Best Reference Books – Sensors and Actuators

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Sensors and Actuators subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Sensors and Actuators along with reviews.

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1. “Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators” by Manfred Kaltenbacher

“Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators” Book Review: This book contains detailed physical modeling of mechatronic systems and their precise numerical simulation using the finite element (FE) method. It has a basic chapter about the finite element (FE) method and coupled flow-structural mechanical systems. The book provides description of higher order finite elements (both for nodal and edge finite elements) and a detailed discussion of non-conforming mesh techniques.

2. “Advanced Materials and Technologies for Micro/Nano-Devices, Sensors and Actuators” by Evgeni Gusev and Eric Garfunkel

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“Advanced Materials and Technologies for Micro/Nano-Devices, Sensors and Actuators” Book Review: This book is based on NATO advanced research workshop (ARW). It contains complex scientific issues that pertain to the use of micro-systems and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS), devices and technologies in next generation commercial and defense related applications. It covers optical systems, life sciences and lab equipment, sensors and RF applications for signal transmission. It also contains solutions to overcome the problems surrounding next-generation MEMS/NEMS devices and applications. Book for mechanical engineers, device engineers and modelers.

3. “Electromechanical Sensors and Actuators (Mechanical Engineering Series)” by Ilene J Busch-Vishniac

“Electromechanical Sensors and Actuators (Mechanical Engineering Series)” Book Review: The book contains fundamentals of coupling mechanism between the electrical and mechanical behaviour of sensors and actuators. It begins with a discussion of systems analysis as a tool for modelling transducers. It also covers detailed discussion of transduction mechanisms. Also lists input/output analysis of transducers.

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4. “Ultrasonic Transducers: Materials and Design for Sensors, Actuators and Medical Applications” by Nakamura K

“Ultrasonic Transducers: Materials and Design for Sensors, Actuators and Medical Applications” Book Review: The book provides an overview of materials and design of ultrasonic transducers. It discusses piezoelectricity, electromagnetic acoustic transducers, use of ceramics, thin film and single crystals in ultrasonic transducers in depth. It also discusses modelling and characterisation with performance modelling, electrical evaluation, laser Doppler vibrometry and optical visualisation. The book also lists applications of ultrasonic transducers. It starts off with the basics of surface acoustic wave devices and air-borne ultrasound transducers. Biomedical and micro-scale ultrasonics, therapeutic ultrasound devices, piezoelectric and fibre optic hydrophones and ultrasonic motors are also described. Textbook for engineers and materials scientists involved in this area of applications in sectors as electronics, wireless communication and medical diagnostics.

5. “Decentralized Coverage Control Problems For Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networks” by Andrey V Savkin and Teddy M Cheng

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“Decentralized Coverage Control Problems For Mobile Robotic Sensor and Actuator Networks” Book Review: This book introduces various coverage control problems for mobile sensor networks including barrier, sweep and blanket. It contains algorithms of the robotic sensor and actuator motion algorithms. It also covers various types of coverage problems. Also it has the study of mobile robotic sensor and actuator networks. It lists many engineering applications which include the use of sensor and actuator networks to provide efficient and effective monitoring and control of industrial and environmental processes.

6. “Analog Circuit Design: RF Analog-to-Digital Converters; Sensor and Actuator Interfaces; Low-Noise Oscillators, PLLs and Synthesizers” by Rudy J van de Plassche and Johan Huijsing

“Analog Circuit Design: RF Analog-to-Digital Converters; Sensor and Actuator Interfaces; Low-Noise Oscillators, PLLs and Synthesizers” Book Review: The book contains topics like RF analog-to-digital converters, sensor and actuator interfaces, low-noise oscillators, PLLs and synthesizers. It lists applications of digital techniques to process analog modulated rf signals in radio receivers requiring high linearity and high-resolution analog-to-digital converters. Also it describes designs and architectures which give rise to very low phase noise.

7. “Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks: Technologies, Analysis and Design” by Roberto Verdone Professor and Davide Dardari

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“Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks: Technologies, Analysis and Design”
Book Review: This book describes the different technology options, MAC protocols, routing protocols, localisation and data fusion techniques. Also it provides the means to numerically measure their performance, whether by simulation, mathematical models or experimental test beds. It describes the design methodology and the type of measurements used. Book for R&D engineers of domains wireless sensor networks and also for students and practicing engineers.

8. “Numerical Simulation of Mechatronic Sensors and Actuators: Finite Elements for Computational Multiphysics” by Manfred Kaltenbacher
9. “Mobile Point Sensors and Actuators in the Controllability Theory of Partial Differential Equations” by Alexander Y Khapalov

“Mobile Point Sensors and Actuators in the Controllability Theory of Partial Differential Equations” Book Review: The book contains the theory of partial differential equations when they are equipped with actuators and/or sensors that are finite dimensional at every moment of time. It also discusses issues of controllability, observability and stabilizability for parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations of sensors. The topics in this book also cover the problem of localization of unknown pollution sources based on information obtained from point sensors that arise in environmental monitoring. Book for researchers and graduate students.

10. “Autonomous Wireless Sensor Actuator Network in Logistic Systems” by Amir Jafari

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“Autonomous Wireless Sensor Actuator Network in Logistic Systems” Book Review: The book discusses definition, development and evaluation of autonomous wireless sensor actuator network (AWSAN). It starts with the difference of central and distributed systems. It then discusses characteristics for autonomous systems. The book also shows the method to find an optimal sample number for the sensor. At the end it is described to which extent the results are valid and a crossing point between the central and autonomous structures.

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