg.ac.yu (for Viktor Nedovic)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: branko@tmf.bg.ac.yu
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 19 February 2008 / Published: 3 March 2008
Full Paper: Application of Electrostatic Extrusion – Flavour Encapsulation and Controlled Release
Sensors 2008, 8, 1488-1496 (PDF format, 112 K)

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Adina Arvinte, Lucian Rotariu and Camelia Bala *
Laboratory of Quality Control and Process Monitoring, Department of Analytical  Chemistry, University of Bucharest, 4-12 Regina Elisabeta Blvd., 030018 Bucharest, Romania
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: bala.camelia@unibuc.ro
Received: 4 February 2008 / Accepted: 21 February 2008 / Published: 3 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Amperometric Low-potential Detection of Malic Acid Using Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes Based Electrodes
Sensors 2008, 8, 1497-1507 (PDF format, 216 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Sung Pil Lee *
Department of Electronic Engineering, Kyungnam University, Masan, Kyungnam 631-701, Korea
Tel. 82-55-249-2642, Fax 82-55-249-2838.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: sensors@kyungnam.ac.kr
Received: 23 January 2008 / Accepted: 26 February 2008 / Published: 3 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nitride Films for Micro Humidity Sensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 1508-1518 (PDF format, 1860 K)

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Fabiane C. de Abreu 1,*, Francine S. de Paula 1, Danielle C. M. Ferreira 1, Valberes B. Nascimento 2, Julio C. D. Lopes 3,*, Alexandre M. C. Santos 4, Marcelo M. Santoro 4, Carlos E. Salas 4 and Marília O. F. Goulart 1,*
1 Instituto de Química e Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Maceió, AL, Brazil. E-mail: fca@qui.ufal.br. E-mail: fsp@qui.ufal.br. E-mail: dcmf@qui.ufal.br
2 Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil. E-mail: valberes@ufrpe.br
3 Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. E-mail: jcdlopes@gmail.com
4 Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. E-mail: alexandremcs@yahoo.com.br. E-mail: santoro.icb@gmail.com.
E-mail: cesbufmg@mono.icb.ufmg.br
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Dr. Marília Oliveira Fonseca Goulart; Instituto de Química e Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Campus A.C. Simões, Tabuleiro do Martins, 57072-970, Maceió, AL, Brazil; Tel./Fax: + 55-82-32141389; E-mail address: mofg@qui.ufal.br
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 14 February 2008 / Published: 3 March 2008
Full Research Paper: The Application of DNA-biosensors and Differential Scanning Calorimetry to the Study of the DNA-binding Agent Berenil
Sensors 2008, 8, 1519-1538 (PDF format, 241 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Igor Kovalchuk* and Olga Kovalchuk
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4, Canada
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: igor.kovalchuk@uleth.ca
Received: 21 January 2008 / Accepted: 7 March 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008

Review: Transgenic Plants as Sensors of Environmental Pollution Genotoxicity
Sensors 2008, 8, 1539-1558 (PDF format, 354 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Phytosensors: Environmental Sensing with Plants and Plant Cells” Edited by C. Neal Stewart, Jr.)

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Euripides P. Kantzas* and Andrew J. S. McGonigle
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Winter Street, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK; E-mails: ggp07epk@shef.ac.uk (E.P.K.); a.mcgonigle@shef.ac.uk (A.J.S.M.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 February 2008 / Accepted: 6 March 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008
Review: Ground Based Ultraviolet Remote Sensing of Volcanic Gas Plumes
Sensors 2008, 8, 1559-1574 (PDF format, 806 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Pongsakorn Jantaratana and Chitnarong Sirisathitkul*
Magnet Laboratory, Molecular Technology Research Unit, School of Science, Walailak University, Thasala District, Nakon Si Thammarat 80161, Thailand; E-mail: fscipsj@ku.ac.th (Pongsakorn Jantaratana)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: schitnar@wu.ac.th
Received: 9 January 2008 / Accepted: 25 February 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Low-cost Sensors Based on the GMI Effect in Recycled Transformer Cores
Sensors 2008, 8, 1575-1584 (PDF format, 97 K, Supplementary Material for Figure 3: s8031575-1.mpg 5369 KB; for Figure 5: s8031575-2.mpg 5349 KB)

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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)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

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Maria Nordström 1,*, Stephan Keller 1, Michael Lillemose 1, Alicia Johansson 2, Søren Dohn 1, Daniel Haefliger 3, Gabriela Blagoi 1, Mogens Havsteen-Jakobsen 1 and Anja Boisen 1
1 MIC – Department of Micro and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, DTU building 345 East, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
2 Now at PhotoSolar ApS, Denmark
3 Now at HARTING Mitronics AG, Switzerland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: man@mic.dtu.dk
Received: 2 November 2007 / Accepted: 3 March 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008

Full Research Paper: SU-8 Cantilevers for Bio/chemical Sensing; Fabrication, Characterisation and Development of Novel Read-out Methods
Sensors 2008, 8, 1595-1612 (PDF format, 659 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Weiqi Zhou 1,*, Austin Troy 1 and Morgan Grove 2
1 Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, George D. Aiken Center, 81 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405, USA. wzhou1@uvm.edu, atroy@uvm.edu.
2 Northeastern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, South Burlington, VT 05403, USA. jmgrove@gmail.com.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 28 February 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Object-based Land Cover Classification and Change Analysis in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Using Multitemporal High Resolution Remote Sensing Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 1613-1636 (PDF format,  802 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Francisco M. Muñiz 1, Luis Simón 1, Silvia Sáez 1, César Raposo 2, Victoria Alcázar 3 and Joaquín R. Morán 1,*
1 Organic Chemistry Department, Plaza de los Caídos, 1-5, University of Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
2 Mass Spectrometry Service, Plaza de los Caídos, 1-5, University of Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
3 Industrial Chemical Engineering, Calle José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, Madrid Polytechnical University, 28006 Madrid, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: romoran@usal.es
Received: 12 February 2008 / Accepted: 11 March 2008 / Published: 11 March 2008
Communication: A Fluorescent Sensor for Dinitrobenzoic Acid Based on a Cyanuric and Xanthene Skeleton
Sensors 2008, 8, 1637-1644 (PDF format, 127 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting” Edited by Shu-Kun Lin)

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Farnoush Faridbod 1, Mohammad Reza Ganjali 1,*,  Rassoul Dinarvand 2, Parviz Norouzi 1 and Siavash Riahi 3
1 Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2 Medical Nanotechnology Research Centre, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6451, Iran
3 Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6455, Iran
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ganjali@khayam.ut.ac.ir
Received: 31 December 2007 / Accepted: 22 February 2008 / Published: 11 March 2008

Review: Schiff's Bases and Crown Ethers as Supramolecular Sensing Materials in Construction of the Potentiometric Membrane Sensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 1645-1703 (PDF format, 338 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “
Supramolecular Sensors
” Edited by Peter J. Cragg)

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Xian-Bin Wen 1,2,*, Hua Zhang 1,2 and Ze-Tao Jiang 3
1 School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin 300191, P.R. China
2 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Intelligence Computing and Novel Software Technology, Tianjin, 300191, China
3 Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang, 330034, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xbwen@tjut.edu.cn
Received: 17 January 2008 / Accepted: 25 February 2008 / Published:  12 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Multiscale Unsupervised Segmentation of SAR Imagery Using Genetic Algorithm
Sensors 2008, 8, 1704-1711 (PDF format, 172 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Jinyan Jia 1,2, Wenjun Guan1,*, Minghao Sim 1 ,Yongquan Li 1 and Hong Li 3
1 Zhejiang University, College of Life Sciences, HangZhou 310027, P.R. China; E-mails: jia_zq9803@hotmail.com (Jia); benalishhao@hotmail.com (Sim); lyq@zju.edu.cn (Li)
2 GroepT Leuven Hogeschool, Vesaliusstraat 13, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
3 Zhejiang First Hospital, HangZhou 31003, P.R. China; E-mail: lihong@mail.hz.zj.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: guanwj@zju.edu.cn
Received: 12 December 2007 / Accepted: 21 February 2008 / Published: 12 March 2008
Communication: Carbon Nanotubes Based Glucose Needle-type Biosensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 1712-1718 (PDF format, 67 K)

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Jih-Huah Wu 1, Cheng-Chung Pen 2 and Joe-Air Jiang 3,*
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Ming Chuan University, No. 5, Deming Rd., Gweishan Township, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan
2 Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, No. 300, Jung-Da Rd., Chung-Li City, Taoyuan 320, Taiwan
3 Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 106, Taiwan
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: jajiang@ntu.edu.tw
Received: 22 December 2007 / Accepted: 10 March 2008 / Published:
13 March 2008
Full Research Paper: On Applications of the Integrated High-performance CMOS Image Sensor to Range Finders — From Optical Triangulation to Automobile Field
Sensors 2008, 8, 1719-1739 (PDF format, 448 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Michele Meroni 1, Micol Rossini 1,*, Valentina Picchi 2,3, Cinzia Panigada 1, Sergio Cogliati 1, Cristina Nali 3 and Roberto Colombo 1
1 Remote Sensing of Environmental Dynamics Lab., DISAT, University of Milan-Bicocca, piazza della Scienza 1, 20126 Milano, Italy. E-mails: michele.meroni@unimib.it; micol.rossini@unimib.it; cinzia.panigada@unimib.it; s.cogliati3@campus.unimib.it; roberto.colombo@unimib.it
2 CNR, Plant Virology Institute, Milan Unit, Italy. E-mail: valentina.picchi@unimi.it
3 Department of Tree Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology “G. Scaramuzzi”, University of Pisa, Italy. E-mail: cnali@agr.unipi.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: micol.rossini@unimib.it
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 11 March 2008 / Published: 
13 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Assessing Steady-state Fluorescence and PRI from Hyperspectral Proximal Sensing as Early Indicators of Plant Stress: The Case of Ozone Exposure
Sensors 2008, 8, 1740-1754 (PDF format, 247 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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John Douglas 1,*, Thomas Usländer 2, Gerald Schimak 3, J. Fernando Esteban 4 and Ralf Denzer 5
1 BRGM – ARN/RIS, 3 avenue C. Guillemin, BP 36009, 45060 ORLEANS Cedex 2, France. E-mail: j.douglas@brgm.fr
2 Information Management, Fraunhofer IITB, Fraunhoferstraße 1, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany. E-mail: Thomas.Uslaender@iitb.fraunhofer.de
3 Information Management, Austrian Research Centers GmbH - ARC, A-2444 Seibersdorf. E-mail: Gerald.Schimak@arcs.ac.at
4 Atos Origin, Albarracin 25, 28037 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: jfernando.esteban@atosresearch.eu
5 Environmental Informatics Group, Goebenstraße 40, 66117 Saarbrücken, Germany E-mail: ralf.denzer@enviromatics.org
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 12 March 2008 / Published:
13 March 2008
Communication: An Open Distributed Architecture for Sensor Networks for Risk Management
Sensors 2008, 8, 1755-1773 (PDF format, 187 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Kevin R. Cooper *, Matthew Smith and Derek Johnson
Scribner Associates Inc., 150 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, North Carolina 28387, USA; E-mails: K.R. Cooper: kevin@scribner.com; M. Smith: matt@scribner.com; D. Johnson: derek@scribner.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 12 February 2008  / Accepted: 11 March 2008 / Published: 14 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Development and Demonstration of Measurement-Time Efficient Methods for Impedance Spectroscopy of Electrode and Sensor Arrays
Sensors 2008, 8, 1774-1796 (PDF format, 226 K)

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Wanming Chen 1,2, Tao Mei 1,*, Max Q.-H. Meng 1,3 , Huawei Liang 1 ,Yumei Liu 2, Yangming Li 1,2 and Shuai Li 1,2
1 Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, 230031, P. R. China; E-mail: cvchen@mail.ustc.edu.cn
2 Department of Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230027, P.R. China
3 Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tian, Hong Kong; E-mail: max@ee.cuhk.edu.hk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tmei@iim.ac.cn.
Received: 6 December 2007 / Accepted: 12 March 2008 / Published: 15
March 2008
Full Research Paper: Localization Algorithm Based on Spring Model (LASM) for Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2008, 8, 1797-1818 (PDF format, 380 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Zoran Stević *, Zoran Andjelković and Dejan Antić
University of Belgrade, Technical Faculty in Bor, VJ 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia; E-mails: Z. Andjelković: jaz@eunet.yu; D. Antić: dantic@tf.bor.ac.yu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: zstevic@tf.bor.ac.yu
Received: 28 February 2008 / Accepted: 12 March 2008 / Published: 15 March 2008
Full Research Paper: A New PC and LabVIEW Package Based System for Electrochemical Investigations
Sensors 2008, 8, 1819-1831 (PDF format, 1111 K)

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Tangtang Zhang 1, Jun Wen 1,*, Rogier van der Velde 2, Xianhong Meng 1, Zhenchao Li 1, Yuanyong Liu 1 and Rong Liu 1
1 Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, P. R. China
2 International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), 7500 AA Enschede, The Netherlands; E-mail: velde@itc.nl
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Email: jwen@lzb.ac.cn
Received: 7 November 2007 / Accepted: 8 February 2008 / Published: 16 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Estimation of the Total Atmospheric Water Vapor Content and Land Surface Temperature Based on AATSR Thermal Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 1832-1845 (PDF format, 355 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Chakorn Chinvongamorn 1, Kulwadee Pinwattana 1, Narong Praphairaksit 1, Toshihiko Imato 2 and Orawon Chailapakul 1,*
1 Materials Chemistry and Catalysis Research Unit, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Patumwan, Bangkok, 10330, Thailand
2 Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan
E-mail: imato@cstf.kyushu-u.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: corawon@chula.ac.th
Received: 2 January 2008  / Accepted: 5 March 2008 / Published:  17 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Amperometric Determination of Sulfite by Gas Diffusion-Sequential Injection with Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 1846-1857 (PDF format, 92 K)

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Ki-Hyun Kim *, 1, Ye-Jin Choi 2, Hye-Soon Yang 3 and Sang-Woo Joo 3
1 Atmospheric Environment Laboratory, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Sejong University, Seoul, 143-747 Korea; Siheung Environmental Technology Development Center, Siheung, 429-793 Korea
2 Sam Sung Electronics, Young Tong Goo, Suwon, 443-742 Korea
3 Department of Chemistry, Soongsil University, Seoul 156-743, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; khkim@sejong.ac.kr
Received: 2 January 2008 / Accepted: 14 March 2008 / Published:
17 March 2008
Review: An Approach for Measuring the Sorptive Behavior of Odorants Using a Multifunction Thermal Desorber Unit: Preliminary Tests on Reduced Sulfur Compounds
Sensors 2008, 8, 1858-1871 (PDF format, 104 K)

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Yonghao Xu,  Xianfeng Chen * and Yu Zhu
Department of Physics, the State Key Laboratory on Fiber Optic Local Area Communication Networks and Advanced Optical Communication Systems, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800, Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xfchen@sjtu.edu.cn
Received: 29 November 2007 / Accepted: 21 February 2008 / Published:  17 March 2008

Full Research Paper: High Sensitive Temperature Sensor Using a Liquid-core Optical Fiber with Small Refractive Index Difference of Core and Cladding Materials
Sensors 2008, 8, 1872-1878 (PDF format, 136 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Fei Huang,  Youyuan Peng,  Guiying Jin,  Song Zhang and Jilie Kong*
Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, P.R. China
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jlkong@fudan.edu.cn
Received: 1 February 2008 / Accepted: 14 March 2008 / Published: 17 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Sensitive Detection of Haloperidol and Hydroxyzine at Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 1879-1889 (PDF format, 88 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Liang Ming 1, Xia Xi 1, Tingting Chen 1 and Jie Liu 2,*
1 The School of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu 226001, P.R. China; E-mails: ml@ntu.edu.cn (LM); xixia@ntu.edu.cn (XX); ctt_1980@163.com (TC)
2 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu 226001, P.R. China
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jliu@ntu.edu.cn
Received: 23 January 2008 / Accepted: 20 February 2008 / Published:  17 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Electrochemical Determination of Trace Sudan I Contamination in Chilli Powder at Carbon Nanotube Modified Electrodes
Sensors 2008, 8, 1890-1900 (PDF format, 371 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Felix Seidel 1,*, Daniel Schläpfer 1, Jens Nieke 2 and Klaus I. Itten 1
1 University of Zürich, Remote Sensing Laboratories, Zürich, Switzerland; E-mail: felix.seidel@geo.uzh.ch, daniel@rese.ch, klaus.itten@geo.uzh.ch.
2 ESA / ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands; E-mail: jens.nieke@esa.int.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 January 2008 / Accepted: 17 March 2008 / Published: 18 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Sensor Performance Requirements for the Retrieval of Atmospheric Aerosols by Airborne Optical Remote Sensing
Sensors 2008, 8, 1901-1914 (PDF format, 2378 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Suhaidi Shafie 1,* , Shoji Kawahito 2 and Shinya Itoh 2
1 Graduate School of Electronic Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Nakaku, Hamamatsu 432-8011, Japan
2 Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1 Johoku, Nakaku, Hamamatsu 432-8011, Japan; E-mails: kawahito@idl.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp; sito@idl.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: suhaidi@idl.rie.shizuoka.ac.jp
Received: 25 December 2007 / Accepted: 12 March 2008 / Published: 18 March 2008
Full Research Paper: A Dynamic Range Expansion Technique of CMOS Image Sensors with Dual Charge Storage in a Pixel and Multiple Sampling
Sensors 2008, 8, 1915-1926 (PDF format, 347 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Neha Sharma and Eurico D’Sa*
Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Studies Institute, LA 70803, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nsharm3@lsu.edu; ejdsa@lsu.edu
Received: 9 November 2007 / Accepted: 15 March 2008 / Published:  18 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Assessment and Analysis of QuikSCAT Vector Wind Products for the Gulf of Mexico: A Long-Term and Hurricane Analysis
Sensors 2008, 8, 1927-1949 (PDF format, 3054 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Suely S. L. Castro 1, Roger J. Mortimer 2, Marcelo F. de Oliveira 3 and Nelson R. Stradiotto 4,*
1 UERN - FANAT - Departmento de Química, 59600-010 – Mossoró, RN, Brazil
2 Loughborough University - Department of Chemistry, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK
3 USP – Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto- Departamento de Química, 14040-901 – Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
4 UNESP – Instituto de Química- Departamento de Química Analítica, 14800-900 – Araraquara, SP, Brazil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: nrstradi@iq.unesp.br
Received: 29 May 2007 / Accepted: 17 March 2008 / Published: 19 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Electrooxidation and Determination of Dopamine Using a Nafion®-cobalt Hexacyanoferrate Film Modified Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 1950-1959 (PDF format, 113 K)

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Christopher K.Y. Leung, Kai Tai Wan * and Liquan Chen
Department of Civil Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: cetai@ust.hk.
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 17 March 2008 / Published: 20 March 2008
Full Research Paper: A Novel Optical Fiber Sensor for Steel Corrosion in Concrete Structures
Sensors 2008, 8, 1960-1976 (PDF format, 179 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Dragan Milivojević 1,*, Zoran Stević 2 and Mirjana Rajčić-Vujasinović 2
1 Mining and Metallurgy Institute Bor, ZB 32, 19210 Bor, Serbia
2 University of Belgrade, Technical faculty of Bor, VJ 12, 19210 Bor, Serbia; E-mail: zstevic@tf.bor.ac.yu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dane@ibb-bor.co.yu
Received: 10 March 2008 / Accepted: 20 March 2008 / Published: 22 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Hardware and Software of a Bipolar Current Source Controlled by PC
Sensors 2008, 8, 1977-1983 (PDF format, 438 K)

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Mauro Bacci *, Costanza Cucci, Andrea Azelio Mencaglia and Anna Grazia Mignani
Istituto di Fisica Applicata “Nello Carrara” (IFAC-CNR), 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy; Tel.: +39-055-5226370, Fax: +39-055-5226374; E-mails: c. cucci@ifac.cnr.it; a.g.mignani@ifac.cnr.it; a.mencaglia@ifac.cnr.it
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: m.bacci@ifac.cnr.it
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 18 March 2008 / Published: 22 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Innovative Sensors for Environmental Monitoring in Museums
Sensors 2008, 8, 1984-2005 (PDF format, 363 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Active and Passive Sensors for Art Diagnostic, Analysis and Investigations” Edited by Luca Pezzati and Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti)

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Saumitra Mukherjee
Remote sensing Applications laboratory, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067, India; E-mail: dr.saumitramukherjee@usa.net
Received: 1 November 2007 / Accepted: 7 February 2008 / Published: 24 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Role of Satellite Sensors in Groundwater Exploration
Sensors 2008, 8, 2006-2016 (PDF format, 2416 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Willem J. D. van Leeuwen 
Department of Geography and Regional Development and the Office of Arid Lands Studies, 1955 E. Sixth Street, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA; Tel. +1 5206260058; Fax +1 5206213816; E-mail: leeuw@ag.arizona.edu
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 21 March 2008 / Published:
25 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Monitoring the Effects of Forest Restoration Treatments on Post-Fire Vegetation Recovery with MODIS Multitemporal Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 2017-2042 (PDF format, 3208 K, prepared from the same Word file on 28 April 2008 with higher resolution; old version PDF format, 2989 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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You Wang, Hui Xu, Jianming Zhang and Guang Li *
State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Advanced Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China; E-mails: king_wy@zjuem.zju.edu.cn (You Wang); hxu2@iipc.zju.edu.cn (Hui Xu); zjm@htrdc.com (Jianming Zhang)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: guangli@zju.edu.cn; Tel: +86-13558068126
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 4 March 2008 / Published: 27 March 2008
Review: A Review of Electrochemical Sensors for Clinic Analysis
Sensors 2008, 8, 2043-2081 (PDF format, 367 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Ruzairi Abdul Rahim 1,*, Chiam Kok Thiam 1 and Mohd. Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman 2
1 Control & Instrumentation Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ruzairi@fke.utm.my
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 7 March 2008 / Published
: 27 March 2008
Review: Optical Tomography System using Digital Signal Processor
Sensors 2008, 8, 2082-2103 (PDF format, 331 K)

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Chandra Giri 1,* and Joseph Muhlhausen 2
1 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), contractor to U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, SD, 57198, USA
2 United Nations Environment Program/Global Resources Information Database (UNEP/GRID), USGS/EROS, 47914 252nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57198, USA; E-mail: jmuhlhausen@usgs.gov 
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: cgiri@usgs.gov
Received: 14 February 2008 / Accepted: 25 March 2008 / Published: 27 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Mangrove Forest Distributions and Dynamics in Madagascar (1975–2005)
Sensors 2008, 8, 2104-2117 (PDF format, 616 K)

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Mariusz Tichoniuk, Marta Ligaj and Marian Filipiak *
Chair of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Poznan University of Economics, Al. Niepodleglosci 10, 60-967 Poznan, Poland; E-mails: mariusz.tichoniuk@ae.poznan.pl; m.ligaj@ae.poznan.pl
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: marian.filipiak@ae.poznan.pl; Tel.: +48 61 856 9536
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 20 March 2008 / Published: 27 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Application of DNA Hybridization Biosensor as a Screening Method for the Detection of Genetically Modified Food Components
Sensors 2008, 8, 2118-2135 (PDF format, 126 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Edward P. Glenn 1,*, Alfredo R. Huete 2, Pamela L. Nagler 3 and Stephen G. Nelson 4
1 Environmental Research Laboratory of the University of Arizona, 2601 E. Airport Drive, Tucson, AZ, USA 85706
2 Terrestrial Biophysics and Remote Sensing Lab, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 85721; E-mail: ahuete@ag.arizona.edu
3 U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Sonoran Desert Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 85721; E-mail: pnagler@usgs.gov
4 Environmental Research Laboratory of the University of Arizona, 2601 E. Airport Drive, Tucson, AZ, USA 85706; E-mail: nsteve@ag.arizona.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: eglenn@ag.arizona.edu.
Received: 30 January 2008 / Accepted: 25 March 2008 / Published: 
28 March 2008
Review: Relationship Between Remotely-sensed Vegetation Indices, Canopy Attributes and Plant Physiological Processes:  What Vegetation Indices Can and Cannot Tell Us About the Landscape
Sensors 2008, 8,  2136-2160 (PDF format, 292 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Lloyd L. Coulter * and Douglas A. Stow
Department of Geography, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA; E-mails: lcoulter@geography.sdsu.edu; stow@mail.sdsu.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lcoulter@geography.sdsu.edu
Received: 30 January 2008 / Accepted:26 March 2008 /
Published:  28 March 2008
Full Paper: Assessment of the Spatial Co-registration of Multitemporal Imagery from Large Format Digital Cameras in the Context of Detailed Change Detection
Sensors 2008, 8, 2161-2173 (PDF format, 362 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Meng-Yueh Chien 1,2, Ying-Tai Wu 1,2 and Ya-Ju Chang 3,*
1 School and Graduate Institute of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3 Department of Physical Therapy, Chang Gung University, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Road, Kwei-Shan Tao-Yuan 333, Taiwan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yjchang@mail.cgu.edu.tw; Tel. +886-3-2118800 ext 5515; Fax +886-3-2118700
Received: 1 February 2008 / Accepted: 14 March 2008 /
Published:  28 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Assessment of Diaphragm and External Intercostals Fatigue from Surface EMG using Cervical Magnetic Stimulation
Sensors 2008, 8, 2174-2187 (PDF format, 194 K)

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Miloš B. Rajkovic 1,*, Caslav M. Lacnjevac 1, Nebojsa R. Ralevic 1, Mirjana D. Stojanović 2, Dragan V. Tosković 3, Gordana K. Pantelic 4, Nikola M. Ristic 1 and Sasa Jovanic 5
1 Faculty of Agriculture, 11080 Belgrade-Zemun, St. Nemanjina 6, Serbia; Milos B. Rajkovic, E-mails: lcaja@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (C. M. Lacnjevac); iralevic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (N. R. Ralevic); nristic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (N. M. Ristic)
2 Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other mineral Raw Materials (ITNMS), 11000 Belgrade, 86 Franchet d’Esperey, Serbia; E-mail: m.stojanovic@itnms.ac.yu
3 Faculty of Technology, University of Serbian Sarajevo, 76000 Zvornik, St. Karakaj b.b. Bosnia&Herzegovina; E-mail: tosked@ptt.yu
4 KCS Institute of Occupational and Radiological Helath ”Dr Dragomir Karajović”, 11000 Belgrade, St. Deligradska 29, Serbia; E-mail: dpantelic@ptt.yu
5 City Public Institute and Environment Protection, 24000 Subotica, St. Zmaj Jovina 30, Serbia; E-mail: sale2071@cantavir.net
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: rajmi@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu
Received: 23 January 2008 / Accepted: 25 March 2008 / Published: 28 March 2008
Full Research Paper: Identification of Metals (Heavy and Radioactive) in Drinking Water by an Indirect Analysis Method Based on Scale Tests
Sensors 2008, 8, 2188-2207 (PDF format, 936 K)

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Mary E. Cablk 1,*, John C. Sagebiel 2, Jill S. Heaton 3 and Cindee Valentin 4
1 Desert Research Institute, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512; E-mail: mary.cablk@dri.edu
2 Environmental Health and Safety, University of Nevada Reno MS 328, Reno, NV 89557; E-mail: jsagebiel@unr.edu.
3 Department of Geography, University of Nevada Reno MS 154, Reno, NV 89557; E-mail: jheaton@unr.edu
4 Applegate School for Dogs, PO Box 5577, Walnut Creek, CA 94596; E-mail: cindeeval@aol.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mary.cablk@dri.edu
Received: 14 January 2008 / Accepted: 27 March 2008 / Published: 28 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Olfaction-based Detection Distance: A Quantitative Analysis of How Far Away Dogs Recognize Tortoise Odor and Follow it to Source
Sensors 2008, 8, 2208-2222 (PDF format, 622 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Monitoring of Odorous Compounds in the Environment” Edited by Ki-Hyun Kim)

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Hao Zhang *, Wei-chun Ma and Xiang-rong Wang
Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China;
Tel. 86-21-55664052, Fax 86-21-65643343; E-mail: wcma@fudan.edu.cn, xrxrwang@vip.sina.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: zhokzhok@163.com
Received: 31 December 2007 / Accepted: 7 March 2008 / Published: 28 March 2008

Full Research Paper: Rapid Urbanization and Implications for Flood Risk Management in Hinterland of the Pearl River Delta, China: The Foshan Study
Sensors 2008, 8, 2223-2239 (PDF format, 371 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Minha Park 1 and Yang Gao 2,*
1 Research & Development Center, Hyundai Autonet Co., Ltd. Ami-ri, Bubal-eub, Ichon-si, kyoungki-do, 467-701, Korea; E-mail: mipark@hyundaiautonet.com
2 Department of Geomatics Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4; E-mail: gao@geomatics.ucalgary.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 November 2007 / Accepted: 26 March 2008 / Published: 1 April 2008
Full Research Paper: Error and Performance Analysis of MEMS-based Inertial Sensors with a Low-cost GPS Receiver
Sensors 2008, 8, 2240-2261 (PDF format, 375 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Keqi Zhang 1,*, Marc Simard 2, Michael Ross 3, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy 4, Patricia Houle 1, Pablo Ruiz 3, Robert R. Twilley 4 and Kevin Whelan 5
1 Department of Environmental Studies & International Hurricane Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
2 Caltech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 300-319D, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
3 Department of Environmental Studies & Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
4 Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
5 South Florida & Caribbean Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program, National Park Service , 18001 Old Cutler Rd. Suite 419, Miami, FL 33157, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: zhangk@fiu.edu
Received: 5 February 2008 / Accepted: 25 March 2008 / Published: 1 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Airborne Laser Scanning Quantification of Disturbances from Hurricanes and Lightning Strikes to Mangrove Forests in Everglades National Park, USA
Sensors 2008, 8, 2262-2292 (PDF format, 3090 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Vojtech Adam 1,2, Jiri Baloun 1, Ivo Fabrik 1,3, Libuse Trnkova 4 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and 2 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
3 Department of Chemistry and  4 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 15 March 2008 / Accepted: 26 March 2008  / Published: 1 April 2008
Full Paper: An Electrochemical Detection of Metallothioneins in Nanolitres at Zeptomole Level
Sensors 2008, 8, 2293-2305 (PDF format, 151 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Shiao-Wen Tsai 1, Yi-Yun Chen 1 and Jiunn-Woei Liaw 2,*
1 Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chang Gung University; E-mail: swtsai@mail.cgu.edu.tw
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, 259 Wen-Hwa 1st Rd., Kwei-Shan, Tao-Yuan, 333, Taiwan; E-mail: markliaw@mail.cgu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: markliaw@mail.cgu.edu.tw
Received: 14 February 2008 / Accepted: 21 March 2008 / Published: 1 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Compound Cellular Imaging of Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy by Using Gold Nanoparticles and Dyes
Sensors 2008, 8, 2306-2316 (PDF format, 1710 K)

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Kenichi Takahata 1,* and Yogesh B. Gianchandani 2
1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada; E-mail: takahata@ece.ubc.ca
2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, 1301 Beal Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122, USA; E-mail: yogesh@umich.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 December 2008 / Accepted: 31 March 2008 / Published: 2 April 2008 
Full Research Paper: A Micromachined Capacitive Pressure Sensor Using a Cavity-Less Structure with Bulk-Metal/Elastomer Layers and its Wireless Telemetry Application
Sensors 2008, 8, 2317-2330 (PDF format, 1980 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Wireless Pressure Sensors” Edited by Chelakara S. Subramanian)

Open Access
Farnoush Faridbod 1, Parviz Norouzi 1, Rassoul Dinarvand 2 and Mohammad Reza Ganjali 1,*
1 Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2 Medical Nanotechnology Research Centre, Medical Sciences/University of Tehran, Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6451, Iran
*    Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ganjali@khayam.ut.ac.ir; Tel: +98-21-61112788
Received: 1 February 2008 / Accepted: 2 April 2008 / Published: 3 April 2008
Review: Developments in the Field of Conducting and Non-conducting Polymer Based Potentiometric Membrane Sensors for Ions Over the Past Decade
Sensors 2008, 8, 2331-2412 (PDF format, 549 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Electrochemical Sensors Based on Conductive Polymers” Edited by Yoon-Bo Shim)

Open Access
Myung Chae Jung *
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Sejong University, Seoul, 143-747, Korea; E-mail: jmc65@sejong.ac.kr; Fax: (822)-466-4795 
Received: 11 March 2008 / Accepted: 1 April 2008 / Published: 4 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soils and Factors Affecting Metal Uptake by Plants in the Vicinity of a Cu-W Mine, Korea
Sensors 2008, 8, 2413-2423 (PDF format, 294 K)

Open Access
Okkyung Choi * and SangYong Han
School of Computer Science and Engineering, Chung-Ang University 221, Heukseok-dong, Dongjak gu, Seoul 156-756, Korea; E-mails: okchoi20@gmail.com; hansy@cau.ac.kr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 February 2008 / Accepted: 1 April 2008 / Published: 4 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Personalization of Rule-based Web Services
Sensors 2008, 8, 2424-2435 (PDF format, 240 K)

Open Access
Massimo Arattano 1,* and Lorenzo Marchi 2
1 CNR-IRPI, Strada delle Cacce,73, 10135 Torino, Italy
2 CNR-IRPI, Corso Stati Uniti, 4, 35127 Padova, Italy; E-mail: lorenzo.marchi@irpi.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: massimo.arattano@irpi.cnr.it; www.irpi.to.cnr.it; Tel.: +39 011 3977831
Received: 18 December 2007 / Accepted: 2 April 2008 / Published: 4 April 2008

Review: Systems and Sensors for Debris-flow Monitoring and Warning
Sensors 2008, 8, 2436-2452 (PDF format, 386 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

Open Access
Martina O’Toole and Dermot Diamond *
Adaptive Sensors Group, National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences, Dublin City University, Dublin 9; E-mails: martina.otoole@dcu.ie; dermot.diamond@dcu.ie
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 11 October 2007 / Accepted: 31 March 2008 / Published: 7 April 2008

Review: Absorbance Based Light Emitting Diode Optical Sensors and Sensing Devices
Sensors 2008, 8, 2453-2479 (PDF format, 508 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photonic Sensors for Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Agent Detection” Edited by Gary Pickrell and Teng K. Ooi)

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Tomoaki Miura 1,*, Hiroki Yoshioka 2, Kayo Fujiwara 1 and Hirokazu Yamamoto 3
1 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1910 East-West Road, Sherman 101, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.; E-mails: tomoakim@hawaii.edu; kayof@hawaii.edu
2 Department of Applied Information Science, Aichi Prefectural University, 1522-3 Ibaragabasama, Kumabari, Nagakute, Aichi 480-1198, Japan; E-mail: yoshioka@ist.aichi-pu.ac.jp
3 Grid Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan; E-mail: kathkath@ni.aist.go.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 3 April 2008 / Published: 8 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Inter-Comparison of ASTER and MODIS Surface Reflectance and Vegetation Index Products for Synergistic Applications to Natural Resource Monitoring 
Sensors 2008, 8, 2480-2499 (PDF format, 1440 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Shaohui Chen, Hongbo Su *, Renhua Zhang, Jing Tian and Lihu Yang
Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China; E-mails: chenshaohu@gmail.com (S. C.); zhangrh@igsnrr.ac.cn( R. Z.); tianj.04b@igsnrr.ac.cn (J. T.); yanglihu@igsnrr.ac.cn (L. Y.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.; E-mail: chensh@igsnrr.ac.cn
Received: 3 March 2008 / Accepted: 31 March 2008 / Published: 8 April 2008  

Full Research Paper: Improving Empirical Mode Decomposition Using Support Vector Machines for Multifocus Image Fusion
Sensors 2008, 8, 2500-2508 (PDF format, 2330 K)

Open Access
Alkan Günlü 1,*, Fatih Sivrikaya 1, Emin Zeki Baskent 1, Sedat Keles 1, Günay Çakir 2 and Ali İhsan Kadiogullari 1
1 Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Forestry 61080, Trabzon-Turkey; E-mails: alkan61@ktu.edu.tr; fatihs@ktu.edu.tr; baskent@ktu.edu.tr; skeles@ktu.edu.tr; alikadi@ktu.edu.tr
2 Düzce University, Faculty of Forestry 81620, Düzce-Turkey; E-mail: gunaycakir@duzce.edu.tr   
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel: +90-462-377 37 34; Fax: +90-462-325 74 99
Received: 2 February 2008 / Accepted: 3 April 2008 / Published: 9 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Estimation of Stand Type Parameters and Land Cover Using Landsat-7 ETM Image: A Case Study from Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 2509-2525 (PDF format, 1100 K)

Open Access
Alkan Günlü *, Emin Zeki Baskent, Ali İhsan Kadiogullari and İlker Ercanli
Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Forestry 61080, Trabzon-Turkey; E-mails: baskent@ktu.edu.tr; alikadi@ktu.edu.tr; ercanli@ktu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: alkan61@ktu.edu.tr
Received: 25 February 2008 / Accepted: 3 April 2008 / Published: 9 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Classifying Oriental Beech (Fagus orientalis Lipsky.) Forest Sites Using Direct, Indirect and Remote Sensing Methods: A Case Study from Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 2526-2540 (PDF format, 1060 K)

Open Access
Xian-Zhang Pan *, Qi-Guo Zhao, Jie Chen, Yin Liang and Bo Sun 
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xzpan1@hotmail.com
Received: 10 December 2007 / Accepted: 31 March 2008 / Published: 11 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Analyzing the Variation of Building Density Using High Spatial Resolution Satellite Images: An Example of Shanghai City
Sensors 2008, 8, 2541-2550 (PDF format, 1420 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

Open Access
Ramesh B. Malla 1,*, Amlan Sen 2 and Norman W. Garrick 1
1 Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2037, U.S.A.; E-mails: MallaR@engr.uconn.edu, Garrick@engr.uconn.edu
2 i2 Technologies, Inc., Dallas, TX, U.S.A. (Formerly, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, U.S.A.); E-mail: Amlan_Sen@i2.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: MallaR@engr.uconn.edu
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 4 April 2008 / Published: 11 April 2008
Full Research Paper: A Special Fiber Optic Sensor for Measuring Wheel Loads of Vehicles on Highways
Sensors 2008, 8, 2551-2568 (PDF format, 455 K)

Open Access
Nicole Jaffrezic-Renault 1,* and Sergei V. Dzyadevych 2
1 Universite de Lyon, Laboratory of Analytical Sciences, UMR CNRS 5180, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 43 Boulevard 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
2 Laboratory of Biomolecular Electronics, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,150 Zabolotnogo St., Kiev 03143, Ukraine
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: nicole.jaffrezic@univ-lyon1.fr;
Tel. +33472431182; Fax: +33472431206
Received: 7 March 2008 / Accepted: 9 April 2008 / Published: 11 April 2008

Review: Conductometric Microbiosensors for Environmental Monitoring
Sensors 2008, 8, 2569-2588  (PDF format, 325 K)

Open Access
Marcela Havelkova 1,*, Jana Blahova 1, Hana Kroupova 2, Tomas Randak 2, Iveta Slatinska 1, Drahomira Leontovycova 3, Roman Grabic 4, Richard Pospisil 5 and Zdenka Svobodova 1,2
1 University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Department of Veterinary Public Health and Toxicology, Palackeho 1-3, 612 42 Brno, Czech Republic; E-mail: mhavelkova@vfu.cz
2 University of South Bohemia Ceske Budejovice, Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology Vodnany, Zatisi 728/II, 389 25 Vodnany, Czech Republic
3 Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, Na Sabatce 17, 143 06 Praha 4, Czech Republic
4 Institute of Public Health Ostrava, Partyzanske nam. 7, 702 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
5 Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Law, Department of Financial Law and Economics, Tr. 17. listopadu 8, 771 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mhavelkova@vfu.cz
Received: 31 March 2008 / Accepted: 10 April 2008 / Published: 11 April 2008
Full Research Paper: Biomarkers of contaminant exposure in Chub (Leuciscus cephalus L.) – a biomonitoring of major rivers in the Czech Republic
Sensors 2008, 8, 2589-2603 (PDF format, 625 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

Open Access
Xue Wang *, Sheng Wang , Jun-Jie Ma and Dao-Wei Bi
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instrument, Department of Precision Instruments, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China; E-mails: {wang_sheng00, mjj, bdw02}@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
*  Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wangxue@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 2 April 2008 / Accepted: 10 April 2008 / Published: 11 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Energy-efficient Organization of Wireless Sensor Networks with Adaptive Forecasting
Sensors 2008, 8, 2604-2616  (PDF format, 705 K)

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Minha Choi 1,* and Jennifer M. Jacobs 2
1 Research Physical Scientist, USDA-ARS Hydrology & Remote Sensing Lab., Beltsville, MD 20705, U.S.A.; E-mail: minha.choi@ars.usda.gov
2 Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, U.S.A.; E-mail: jennifer.jacobs@unh.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 3 December 2007 / Accepted: 8 April 2008 / Published: 14 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Temporal Variability Corrections for Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer E (AMSR-E) Surface Soil Moisture: Case Study in Little River Region, Georgia, U.S.
Sensors 2008, 8, 2617-2627  (PDF format, 303 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Mitra Mazarei 1,*, Irina Teplova 1,†, M. Reza Hajimorad 2 and C. Neal Stewart, Jr. 1
1 Department of Plant Sciences, 252 Ellington Plant Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; E-mails: I. Teplova: teplova@hotmail.com; C. N. Stewart: nealstewart@utk.edu
2 Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, 205 Ellington Plant Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; E-mail: M. R. Hajimorad: mrh@utk.edu
 † Present address: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, CABM (Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine), 679 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mmazarei@utk.edu
Received: 28 February 2008 / Accepted: 11 April 2008 / Published: 14 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Pathogen Phytosensing: Plants to Report Plant Pathogens
Sensors 2008, 8, 2628-2641 (PDF format, 532 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Phytosensors: Environmental Sensing with Plants and Plant Cells” Edited by C. Neal Stewart, Jr.)

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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)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

Open Access
Sung Pil Lee 1,*, Ji Gong Lee 2 and Shaestagir Chowdhury 3
1 Department of Electronic Engineering, Kyungnam University, Masan, Kyungnam 631-701, Korea
2 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
3 Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: sensors@kyungnam.ac.kr; Tel: 82-55-249-2642, Fax: 82-55-249-2838
Received: 12 February 2008 / Accepted: 10 April 2008 / Published: 14 April 2008

Full Research Paper: CMOS Humidity Sensor System Using Carbon Nitride Film as Sensing Materials
Sensors 2008, 8, 2662-2672 (PDF format, 2070 K)

Open Access
Ismail Rakip Karas 1, Bulent Bayram 2, Fatmagul Batuk 2, Abdullah Emin Akay 3 and Ibrahim Baz 1
1 Gebze Institute of Technology, Dept. of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, 41400, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey; E-mails: ragib@gyte.edu.tr; ibaz@gyte.edu.tr
2 Yildız Technical Univ., Dept. of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, 34349, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey; E-mails: bayram@yildiz.edu.tr; batuk@yildiz.edu.tr
3 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam Univ., Dept. of Forest Engineering, 46100, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: akay@ksu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ragib@gyte.edu.tr; www.ismailkaras.com; Tel. +90 262 6053163; Fax +90 262 6053163
Received: 19 February 2008 / Accepted: 1 April 2008 / Published: 15 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Multidirectional Scanning Model, MUSCLE, to Vectorize Raster Images with Straight Lines
Sensors 2008, 8, 2673-2694 (PDF format, 1810 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Desheng Liu 1,* and Ruiliang Pu 2
1 Department of Geography and Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University, 1036 Derby Hall, 154 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 USA; Tel: 614-247-2775; Fax: 614-292-6213; E-mail: liu.738@osu.edu
2 Department of Geography, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620 USA; Tel.: +1 813 974 1508; Fax: +1 813 974 4808; E-mail: rpu@cas.usf.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 March 2008 / Accepted: 8 April 2008 / Published:16 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Downscaling Thermal Infrared Radiance for Subpixel Land Surface Temperature Retrieval
Sensors 2008, 8, 2695-2706 (PDF format, 597 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Xu Zhang *, JonathanW. Naughton and William R. Lindberg 
Mechanical Department, University of Wyoming, USA; Laboratory for Shock Wave and Detonation
Physics Research, Institute of Fluid Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang
621900, Sichuan; E-mails: xuatwyoming@hotmail.com; Naughton@uwyo.edu; Lindburg@uwyo.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 26 November 2007 / Accepted: 1 April 2008 / Published: 17 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Working Principle Simulations of a Dynamic Resonant Wall Shear Stress Sensor Concept
Sensors 2008, 8, 2707-2721 (PDF format, 305 K)

Open Access
Yuichi Michikawa*, Tomo Suga, Yoshimi Ohtsuka, Izumi Matsumoto, Atsuko Ishikawa, Kenichi Ishikawa, Mayumi Iwakawa, and Takashi Imai
RadGenomics Project, Research Center for Charged Particle Therapy, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, 263-8555, Japan; E-mails: tomo@nirs.go.jp, y_otsuka@nirs.go.jp, spring@nirs.go.jp, a_ishi@nirs.go.jp, k_ishi@nirs.go.jp, mayumii@nirs.go.jp, imait@nirs.go.jp
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: y_michi@nirs.go.jp; Telephone: +011-81-43-206-3072 Fax: +011-81-43-206-6267
Received: 25 January 2008 / Accepted: 15 April 2008 / Published: 17 April 2008

Review: Visible Genotype Sensor Array
Sensors 2008, 8, 2722-2735 (PDF format, 422 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

Open Access
S. Opoku-Duah, D.N.M. Donoghue * and T. P. Burt
Department of Geography, Durham University, Science Site, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK Tel 00-44-191-334-1867; Fax 00-191-334-1801; E-mails: stephen.opoku-duah@durham.ac.uk; danny.donoghue@durham.ac.uk; t.p.burt@durham.ac.uk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: danny.donoghue@durham.ac.uk
Received: 7 June 2007 / Accepted: 19 March 2008 / Published: 17 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Intercomparison of Evapotranspiration Over the Savannah Volta Basin in West Africa Using Remote Sensing Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 2736-2761 (PDF format, 1870 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Anna-Lisa Paul 1, Matthew Bamsey 3, Alain Berinstain 3, Stephen Braham 5, Philip Neron 3, Trevor Murdoch 6, Thomas Graham 4 and Robert J. Ferl 1,2,*
1 Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32601 USA; E-mail: alp@ufl.edu
2 Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research, University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32610;
3 Space Science, Canadian Space Agency, 6767 route de l’aeroport, Longueuil, Que., Canada J3Y 8Y9; E-mails: Matthew.Bamsey@space.gc.ca; alain.berinstain@space.gc.ca; Philip.Neron@space.gc.ca
4 Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ont., Canada N1G 2W1; E-mail: tgraham@uoguelph.ca
5 PolyLAB, Simon Fraser University, 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3; E-mail: sbraham@sfu.ca
6 Bionetics Corporation, SLSL Bldg. M6-1025, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899; E-mail: trevor.murdoch-1@nasa.gov
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: robferl@ufl.edu
Received: 3 March 2008 / Accepted: 15 April 2008 / Published: 18 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Deployment of a Prototype Plant GFP Imager at the Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse of the Haughton Mars Project
Sensors 2008, 8, 2762-2773 (PDF format, 299 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Phytosensors: Environmental Sensing with Plants and Plant Cells” Edited by C. Neal Stewart, Jr.)

Open Access
Mahmoud El Hajj 1,*, Agnès Bégué 2, Bruno Lafrance 3, Olivier Hagolle 4, Gérard Dedieu 4 and Matthieu Rumeau 2
1 Cemagref, UMR TETIS, Remote Sensing Centre in Languedoc Roussillon, 500 rue JF Breton, 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France; E-mail: mahmoud.elhajj@teledetection.fr
2 Cirad, UMR TETIS, Remote Sensing Centre in Languedoc Roussillon, 500 rue JF Breton, 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France ; E-mails: agnes.begue@teledetection.fr; matthieu.rumeau@laposte.net
3 Cesbio/CNES, 18 avenue E. Belin 31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, France ; E-mails: olivier.hagolle@cnes.fr; gerard.dedieu@cesbio.cnes.fr
4 CS-SI, Parc de la Plaine, Rue de Brindejonc des Moulinais, BP 5872, 31506 Toulouse Cedex 5, France ; E-mail: bruno.lafrance@c-s.fr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mahmoud.elhajj@teledetection.fr
Received: 17 December 2007 / Accepted: 17 April 2008 / Published: 18 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Relative Radiometric Normalization and Atmospheric Correction of a SPOT 5 Time Series
Sensors 2008, 8, 2774-2791 (PDF format, 1310 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Vedat Coskun
ISIK University, Department of Information Technologies, Sile, 34980, Istanbul, Turkey; E-mail: vedatcoskun@isikun.edu.tr
Received: 31 March 2008 / Accepted: 18 April 2008 / Published: 21 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Relocating Sensor Nodes to Maximize Cumulative Connected Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2008, 8, 2792-2817 (PDF format, 243 K)

Open Access
Sophie Mavrikou 1,2, Kelly Flampouri 1,2, Georgia Moschopoulou 1,2, Olga Mangana 3, Alexandros Michaelides 2 and Spiridon Kintzios 1,2,*
1    Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
2    EMBIO Diagnostics Project, Nicosia, Cyprus
3    Ministry of Agriculture, Centre of Athens Veterinary Institutions, Institute of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Virus Laboratory, Athens, Greece
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel. +30 210 529 429; Fax. +30 210 529 4286; E-Mail: skin@aua.gr
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 22 April 2008 / Published: 23 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Assessment of Organophosphate and Carbamate Pesticide Residues in Cigarette Tobacco with a Novel Cell Biosensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 2818-2832 (PDF format, 422 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Fabio Fontana 1,*, Christian Rixen 2, Tobias Jonas 2, Gabriel Aberegg 1 and StefanWunderle 1
1 University of Bern, Remote Sensing Research Group, Hallerstrasse 12, 3012 Bern, Switzerland; E-mail: (fontana,swun,aberegg)@giub.unibe.ch
2 WSL, Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Flüelastrasse 11, 7260 Davos Dorf, Switzerland; E-mail: (rixen,jonas)@slf.ch
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 14 April 2008 / Published: 23 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Alpine Grassland Phenology as seen in AVHRR, VEGETATION, and MODIS NDVI Time Series - a Comparison with in Situ Measurements
Sensors 2008, 8, 2833-2853 (PDF format, 1210 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

Open Access
Songjun Li *, Xing Huang , Mingxia Zheng , Wuke Li  and Kejun Tong
Key Laboratory of Pesticide & Chemical Biology of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed;  E-mail: Lsjchem@yahoo.com.cn; http://www.Lsjchem.id666.com/
Received: 5 November 2007 / Accepted: 25 February 2008 / Published: 23 April 2008
Full Research Paper: Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Thermodynamic and Kinetic Considerations on the Specific Sorption and Molecular Recognition
Sensors 2008, 8, 2854-2864 (PDF format, 435 K)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting” Edited by Shu-Kun Lin)

Open Access
Hyung Keun Lee 1,*, Ju-Young Shim 1, Hee-Sung Kim 1, Binghao Li 2 and Chris Rizos 2
1 School of Electronics, Telecommunication and Computer Engineering, Korea Aerospace University, Kyunggi-do, Korea
2 School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: hyknlee@kau.ac.kr
Received: 27 March 2008 / Accepted: 24 April 2008 / Published: 28 April 2008

Full Research Paper: Feature Extraction and Spatial Interpolation for Improved Wireless Location Sensing 
Sensors 2008, 8, 2865-2885 (PDF format, 1160 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)
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Intelligent Sensors” Edited by Wilmar Hernandez)

Open Access
Ling-Fu Meng *, Chiu-Ping Lu and Yi-Wen Li
Department of Occupational Therapy and Institute of Clinical Behavioral Science, Chang Gung University, Guei-Shan, Taoyuan, 333, Taiwan; E-mails: cplu@mail.cgu.edu.tw; ywli@mail.cgu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lfmeng@mail.cgu.edu.tw
Received: 9 April 2008 / Accepted: 28 April 2008 / Published: 28 April 2008
Full Research Paper: Hemispheric Lateralization of Event-Related Brain Potentials in Different Processing Phases during Unimanual Finger Movements
Sensors 2008, 8, 2900-2912 (PDF format, 183 K)
 
Issue 5 (May 2008) Pages 2913-3585
 
Note: an editorial Changes Coming to MDPI Journals: Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and Creative Commons Attribution License has been published in Molecules recently.

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Can Ertekin 1,*, Fatih Evrendilek 2 and Recep Kulcu 3
1 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Akdeniz University, Faculty of Agriculture, 07070, Antalya, Turkey
2 Department of Environmental Engineering, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, 14280, Bolu, Turkey
3 Department of Agricultural Machinery, Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Agriculture, 32260, Cunur, Isparta, Turkey
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mails: ertekin@akdeniz.edu.tr (C. E.); fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr (F. E.); rkulcu@ziraat.sdu.edu.tr (R. K.); Tel.: +90-374-254-1000; Fax: +90-374-253-4558
Received: 23 February 2008 / Accepted: 23 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008
Article: Modeling Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Optimum Tilt Angles for Solar Collectors in Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 2913-2931 (PDF format, 307 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052913
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Solar Radiation, Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles” Edited by Fatih Evrendilek and Can Ertekin)

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Adriano Cavalcanti 1,2,*, Bijan Shirinzadeh 2, Mingjun Zhang 3 and Luiz C. Kretly 4
1 CAN Center for Automation in Nanobiotech, Melbourne, VIC 3168 Australia; E-mail: adrianocavalcanti@canbiotechnems.com
2 Robotics and Mechatronics Research Lab.,  Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, VIC 3800 Australia; E-mail: bijan.shirinzadeh@eng.monash.edu.au
3 Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Eng., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA; E-mail: mjzhang@utk.edu
4 Dept. of Microwave and Optics, Electrical & Comp. Eng., University of Campinas, Campinas, SP 13083 Brazil; E-mail: kretly@dmo.fee.unicamp.br
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 28 January 2008 / Accepted: 29 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008 
Full Research Paper: Nanorobot Hardware Architecture for Medical Defense
Sensors 2008, 8, 2932-2958 (PDF format, 1020 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052932
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Probing in Micro World Using Electrochemical Microsensors, Progress and Challenge” Edited by Xueji Zhang)

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Christina Corbane 1,*, Fabrice Marre 2 and Michel Petit 1
1 ESPACE Unit, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Maison de la télédétection, 500 rue JF Breton, F34093 Montpellier cedex 5; E-mails: christina.corbane@ird.fr; michel.petit@ird.fr
2 ESPACE Unit, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre IRD de Cayenne, Route de Montabo, PO Box 165, F97323, Cayenne, Guyane Française.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 January 2008 / Accepted: 30 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008

Article: Using SPOT-5 HRG Data in Panchromatic Mode for Operational Detection of Small Ships in Tropical Area
Sensors 2008, 8, 2959-2973 (PDF format, 719 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052959
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Laura Ivoone Garay Jiménez 1,*, Pablo Rogelio Hernández Rodríguez 2,*, Roberto Muñoz Guerrero 2 and Emma Gloria Ramos Ramírez 3 
1 Básicas de Ingeniería, Unidad Interdisciplinaria de Ingeniería y Tecnologías  Avanzadas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, ave. IPN 2580, Col. La Laguna Ticomán, GAM, México D.F., México, C.P. 07340;
2 Bioelectrónica, Ingeniería Eléctrica, CINVESTAV- IPN, 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, México D.F. México, C. P. 07360; E-mail: pablo.rogeli@cinvestav.mx
3 Biotecnología y Bioingeniería, CINVESTAV-IPN, 2508,Col. San Pedro Zacatenco, México, D.F. México, C.P. 07360; E-mail: eramos@cinvestav.mx
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: lgaray@ipn.mx; ivoonegmx@yahoo.com.mx
Received: 3 December 2007 / Accepted: 25 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008 

Article: Analysis of Electromyographic Signals from Rats' Stomaches for Detection and Classification of Motility
Sensors 2008, 8, 2974-2985 (PDF format, 267 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052974
(This paper belongs to Special Issue “Physiological Sensing” Edited by D. Marshall Porterfield)

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Hamid Moradkhani
Portland State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1930 SW 4th Ave. suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA; Phone +1-503-725-2436, Fax +1-503-725-5950; Email: hamidm@cecs.pdx.edu
Received: 5 February 2008 / Accepted: 22 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008
Review: Hydrologic Remote Sensing and Land Surface Data Assimilation
Sensors 2008, 8, 2986-3004 (PDF format, 192 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8052986
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Juan Fernando Marchan-Hernandez*, Adriano Camps, Nereida Rodriguez-Alvarez, Xavier Bosch-Lluis, Isaac Ramos-Perez and Enric Valencia
Remote Sensing Lab, Dept. Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions, Campus Nord D3, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jfmarchan@tsc.upc.edu
Received: 16 November 2007 / Accepted: 24 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008

Article: PAU/GNSS-R: Implementation, Performance and First Results of a Real-Time Delay-Doppler Map Reflectometer Using Global Navigation Satellite System Signals
Sensors 2008, 8, 3005-3019 (PDF format, 7840 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053005
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Matthew Voss * and Ramanathan Sugumaran
GeoTREE Center, 205 Innovative Teaching & Technology Center, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA 50614-0406; E-mail: matthew.voss@uni.edu; sugu@uni.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 31 January 2008 / Accepted: 29 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008
Article: The Seasonal Effect on Tree Species Classification in an Urban Environment Using Hyperspectral Data, LiDAR, and an Object-Oriented Approach
Sensors 2008, 8, 3020-3036 (PDF format, 633 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053020
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Melinda Laituri and Kris Kodrich
Colorado State University, Warner College of Natural Resources, 970-491-0292, FRWS 1472, Fort Collins, Colorado 80423, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: Melinda.Laituri@ColoState.EDU
Received: 30 December 2007 / Accepted: 17 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008

Review: The on Line Disaster Response Community:  People as Sensors of High Magnitude Disasters Using Internet GIS
Sensors 2008, 8, 3037-3055 (PDF format, 125 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053037
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Liang Guo 1,*, Mendao Xing 1, Yu Tang 2 and Jing Dan 2
1 The National Key Laboratory of Radar Signal Processing, Xidian University, Xi’an, P.R. China; E-mails: lguo@mail.xidian.edu.cn; xmd@xidian.edu.cn
2 The National Key Laboratory of Radar Signal Processing, Xidian University, Xi’an, P.R. China; E-mails: tangyu0905@yahoo.com.cn; 411jingdan@163.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lguo@mail.xidian.edu.cn
Received: 20 December 2007 / Accepted: 14 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008 

Article: A Novel Modified Omega-K Algorithm for Synthetic Aperture Imaging Lidar through the Atmosphere
Sensors 2008, 8, 3056-3066 (PDF format, 107 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053056
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Diogo Koenig 1, Marilda S. Chiaramonte 2 and Alexandre Balbinot 1,*
1 Federal University of ABC – UFABC Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia da Informação Rua Santa Adélia, 166 – Bairro Bangu – Zip Code: 09.210-170 Santo André, SP, Brazil; E-mails: abalbinot@gmail.com and aulaeng@gmail.com
2 University of Caxias do Sul – UCS Electrical Engineering Department - NPEngBio Alameda João DalSasso, 800 – Zip Code: 95700-000 Bento Gonçalves, RS, Brazil; E-mail: marilda.chiaramonte@gmail.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 April 2008 / Accepted: 30 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008
Article: Wireless Network for Measurement of Whole-Body Vibration
Sensors 2008, 8, 3067-3081 (PDF format, 2450 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053067

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Carrie L. Amiot 1, Shuping Xu 1, Song Liang 1, Lingyun Pan 2 and Julia Xiaojun Zhao 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
2 Coherent Light and Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory, College of Physics, Jilin University Changchun, Jilin, 130031 China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jzhao@chem.und.edu
Received: 25 March 2008 / Accepted: 23 April 2008 / Published: 8 May 2008

Review: Near-Infrared Fluorescent Materials for Sensing of Biological Targets
Sensors 2008, 8, 3082-3105 (PDF format,  K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053082
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photoactive Nanomaterials for Sensitive and Selective Determination of Trace Analyzes” Edited by Julia Xiaojun Zhao)
 
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Sona Krizkova 1, Ivo Fabrik 1, Vojtech Adam 1,2, Jiri Kukacka 3, Richard Prusa 3, Grace J. Chavis 4, Libuse Trnkova 5, Jan Strnadel 6, Vratislav Horak 6 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 2 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, V Uvalu 84, CZ-150 06 Prague 5, Czech Republic
4 Department of Chemistry, University of California, One Shields Avenue, CA-956 16 Davis, USA
5 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
6 Laboratory of Tumour Biology, Department of Animal Embryology, Cell and Tissue Differentitation, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., CZ-277 21 Libechov, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 22 April 2008 / Accepted: 9 May 2008 / Published: 10 May 2008

Article: Utilizing of Adsorptive Transfer Stripping Technique Brdicka Reaction for Determination of Metallothioneins Level in Melanoma Cells, Blood Serum and Tissues
Sensors 2008, 8, 3106-3122 (PDF format, 185 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053106
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Murat Demir 1,*, Ender Makineci 2 and Beyza Sat Gungor 3
1 Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Forest Construction and Transportation Department 34473 Bahcekoy / Sariyer / Istanbul / Turkey; E-mail: mdemir@istanbul.edu.tr
2 Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Soil Science and Ecology Department 34473 Bahcekoy / Sariyer / Istanbul / Turkey; E-mail: emak@istanbul.edu.tr
3 Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Landscape Architecture Department 34473 Bahcekoy / Sariyer / Istanbul / Turkey; E-mail: beyza@istanbul.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mdemir@istanbul.edu.tr; Tel. +90 212 2261100 (12 lines) Ext: 25289; Fax: +90 212 2261113
Received: 3 February 2008 / Accepted: 2 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008

Article: Plant Species Recovery on a Compacted Skid Road
Sensors 2008, 8, 3123-3133 (PDF format, 185 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053123

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George C. Miliaresis
Geology Department, University of Patras, Rion 26504, Greece; E-mail: gmiliar@upatras.gr; Tel: +30-6977-047123
Received: 18 February 2008 / Accepted: 8 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008

Article: The Landcover Impact on the Aspect/Slope Accuracy Dependence of the SRTM-1 Elevation Data for the Humboldt Range
Sensors 2008, 8, 3134-3149 (PDF format, 4920 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053134
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Yunlong Li and Nanjian Wu *
National Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O.Box 912, Beijing 100083, P. R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: nanjian@red.semi.ac.cn; Tel: +86-010-82304754; Fax: +86-010-82304754
Received: 2 April 2008 / Accepted: 8 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008

Article: A Low-Cost CMOS Programmable Temperature Switch
Sensors 2008, 8, 3150-3164 (PDF format, 1090 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053150

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Pavel Ryant 1, Eva Dolezelova 1, Ivo Fabrik 2, Jiri Baloun 2, Vojtech Adam 2,3, Petr Babula 4 and Rene Kizek 2,*
1 Depatment of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition, 2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and 3 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Deparment of Natural Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 29 April 2008 / Accepted: 14 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008

Article: Electrochemical Determination of Low Molecular Mass Thiols Content in Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) Cultivated in the Presence of Various Sulphur Forms and Infected by Late Blight (Phytophora infestans)
Sensors 2008, 8, 3165-3182 (PDF format, 273 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053165
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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David C. Ng 1,4, Takashi Tokuda 1,4, Sadao Shiosaka 2,4, Yasuo Tano 3 and Jun Ohta 1,4,*
1 Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
2 Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadagaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
4 CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 3-5 Sanban, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0075, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ohta@ms.naist.jp; D. Ng was with the Graduate School of Materials Science at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He is now with National ICT Australia, Victoria, Australia.
Received: 8 April 2008 / Accepted: 9 May 2008 / Published: 15 May 2008

Review: Implantable Microimagers
Sensors 2008, 8, 3183-3204 (PDF format, 3730 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053183
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Oi Wah Liew 1,*, Pek Ching Jenny Chong 1, Bingqing Li 2 and Anand K. Asundi 2
1 Centre for Biomedical and Life Sciences, Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road, 139651 Singapore 
2 School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798 Singapore
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: OWLiew@sp.edu.sg; Tel. 65-67721162; Fax 65-68708004
Received: 29 February 2008 / Accepted: 13 May 2008 / Published: 16 May 2008

Review: Signature Optical Cues: Emerging Technologies for Monitoring Plant Health
Sensors 2008, 8, 3205-3239 (PDF format, 656 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053205
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Phytosensors: Environmental Sensing with Plants and Plant Cells” Edited by C. Neal Stewart, Jr.)
 
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Dario Papale 1,*, Claudio Belli 1,2, Beniamino Gioli 3, Franco Miglietta 3, Cesare Ronchi 4, Francesco Primo Vaccari 3 and Riccardo Valentini 1
1 DISAFRI, University of Tuscia, via C. de Lellis, 01100 Viterbo Italy; E-mail: darpap@unitus.it; rik@unitus.it
2 Terrasystem srl, via Pacinotti 5, 01100 Viterbo Italy; E-mail: c.belli@terrasystem.it
3 CNR-IBIMET, Istituto di Biometeorologia, via Giovanni Caproni 8, 50145 Firenze Italy; E-mail: b.gioli@ibimet.cnr.it; f.miglietta@ibimet.cnr.it; f.vaccari@ibimet.cnr.it.
4 Barilla G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A., via Mantova 166, 43100 Parma; E-mail: c.ronchi@barilla.it.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 March 2008 / Accepted: 14 May 2008 / Published: 16 May 2008

Article: ASPIS, A Flexible Multispectral System for Airborne Remote Sensing Environmental Applications
Sensors 2008, 8, 3240-3256 (PDF format, 324 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053240
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Chang K. Choi 1, Chuck H. Margraves 1, Seung I. Jun 2, Anthony E. English 1, Philip D. Rack 2 and Kenneth D. Kihm 1,*
1 The University of Tennessee, Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA; Chang K. Choi, Presently at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Bioscience Division, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 USA
2 The University of Tennessee, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering, Knoxville, TN 37996 USA; Seung I. Jun, Presently at dpiX, LLC, Process Engineering Group, Colorado Springs, CO 80916 USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kkihm@utk.edu
Received: 29 January 2008 / Accepted: 16 May 2008 / Published: 19 May 2008

Article: Opto-Electric Cellular Biosensor Using Optically Transparent Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) Electrodes
Sensors 2008, 8, 3257-3270 (PDF format, 3840 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053257
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Optical Biosensors” Edited by Luigi Zeni)

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Cevdet C. Aydın 1,* and Recep Nisancı 2
1 Hacettepe University, Büklüm Sokak 74/10 Küçükesat / Ankara, Turkey; E-mail: ceaydin@hacettepe.edu.tr
2 Blacksea Technichal University, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry; E-mail: rnisancı@ktu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ceaydin@hacettepe.edu.tr
Received: 14 April 2008 / Accepted: 15 May 2008 / Published: 19 May 2008

Article: Environmental Harmony and Evaluation of Advertisement Billboards with Digital Photogrammetry Technique and GIS Capabilities: A Case Study in the City of Ankara
Sensors 2008, 8, 3271-3286 (PDF format, 3940 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053271

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Ferenc Firtha*, András Fekete, Tímea Kaszab, Bíborka Gillay, Médea Nogula-Nagy, Zoltán Kovács and David B. Kantor
Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Food Science, Department of Physics and Control, Somlóiút 14-16, H-1118 Budapest, Hungary
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ferenc.firtha@uni-corvinus.hu
Received: 23 April 2008 / Accepted: 13 May 2008 / Published: 19 May 2008

Article: Methods for Improving Image Quality and Reducing Data Load of NIR Hyperspectral Images
Sensors 2008, 8, 3287-3298 (PDF format, 3940 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053287

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Rosa Maria Cavalli 1, Lorenzo Fusilli 1, Simone Pascucci 2,*, Stefano Pignatti 2 and Federico Santini 1
1 National Research Council, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution, Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, Roma, 00133, Italy
2 National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, C.da S. Loja - Zona Industriale, Tito Scalo (PZ), 85050, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: simone.pascucci@lara.rm.cnr.it
Received: 17 April 2008 / Accepted: 15 May 2008 / Published: 20 May 2008

Article: Hyperspectral Sensor Data Capability for Retrieving Complex Urban Land Cover in Comparison with Multispectral Data: Venice City Case Study (Italy)
Sensors 2008, 8, 3299-3320 (PDF format, 1180 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053299
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Xiaofeng Li 1,*, Weizhong Zheng 2, Cheng-Zhi Zou 3 and William G. Pichel 3
1 IMSG at NOAA/NESDIS E/RA3, WWBG, Room 102, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304, USA
2 NOAA/NCEP/EMC, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Spring, MD 20706, USA
3 Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: Xiaofeng.Li@noaa.gov
Received: 31 March 2008 / Accepted: 19 May 2008 / Published: 21 May 2008

Article: A SAR Observation and Numerical Study on Ocean Surface Imprints of Atmospheric Vortex Streets
Sensors 2008, 8, 3321-3334 (PDF format, 5180 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053321
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Fei Tang *, Xiaohao Wang, Dongsheng Wang and Junfeng Li
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision
Instruments and Mechanology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, People’s Republic of China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tangf@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 23 April 2008 / Accepted: 20 May 2008 / Published: 21 May 2008

Article: Non-Invasive Glucose Measurement by Use of Metabolic Heat Conformation Method
Sensors 2008, 8, 3335-3344 (PDF format, 142 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053335

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Byoung Chul Kim 1, Young Gun Heo 2, Yong Kweon Suh 2 and Young Han Kim 1,*
1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Dong-A University, 840 Hadan-dong, Saha-gu, Pusan, 604-714 Korea; E-mails: kbc1010@hanmail.net (B.C.K.); yhkim@mail.donga.ac.kr (Y.H.K.)
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dong-A University, 840 Hadan-dong, Saha-gu, Pusan, 604-714 Korea; E-mails: ruldisgil@daum.net (Y.G.H); yksuh@dau.ac.kr (Y.K.S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yhkim@mail.donga.ac.kr
Received: 14 May 2008 / Accepted: 21 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008
Communication: Detection of Simulated Defect Using IR Temperature Sensors and One Point Heating
Sensors 2008, 8, 3345-3354 (PDF format, 471 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053345

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Adina E. Racoviteanu 1,2,3,*, Mark W. Williams 1,2 and Roger G. Barry 1,3
1 Department of Geography, University of Colorado, UCB 260, Boulder CO, 80309, USA
2 Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, UCB 450, Boulder CO, 80309, USA
3 National Snow and Ice Data Center, CIRES, University of Colorado, UCB 449, Boulder CO, 80309, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: racovite@colorado.edu
Received: 5 February 2008 / Accepted: 19 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008

Review: Optical Remote Sensing of Glacier Characteristics: A Review with Focus on the Himalaya
Sensors 2008, 8, 3355-3383; (PDF format, 601 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053355
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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José-Tomás González-Partida 1,*, Pablo Almorox-González 1, Mateo Burgos-García 1,* and Blas-Pablo Dorta-Naranjo 2
1 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Departamento de Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones, Av. Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain; E-mail: almorox@gmr.ssr.upm.es
2 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Departamento de Señales y Comunicaciones. Edificio de Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones, 35017 Campus Universitario de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; E-mail: pdorta@dsc.ulpgc.es
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: joseto@gmr.ssr.upm.es; mateo@gmr.ssr.upm.es
Received: 12 March 2008 / Accepted: 14 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008
Article: SAR System for UAV Operation with Motion Error Compensation beyond the Resolution Cell
Sensors 2008, 8, 3384-3405; (PDF format, 713 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053384
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Ruzairi Abdul Rahim 1,*, Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman 2, Leong Lai Chen 1, Chan Kok San 1 and Pang Jon Fea 1
1 Control & Instrumentation Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Arau, Perlis, Malaysia; E-Mail: hafiz@unimap.edu.my
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; ruzairi@fke.utm.my
Received: 31 March 2008 / Accepted: 9 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008 
Article: Hardware Implementation of Multiple Fan Beam Projection Technique in Optical Fibre Process Tomography
Sensors 2008, 8, 3406-3428; (PDF format, 453 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053406

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Yimin Liu *, Huadong Meng, Hao Zhang and Xiqin Wang
Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: liuyimin00@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn
Received: 7 May 2008 / Accepted: 21 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008
Article: Motion Compensation of Moving Targets for High Range Resolution Stepped-Frequency Radar
Sensors 2008, 8, 3429-3437; (PDF format, 100 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053429
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Aerospace Sensor Systems” Edited by Claude Nicollier)

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Xinhua Mao*, Daiyin Zhu , Xin Nie and Zhaoda Zhu
Department of Electronic Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 210016, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: xinhua@nuaa.edu.cn
Received: 3 April 2008 / Accepted: 19 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008
Article: A Two Dimensional Overlapped Subaperture Polar Format Algorithm Based on Stepped-chirp Signal
Sensors 2008, 8, 3438-3446 (PDF format, 105 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053438
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Yücel Tekin 1,*, Basri Kul 1 and Rasim Okursoy 2
1 Uludağ University, Vocational School of Technical Sciences, 16059 Görükle Campus, Bursa – Turkey; E-mail: basrikul@uludag.edu.tr
2 Uludağ University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Machinery, 16059 Görükle Campus, Bursa – Turkey; E-mail: okursoy@uludag.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ytekin@uludag.edu.tr; Tel.: +90-224-294-2354; Fax: +90-224-294-2303
Received: 18 March 2008 / Accepted: 21 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008
Article: Sensing and 3D Mapping of Soil Compaction
Sensors 2008, 8, 3447-3459 (PDF format, 725 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053447

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Dominique Courault 1,*, Aline Bsaibes 1, Emmanuel Kpemlie 1, Rachid Hadria 1, Olivier Hagolle 2, Olivier Marloie 1, Jean-F. Hanocq 1, Albert Olioso 1, Nadine Bertrand 1
and Véronique Desfonds 1
1 UMR 1114 INRA-UAPV EMMAH, Domaine St Paul, 84914 Avignon, France ; E-mails: courault@avignon.inra.fr; absaibes@avignon.inra.fr; ekpemlie@avignon.inra.fr
2 CNES (DCT/SI/MO) et CESBIO BPI 811, 18 avenue E.Belin, 31401 Toulouse Cedex 9
*Author to whom correspondence should be addresse; E-mail: courault@avignon.inra.fr
Received: 1 February 2008 / Accepted: 20 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008
Article: Assessing the Potentialities of FORMOSAT-2 Data for Water and Crop Monitoring at Small Regional Scale in South-Eastern France
Sensors 2008, 8, 3460-3481 (PDF format, 766 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053460
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Dominik Bänninger 1,*, Claude Saskia Bourgeois 2, Margret Matzl 3, Martin Schneebeli 3
1 Institute of Environmental Geosciences,Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Bernoullistrasse 30, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
2 Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zürich, Universitätstrasse 16, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland; E-mail: bourgeois@meteotest.ch
3 WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, SLF , Flüelastrasse 11, Davos Dorf, Switzerland; E-mail: schneebeli@slf.ch
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dominik.baenninger@unibas.ch
Received: 18 January 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008
Article: Reflectance Modeling for Real Snow Structures Using a Beam Tracing Model
Sensors 2008, 8, 3482-3496 (PDF format, 1250 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053482
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Eric Finot 1,*, Ali Passian 2,3 and Thomas Thundat 2,3
1 Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, UMR 5209 CNRS-Université de Bourgogne, 9 Av. A. Savary, BP 47 870, F-21078 Dijon Cedex, France
2 Nanoscale Science and Devices, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
3 Department of Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA; E-mails: passianan@ornl.gov; thundattg@ornl.gov
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: Eric.Finot@u-bourgogne.fr
Received: 17 April 2008 / Accepted: 18 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008
Review: Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Cantilever Shaped Materials
Sensors 2008, 8, 3497-3541 (PDF format, 545 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053497
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)

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Els R. De Roeck 1,*, Niko E.C. Verhoest 2, Mtemi H. Miya 1, Hans Lievens 2, Okke Batelaan 3,4, Abraham Thomas 5 and Luc Brendonck 1
1 Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Charles Deberiotstraat 32, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
2 Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium; E-mail: niko.verhoest@ugent.be
3 Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
4 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200e - bus 2410, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
5 Department of Earth Sciences, University of the Western Cape, P Bag X17, Bellville 7535, Cape Town, South Africa
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: els.deroeck@bio.kuleuven.be
Received: 29 April 2008 / Accepted: 15 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008

Article: Remote Sensing and Wetland Ecology: a South African Case Study
Sensors 2008, 8, 3542-3556 (PDF format, 370 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053542
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Camille C. D. Lelong 1,*, Philippe Burger 2, Guillaume Jubelin 3, Bruno Roux 4, Sylvain Labbé 5 and Frédéric Baret 6
1 CIRAD, UMR TETIS, 500 Rue J.-F. Breton, 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
2 INRA, UMR 1248 AGIR, Chemin de Borde Rouge, BP52627, 31326 Castanet Tolosan Cedex, France
3 Nev@ntropic, 16 bis Avenue du Quatorze Juillet, 97300 Cayenne, France
4 L’Avion Jaune, Minéa Incubation, 361 Rue J.-F. Breton, BP5095, 34196 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
5 Cemagref, UMR TETIS, 500 Rue J.-F. Breton, 34093 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
6 INRA, UMR 1114 EMMAH, Domaine St Paul, Site Agroparc, 84914 Avignon Cedex 9, France
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: camille.lelong@cirad.fr
Received: 29 April 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 26 May 2008

Article: Assessment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Imagery for Quantitative Monitoring of Wheat Crop in Small Plots
Sensors 2008, 8, 3557-3585 (PDF format, 1230 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8053557
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)
 
Issue 6 (June 2008) Pages 3586-4032
 
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Alexia Tsouni 1, Charalabos Kontoes 2,*, Demetris Koutsoyiannis 1, Panagiotis Elias 2 and Nikos Mamassis 1
1 Department of Water Resources, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechneiou 5, Zographou, 157 80, Athens, Greece; E-mails: alexiatsouni@yahoo.gr (A. T.); dk@itia.ntua.gr (D. K.); nikos@itia.ntua.gr (N. M.)
2 Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou Str., Lofos Koufou, P. Penteli, 152 36, Athens, Greece; E-mail: pelias@space.noa.gr (P. E.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: kontoes@space.noa.gr (C. K.); Tel.: +30-210-810-9186; Fax +30-210-613-8343
Received: 3 December 2007; in revised form: 9 May 2008 / Accepted: 9 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Estimation of Actual Evapotranspiration by Remote Sensing: Application in Thessaly Plain, Greece
Sensors 2008, 8, 3586-3600 (PDF format, 183 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063586
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Yajie Ma 1,*, Mark Richards 2, Moustafa Ghanem 1, Yike Guo 1 and John Hassard 2
1 Department of Computing, Imperial College London, 180 Queens Gate, London SW7 2BW, United Kingdom; E-mail: yajie.ma@imperial.ac.uk; m.ghanem@imperial.ac.uk; y.guo@imperial.ac.uk
2 Department of Physics, Imperial College London, 180 Queens Gate, London SW7 2BW, United Kingdom; E-mail: mark.richards@imperial.ac.uk; j.hassard@imperial.ac.uk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yajie.ma@imperial.ac.uk
Received: 1 April 2008; in revised form: 22 May 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Air Pollution Monitoring and Mining Based on Sensor Grid in London
Sensors 2008, 8, 3601-3623 (PDF format, 1880 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063601
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Bianca Fogazza Palma 1, Amanda Borges Ferrari 1, Renata Andrade Bitar 1, Maria Angélica Gargione Cardoso 1, Airton A. Martin 1 and Herculano da Silva Martinho 2,*
1 Instituto de Pesquisa & Desenvolvimento, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, Av. Shishima Hifumi, 2911, 12244-000, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil; E-mails: bianca_palma@hotmail.com; amanda.borges@univap.br; rabc@univap.br; magcard@univap.br; amartin@univap.br
2 Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas, Universidade Federal do ABC, Rua Catequese 242, 09090-400, Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: herculano.martinho@ufabc.edu.br
Received: 29 April 2008; in revised form: 19 May 2008 / Accepted: 20 May 2008 / Published:1 June 2008
Article: DNA Extraction Systematics for Spectroscopic Studies
Sensors 2008, 8, 3624-3632 (PDF format, 230 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063624
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

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Xiangyu Wu,  Qiang Xie,  Zhigang He and Dongxiao Wang *
Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, P.R. China; E-Mails: wuxy@scsio.ac.cn (X.W.); gordonxie@scsio.ac.cn (Q.X.); zghe@scsio.ac.cn (Z.H.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:dxwang@scsio.ac.cn (D.W.);
Tel.: +86-20-8902-3204; Fax: +86-20-8902-3205
Received: 24 January 2008; in revised form: 23 May 2008 / Accepted: 23 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Free and Forced Rossby Waves in the Western South China Sea Inferred from Jason-1 Satellite Altimetry Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 3633-3642 (PDF format, 115 K) DOI: 10.3390/s80636013633
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Ya-Ju Chang 1, Chin-Chih Liu 2, Cheng-Hsiang Lin 3 , Peih-Ling Tsaih 4 and Miao-Ju Hsu 5,*
1 Physical Therapy Department and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; E-mail: yjchang@mail.cgu.edu.tw
2 Department of Physical Therapy, Shu-Zen College of Medicine and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3 Department of Statistics, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan
4 Graduate Institute and School of Physical Therapy, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
5 Faculty of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Rehabilitation, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; E-mail: vote2003taipei@yahoo.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mjhsu@kmu.edu.tw
Received: 7 April 2008; in revised form: 22 May 2008 / Accepted: 27 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Using Electromyography to Detect the Weightings of the Local Muscle Factors to the Increase of Perceived Exertion During Stepping Exercise
Sensors 2008, 8, 3643-3655 (PDF format, 102 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063643

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Carlo Camerlingo 1, Flora Zenone 2, Giuseppe Perna 3, Vito Capozzi 3,  Nicola Cirillo 4, Giovanni Maria Gaeta 4 and Maria Lepore 5,*
1 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Cibernetica  “E. Caianiello”, Pozzuoli, Italy           
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università “Federico II”, Naples, Italy                                         
3 Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università di Foggia, Italy                                                            
4 Dipartimento di Malattie Odontostomatologiche, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy                   
5 Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Seconda Università di Napoli, Naples, Italy
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: maria.lepore@unina2.it
Received: 24 January 2008; in revised form: 30 April 2008 / Accepted: 28 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: An Investigation on Micro-Raman Spectra and Wavelet Data Analysis for Pemphigus Vulgaris Follow-up Monitoring.
Sensors 2008, 8, 3656-3664 (PDF format, 169 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063656
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

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Chew-Cheen Chang 1, Bahruddin Saad 1,*, Misni Surif 2, Mohd Noor Ahmad 3 and Ali Yeon Md Shakaff 4
1 School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
2 School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia
3 School of Bioprocess Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Perlis, Malaysia
4 School of Computer and Communication Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 02600 Perlis, Malaysia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: bahrud@usm.my
Received: 22 February 2008; in revised form: 25 March 2008 / Accepted: 25 March 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Disposable E-Tongue for the Assessment of Water Quality in Fish Tanks
Sensors 2008, 8, 3665-3677 (PDF format, 136 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063665

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Joaquín A. Ortuño *, Antonio Gil and Concepción Sánchez-Pedreño
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Campus de Espinardo, University of Murcia, 30071-Murcia, Spain
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail address: jortuno@um.es
Received: 2 April 2008; in revised form: 29 May 2008 / Accepted: 29 May 2008 / Published: 1 June 2008
Article: Flow-Injection Coulometric Detection Based on Ion Transfer and Its Application to the Determination of Chlorpromazine
Sensors 2008, 8, 3678-3688 (PDF format, 105 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063678

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Matthieu Becuwe, David Landy, François Delattre, Francine Cazier and Sophie Fourmentin *
Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique et Environnement (EA 2599), 145 Avenue Maurice Schumann, 59140 Dunkerque, France
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lamotte@univ-littoral.fr
Received: 23 April 2008; in revised form: 25 May 2008 / Accepted: 29 May 2008 / Published: 2 June 2008

Article: Fluorescent Indolizine-ß-Cyclodextrin Derivatives for the Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds
Sensors 2008, 8, 3689-3705 (PDF format, 609 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063689
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Supramolecular Sensors” Edited by Peter J. Cragg)

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Bumkyoo Choi *, Seung-Yop Lee, Taekhyun Kim and Seog Soon Baek
Department of Mechanical Engineering Sogang University / #1 Shinsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-742, Korea
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: bkchoi@sogang.ac.kr; Tel. 82-2-705-8639; Fax: 82-2-712-0799
Received: 21 March 2008; in revised form: 24 May 2008 / Accepted: 2 June 2008 / Published: 3 June 2008
Article: Dynamic Characteristics of Vertically Coupled Structures and the Design of a Decoupled Micro Gyroscope
Sensors 2008, 8, 3706-3718 (PDF format, 574 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063706
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Modeling, Testing and Reliability Issues in MEMS Engineering” Edited by Stefano Mariani)

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Corinne Mattmann 1,*, Frank Clemens 2 and Gerhard Tröster 1
1 Wearable Computing Lab, ETH Zürich, Gloriastrasse 35, 8092 Zürich; E-mails: mattmann@ife.ee.ethz.ch; troester@ife.ee.ethz.ch
2 EMPA Dübendorf, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf; E-mail: Frank.Clemens@empa.ch
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 6 May 2008; in revised form: 20 May 2008 / Accepted: 21 May 2008 / Published: 3 June 2008
Article: Sensor for Measuring Strain in Textile
Sensors 2008, 8, 3719-3732 (PDF format, 1880 K) DOI: 
10.3390/s8063719
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Harald van derWerff 1, Mark van der Meijde 1,*, Fokke Jansma 2, Freek van der Meer 1,3 and Gert Jan Groothuis 4
1 International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Department of Earth Systems Analysis, P.O.Box 6, 7500 AA Enschede, The Netherlands;
E-mail: vandermeijde@itc.nl
2 DHV BV, P.O.Box 685, 9700 AR, Groningen, The Netherlands
3 Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences. P.O.Box 80.021, 3508 TA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
4 Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V., P.O.Box 28.000, 9400 HH, Assen, The Netherlands
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 20 January 2008; in revised form: 25 May 2008 / Accepted: 26 May 2008 / Published: 4 June 2008

Article: A Spatial-Spectral Approach for Visualization of Vegetation Stress Resulting from Pipeline Leakage
Sensors 2008, 8, 3733-3743 (PDF format, 938 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063733
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Ruiliang Pu *,1, Peng Gong 2 and Qian Yu 3
1 Department of Geography, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620 USA; Tel.: +1 813 974 1508; Fax: +1 813 974 4808
2 State Key Lab of Remote Sensing Science, Jointly Sponsored by Institute of Remote Sensing, Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Beijing Normal University, Beijing China,
100101; Center for Assessment and Monitoring of Forest and Environmental Resources (CAMFER), 137 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114 USA; Tel.: +1 510
642 5170; Fax: +1 510 643 5098; E-mail: gong@nature.berkeley.edu
3 Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, 611 N Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01003 USA; Tel.: +1 413 545 2095; Fax: +1 413 545 1200; E-mail: qyu@geo.umass.edu
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: rpu@cas.usf.edu
Received: 21 April 2008; in revised form: 14 May 2008 / Accepted: 15 May 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: Comparative Analysis of EO-1 ALI and Hyperion, and Landsat ETM+ Data for Mapping Forest Crown Closure and Leaf Area Index
Sensors 2008, 8, 3744-3766 (PDF format, 1120 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063744

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Lingling Ma 1,2, Chuanrong Li 3, Bohui Tang 4,2, Lingli Tang 3, Yuyin Bi 5,* and Zhao-Liang Li 4
1 Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China; E-mail: llma@aoe.ac.cn
2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
3 Academy of opto-electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100080, China; E-mail: crli@aoe.ac.cn; lltang@aoe.ac.cn
4 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China; E-mail: tangbh@igsnrr.ac.cn;   lizl@igsnrr.ac.cn.
5 Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, 100081, China; E-mail: biyuyun@sina.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: biyuyun@sina.com
Received: 29 April 2008; in revised form: 1 June 2008 / Accepted: 2 June 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008

Article: Impact of Spatial LAI Heterogeneity on Estimate of Directional Gap Fraction from SPOT-Satellite Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 3767-3779 (PDF format, 156 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063767
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Vladimir Karaev *, Mikhail Kanevsky and Eugeny Meshkov
Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Science, 46 Ulyanov Str., Nizhny Novgorod, 603950, Russia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: volody@hydro.appl.sci-nnov.ru
Received: 12 March 2008; in revised form: 31 May 2008 / Accepted: 2 June 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: The Effect of Sea Surface Slicks on the Doppler Spectrum Width of a Backscattered Microwave Signal
Sensors 2008, 8, 3780-3801 (PDF format, 780 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063780
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Chun-Yi Lin, Chung-Ru Ho *, Zhe-Wen Zheng and Nan-Jung Kuo
Department of Marine Environmental Informatics, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan
E-mail: D94810002@mail.ntou.edu.tw
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: b0211@mail.ntou.edu.tw
Received: 20 May 2008; in revised form: 3 June 2008 / Accepted: 3 June 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: Validation and Variation of Upper Layer Thickness in South China Sea from Satellite Altimeter Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 3802-3818 (PDF format, 874 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063802
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Cleber Gonzales de Oliveira * and Waldir Renato Paradella
National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Remote Sensing Division (DSR). São José dos Campos, 12227- 010. São Paulo State, Brazil; E-mail: cleber@dsr.inpe.br; waldir@ltid.inpe.br
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: cleber@dsr.inpe.br
Received: 15 April 2008; in revised form: 27 May 2008 / Accepted: 28 May 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: An Assessment of the Altimetric Information Derived from Spaceborne SAR (RADARSAT-1, SRTM3) and Optical (ASTER) Data for Cartographic Application in the Amazon Region
Sensors 2008, 8, 3819-3829 (PDF format, 3010 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063819
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Lubos Matejicek 1,*, Zbynek Janour 2, Ludek Benes 3, Tomas Bodnar 3 and Eva Gulikova 4
1 Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Benatska 2, Prague 2, 12801, Czech Republic
2 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences, Dolejskova 5, Prague 8, 18200, Czech Republic
3 Department of Technical Mathematics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Karlovo Namesti 13, 12135, Czech Republic
4 Ecoprogress, Zatecka 1899, Most, 43401, Czech Republic
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lmatejic@natur.cuni.cz
Received: 25 January 2008; in revised form: 26 May 2008 / Accepted: 27 May 2008 / Published: 6 June 2008
Article: Spatio-Temporal Modelling of Dust Transport over Surface Mining Areas and Neighbouring Residential Zones
Sensors 2008, 8, 3830-3847 (PDF format, 3350 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063830
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Marie J. Archer * and Frances S. Ligler
U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering 4555 Overlook
Ave SW, Washington D.C., 20375, USA; E-mail: frances.ligler@nrl.navy.mil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: marie.archer@nrl.navy.mil
Received: 14 May 2008; in revised form: 5 June 2008 / Accepted: 6 June 2008 / Published: 9 June 2008
Article: Fabrication and Characterization of Silicon Micro-Funnels and Tapered Micro-Channels for Stochastic Sensing Applications
Sensors 2008, 8, 3848-3872 (PDF format, 2540 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063848

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Mantas Puida 1,*, Feliksas Ivanauskas 1, Ilja Ignatjev 2, Gintaras Valinčius 2 and Valdemaras Razumas 2
1 Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University, Naugarduko 24, LT-03225 Vilnius, Lithuania
2 Institute of Biochemistry, Mokslininkų 12, LT-08662 Vilnius, Lithuania
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: E-mail: mantasp@gmail.com (M.P.)
Received: 15 May 2008; in revised form: 31 May 2008 / Accepted: 1 June 2008 / Published: 9 June 2008

Article: Computational Modeling of the Electrochemical System of Lipase Activity Detection
Sensors 2008, 8, 3873-3879 (PDF format, 188 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063873

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Tim Van de Voorde *, Jeroen Vlaeminck and Frank Canters
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Geography, Cartography and GIS Research Unit, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium; E-Mails: tvdvoord@vub.ac.be (T.V); vlaeminck.jeroen@gmail.com (J.V.); fcanters@vub.ac.be (F.C.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tvdvoord@vub.ac.be (T.V)
Received: 2 April 2008; in revised form: 28 May 2008 / Accepted: 30 May 2008 / Published: 10 June 2008
Article: Comparing Different Approaches for Mapping Urban Vegetation Cover from Landsat ETM+ Data: A Case Study on Brussels
Sensors 2008, 8, 3880-3902 (PDF format, 538 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063880
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Brynmor J. Davis, Daniel L. Marks, Tyler S. Ralston, P. Scott Carney and Stephen A. Boppart *
The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; E-mails: bryn@uiuc.edu (B. J. D.); dmarks@uiuc.edu (D. L. M.); tralston@ll.mit.edu (T. S. R.); carney@uiuc.edu (P. S. C.); boppart@uiuc.edu (S. A. B.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 June 2008; in revised form: 9 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 11 June 2008
Review: Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Microscopy: Computed Imaging for Scanned Coherent Microscopy
Sensors 2008, 8, 3903-3931 (PDF format, 7741 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063903
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Gonéri Le Cozannet 1,*, Steven Hosford 2, John Douglas 1, Jean-Jacques Serrano 1, Damien Coraboeuf 1 and Jérémie Comte 1
1 BRGM - French Geological Survey, 3 avenue Claude Guillemin, 45060 Orléans, France; E-mails: j.douglas@brgm.fr (J.D.); jj.serrano@brgm.fr (J.-J.S.); dcoraboeuf@yahoo.fr (D.C.); j.comte@brgm.fr (J.C.)
2 CNES, 18, avenue Edouard Belin, 31401 Toulouse cedex 9, France; E-Mail: steven.hosford@cnes.fr (S.H.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: g.lecozannet@brgm.fr (G.C.)
Received: 23 April 2008; in revised form: 6 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 11 June 2008
Communication: Connecting Hazard Analysts and Risk Managers to Sensor Information
Sensors 2008, 8, 3932-3937 (PDF format, 174 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063932
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Yunsheng Wang *, Holger Weinacker and Barbara Koch
Dept. of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems, University of Freiburg, Germany; E-mails: (yunsheng.wang, holger.weinacker, barbara.koch)@felis.uni-freiburg.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 29 January 2008; in revised form: 5 June 2008 / Accepted: 6 June 2008 / Published: 12 June 2008

Article: A Lidar Point Cloud Based Procedure for Vertical Canopy Structure Analysis And 3D Single Tree Modelling in Forest
Sensors 2008, 8, 3938-3951 (PDF format, 577 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063938
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Codruţa Cofan 1,* and Ciprian Radovan 2
1 University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes” Timisoara, PiaŃa E. Murgu, Nr. 2, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
2 West University of Timisoara, Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Str. Pestalozzi Nr.16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania; E-mail: radovan@cbg.uvt.ro (C.R.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: cofancodruta@umft.ro (C. C.); Tel. + 40-256 49 46 04; Fax + 40-256 49 46 04
Received: 21 May 2008; in revised form: 9 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 12 June 2008 
Article: Simultaneous Chronoamperometric Sensing of Ascorbic Acid and Acetaminophen at a Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 3952-3969 (PDF format, 513 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063952

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Bülent Saglam 1,*, Ertugrul Bilgili 2, Bahar Dincdurmaz 2, Ali İhsan Kadiogulari 2 and Ömer Kücük 3
1 Artvin Çoruh University, Faculty of Forestry, 08000 Artvin- Turkey; E-mail: saglambul@gmail.com
2 Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Forestry 61080, Trabzon-Turkey; E-mail: bilgili@ktu.edu.tr; b.dinc@ktu.edu.tr; alikadi@ktu.edu.tr
3 Kastamonu University, Faculty of Forestry 37100, Kastamonu-Turkey; E-Mail: omerkucuk@kastamonu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel:+90-466-2126949, Fax:+90-466-2126951
Received: 2 April 2008  / Accepted: 11 June 2008 / Published: 20 June 2008 
Article: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Forest Fire Risk and Danger Using LANDSAT Imagery
Sensors 2008, 8, 3970-3987 (PDF format, 568 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063970

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Ronghua Ma, Hongtao Duan, Xiaohong Gu, and Shouxuan Zhang
State Key Laboratory of Lake Science and Environment, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, PO BOX 210008, China
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: rhma@niglas.ac.cn
Received: 6 May 2008 / Accepted: 19 June 2008 / Published: 25 June 2008
Article: Detecting Aquatic Vegetation Change of Taihu Lake, China Using Multi-Temporal Satellite Imageries
Sensors 2008, 8, 3988-4005 (PDF format, 715 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8063988

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Żaneta Polkowska 1,*, Marek Błaś 2, Kamila Klimaszewska 1, Mieczysław Sobik 2, Stanisław Małek 3 and Jacek Namieśnik 1
1 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), 11/12 G. Narutowicza St., 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
2 Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław, 8 Kosiby Street, PL-51670, Wrocław, Poland
3 Forest Faculty, Agricultural University of Cracow, 29 Listopada 46, 31-425 Cracow, Poland
E-Mails: zaneta@pg.gda.pl; blasm@meteo.uni.wroc.pl; skakama@chem.pg.gda.pl; sobik@meteo.uni.wroc.pl; chemanal@pg.gda.pl
* Corresponding author; Tel. +48-058-347-10-10: ; Fax: +48-058-347-26-94
Received: 23 May 2008 / Accepted: 19 June 2008 / Published: 25 June 2008
Article: Chemical characterization of dew water collected in different geographic regions of Poland
Sensors 2008, 8, 4006-4032 (PDF format, 585 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8064006
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)
 
Issue 7 (July 2008) Pages 4033-4486

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Patricia A. Broderick 1,2,3,*, Helen Ho 1, Karyn Wat 1 and Vivek Murthy 1
1 Dept.of Physiology and Pharmacology, The City University of New York (CUNY) Medical
School, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, City College of New York, NY, NY, USA
2 Doctoral Program, Dept. Biology, Dept. Psychology, CUNY Graduate School, NY, NY, USA
3 Dept.of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine, NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, NY,NY,USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: broderick@med.cuny.edu; drpabroderick@cs.com; http://www.broderickprobe.com; Tel.: +1-212-650-5479;
Fax +1-212-650-7305
Received: 29 May 2008; in revised form: 30 June 2008 / Accepted: 2 July 2008 / Published: 4 July 2008
Article: Laurate Biosensors Image Brain Neurotransmitters In Vivo: Can an Antihypertensive Medication Alter Psychostimulant Behavior?
Sensors 2008, 8, 4033-4061 (PDF format, 540 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074033
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Robin Tecon and Jan Roelof van der Meer *
Department of Fundamental Microbiology, Bâtiment Biophore, Quartier UNIL-Sorge, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mails: Robin.Tecon@unil.ch;
JanRoelof.Vandermeer@unil.ch; Tel.: +41 21 692 5630; Fax: +41 21 692 5605
Received: 22 May 2008; in revised version: 6 July 2008 / Accepted: 9 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Bacterial Biosensors for Measuring Availability of Environmental Pollutants
Sensors 2008, 8, 4062-4080 (PDF format, 726 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074062
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Ivo Fabrik 1, Zuzana Ruferova 2, Klara Hilscherova 2, Vojtech Adam 1,3, Libuse Trnkova 4 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 3 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Research Centre for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, and 4 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 31 May 2008; in revised form: 6 July 2008 / Accepted: 6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: A Determination of Metallothionein in Larvae of Freshwater Midges (Chironomus riparius) Using Brdicka Reaction
Sensors 2008, 8, 4081-4094 (PDF format, 181 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074081
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Marcela Havelková 1,*, Ladislav Dušek 2, Danka Némethová 2, Gorzyslaw Poleszczuk 3 and Zdeňka Svobodová 1,4
1 University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Department of Public Health and Toxicology, Palackého 1-3, 612 42, Brno, Czech Republic
2 Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Science, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Kamenice 126/3, 625 00 Brno, Czech Republic
3 Szczecin University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Chair of Chemistry, ul. Felczaka 3A, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland
4 University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Research Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology, 389 25 Vodňany, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: mhavelkova@vfu.cz
Received: 19 June 2008; in revised form: 6 July 2008 / Accepted: 6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Comparison of Mercury Distribution Between Liver and Muscle – A Biomonitoring of Fish from Lightly and Heavily Contaminated Localities
Sensors 2008, 8, 4095-4109 (PDF format, 409 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074095
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Hwa-Jung Kim 1, Ming-Hua Piao 1, Seong-Ho Choi 1,*, Chang-Ho Shin 2 and Young-Taeg Lee 2
1 Department of Chemistry, BK 21 NanoBiosensor Research Team, Hannam University, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
2 KT&G Central Research Institute, 305-805, Republic of Korea
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: shchoi@hnu.kr
Received: 26 March 2008; in revised form: 3 June 2008 / Accepted: 12 June 2008 / Published: 9 July 2008
Communication: Development of Amperometric Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor Based on Horseradish Peroxidase-Immobilized Poly(Thiophene-co-EpoxyThiophene)
Sensors 2008, 8, 4110-4118 (PDF format, 734 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074110

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Ioannis Kotsis 1, Charalabos Kontoes 2,*, Dimitrios Paradissis 1, Spyros Karamitsos 1, Panagiotis Elias 2 and Ioannis Papoutsis 2
1 Higher Geodesy Laboratory and Dionyssos Satellite Observatory, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytexneiou 9, 15780, Zografou, Greece; E-Mails: jkotsis@survey.ntua.gr (I.K.); dempar@central.ntua.gr (D.P.); karamits@central.ntua.gr (S.K.)
2 National Observatory of Athens, Institute of Space Applications and Remote Sensing, Vas. Pavlou and Metaxa str., 15236, Palaia Penteli, Greece; E-mails: pelias@space.noa.gr (P.E.); ipapoutsis@space.noa.gr (I.P.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: kontoes@space.noa.gr (C.K.)
Received: 20 March 2008; in revised form: 19 June 2008 / Accepted: 20 June 2008 / Published:10 July 2008
Article: A Methodology to Validate the InSAR Derived Displacement Field of the September 7th, 1999 Athens Earthquake Using Terrestrial Surveying. Improvement of the Assessed Deformation Field by Interferometric Stacking 
Sensors 2008, 8, 4119-4134 (PDF format, 1220 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074119
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Steven E. Lohrenz 1,*, Wei-Jun Cai 2, Xiaogang Chen 1 and Merritt Tuel 1
1 Department of Marine Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, USA; E-mails: xiaogang.chen@usm.edu; merritt.tuel@usm.edu
2 Department of Marine Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602, USA; E-mail: wcai@uga.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mails: steven.lohrenz@usm.edu
Received: 5 June 2008; in revised form: 18 June 2008 / Accepted: 6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Satellite Assessment of Bio-Optical Properties of Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Waters Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Sensors 2008, 8, 4135-4150 (PDF format, 3730 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074135
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Nazzareno Pierdicca, Marco Chini *, Luca Pulvirenti and Flavia Macina
Department of Electronic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Roma, Italy; E-Mails: nazzareno.pierdicca@uniroma1.it (N. P.); pulvirenti@die.uniroma1.it (L. P.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: chini@ingv.it (M.C.)
Received: 29 May 2008; in revised form: 27 June 2008 / Accepted: 6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Integrating Physical and Topographic Information Into a Fuzzy Scheme to Map Flooded Area by SAR
Sensors 2008, 8, 4151-4164 (PDF format, 1780 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074151
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Sylvain Ouillon 1,2,*, Pascal Douillet 1,3, Anne Petrenko 3, Jacques Neveux 4, Cécile Dupouy 1,3, Jean-Marie Froidefond 5, Serge Andréfouët 1 and Alain Muñoz-Caravaca 6
1 IRD, BP A5, 98848 Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia
2 LEGOS/OMP, Université de Toulouse, UMR 5566, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
3 Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et de Biogéochimie, Université Aix Marseille, Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 09, France
4 Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, CNRS, UMR 7621, Avenue Fontaulé, BP44, F-66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
5 Université de Bordeaux, CNRS, UMR 5805, Bordeaux, F-33000, France
6 Centro de Estudios Ambientales de Cienfuegos, 5 CP 59 350 Ciudad Nuclear, Cienfuegos, Cuba
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: sylvain.ouillon@ird.fr
Received: 4 June 2008; in revised form: 17 June 2008 / Accepted:6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
Article: Optical Algorithms at Satellite Wavelengths for Total Suspended Matter in Tropical Coastal Waters
Sensors 2008, 8, 4165-4185 (PDF format, 1400 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074165
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Xuehua Li * and Lan Shu
School of Applied Mathematics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu,
610054, P.R. China.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: leesoftcom@gmail.com
Received: 4 June 2008; in revised form: 17 June 2008 / Accepted:6 July 2008 / Published: 15 July 2008
Article: Kernel Based Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction and Classification for Genomic Microarray
Sensors 2008, 8, 4186-4200 (PDF format, 282 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074186

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Olga Domínguez-Renedo, M. Encarnación Burgoa Calvo and M. Julia Arcos-Martínez *
Departamento de Química, Área de Química Analítica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Burgos, Plaza Misael Bañuelos s/n, E-09001 Burgos, Spain; E-Mails: olgado@ubu.es; meburgoa@ubu.es
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jarcos@ubu.es; Tel.: +34-947-258817; Fax: +34-947-258831
Received: 5 June 2008; in revised form: 25 June 2008 / Accepted: 10 July 2008 / Published: 15 July 2008
Article:
Determination of Lamotrigine in Pharmaceutical Preparations by Adsorptive Stripping Voltammetry Using Screen Printed Electrodes
Sensors 2008, 8, 4201-4212 (PDF format, 98 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074201

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Niko E.C Verhoest 1,*, Hans Lievens 1, Wolfgang Wagner 2, Jesús Álvarez-Mozos 3, M. Susan Moran 4, Francesco Mattia 5
1 Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Management, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium; E-mail: Hans.Lievens@UGent.be (H.L.)
2 Christian Doppler Laboratory, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Gusshausstraβe 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria;
E-mail: ww@ipf.tuwien.ac.at (W.W.)
3 Department of Projects and Rural Engineering, Public University of Navarre, Los Tejos, Arrosadia s/n, 31006 Pamplona, Spain; E-mail: Jesus.Alvarez@unavarra.es (J. A.-M.)
4 USDA ARS Southwest Watershed Research Center, 2000 E. Allen Rd., Tucson AZ 85719, Arizona, USA; E-mail: Susan.Moran@ars.usda.gov (S.M.M.)
5 Consiglo Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Intelligenti per l’Automazione (ISSIA), via Amendola 122/D, I-70126 Bari, Italy;
E-mail: Mattia@ba.issia.cnr.it (F.M.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: Niko.Verhoest@UGent.be (N.V.)
Received: 22 May 2008; in revised form: 30 May 2008 / Accepted: 25 June 2008 / Published: 15 July 2008
Review:
On the Soil Roughness Parameterization Problem in Soil Moisture Retrieval of Bare Surfaces from Synthetic Aperture Radar
Sensors 2008, 8, 4213-4248 (PDF format, 253 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074213
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Eurico J. D’Sa 1,* and Dong S. Ko 2
1 Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Studies Institute, LA 70803, USA
2 Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ejdsa@lsu.edu
Received: 22 May 2008; in revised version: 29 June 2008 / Accepted: 7 July 2008 / Published: 15 July 2008
Article: Short-term Influences on Suspended Particulate Matter Distribution in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Satellite and Model Observations 
Sensors 2008, 8, 4249-4264 (PDF format, 954 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074249
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Feng Xia 1,4, Longhua Ma 2,*, Chen Peng 3, Youxian Sun 2 and Jinxiang Dong 1
1 College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2 State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
3 School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210042, China
4 Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mails: f.xia@ieee.org (F.X.); lhma@iipc.zju.edu.cn (L.M.)
Received: 31 May 2008; in revised form: 7 July 2008 / Accepted: 8 July 2008 / Published: 15 July 2008
Article: Cross-Layer Adaptive Feedback Scheduling of Wireless Control Systems
Sensors 2008, 8, 4265-4281 (PDF format, 243 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074265

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Fengyu Su 1, Chunye Xu 1, Minoru Taya 1,*, Kimie Murayama 2, Yasuro Shinohara 3 and Shin-Ichiro Nishimura 3
1 Center for Intelligent Materials and Systems, University of Washington, Box 352600, Seattle, WA98195, USA
2 Division of Biomembrane Research, Pacific Northwest Research Institute, Seattle, WA98119, USA
3 Laboratory of Advanced Chemical Biology, Graduate School of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 001-0021, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tayam@u.washington.edu; Tel: +1-206-685-2850, Fax: +1-206-685-7920
Received: 29 May 2008; in revised form: 7 July 2008 / Accepted: 9 July 2008 / Published: 18 July 2008

Article: Detection of Carcinoembryonic Antigens Using a Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 4282-4295 (PDF format, 190 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074282
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Bioanalysis in Vivo/in Vitro” Edited by Yoshio Umezawa)

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Beate Strehlitz *, Nadia Nikolaus and Regina Stoltenburg
UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UBZ, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany; E-Mails: nadia.nikolaus@ufz.de; regina.stoltenburg@ufz.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: beate.strehlitz@ufz.de; Tel.: +49-341-235-1764; Fax: +49-341-235-451764
Received: 15 June 2008; in revised form: 7 July 2008 / Accepted: 21 July 2008 / Published: 23 July 2008

Review: Protein Detection with Aptamer Biosensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 4296-4307 (PDF format, 87 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074296

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Wen-Chun Cheng 1, Jyh-Chian Chang 2, Chien-Ping Chang 1, Yu Su 1 and Te-Ming Tu 1,*
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Chung Cheng Institute of Technology, National Defense University, Taoyuan 335, Taiwan, R.O.C.; E-mails: alex.cherng@gmail.com; pchang@ccit.edu.tw; suyu@ccit.edu.tw; tutm@ccit.edu.tw
2 Department of Information Communications, Kainan University, Taoyuan 338, Taiwan, R.O.C.; E-mail: garrychang@mail.knu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: tutm@ccit.edu.tw; tuteming@gmail.com; No. 190, San-Yuan 1st St. Da-Xi Town, Tao-Yuan County, Taiwan, R.O.C.; Tel: 886-3-3803552; Fax: 886-3-3801407
Received: 18 May 2008; in revised form:16 July 2008 / Accepted:18 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008

Article: A Fixed-Threshold Approach to Generate High-Resolution Vegetation Maps for IKONOS Imagery
Sensors 2008, 8, 4308-4317 (PDF format, 1570 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074308

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Markus Rothmaier 1,*, Minh Phi Luong 1 and Frank Clemens 2
1 Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for Protection and Physiology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland
2 Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: markus.rothmaier@empa.ch
Received: 2 July 2008; in revised form: 23 July 2008 / Accepted: 23 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008

Article: Textile Pressure Sensor Made of Flexible Plastic Optical Fibers
Sensors 2008, 8, 4318-4329 (PDF format, 807 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074318
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Ciprian Radovan 1,*, Dan Cinghită 1, Florica Manea 2, Manuela Mincea 1, Codruta Cofan 3 and Vasile Ostafe 1
1 West University of Timisoara, Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Str. Pestalozzi nr.16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania; E-Mails: dan.cinghita@cbg.uvt.ro (D.C.); vostafe@cbg.uvt.ro (V.O)
2 ”Politehnica” University of Timisoara, P-ta Victoriei, nr.2, 300006, Timisoara, Romania; E-mail: florica.manea@chim.upt.ro (F.M.)
3 University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes” Timisoara, P-Ńa E. Murgu, nr. 2, 300041 Timisoara, Romania; E-Mails: cofancodruta@umft.ro (C.C)
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: radovan@cbg.uvt.ro (C.R.); Tel: + 40-256 59 2628; Fax: + 40-256 59 26 20
Received: 4 July 2008; in revised form: 17 July 2008 / Accepted: 17 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008

Article: Electrochemical Sensing and Assessment of Parabens in Hydro-Alcoholic Solutions and Water Using a Boron-Doped Diamond Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 4330-4349 (PDF format, 5750 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074330

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Yitzhak David 1 and Uzi Efron 2,1,*
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel; E-mail: isak@hit.ac.il
2 Department of Electro-optical Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail : efron@bgu.ac.il
Received: 26 June 2008; in revised form: 17 July 2008 / Accepted: 21 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008

Article: The Image Transceiver Device: Studies of Improved Physical Design
Sensors 2008, 8, 4350-4364 (PDF format, 170 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074350
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Yasar Guneri Sahin 1,* and Tuncay Ercan 2
1 Izmir University of Economics, Department of Software Engineering, Sakarya Cad. No:156 Balcova/Izmir – Turkey
2 Yasar University, Department of Computer Engineering, Kazim Dirik Mah. 364.Sok, Bornova/Izmir Turkey; E-mail: tuncay.ercan@yasar.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yasar.sahin@ieu.edu.tr; Tel. +90 (232) 488 8173; Fax +90 (232) 488 8475
Received: 2 July 2008; in revised form: 22 July 2008 / Accepted: 22 July 2008 / Published: 25 July 2008

Article: Detection of Hidden Hostile/Terrorist Groups in Harsh Territories by Using Animals as Mobile Biological Sensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 4365-4383 (PDF format, 1040 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074365
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Michael I. Newton, Paul Roach * and Glen McHale
School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham. NG11 8NS. United Kingdom
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: Paul.Roach@ntu.ac.uk; Tel. +44(0)115-848-8062 ; Fax : +44(0)115-848-6616
Received:10 June 2008; in revised version: 23 July 2008 / Accepted:24 July 2008 / Published:25 July 2008
Communication: ST Quartz Acoustic Wave Sensors with Sectional Guiding Layers
Sensors 2008, 8, 4384-4391 (PDF format, 1040 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074384
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Piezoelectric Sensors for Determination of Analytes in Solutions” Edited by  Professor Dr. W. Kutner)

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Xavier Bosch-Lluis *, Adriano Camps, Isaac Ramos-Perez, Juan Fernando Marchan-Hernandez, Nereida Rodriguez-Alvarez and EnricValencia
Remote Sensing Lab, Dept. Teoria del Senyal i Comunicació, Campus Nord D3, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: xavier.bosch@tsc.upc.edu
Received: 3 June 2008; in revised form: 14 July 2008 / Accepted: 25 July 2008 / Published: 28 July 2008
Article: PAU/RAD: Design and Preliminary Calibration Results of a New L-Band Pseudo-Correlation Radiometer Concept
Sensors 2008, 8, 4392-4412 (PDF format, 1040 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074392

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Alexandre Berthier 1,2, Céline Elie-Caille 1, Eric Lesniewska 3, Régis Delage-Mourroux 2 and Wilfrid Boireau 1,*
1 Institut FEMTO-ST, Université de Franche Comté, Clinical-Innovation Proteomic Platform, CNRS – 25044 Besançon cedex, France; E-Mails: alexandre.berthier@clipproteomic.fr (Alexandre Berthier) ; celine.caille@clipproteomic.fr (Céline Elie-Caille)
2 Estrogènes, Expression Génique et Pathologies du Système Nerveux Central, EA3922, IFR 133, Université de Franche-Comté, UFR Sciences et Techniques, 16 route de Gray, 25030 Besançon cedex, France; E-mail: regis.delagemourroux@clipproteomic.fr (Régis Delage-Mourroux)
3 Institut Carnot Bourgogne UMR CNRS 5209, Nanosciences Department, University of Bourgogne, B.P. 47870, 21078 Dijon Cedex, France; E-mail: eric.lesniewska@clipproteomic.fr (Eric Lesniewska)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: wilfrid.boireau@clipproteomic.fr; (Wilfrid Boireau) Tel.: +33-381-853-959; Fax: +33-381-853-998
Received: 12 June 2008; in revised form: 15 July 2008 / Accepted: 25 July 2008 / Published: 28 July 2008
Article: Nanobioengineering and Characterisation of a Novel Estrogen Receptor Biosensor
Sensors 2008, 8, 4413-4428 (PDF format, 625 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074413

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Ali Darvishi Boloorani 1,2,*, Stefan Erasmi 3 and Martin Kappas 4
1 Department of Cartography, GIS & RS, Institute of Geography, Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany. Address: Goldschmidtstr. 5, 37077 Goettingen, Germany; E-mail: adarvis@uni-goettingen.de; Tel: +49(0)551/39-14364; Fax: +49(0)551/39-8020
2 Ministry of Science Research and Technology of Iran (MSRTI), Bolvare Khordin, Shahrake Gharb, 14665-1513, Tehran, Iran
3,4 Department of Cartography, GIS & RS, Institute of Geography, Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany. Address: Goldschmidtstr. 5, 37077 Goettingen, Germany; E-mail: (serasmi², mkappas³)@uni-goettingen.de; Tel: +49(0)551/39-14364; Fax: +49(0)551/39-8020
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: adarvis@uni-goettingen.de; ali.darvishi@gmail.com
Received: 17 June 2008; in revised form: 20 July 2008 / Accepted: 25 July 2008 / Published: 29 July 2008
Article: Multi-Source Remotely Sensed Data Combination: Projection Transformation Gap-Fill Procedure
Sensors 2008, 8, 4429-4440 (PDF format, 1080 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074429

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Changbo Qin 1,2,3,*, Yangwen Jia 1, Z.(Bob) Su 2, Zuhao Zhou 1, Yaqin Qiu 1 and Shen Suhui 1
1 Department of Water Resources, Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), Beijing, 100038, China
2 International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), 7500AA Enschede, The Netherlands
3 The Center for Clean Technology and Environmental Policy (CSTM), University of Twente, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands
E-Mails: qin@itc.nl; jiayw@iwhr.com; b_su@itc.nl
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: qin@itc.nl; Tel.: +31-(0)53-487-4369, +86-(0)10-6878-5017; Fax: +31-(0)53-487-4336, +86-(0)10-6848-3367
Received: 28 May 2008; in revised form: 10 July 2008 / Accepted: 25 July 2008 / Published: 29 July 2008
Article: Integrating Remote Sensing Information Into A Distributed Hydrological Model for Improving Water Budget Predictions in Large-scale Basins through Data Assimilation
Sensors 2008, 8, 4441-4465 (PDF format, 940 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074441

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Dirk Sander *, Zhen Tian and Jürgen Kirschner
Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik,Weinberg 2, D-06120 Halle, Germany; E-mail: (sander@mpi-halle.de).
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 4 March 2008; in revised form: 16 May 2008 / Accepted: 16 May 2008 / Published: 29 July 2008

Article: Cantilever measurements of surface stress, surface reconstruction, film stress and magnetoelastic stress of monolayers
Sensors 2008, 8, 4466-4486 (PDF format,  K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074466
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Cantilever, Microcantilevers and Nanocantilever Sensors and Biosensors” Edited by M. Calleja and J. Tamayo)
    
Issue 8 (August 2008) Pages 4487-5228

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Dagmara Jacewicz 1, Michał Szkatuła 2, Agnieszka Chylewska 1, Aleksandra Dąbrowska 1, Michał Woźniak 2 and Lech Chmurzyński 1,*
1 Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, University of Gdańsk, Sobieskiego 18/19, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland; E-mails: dagmara@chem.univ.gda.pl (D. J.); lapa@chem.univ.gda.pl (A. Ch.); alex@chem.univ.gda.pl (A. D.)
2 Department of Medical Chemistry, Medical University of Gdańsk, Dębinki 1, 80-211, Gdańsk, Poland; E-mails: mszkatula@amg.gda.pl (M. Sz.); mwozniak@amg.gda.pl (M. W.)
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lech@chem.univ.gda.pl; Tel.: +48-58-523-53-19; Fax: +48-58-523-54-72,
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 28 July 2008 / Accepted: 28 July 2008 / Published: 1 August 2008

Review: Coordinate cis-[Cr(C2O4)(pm)(OH2)2]+ Cation as Molecular Biosensor of Pyruvate’s Protective Activity Against Hydrogen Peroxide Mediated Cytotoxity
Sensors 2008, 8, 4487-4504 (PDF format, 2430 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084487

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Martin Rutzinger 1,2,*, Bernhard Höfle 3, Markus Hollaus 4 and Norbert Pfeifer 3
1 alpS - Centre for Natural Hazard Management, Grabenweg 3, A-6020 Innsbruck. E-mail: rutzinger@alps-gmbh.com
2 Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck. E-mail: martin.rutzinger@uibk.ac.at
3 Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, TU Vienna, Gußhausstraße 27-29, A-1040 Vienna. Email: bh@ipf.tuwien.ac.at. E-mail: np@ipf.tuwien.ac.at
4 Christian Doppler Laboratory “Spatial Data from Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing” at the Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, TU Vienna, Gußhausstraße 27-29, A-1040 Vienna. E-mail: mh@ipf.tuwien.ac.at
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 28 July 2008 / Accepted: 28 July 2008 / Published: 4 August 2008

Article: Object-Based Point Cloud Analysis of Full-Waveform Airborne Laser Scanning Data for Urban Vegetation Classification
Sensors 2008, 8, 4505-4528 (PDF format, 6690 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084505
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Hadi S. Aghdasi, Maghsoud Abbaspour *, Mohsen Ebrahimi Moghadam and Yasaman Samei
Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran;
E-mails: aghdasi@sbu.ac.ir, m_moghadam@sbu.ac.ir, ya.samei@mail.sbu.ac.ir
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: maghsoud@sbu.ac.ir
Received: 2 June 2008; in revised form: 9 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 4 August 2008

Article: An Energy-Efficient and High-Quality Video Transmission Architecture in Wireless Video-Based Sensor Networks
Sensors 2008, 8, 4529-4559 (PDF format, 6690 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074529
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Dan Cinghită *, Ciprian Radovan and Daniela Dascălu
West University of Timisoara, Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Str. Pestalozzi Nr. 16, 300115,
Timisoara, Romania; E-mails: dan.cinghita@cbg.uvt.ro (D.C.); radovan@cbg.uvt.ro (C.R.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel. +40-256 59 26 28; Fax +40-256 59 26 20
Received: 17 July 2008; in revised form: 30 July 2008 / Accepted: 31 July 2008 / Published: 4 August 2008

Article: Anodic Voltammetry of Thioacetamide and its Amperometric Determination in Aqueous Media
Sensors 2008, 8, 4560-4581 (PDF format, 6690 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8074560

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Daniel Odermatt 1,*, Thomas Heege 2, Jens Nieke 1,3, Mathias Kneubühler 1 and Klaus Itten 1
1 Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL), UZH, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8050 Zurich, Switzerland
2 EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen, D-82205 Gilching, Germany
3 ESA/ESTEC, 2000AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: daniel.odermatt@geo.uzh.ch
Received: 11 June 2008; in revised form: 30 July 2008 / Accepted: 31 July 2008 / Published: 5 August 2008
Article: Water Quality Monitoring for Lake Constance with a Physically Based Algorithm for MERIS Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 4582-4599 (PDF format, 414 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084582
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Valber A. Pedrosa 1,*, Josiane Caetano 2, Sergio A. S. Machado 2 and Mauro Bertotti 1
1 Instituto de Química, USP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2 Instituto de Química de São Carlos, USP, São Carlos, SP, Brazil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: valber.pedrosa@gmail.com; Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP 05508-900, Brazil
Received: 16 June 2008; in revised form: 15 July 2008 / Accepted: 29 July 2008 / Published: 5 August 2008
Article: Determination of Parathion and Carbaryl Pesticides in Water and Food Samples Using a Self Assembled Monolayer /Acetylcholinesterase Electrochemical Biosensor.
Sensors 2008, 8, 4600-4610 (PDF format, 116 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084600

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Belinda Lipa 1,*, Bruce Nyden 2, Don Barrick 2 and Josh Kohut 3
1 Codar Ocean Sensors, 125 La Sandra Way, Portola Valley, CA 94028 USA
2 Codar Ocean Sensors, 1914 Plymouth Street, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA; E-mail: bruce@codar.com; don@codar.com
3 Coastal Ocean Observation Lab., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA; E-mail: kohut@marine.rutgers.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: blipa@bayarea.net; Tel. +011-1-650-851-5517 Fax: +011-1-650-851-5184.
Received: 4 June 2008; in revised form: 21 July 2008 / Accepted: 23 July 2008 / Published: 6 August 2008
Article: HF Radar Sea-echo from Shallow Water
Sensors 2008, 8, 4611-4635 (PDF format, 859 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084611
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Simona Privitera 1,2, Salvatore Tudisco 1,2,*, Luca Lanzanò 1,2, Francesco Musumeci 1,2, Alessandro Pluchino 2, Agata Scordino 1,2, Angelo Campisi 1, Luigi Cosentino 1,
Paolo Finocchiaro 1, Giovanni Condorelli 3, Massimo Mazzillo 3, Salvo Lombardo 4 and Emilio Sciacca 4

1 INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, via Santa Sofia 65, 95125 Catania (Italy); E-mails: sprivitera@lns.infn.it, tudisco@lns.infn.it, lanzano-l@lns.infn.it, fmusumci@lns.infn.it,
campisi@lns.infn.it, cosentino@lns.infn.it, finocchiaro@lns.infn.it
2 DMFCI-Dip. Met. Chim. Fis. Ing. & Dip. di Fisica ed Astronomia, Università di Catania viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, (Italy); E-mails: pluchino@ct.infn.it, ascordin@dmfci.unict.it
3 R&D, ST-Microelectronics, Stradale Primosole 50, 95100 Catania (Italy); E-mails: giovanni.condorelli@st.com, massimo.mazzillo@st.com
4 IMM-CNR, Stradale Primosole 50, 95100 Catania (Italy); E-mails: salvo.lombardo@imm.cnr.it, emilio.sciacca@imm.cnr.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail tudisco@lns.infn.it
Received: 28 February 2008; in revised form: 1 August 2008 / Accepted: 5 August 2008 / Published: 6 August 2008
Article: Single Photon Avalanche Diodes: Towards the Large Bidimensional Arrays
Sensors 2008, 8, 4636-4655 (PDF format, 627 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084636
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Nicolas Wyrsch *, Gregory Choong, Clément Miazza and Christophe Ballif
Institut de Microtechnique (IMT), University of Neuchâtel, Breguet 2, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
E-mails: nicolas.wyrsch@unine.ch; gregory.choong@unine.ch; christophe.ballif@unine.ch.
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 July 2008; in revised form: 5 August 2008 / Accepted: 6 August 2008 / Published: 8 August 2008

Article: Performance and Transient Behavior of Vertically Integrated Thin-film Silicon Sensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 4656-4668 (PDF format, 292 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084656
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Dirk Saerens 1, 2,*, Lieven Huang 1, 2, 3, 4, Kristien Bonroy 5 and Serge Muyldermans 1, 2
1 Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
2 Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, VIB, Brussels, Belgium
3 Department of Molecular Biology, Technologiepark 927, B-9052 Zwijnaarde, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
4 Department for Molecular Biomedical Research, VIB, Ghent, Belgium
5 IMEC, NEXT, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dsaerens@vub.ac.be
Received: 7 July 2008; in revised form: 6 August 2008 / Accepted: 7 August 2008 / Published: 8 August 2008

Review: Antibody Fragments as Probe in Biosensor Development
Sensors 2008, 8, 4669-4686 (PDF format, 329 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084669

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Maofang Gao 1, Zhihao Qin 1,2, 3,*, Hong’ou Zhang 2, Liping Lu 3, Xia Zhou 2 and Xiuchun Yang 1
1 Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
2 Guangdong Public Laboratory of Environmental Science and Technology, Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangzhou 510650, China
3 International Institute for Earth System Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: qinzh@caas.net.cn (Dr. Zhihao Qin)
Received: 28 May 2008; in revised form: 17 July 2008 / Accepted: 17 July 2008 / Published: 8 August 2008

Article: Remote Sensing of Agro-droughts in Guangdong Province of China Using MODIS Satellite Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 4687-4708 (PDF format, 720 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084687
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Ibrahim Ozdemir 1,*, David A. Norton 2, Ulas Yunus Ozkan 3, Ahmet Mert 4 and Ozdemir Senturk 1
1 Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Forestry, 32269, Isparta, Turkey
2 School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
3 Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Bahcekoy, Istanbul, Turkey
4 Suleyman Demirel University, Remote Sensing Research and Application Centre, Isparta, Turkey
E-Mails: david.norton@canterbury.ac.nz (D.A.N); ulasyunus@yahoo.com (U.Y.O.); amert@sdu.edu.tr (A.M.); ozdemirsenturk@yahoo.com (O.S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ibrahim@orman.sdu.edu.tr (I.O.); Tel.: +90-246-2113174; Fax: +90-246-2371810
Received:11 July 2008; in revised form: 23 July 2008 / Accepted: 31 July 2008 / Published: 11 August 2008

Article: Estimation of Tree Size Diversity Using Object Oriented Texture Analysis and Aster Imagery
Sensors 2008, 8, 4709-4724 (PDF format, 448 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084709

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Guoxiang Liu 1,*, Xiaojun Luo 1, Qiang Chen 1, Dingfa Huang 1 and Xiaoli Ding 2
1    Dept. of Surveying Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China;
E-mails: rsgxliu@swjtu.edu.cn (Guoxiang Liu); lxj@swjtu.edu.cn (Xiaojun Luo); qchen@swjtu.edu.cn (Qiang Chen); dfhuang@swjtu.edu.cn (Dingfa Huang)
2    Dept. of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China; E-mail: lsxlding@polyu.edu.hk (Xiaoli Ding)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 July 2008; in revised form: 5 August 2008 / Accepted: 13 August 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: Detecting Land Subsidence in Shanghai by PS-Networking SAR Interferometry
Sensors 2008, 8, 4725-4741 (PDF format, 4360 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084725
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Kerem Halicioglu 1 and Haluk Ozener 1,2*
1 Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Geodesy Department,
Cengelkoy, 34680, Istanbul, Turkey; E-mail: kerem.halicioglu@boun.edu.tr
2 Istanbul Technical University, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, Surveying
Technique Division, Maslak, 34469, Istanbul, Turkey
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: ozener@boun.edu.tr; haluk.ozener@itu.edu.tr
Received: 31 March 2008; in revised form: 29 July 2008 / Accepted: 30 July 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: Geodetic Network Design and Optimization on the Active Tuzla Fault (Izmir, Turkey) for Disaster Management
Sensors 2008, 8, 4741-4757 (PDF format, 392 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084741
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making” Edited by  Dr. Jason Levy and Dr. Yang Gao)

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Rapepun Piriyakul and Punpiti Piamsa-nga *
Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Jatujak, Bangkok,
10900, Thailand; Tel.: +66-29428555 ext 1419; Fax: +66-25796245; E-mail: rapepunnight@yahoo.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: pp@ku.ac.th
Received: 10 July 2008; in revised form: 7 August 2008 / Accepted: 7 August 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: Feature Reduction in Graph Analysis
Sensors 2008, 8, 4758-4773 (PDF format, 172 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084758

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Kathy Sahner 1,*, Anne Schulz 1, Jaroslaw Kita 1, Rotraut Merkle 2, Joachim Maier 2 and Ralf Moos 1
1 Functional Materials Laboratory, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: Functional.Materials@Uni-
Bayreuth.de (K. Sahner); Tel.: +49-921-557401; Fax: +49-921-557405
Received: 2 July 2008; in revised form: 8 August 2008 / Accepted: 8 August 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: CO2 Selective Potentiometric Sensor in Thick-film Technology
Sensors 2008, 8, 4774-4785 (PDF format, 288 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084774

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Stefan Kicherer 1, Jose A. Malpica 2,* and Maria C. Alonso 2
1 Rst. Raumfahrt Systemtechnik GmbH, D-Salem, Germany
2 Mathematics Department, Alcala University, E-Madrid, Spain
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: josea.malpica@uah.es;
Tel. +34-91-885-6761; Fax: +34-91-885-6761; Escuela Politecnica E-225, Campus Universitario,
Alcala de Henares, E-28871 Madrid, Spain
Received: 2 July 2008; in revised form: 24 July 2008 / Accepted: 11 August 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: An Interactive Technique for Cartographic Feature Extraction from Aerial and Satellite Image Sensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 4786-4799 (PDF format, 173 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084786

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Romas Baronas 1,2,* and Juozas Kulys 3
1 Department of Software Engineering, Vilnius University, Naugarduko 24, LT-03225 Vilnius, Lithuania; E-mail: romas.baronas@mif.vu.lt
2 Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania
3 Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University,
Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania; E-mail: juozas.kulys@fm.vgtu.lt
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel.: +370-52-193-064; Fax: +370-52-151-585
Received: 18 April 2008 / Accepted: 28 July 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: Modelling Amperometric Biosensors Based on Chemically Modified Electrodes
Sensors 2008, 8, 4800-4820 (PDF format, 241 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084800
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Utilizing of Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Edited by René Kizek)

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Yann-Aël Le Borgne 1,*, Sylvain Raybaud 2 and Gianluca Bontempi 1
1 Machine Learning Group, Département d’Informatique, Faculté des Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Boulevard du Triomphe, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
2 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 61, Avenue du Président Wilson, 94235 Cachan Cedex, France
E-mails: yleborgn@ulb.ac.be; sraybaud@dptmaths.ens-cachan.fr; gbonte@ulb.ac.be
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 27 May 2008; in revised form: 29 July 2008 / Accepted: 4 August 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
Article: Distributed Principal Component Analysis for Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2008, 8, 4821-4850 (PDF format, 1010 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084821
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Signal Processing for Wireless Sensing” Edited by Xue Wang)

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Alaaddin Yuksel 1,*, Recep Gundogan 2 and Abdullah E. Akay 1
1 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Forestry , Department of Forest Engineering, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr, akay@ksu.edu.tr
2 Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science, 46060, Kahramanmaras, Turkey; E-mail: rgundogan@ksu.edu.tr
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ayuksel@ksu.edu.tr;
Tel.: +90 344 2237666; Fax: +90 344 2217244
Received: 11 June 2008; in revised form: 20 July 2008 / Accepted: 24 July 2008 / Published: 21 August 2008
Article: Using the Remote Sensing and GIS Technology for Erosion Risk Mapping of Kartalkaya Dam Watershed in Kahramanmaras, Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 4851-4865 (PDF format, 360 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084851

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Kuo-Yi Huang
Department of Mechatronic Engineering, Huafan University, Taipei, Taiwan; E-mail: kyhuang@cc.hfu.edu.tw
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 12 August 2008 / Accepted: 15 Aug 2008 / Published: 21 August 2008
Article: A Fast Inspection of Tool Electrode and Drilling Depth in EDM Drilling by Detection Line Algorithm
Sensors 2008, 8, 4866-4877 (PDF format, 662 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084866

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Dongxiao Wang and Hui Zhao
Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: dxwang@scsio.ac.cn
Received: 11 July 2008; in revised form: 14 August 2008 / Accepted: 15 August 2008 / Published: 21 August 2008
Article: Estimation of Phytoplankton Responses to Hurricane Gonu over the Arabian Sea Based on Ocean Color Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 4878-4893 (PDF format, 1050 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084878
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Haibo Liu 1,*, Peter Q Olsson 1,2 and Karl Volz 1,2
1 Alaska Experimental Forecast Facility, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2811 Merrill Field Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
2 Alaska State Climate Center, Environmental and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska 99508, USA
E-mails: haibo@aeff.uaa.alaska.edu (H. L.) ; Olsson@aeff.uaa.alaska.edu (P. Q O.) ; volz@aeff.uaa.alaska.edu (K. V.)
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; New address: Haibo@iri.columbia.edu; International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute at Columbia; University, 113D Monell, LDEO, 61 Route 9W, PO Box 1000, Palisades, NY 10964-8000; Tel. 845-680-4416; Fax 845-680-4864
Received: 12 July 2008; in revised form: 19 August 2008 / Accepted: 20 August 2008 / Published: 22 August 2008
Article: SAR Observation and Modeling of Gap Winds in the Prince William Sound of Alaska
Sensors 2008, 8, 4894-4914 (PDF format, 6440 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084894
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Derrick Lampkin * and Rui Peng
Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, USA; E-Mails: djl22@psu.edu (F. L.); rpx@psu.edu (F. L.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel.: (814)-865-2493; Fax: (814)-863-7943
Received: 3 July 2008; in revised form: 22 July 2008 / Accepted: 15 August 2008 / Published: 22 August 2008
Article: Empirical Retrieval of Surface Melt Magnitude from Coupled MODIS Optical and Thermal Measurements over the Greenland Ice Sheet during the 2001 Ablation Season
Sensors 2008, 8, 4915-4947 (PDF format, 3400 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084915
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Changcheng Wang 1, Mingsheng Liao 1,* and Xiaofeng Li 2
1 State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Survey, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei 430079, P. R. China
2 NOAA Science Center, WWBG, Room 102, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746, U.S.A.
E-Mails: wchch1010@gmail.com (Changcheng Wang); liao@whu.edu.cn (Mingsheng Liao); Xiaofeng.Li@noaa.gov (Xiaofeng Li)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 19 June 2008; in revised form: 18 July 2008 / Accepted: 19 July 2008 / Published: 22 August 2008
Article: Ship Detection in SAR Image Based on the Alpha-stable Distribution
Sensors 2008, 8, 4948-4960 (PDF format, 1500 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084948
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Tomoki Ogoshi 1,2 and Akira Harada 1,*
1 Department of Macromolecular Science, Osaka University / 1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan
2 Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University / Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa, 920-1192, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: harada@chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp; Tel.: +81-6-6850-5445; Fax: +81-6-6850-5445
Received: 28 July 2008; in revised form: 20 August 2008 / Accepted: 20 August 2008 / Published: 25 August 2008

Review: Chemical Sensors Based on Cyclodextrin
Sensors 2008, 8, 4961-4982 (PDF format, 1770 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084961
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting” Edited by Shu-Kun Lin)

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Lisa Landenburger 1, Rick L. Lawrence 1,*, Shannon Podruzny 2 and Charles C. Schwartz 2
1 Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department, P.O. Box 173490, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3490, U.S.A.; E-mail: lisa_landenburger@usgs.gov (L.L.)
2 USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman, MT 59717, U.S.A.; E-mails: shannon_podruzny@usgs.gov (S.P.); chuck_schwartz@usgs.gov (C.C.S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: rickl@montana.edu; Tel.: +1-406-994-5409; Fax: +1-406-994-5122
Received: 25 July 2008; in revised form: 15 Aug 2008 / Accepted: 21 Aug 2008 / Published: 25 August 2008

Article: Mapping Regional Distribution of a Single Tree Species: Whitebark Pine in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Sensors 2008, 8, 4983-4994 (PDF format, 611 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084983

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Dana Vlascici 1,*, Eugenia Fagadar Cosma 2, Elena Maria Pica 3, Viorica Cosma 3, Otilia Bizerea 1, Gheorghe Mihailescu 4 and Liliana Olenic 4
1 West University of Timisoara, 4 V. Parvan Ave, Timisoara 300223 Timis, Romania
2 Institute of Chemistry –Timişoara of Romanian Academy, 24 M. Viteazul Ave, 300223-Timisoara, Romania
3 Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Science and Materials Engineering, 15 Constantin Daicoviciu Street, 400020 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
4 Nationale Institute of Research and Development for Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, 71-103 Donath Street 400293, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
E-Mails: efagadar@yahoo.com (E.F.C.); epica@yahoo.com (E.M.P.); vioricacosma@yahoo.com
(V.C.); obizerea@yahoo.com (O.B.); gigim@itim-cj.ro (G.M.); olenic@itim-cj.ro (L.O.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: danavlascici@yahoo.com; Tel.: +40-256-592633; Fax: +40-256-592620
Received: 25 July 2008; in revised form: 13 Aug 2008 / Accepted: 21 Aug 2008 / Published: 25 August 2008

Article: Free Base Porphyrins as Ionophores for Heavy Metal Sensors
Sensors 2008, 8, 4995-5004 (PDF format, 125 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8084995

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Dasheng Lee
Department of Energy and Refrigerating Air-conditioning Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, 106; E-Mail: f11167@ntut.edu.tw; Tel.: +886-2-2771-2171; Fax: +886-2-2731-4919
Received: 25 July 2008; in revised form: 22 August 2008 / Accepted: 26 August 2008 / Published: 27 August 2008
Article: Wireless and Powerless Sensing Node System Developed for Monitoring Motors
Sensors 2008, 8, 5005-5022 (PDF format, 1750 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085005

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Kate M. Wassum 1,*, Vanessa M. Tolosa 2, Jianjun Wang 2, Eric Walker 1, Harold G. Monbouquette 2,* and Nigel T. Maidment 1,*
1 Dept. Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; E-mails: kwassum@ucla.edu (K.M.W.); ewalker41@gmail.com (E.W.)
2 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Dept., UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA; E-Mails: vtolosa@ucla.edu (V.M.T.); wangjj@ucla.edu (J.W.)
* Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: hmonbouq@ucla.edu (H.G.M.); nmaidmen@ucla.edu (N.T.M); Tel.: +1-310-206-7767; Fax: +1-310-825-7067
Received: 29 July 2008; in revised form: 22 August 2008 / Accepted: 22 August 2008 / Published: 27 August 2008
Article: Silicon Wafer-Based Platinum Microelectrode Array Biosensor for Near Real-Time Measurement of Glutamate in Vivo
Sensors 2008, 8, 5023-5036 (PDF format, 543 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085023
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Amperometric Sensors and Techniques for Neurochemical Monitoring” Edited by  John P. Lowry and Robert O'Neill)
Publisher's Note added on 19 May 2009:
A corrected version of this paper was provided by the authors in end of August 2008 and uploaded to www.mdpi.com. Because of the transition from www.mdpi.org to www.mdpi.com during that time, the corrected proof was not uploaded to this server until 19 May 2009. The uncorrected proof is still available.

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Raita Säynäjoki 1, Petteri Packalén 1, Matti Maltamo 1,*, Mikko Vehmas 1 and Kalle Eerikäinen 2
1 University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forest Sciences, P.O.Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland; E-mails: raita.saynajoki@joensuu.fi, petteri.packalen@joensuu.fi, matti.maltamo@joensuu.fi, mikko.vehmas@joensuu.fi
2 Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu Research Unit, P.O Box 68, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland; E-mail: kalle.eerikainen@metla.fi
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 5 August 2008; in revised form: 21 August 2008 / Accepted: 22 August 2008 / Published: 25 August 2008
Article: Detection of Aspens Using High Resolution Aerial Laser Scanning Data and Digital Aerial Images
Sensors 2008, 8, 5037-5054 (PDF format, 145 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085037
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Alexander Savelyev and Ramanathan Sugumaran *
Department of Geography, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA; E-mail: savelyev@uni.edu (Alexander Savelyev)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: sugu@uni.edu
Received: 25 July 2008; in revised form: 22 August 2008 / Accepted: 22 August 2008 / Published: 25 August 2008
Article: Surface Temperature Mapping of the University of Northern Iowa Campus Using High Resolution Thermal Infrared Aerial Imageries
Sensors 2008, 8, 5055-5068 (PDF format, 757 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085055
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Land Surface Properties, Patterns, and Processes” Edited by Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi and George Xian)

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Conghe Song 1, Jackson W. Lord 1, Liming Zhou 2 and Jingfeng Xiao 3
1 Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599,USA
2 Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 30332, USA; Email: lmzhou@eas.gatech.edu
3 Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA; Email: jing@purdue.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: csong@email.unc.edu
Received: 28 July 2008; in revised form: 20 August 2008 / Accepted: 22 August 2008 / Published: 27 August 2008
Article: Empirical Evidence for Impacts of Internal Migration on Vegetation Dynamics in China from 1982 to 2000
Sensors 2008, 8, 5069-5080 (PDF format, 353 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085069
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Remote Sensing of Natural Resources and the Environment (Remote Sensing Sensors)” Edited by Assefa M. Melesse)

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Sumitra Rajagopalan 1, Mohamad Sawan 1, Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh 1, 2,*, Oumarou Savadogo 3 and Vamsy P. Chodavarapu 2
1 Polystim Neurotechnologies Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3A7; E-mails: sumitra.rajagopalan@polymtl.ca; mohamad.sawan@polymtl.ca;
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7; E-mail: vamsy.chodavarapu@mcgill.ca;
3 Department of Chemical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Quebec, Canada H3S 3A7; E-mail: oumarou.savadogo@polymtl.ca;
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ebrahim.ghafar-zadeh@polymtl.ca; Tel: (+1) 514-340-4711 (5943); Fax: (+1) 514-340-4147
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 22 August 2008 / Accepted: 26 August 2008 / Published: 27 August 2008
Article: A Polypyrrole-based Strain Sensor Dedicated to Measure Bladder Volume in Patients with Urinary Dysfunction
Sensors 2008, 8, 5081-5095 (PDF format, 227 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085081
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “BioMEMS” Edited by Mohammed Zourob and Vamsy Chodavarapu)

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Msimelelo Siswana 1, Kenneth I. Ozoemena 2,* and Tebello Nyokong 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa; E-Mail: msiswana@wsu.ac.za (M.S.); T.Nyokong@ru.ac.za (T.N)
2 Molecular and Nanomaterials Electrochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kenneth.ozoemena@up.ac.za; Tel.: +27-12-420-2515; Fax: +27-12-420-4687
Received: 21 May 2008; in revised form: 9 June 2008 / Accepted:11 June 2008 / Published: 27 August 2008

Article: Electrocatalytic Detection of Amitrole on the Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube – Iron (II) tetra-aminophthalocyanine Platform
Sensors 2008, 8, 5096-5105 (PDF format, 125 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085096

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Zhiqiang Liang *, Jianming Wei, Junyu Zhao, Haitao Liu, Baoqing Li, Jie Shen and Chunlei Zheng
Shanghai Institute of Micro-system and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 200050, Shanghai, P.R. China
E-mails: weijm@mail.sim.ac.cn (J.M.W); Junyuzhao@126.com (J.Y.Z); lht@mail.sim.ac.cn (L.H.T)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lucklzq@126.com (Z.Q.L); Tel.: +86-21-62511070-5914
Received: 14 July 2008; in revised form: 14 August 2008 / Accepted: 20 August 2008 / Published: 27 August 2008

Article: The Statistical Meaning of Kurtosis and Its New Application to Identification of Persons Based on Seismic Signals
Sensors 2008, 8, 5106-5119 (PDF format, 122 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085106

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Jürg Schopfer *, Stefan Dangel, Mathias Kneubühler and Klaus I. Itten
University of Zurich, Remote Sensing Laboratories, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
E-mails: dangel@geo.uzh.ch, kneub@geo.uzh.ch, klaus.itten@geo.uzh.ch
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: juerg.schopfer@geo.uzh.ch
Received: 3 July 2008; in revised form: 22 August 2008 / Accepted: 24 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008

Article: The Improved Dual-view Field Goniometer System FIGOS
Sensors 2008, 8, 5120-5140 (PDF format, 880 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085120
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Tingting Zhang, Ruo Yuan *, Yaqin. Chai, Wenjuan Li and Shujuan Ling
Chongqing Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Southwest University, key Laboratory on Luminescence and Real-Time Analysis Southwest University, Ministry of Education, Chongqing 400715, P.R. China; E-Mails: ztt8208@swu.edu.cn (T.T.Z.); yqchai@swu.edu.cn (Y.Q.C); ruyue@swu.edu.cn (W.J.L); lsj0832@swu.edu.cn (S.J.L)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed: yuanruo@swu.edu.cn. (R.Y); Tel.: 023-68252277; Fax: 023-68254000
Received: 10 July 2008; in revised form: 19 August 2008 / Accepted: 20 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008

Article: A Novel Nonenzymatic Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor Based on a Polypyrrole Nanowire-Copper Nanocomposite Modified Gold Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 5141-5152 (PDF format, 2770 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085141

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Anne Kahru 1,*, Henri-Charles Dubourguier 1,2, Irina Blinova 1, Angela Ivask 1 and Kaja Kasemets 1
1 Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Akadeemiatee 23, Tallinn 12618, Estonia
2 Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 5, Tartu 51014, Estonia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: anne.kahru@kbfi.ee
Received: 10 July 2008; in revised form: 25 August 2008 / Accepted: 26 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008

Review: Biotests and Biosensors for Ecotoxicology of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: A Minireview
Sensors 2008, 8, 5153-5170 (PDF format, 2620 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085153

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Dimitri De Bundel, Sophie Sarre, Ann Van Eeckhaut, Ilse Smolders and Yvette Michotte*
Experimental Neuropharmacology Research Group, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Drug Analysis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussel, Belgium; E-Mails: ddebunde@vub.ac.be (D.D.B.); Sophie.Sarre@vub.ac.be (S.S.) ; aveeckha@vub.ac.be (A.V.E.); Ilse.Smolders@vub.ac.be (I.S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ymichot@vub.ac.be; Tel.: +32-2-477-4748; Fax: +32-2-477-4113
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 24 August 2008 / Accepted: 25 August 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008
Article: Critical Evaluation of Acetylcholine Determination in Rat Brain Microdialysates using Ion-Pair Liquid Chromatography with Amperometric Detection
Sensors 2008, 8, 5171-5185 (PDF format, 171 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085171
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Amperometric Sensors and Techniques for Neurochemical Monitoring” Edited by  John P. Lowry and Robert O'Neill)

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Prasanna H. Gowda 1,*, Jose L. Chavez 1, Terry A. Howell 1, Thomas H. Marek 2 and Leon L. New 2
1 Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, P.O. Drawer 10, Bushland, TX 79012, U.S.A.; E-mails: Jose.Chavez@ars.usda.gov (J.L.C.); Terry.Howell@ars.usda.gov (T.A.H.)
2 Texas AgriLife Research, Texas A&M System, Amarillo, TX 79106, U.S.A.; E-mails: t.marek@tamu.edu (T.H.M.); l-new@tamu.edu (L.L.N.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: Prasanna.Gowda@ars.usda.gov
Received: 27 July 2008; in revised form: 12 Aug 2008 / Accepted: 27 Aug 2008 / Published: 28 August 2008
Article: Surface Energy Balance Based Evapotranspiration Mapping in the Texas High Plains
Sensors 2008, 8, 5186-5201 (PDF format, 235 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085186

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Brian J. Melde 1, Brandy J. Johnson 2,* and Paul T. Charles 2
1 NOVA Research Incorporated, Alexandria, VA 22308, U.S.A.; E-Mail: brian.melde.ctr@nrl.navy.mil
2 Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375, U.S.A.; E-Mail: paul.charles@nrl.navy.mil
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: brandy.white@nrl.navy.mil; Tel.: +1-202-404-6100; Fax: +1-202-767-9598
Received: 6 Aug 2008; in revised form: 21 Aug 2008 / Accepted: 28 Aug 2008 / Published: 29 August 2008

Review: Mesoporous Silicate Materials in Sensing
Sensors 2008, 8, 5202-5228 (PDF format, 312 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8085202
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting” Edited by Shu-Kun Lin)
 
Issue 9 (September 2008) Pages 5229-6124

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Miroslav Pohanka *, Martina Hrabinova and Kamil Kuca
Centre of Advanced Studies and Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defense / Trebesska 1575, 50001 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; E-Mails; hrabinova@pmfhk.cz (M. H.); kucakam@pmfhk.cz (K. K.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: rau@atlas.cz; Tel.: +420-973-251-519; Fax: +420-495-518-094
Received: 22 July 2008; in revised form: 27 August 2008 / Accepted: 28 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008

Article: Diagnosis of Intoxication by the Organophosphate VX: Comparison Between an Electrochemical Sensor and Ellman´s Photometric Method
Sensors 2008, 8, 5229-5237 (PDF format, 91 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095229

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Anttoni Jaakkola 1, *, Juha Hyyppä 1, Hannu Hyyppä 2 and Antero Kukko 1
1 Finnish Geodetic Institute, Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, P.O. Box 15, 02431 Masala, Finland; E-Mails: juha.hyyppa@fgi.fi; antero.kukko@fgi.fi
2 Helsinki University of Technology, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, P.O. Box 1200, 02015 Espoo, Finland; E-mail: hannu.hyyppa@tkk.fi
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: anttoni.jaakkola@fgi.fi; Tel.: +358-9-29555238; Fax: +358-9-29555200
Received: 11 July 2008; in revised form: 26 August 2008 / Accepted: 27 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008

Article: Retrieval Algorithms for Road Surface Modelling Using Laser-Based Mobile Mapping
Sensors 2008, 8, 5238-5249 (PDF format, 573 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095238

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Chung-Min Liao 1,*, Chieh-Ming Lin 1, Li-John Jou 2, and Wei-Yu Chen 1
1 Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 10617, R.O. China; E-Mails: cmliao@ntu.edu.tw; r94622016@ntu.edu.tw; f96622016@ntu.edu.tw
2 Department of Biomechatronic Engineering, National Ilan University, Ilan, Taiwan 260, R.O. China; E-mail: ljjou@niu.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: cmliao@ntu.edu.tw
Received: 2 July 2008; in revised form: 14 August 2008 / Accepted: 28 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008
Article: Sodium Gill Potential as a Tool to Monitor Valve Closure Behavior in Freshwater Clam Corbicula fluminea in Response to Copper
Sensors 2008, 8, 5250-5269 (PDF format, 513 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095250

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Fatih Evrendilek * and Onder Gulbeyaz
Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280 Bolu, Turkey; E-mail: gulbeyaz_o@ibu.edu.tr (O. G.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: fevrendilek@ibu.edu.tr; Tel.: +90-374-254-1000; Fax: +90-374-254-4558.
Received: 30 July 2008; in revised form: 25 August 2008 / Accepted: 28 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008

Article: Deriving Vegetation Dynamics of Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems from MODIS NDVI/EVI Data over Turkey
Sensors 2008, 8, 5270-5302 (PDF format, 3480 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095270

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Miroslav Pohanka 1,2,3 *, Daniel Jun 1,2 and Kamil Kuca 1,2
1 Center of Advanced Studies, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; E-mails: jun@pmfhk.cz; kucakam@pmfhk.cz
2 Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
3 Center of Biological Defense, Techonin, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: rau@atlas.cz
Received: 30 July 2008; in revised form: 27 August 2008 / Accepted: 28 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008

Article: Amperometric Biosensors for Real Time Assays of Organophosphates
Sensors 2008, 8, 5303-5312 (PDF format, 101 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095303

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Pik Kwan Lo and Man Shing Wong *
Department of Chemistry and Centre for Advanced Luminescence Materials, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addresed; E-mail: mswong@hkbu.edu.hk
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 28 August 2008 / Accepted: 29 August 2008 / Published: 1 September 2008

Review: Extended Calix[4]arene-Based Receptors for Molecular Recognition and Sensing
Sensors 2008, 8, 5313-5335 (PDF format, 1360 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095313
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Molecular Recognition and Sensors, Including Molecular Imprinting” Edited by Shu-Kun Lin)

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Jamie Alexander Ballin 2, Jamie Phillip Crooks 1, Paul Dominic Dauncey 2, Anne-Marie Magnan 2, Yoshiari Mikami 3,**, Owen Daniel Miller 1, 3, Matthew Noy 2, Vladimir Rajovic 3,***, Marcel Stanitzki 1, Konstantin Stefanov 1, Renato Turchetta 1,*, Mike Tyndel 1, Enrico Giulio Villani 1, Nigel Keith Watson 3, John Allan Wilson 3
1 Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot, OX11 0QX, U.K
2 Department of Physics, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, U.K
3 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, U.K
** Present address: Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, 23 rue du Loess - BP28, 67037
Strasbourg, France
*** Present address: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Bulevar kralja
Aleksandra 73, 11120 Belgrade, Serbia
E-mails: j.ballin06@imperial.ac.uk (J.A.B.); j.p.crooks@rl.ac.uk (J.P.C.); p.dauncey@imperial.ac.uk (P.P.D.); a.magnan@imperial.ac.uk (A.-M. M.); yoshinari.mikami@ires.in2p3.fr (Y.M.); odm@hep.ph.bham.ac.uk (O.D.M.); m.noy@imperial.ac.uk (M.N.); rajo@el.etf.rs (V.R.); m.stanitzki@rl.ac.uk (M.M.S.); k.stefanov@rl.ac.uk (K.D.S.); r.turchetta@rl.ac.uk (R.T.); m.tyndel@rl.ac.uk (M.T.); e.g.villani@rl.ac.uk (E.G.V.); Nigel.Watson@rl.ac.uk (N.K.W.); jaw@hep.ph.bham.ac.uk (J.A.W.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: r.turchetta@rl.ac.uk
Received: 14 July 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 1 September 2008 / Published: 2 September 2008

Article: Monolithic Active Pixel Sensors (MAPS) in a Quadruple Well Technology for Nearly 100% Fill Factor and Full CMOS Pixels
Sensors 2008, 8, 5336-5351 (PDF format, 456 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095336
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)

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Giacomo Indiveri
Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH - ETH Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8052 Zurich, Switzerland; E-mail: giacomo@ini.phys.ethz.ch 
Received: 30 June 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 2 September 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008

Article: Neuromorphic VLSI Models of Selective Attention: From Single Chip Vision Sensors to Multi-chip Systems
Sensors 2008, 8, 5352-5375 (PDF format, 1024 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095352
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Temel Bayrak
Karadeniz Technical University, Engineering Faculty, Dept. of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, 61080, Trabzon, Turkey; E-Mail: tbayrak@ktu.edu.tr; Tel.: +90-462-377-2763; Fax: +90-462-328-0918
Received: 10 July 2008; in revised form: 19 August 2008 / Accepted: 19 August 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008
Article: Verifying Pressure of Water on Dams, a Case Study
Sensors 2008, 8, 5376-5385 (PDF format, 154 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095376

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Yi-Hung Liao 1, 2 and Jung-Chuan Chou 1 , 3 , *
1 Graduate School of Engineering Science and Technology, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology / 123, 3 sec. University Rd., Douliou, Yunlin, Taiwan
2 Department of Information Management, Transworld of Institute of Technology / 1221, Jen-Nang Rd., Chia-Tong Li, Douliou, Yunlin, Taiwan; E-mail: liaoih@tit.edu.tw
3 Graduate School of Electronic Engineering, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology / 123, 3 sec. University Rd., Douliou, Yunlin, Taiwan; E-mail: choujc@yuntech.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; choujc@yuntech.edu.tw; Tel.: 886-5-534-2601 ext. 2101; Fax: 886-5-532-1719
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 14 August 2008 / Accepted: 29 August 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008
Article: Drift and Hysteresis Characteristics of Drug Sensors Based on Ruthenium Dioxide Membrane
Sensors
2008, 8, 5386-5396 (PDF format, 126 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095386

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Germán Baldi 1,*, Marcelo D. Nosetto 1 , Roxana Aragón 1,2, Fernando Aversa 3, José M. Paruelo 4 and Esteban G. Jobbágy 1
1 Grupo de Estudios Ambientales - IMASL, Universidad Nacional de San Luis & CONICET. Ejército de los Andes 950, D5700HHW San Luis, Argentina
2 Cátedra de Métodos Cuantitativos Aplicados, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Av. San Martín 4453, C1417DSE Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 Universidad Nacional de San Luis. Ejército de los Andes 950, D5700HHW San Luis, Argentina
4 Laboratorio de Análisis Regional y Teledetección – IFEVA & Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires & CONICET. Av. San Martín 4453, C1417DSE Buenos Aires, Argentina
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: baldi@unsl.edu.ar
Received: 15 July 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 2 September 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008
Article: Long-term Satellite NDVI Data Sets: Evaluating Their Ability to Detect Ecosystem Functional Changes in South America
Sensors
2008, 8, 5397-5425 (PDF format, 1520 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095397

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Xiao-li Ding 1,*, Zhi-wei Li 2, Jian-jun Zhu 2, Guang-cai Feng 1 and Jiang-ping Long 1
1 Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China; E-mails: guangcai.feng@polyu.edu.hk; lsjplong@polyu.edu.hk
2 School of Info-Physics and Geomatics Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, Hunan, China; E-mails: zwli@mail.csu.edu.cn; zjj@mail.csu.edu.cn
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: lsxlding@polyu.edu.hk
Received: 28 July 2008; in revised form: 29 August 2008 / Accepted: 29 August 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008
Review: Atmospheric Effects on InSAR Measurements and Their Mitigation
Sensors
2008, 8, 5426-5448 (PDF format, 1650 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095426
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Dan Hu 1, Guodong Yang 2,*, Qiong Wu 2, Hongqing Li 2, Xusheng Liu 3, Xuefeng Niu 2, Zhiheng Wang 2 and Qiong Wang 2
1 State Key Laboratory of Urban & Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 2871, Beijing 100085, P.R. China; E-mail: hudan@rcees.ac.cn (D. H.)
2 College of Geo-exploring Science and Technology, Jilin University, 6 West Minzhu Street, Changchun 130026, P.R. China; E-mails: wuqiong@jlu.edu.cn (Q. W.); lihq@jlu.edu.cn (H. L.); niuxf@jlu.edu.cn (X. N.); wzh19831221@sina.com (Z. W.); wqjlcy@163.com (Q. W.); Tel.: +86-431-87627036. Fax: +86-431-87627036.
3 The 3rd Surveying and Mapping Institute, Heilongjiang Bureau of Surveying and Mapping, 2 Cehui Road, Harbin 150086, P.R. China; E-mail: bluelifeddt@163.com (Xusheng Liu); Tel.: +86-451-86684898; Fax: +86-451-86665376
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yanggd@jlu.edu.cn
Received: 20 July 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 1 September 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008
Article: Analyzing Land Use Changes in the Metropolitan Jilin City of Northeastern China Using Remote Sensing and GIS
Sensors
2008, 8, 5449-5465 (PDF format, 471 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095449
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

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Niels Quack 1,*, Stefan Blunier 1, Jurg Dual 1, Ferdinand Felder 2, Martin Arnold 2 and Hans Zogg 2,*
1 Institute of Mechanical Systems, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich. Center of Mechanics, Tannenstrasse 3, ETH Zentrum CLA J35, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland; Phone: +41 44 632 35 63, Fax: +41 44 632 11 45; E-mail: niels.quack@imes.mavt.ethz.ch; stefan.blunier@imes.mavt.ethz.ch; dual@imes.mavt.ethz.ch
2 Thin Film Physics Group, Technopark, ETH-Trakt PFA J25, Technoparkstrasse 1, CH-8005 Zürich, Switzerland. Phone: +41 44 633 79 55, Fax: +41 44 633 18 61; E-mail: ffelder@phys.ethz.ch; zogg@phys.ethz.ch
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 17 July 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 1 September 2008 / Published: 4 September 2008

Article: Mid-Infrared Tunable Resonant Cavity Enhanced Detectors
Sensors 2008, 8, 5466-5478 (PDF format, 945 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095466
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Switzerland” Edited by Peter Seitz and Matthias Burkhalter)

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Rogier van der Velde 1,*, Zhongbo Su 1 and Yaoming Ma 2
1 International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Hengelosestraat 99, P.O. Box 6, 7500 AA Enschede, The Netherlands; E-mail: b_su@itc.nl (B. Z. S.)
2 Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP/CAS), P.O. Box 2871, Beijing 100085, P.R. China; E-mail: ymma@itpcas.ac.cn (Y. M.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: velde@itc.nl (R.V.)
Received: 30 June 2008; in revised form: 20 August 2008 / Accepted: 28 August 2008 / Published: 3 September 2008

Article: Impact of Soil Moisture Dynamics on ASAR σo Signatures and its Spatial Variability Observed over the Tibetan Plateau
Sensors 2008, 8, 5479-5491 (PDF format, 945 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095479

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Fatma Arslan
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Gazi University, 06500 Ankara, Turkey; Emails: fatma@gazi.edu.tr, f-arslan@windowslive.com; Tel.: +90 (312) 2021518; Fax: +90 (312) 2122279
Received: 17 July 2008; in revised form 14 August 2008 / Accepted: 26 August 2008 / Published: 4 September 2008
Article: An Amperometric Biosensor for Uric Acid Determination Prepared From Uricase Immobilized in Polyaniline-Polypyrrole Film
Sensors 2008, 8, 5492-5500 (PDF format, 216 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095492

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Longhua Ma 1, Feng Xia 2, 3,* and Zhe Peng 1
1 State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China; E-Mails: lhma@iipc.zju.edu.cn; pengzhe1113@gmail.com
2 College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, P.R. China
3 Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: f.xia@ieee.org
Received: 2 June 2008; in revised form: 25 August 2008  / Accepted: 1 September 2008 / Published: 5 September 2008
Article: Integrated Design and Implementation of Embedded Control Systems with Scilab
Sensors 2008, 8, 5501-5515 (PDF format, 329 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095501

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John J. O’Connor * and Carmel O’Neill
UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular & Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: john.oconnor@ucd.ie
Received: 16 June 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 2 September 2008 / Published: 5 September 2008
Article: A Role for Adenosine A1 Receptors in GABA and NMDAReceptor Mediated Modulation of Dopamine Release: Studies Using Fast Cyclic Voltammetry
Sensors 2008, 8, 5516-5534 (PDF format, 1490 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095516
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Amperometric Sensors and Techniques for Neurochemical Monitoring” Edited by  John P. Lowry and Robert O'Neill)

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Thomas Ming-Hung Lee
Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong; E-mail: htmhlee@polyu.edu.hk; Tel.: (852)-2766-4931; Fax: (852)-2362-4365
Received:19 Aug 2008; in revised form: 28 Aug 2008 / Accepted: 3 Sep 2008 / Published: 6 September 2008
Review: Over-the-Counter Biosensors: Past, Present, and Future
Sensors 2008, 8, 5535-5559 (PDF format, 595 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095535
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Biosensors for Point-of-Care Applications” Edited by  Prof. Dr I-Ming Hsing)

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Osman Demir and Yakup Emre Çoruhlu*
Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, 61080, Trabzon, Turkey; E-mail: osmand@ktu.edu.tr (O. D.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: yecoruhlu@gmail.com; Tel.: +90 462 3773124; Fax: +90 462 3280918
Received: 28 May 2008; in revised form: 19 August 2008 / Accepted: 2 September 2008 / Published: 11 September 2008
Article: The Graphical Cadastre Problem in Turkey: The Case of Trabzon Province
Sensors 2008, 8, 5560-5575 (PDF format, 370 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095560

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Marvin E. Klein 1,*, Bernard J. Aalderink 1, Roberto Padoan 2, Gerrit de Bruin 2 and Ted A.G. Steemers 2
1 Art Innovation B.V., Zutphenstraat 25, 7575 EJ Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
2 Nationaal Archief, P.O. box 90520, 2509 LM The Hague, The Netherlands
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: info@art-innovation.nl; Tel.: +31-541-570720; Fax: +31-541-570721
Received: 31 July 2008; in revised form: 2 September 2008 / Accepted: 9 September 2008 / Published: 11 September 2008
Article: Quantitative Hyperspectral Reflectance Imaging
Sensors 2008, 8, 5576-5618 (PDF format, 3620 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095576
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Active and Passive Sensors for Art Diagnostic, Analysis and Investigations” Edited by Luca Pezzati and Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti)

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Libuse Trnkova 1, Vojtech Adam 2,3, Jaromir Hubalek 4, Petr Babula 5 and Rene Kizek 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlarska 2, CZ-611 37 Brno, Czech Republic
2 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and 3 Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Zemedelska 1, CZ-613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Department of Microelectronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Udolni 53, CZ-602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
5 Department of Natural Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Palackeho 1-3, CZ-612 42 Brno, Czech Republic
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: kizek@sci.muni.cz
Received: 31 July 2008; in revised form: 9 September 2008 / Accepted: 11 September 2008 / Published: 15 September 2008
Article: Amperometric Sensor for Detection of Chloride Ions
Dedicated to the UNESCO International Year of Planet Earth
Sensors 2008, 8, 5619-5636 (PDF format, 3560 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095619

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Sebania Libertino 1,*, Venera Aiello 2,3, Antonino Scandurra 4, Marcella Renis 2 and Fulvia Sinatra 3
1 CNR – IMM Stradale Primosole 50 Catania, Italy;
2 Università degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento di Chimica Biologica, Chimica Medica e Biologia Molecolare, Catania, Italy; E-Mails: vera.aiello@imm.cnr.it (V. A.); renis@unict.it (M. R.)
3 Università degli Studi di Catania, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Catania, Italy; E-mail: sinatra@unict.it (F. S.)
4 Laboratorio Superfici e Interfasi (SUPERLAB), Consorzio Catania Ricerche, Catania, Italy; E-mail: ascandura@unict.it (A. S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: sebania.libertino@imm.cnr.it Tel.: (+39)0955968224; Fax: +39)0955968312
Received: 6 August 2008; in revised form: 26 August 2008 / Accepted:10 September 2008 / Published: 15 September 2008
Article: Immobilization of the Enzyme Glucose Oxidase on Both Bulk and Porous SiO2 Surfaces
Sensors 2008, 8, 5637-5648 (PDF format, 349 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095637

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Ling Zhu 1,Ruijun Zhao 2, Kegang Wang 1, Haibo Xiang 1, Zhimei Shang 2 and Wei Sun 2,*
1 Zibo Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of P.R. China, Zibo 255031, Shandong, P.R. China
2 College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042, Shandong, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: sunwei@qust.edu.cn; Tel. & Fax: +86-532-84023927
Received: 17 July 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 9 September 2008 / Published: 15 September 2008

Article: Electrochemical Behaviors of Methylene Blue on DNA Modified Electrode and Its Application to the Detection of PCR Product from NOS Sequence
Sensors 2008, 8, 5649-5660 (PDF format, 117 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095649

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Xue-Hui Zhan, Fu-Chun Gong *, Shu-Zhen Tan, Peng-Mian Huang and Ya-Fei Tan
College of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, 410076, Hunan, P.R. China
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: gfc139@yahoo.com.cn
Received: 21 July 2008; in revised form: 4 September 2008 / Accepted: 11 September 2008 / Published: 15 September 2008

Article: An Immunosensing System Using Stilbene Glycoside as a Fluorogenic Substrate for an Enzymatic Reaction Model
Sensors 2008, 8, 5661-5672 (PDF format, 104 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095661

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Ashiq Hussain Khalid * and Konstantinos Kontis
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, England, UK; E-mail: K.Kontis@manchester.ac.uk
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: Ashiq.Khalid@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Received: 25 July 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 5 September 2008 / Published: 15 September 2008

Review: Thermographic Phosphors for High Temperature Measurements: Principles, Current State of the Art and Recent Applications
Sensors 2008, 8, 5673-5744 (PDF format, 2660 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095673
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Aerospace Sensor Systems” Edited by Claude Nicollier)

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Alper Aytekin * and Omer Lutfu Corbaci
Bartin University, Forestry of Faculty, 74100, Bartin, Turkey; E-mail: omerlutfucorbaci@hotmail.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: alperaytekin@hotmail.com
Received: 12 August 2008; in revised form: 1 September 2008 / Accepted: 5 September 2008 / Published: 17 September 2008

Article: Value Benefit Analysis Software and Its Application in Bolu-Lake Abant Natural Park
Sensors 2008, 8, 5745-5758 (PDF format, 370 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095745

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Wen-Teng Chang 1,* and Christian Zorman 2
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, No. 700, Kaohsiung University Road, Nan-Tzu District, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan; E-mail: wtchang@nuk.edu.tw
2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA; E-mail: caz@case.edu.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail:wtchang@nuk.edu.tw
Received: 14 July 2008; in revised form: 10 September 2008 / Accepted: 12 September 2008 / Published: 17 September 2008

Article: Electrical Characterization of Microelectromechanical Silicon Carbide Resonators
Sensors 2008, 8, 5759-5774 (PDF format, 724 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095759

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Kee-Shyuan Loh 1, Yook Heng Lee 1,*, Ahmad Musa 1, Abdul Aziz Salmah 2 and Ishak Zamri 2
1 School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, 43000, Selangor, Malaysia; E-mails: keeshyuan@yahoo.com; andong@ukm.my
2 Biotechnology Research Centre, Malaysian Agriculture Research & Development Institute (MARDI), P.O. BOX 12301, GPO Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; E-mails: salmahaa@mardi.gov.my; zamri@mardi.gov.my
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mails: yhl1000@ukm.my; leeyookheng@yahoo.co.uk; Tel.: +603-89213356; Fax: +603-89215410
Received: 29 July 2008; in revised form: 30 August 2008 / Accepted: 10 September 2008 / Published: 18 September 2008

Article: Use of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for Enhancement of Biosensor Response to the Herbicide 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid
Sensors 2008, 8, 5775-5791 (PDF format, 2410 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095775

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Levent Özcan, Mutlu Sahin and Yücel Sahin *
Anadolu University, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 26470 Eskisehir, Turkey; E-mails: leventozcan@anadolu.edu.tr (L.Ö); mutlus@anadolu.edu.tr (M.S.).
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: ysahin@anadolu.edu.tr; Tel.: +90 222 3350580; Fax: +90 222 3204910
Received: 10 August 2008; in revised form: 30 August 2008 / Accepted: 12 September 2008 / Published: 18 September 2008

Article: Electrochemical Preparation of a Molecularly Imprinted Polypyrrole-modified Pencil Graphite Electrode for Determination of Ascorbic Acid
Sensors 2008, 8, 5792-5805 (PDF format, 137 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095792

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Florica Manea 1,*, Aniela Pop 1, Ciprian Radovan 2, Plamen Malchev 3, Adriana Bebeselea 1, Georgeta Burtica 1, Stephen Picken 3 and Joop Schoonman 3
1 “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, P-ta Victoriei, nr.2, 300006, Timisoara, Romania; E-mails: aniela.pop@chim.upt.ro (A.P.); adriana.bebeselea@chim.upt.ro (A.B.); georgeta.burtica@chim.upt.ro (G.B.)
2 West University of Timisoara, Laboratory of Electrochemistry, Str. Pestalozzi nr.16, 300115 Timisoara, Romania; E-Mail: radovan@cbg.uvt.ro (C. R.)
3 Delft University of Technology, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands; E-mails: p.g.malchev@tudelft.nl (P.M.); s.j.picken@tudelft.nl (S.P.); j.schoonman@tudelft.nl (J.S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: florica.manea@chim.upt.ro (F.M.); Tel.: +40256403070; Fax: +40256403069
Received: 23 Aug 2008; in revised form: 13 Sep 2008 / Accepted: 18 Sep 2008 / Published: 22 September 2008

Article: Voltammetric Detection of Urea on an Ag-Modified Zeolite- Expanded Graphite-Epoxy Composite Electrode
Sensors 2008, 8, 5806-5819 (PDF format, 444 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095806

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Kai Schorstein, Alexandru Popescu, Marco Göbel and Thomas Walther *
TU Darmstadt, Institute for Applied Physics, Schlossgartenstr. 7, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany; http://www.lqo.tu-darmstadt.de
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: thomas.walther@physik.tu-darmstadt.de; Tel.: +49 6151-16 2886; Fax: +49 6151-16 4534
Received: 14 August 2008; in revised form: 4 September 2008 / Accepted: 17 September 2008 / Published: 22 September 2008

Article: Remote Water Temperature Measurements Based on Brillouin Scattering with a Frequency Doubled Pulsed Yb:doped Fiber Amplifier
Sensors 2008, 8, 5820-5831 (PDF format, 1190 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095820
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Ocean Remote Sensing” Edited by James H. Churnside)

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Agnieszka Krajewska, Jerzy Radecki and Hanna Radecka *
Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, The Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima 10, 10-747 Olsztyn, Poland
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: hanna.radecka@pan.olsztyn.pl, Tel.: +48 89 523 46 13
Received: 1 August 2008; in revised form: 12 September 2008 / Accepted: 18 September 2008 / Published: 23 September 2008
Article: A Voltammetric Biosensor Based on Glassy Carbon Electrodes Modified with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes/Hemoglobin for Detection of Acrylamide in Water Extracts from Potato Crisps
Sensors 2008, 8, 5832-5844 (PDF format, 200 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095832

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Eui Tae Kim 1, Jong-Mo Seo 1, Se Joon Woo 2, Jing Ai Zhou 1, Hum Chung 2 and Sung June Kim 1,*
1 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; E-Mails: arnoldk2@snu.ac.kr (E. T. K.); callme@snu.ac.kr (J. M. S.); sallyjzhou@gmail.com (J. A. Z)
2 Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine and Seoul Artificial Eye Center, Nano Bioelectronics & System Research Center (NBS-ERC), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea; E-Mails: sejoon1@hanmail.net (S. J. W.); hchung@snu.ac.kr (H. C.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Bldg. 301 Room# 1006, Seoul National University, San 56-1, Shinlim-dong, Kwanak-ku, Seoul 151-742, Korea; Email: kimsj@snu.ac.kr; Tel.: +82-2-880-1812; Fax: +82-2-882-4158
Received: 21 August 2008; in revised form: 22 September 2008 / Accepted: 23 September 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008
Article: Fabrication of Pillar Shaped Electrode Arrays for Artificial Retinal Implants
Sensors 2008, 8, 5845-5856 (PDF format, 1520 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095845

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Milan M. Antonijević 1,* and Miroslava Marić 2
1 Technical Faculty, University of Belgrade, P.O.Box 50, 19210 Bor, Serbia
2 Agricutural and Technological Research Center, 19000 Zaječar, Serbia
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: mantonijevic@tf.bor.ac.yu; Tel.: +381 30 424 555; Fax: +381 30 421 078
Received: 3 July 2008; in revised form: 7 July 2008 / Accepted: 8 July 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008

Article: Determination of the Content of Heavy Metals in Pyrite Contaminated Soil and Plants
Sensors 2008, 8, 5857-5865 (PDF format, 68 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095857

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Diego González-Aguilera 1,*, Javier Gómez-Lahoz 1 and José Sánchez 2
1 Cartographic and Land Engineering Department. University of Salamanca, Hornos Caleros, 50, 05003 Avila, Spain; E-Mail: fotod@usal.es (J. G-L.)
2 ECONTOP S.L. Avila, Spain; E-Mails: asanchez@econtop.es (J. S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: daguilera@usal.es;
Tel.: +34-920-353500; Fax: +34-920-353505.
Received: 29 August 2008; in revised form: 19 September 2008 / Accepted: 23 September 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008
Article: A New Approach for Structural Monitoring of Large Dams with a Three-Dimensional Laser Scanner
Sensors 2008, 8, 5866-5883 (PDF format, 715 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095866

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Othmar Frey *, Felix Morsdorf and Erich Meier
Remote Sensing Laboratories, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland
E-mails: othmar.frey@geo.uzh.ch, felix.morsdorf@geo.uzh.ch, erich.meier@geo.uzh.ch
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 30 May 2008; in revised form: 29 August 2008 / Accepted: 18 September 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008
Article: Tomographic Imaging of a Forested Area By Airborne Multi-Baseline P-Band SAR
Sensors 2008, 8, 5884-5896 (PDF format, 9380 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095884
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

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Heiko Andrä 1, Sebastiano Battiato 2, Giuseppe Bilotta 2,*, Giovanni M. Farinella 2, Gaetano Impoco 2,*, Julia Orlik 1,*, Giovanni Russo 2 and Aivars Zemitis 1,*
1 Fraunhofer Institut f¨ur Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik Str¨omungs- und Materialsimulation, Fraunhofer-Platz 1, D-67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
2 Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Universit`a di Catania, viale A. Doria, 6, I-95125 Catania, Italy
E-mails: fandrae, julia.orlik, zemitisg@itwm.fraunhofer.de; fbattiato, bilotta, gfarinella, impoco, russog@dmi.unict.it
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 July 2008; in revised form: 19 September 2008 / Accepted: 22 September 2008 / Published: 24 September 2008

Article: Structural Simulation of a Bone-Prosthesis System of the Knee Joint
Sensors 2008, 8, 5897-5926 (PDF format, 2310 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095897
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Medical Images Processing” Edited by Halina Kwaśnicka)

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Ramin Motamedi, and Paula M. Wood-Adams*
Center for Applied Research on Polymers and Composites (CREPEC), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, EV013.210, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8; E-Mail: r_motame@encs.concordia.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: paula.wood-adams@concordia.ca; Tel.: +1 (514) 848-2424 ext. 3138; Fax: +1 (514) 848-3175
Received: 5 August 2008; in revised form: 10 September 2008 / Accepted: 12 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
Article: Influence of Fluid Cell Design on the Frequency Response of AFM Microcantilevers in Liquid Media
Sensors 2008, 8, 5927-5941 (PDF format, 328 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095927

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Sandra G. Hazelton 1, Xingwang Zheng 1,2, Julia Xiaojun Zhao 1 and David T. Pierce 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
2 School of Chemistry and Materials Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, 710062, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: dpierce@chem.und.edu
Received: 11 August 2008; in revised form: 22 September 2008 / Accepted: 23 September 2008/ Published: 25 September 2008
Review: Developments and Applications of Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Sensors Based on Micro- and Nanomaterials
Sensors 2008, 8, 5942-5960 (PDF format, 197 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095942
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Photoactive Nanomaterials for Sensitive and Selective Determination of Trace Analyzes” Edited by Julia Xiaojun Zhao)

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Jovanka V. Popov-Raljić 1,*, Nada S. Lakić 1, Jovanka G. Laličić-Petronijević 1, Miroljub B. Barać 1 and Višnja M. Sikimić 2
1 University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade, Nemanjina 6, Serbia; E-Mails: nlakic@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (N.S.L.); jovankal@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (J.G.L.P.); baracm@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (M.B.B.)
2 High Technical School of Vocational Studies, Pozarevac, Nemanjina 2, Serbia; E-Mail: visnja.sikimic@gmail.com (V.M.S.)
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; jpopov@agrifaculty.bg.ac.yu (J.V.P.R.); Tel.: +381 (0) 11 2615 315, Ext. 427; Fax: +381 (0) 11 199 711
Received: 17 July 2008; in revised form: 19 September 2008 / Accepted: 20 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
Article: Color Changes of UHT Milk During Storage
Sensors 2008, 8, 5961-5974 (PDF format, 440 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095961

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Jiang Dong *, Dafang Zhuang, Xinliang Xu and Lei Ying
State Key Lab of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: jiangd@igsnrr.ac.cn; Tel. +86-10-64889433
Received: 27 July 2008 ; in revised form: 15 September 2008 / Accepted: 20 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
Article: Integrated Evaluation of Urban Development Suitability Based on Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques – A Case Study in Jingjinji Area, China
Sensors 2008, 8, 5975-5986 (PDF format, 220 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095975
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

Open Access
Nandi Zhou 1,2, Zhenyu Chen 1, Dongmei Zhang 2 and Genxi Li 1,2,*
1 Laboratory of Biosensing Technology, School of Life Science, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444, P.R. China
2 Department of Biochemistry and National Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: genxili@nju.edu.cn
Received: 14 August 2008; in revised form: 11 September 2008 / Accepted: 22 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
Article: Electrochemical Assay of Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide and its Aggregation
Sensors 2008, 8, 5987-5995 (PDF format, 120 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095987

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Alper Sen 1, M. Ümit Gümüsay 1,*, Aktül Kavas 2 and Umut Bulucu 2
1 Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering Department, Yildiz Technical University, Besiktas-Istanbul, Turkey; E-Mail: alpersen79@hotmail.com
2 Electronics and Communications Engineering Department, Yildiz Technical University, Besiktas-Istanbul, Turkey; E-mails: kavas@yildiz.edu.tr; ubulucu@hotmail.com
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: gumusay@yildiz.edu.tr; Tel.: +90-212-383-30-16; Fax: +90-212-26107-67
Received: 31 July 2008; in revised form: 3 September 2008 / Accepted: 11 September 2008 / Published: 25 September 2008
Article: Programming an Artificial Neural Network Tool for Spatial Interpolation in GIS - A Case Study for Indoor Radio Wave Propagation of WLAN
Sensors 2008, 8, 5996-6014 (PDF format, 536 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8095996

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Chika Okafor 1,*, Daniel Grooms 1, Evangelyn Alocilja 2 and Steven Bolin 3
1 Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A., 48824; E-Mail: groomsd@cvm.msu.edu
2 Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A., 48824; E-Mail: alocilja@msu.edu
3 Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A., 48824; E-Mail: bolins@dcpah.msu.edu
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: okaforch@cvm.msu.edu; Tel.: +1-517-353-9370; Fax: +1-517-432-1042
Received: 2 September 2008; in revised form: 18 September 2008 / Accepted: 22 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008

Article: Fabrication of a Novel Conductometric Biosensor for Detecting Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis Antibodies
Sensors 2008, 8, 6015-6025 (PDF format, 89 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096015
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Biosensors for Point-of-Care Applications” Edited by I-Ming Hsing)

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Soushi Kato 1,*, Yasushi Yamaguchi 2, Cheng-Chien Liu 1,3 and Chen-Yi Sun 4
1 Earth Dynamic System Research Center, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, Ta-Hsueh Road, Tainan 701, Taiwan. E-mail: ccliu88@mail.ncku.edu.tw
2 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. E-mail: yasushi@nagoya-u.jp
3 Institute of Satellite Informatics and Earth Environment, Department of Earth Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
4 Department of Landscape Architecture, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan. E-mail: sunje.tw@yahoo.com.tw
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: katoso@mail.ncku.edu.tw
Received: 1 September 2008; in revised form: 18 September 2008 / Accepted: 24 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008

Article: Surface Heat Balance Analysis of Tainan City on March 6, 2001 Using ASTER and Formosat-2 Data
Sensors 2008, 8, 6026-6044 (PDF format, 2800 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096026
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Sensors for Urban Environmental Monitoring” Edited by Jiang Dong)

Open Access
Xiang-Hong Wang 1, 2 and Shuo Wang 1,*
1 Key Laboratory of Food Nutrition and Safety, Ministry of Education, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin 300222, P.R. China
2 Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding 071001, Hebei, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Email: s.wang@tust.edu.cn (S.W.); Tel.: (+86 022) 6060 1456; Fax: (+86 022) 6060 1332
Received: 19 July 2008; in revised form: 3 September 2008 / Accepted: 5 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008
Review: Sensors and Biosensors for the Determination of Small Molecule Biological Toxins
Sensors 2008, 8, 6045-6054 (PDF format, 75 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096045
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Toxin Sensors” Edited by Chris R. Taitt)

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Philippe Maillard 1,*, Thiago Alencar-Silva 1 and David A. Clausi 2
1 Departamento de Cartografia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 31270-901; E-Mail: thiago-alencar@uol.com.br
2 Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1; E-Mail: dclausi@engmail.uwaterloo.ca
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-Mail: philippe@cart.igc.ufmg.br; Tel.: +55-31-3409-5427; Fax: +55-31-3409-5410
Received: 6 August 2008; in revised form: 10 September 2008 / Accepted: 22 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008

Article: An Evaluation of Radarsat-1 and ASTER Data for Mapping Veredas (Palm Swamps)
Sensors 2008, 8, 6055-6076 (PDF format, 913 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096055
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)” Edited by Daniele Riccio)

Open Access
Teena James 1,2,*, Manu Sebastian Mannoor 1,2,* and Dentcho V. Ivanov 1,2
1
Microelectronics Research Center and 2 Dept of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, U.S.A.; E-mail: msm28@njit.edu (M. S. M.)
* Equally contributed as first authors. Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; E-mail: tj35@njit.edu (T. J); Tel.: +1-973-986-2935
Received: 28 August 2008; in revised form: 16 August 2008 / Accepted: 24 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008
Article: BioMEMS –Advancing the Frontiers of Medicine
Sensors 2008, 8, 6077-6107 (PDF format, 549 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096077
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “BioMEMS” Edited by Mohammed Zourob and Vamsy Chodavarapu)
 
Open Access
Amar A. El-Sallam and Farid Boussaid *
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
E-mail: elsallam@ee.uwa.edu.au; boussaid@ee.uwa.edu.au; Tel: +61 8 6488 (3645-3749); Fax: +61 86488 1065; Web: http://www.ee.uwa.edu.au
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 July 2008; in revised form: 7 September 2008 / Accepted: 8 September 2008 / Published: 26 September 2008
Article: Spectral-Based Blind Image Restoration Method for Thin TOMBO Imagers
Sensors 2008, 8, 6108-6124 (PDF format, 1810 K) DOI: 10.3390/s8096108
(This paper belongs to Special Issue: “Integrated High-performance Imagers” Edited by Edoardo Charbon)
   
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