Understanding Position Sensors
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Understanding Position Sensors

David Nyce

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eBook - ePub

Understanding Position Sensors

David Nyce

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About This Book

As the definitive resource on position sensing technology, Understanding Position Sensors encompasses all aspects necessary for a full understanding of the field, with topics of background, operational theory, design, and application.

While grasping the theory of technologies used in the measurement of linear and angular/rotary position sensors, the reader will also learn about terminology, interfacing, testing, and other valuable concepts that are useful in the understanding of sensors in general.

The first three chapters provide readers with the necessary background information on sensors. These chapters review the working definitions and conventions used in sensing technology; specification of position sensors and the effect on performance; and sensor output types, plus an extensive section covering communication protocols. The remaining chapters describe each separate sensor technology in detail. These include resistive sensors, cable extension transducers, capacitive sensors, inductive sensors, LVDT and RVDT sensors, distributed impedance sensors, Hall effect sensors, magnetoresistive sensors, magnetostrictive sensors, linear and rotary encoders, optical triangulation position sensors, and ultrasonic position sensors.

  • Presents sensor specification, theory of operation, sensor design, and application criteria
  • Reviews the background history of position sensors as well as the underlying engineering techniques
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises

Understanding Position Sensors is written for electrical, mechanical, and material engineers, as well as for engineering students who are interested in understanding sensor technologies, and can be used as a textbook for an engineering course on sensor technology.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Preface
  9. Trademarks
  10. About the Support Material
  11. Chapter 1 Sensor Definitions and Conventions
  12. Chapter 2 Specifications
  13. Chapter 3 Sensor Outputs and Communication Protocols
  14. Chapter 4 Resistive/Potentiometric Sensing
  15. Chapter 5 Cable Extension Transducers
  16. Chapter 6 Capacitive Sensing
  17. Chapter 7 Inductive Sensing
  18. Chapter 8 The LVDT and RVDT
  19. Chapter 9 Distributed Impedance
  20. Chapter 10 The Hall Effect
  21. Chapter 11 Magnetoresistive Sensing
  22. Chapter 12 Magnetostrictive Sensing
  23. Chapter 13 Encoders
  24. Chapter 14 Optical Triangulation
  25. Chapter 15 Ultrasonic Sensing
  26. References and Bibliography
  27. Glossary of Sensor Terminology
  28. Index
Citation styles for Understanding Position Sensors

APA 6 Citation

Nyce, D. (2023). Understanding Position Sensors (1st ed.). CRC Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/4177311 (Original work published 2023)

Chicago Citation

Nyce, David. (2023) 2023. Understanding Position Sensors. 1st ed. CRC Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/4177311.

Harvard Citation

Nyce, D. (2023) Understanding Position Sensors. 1st edn. CRC Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/4177311 (Accessed: 20 June 2024).

MLA 7 Citation

Nyce, David. Understanding Position Sensors. 1st ed. CRC Press, 2023. Web. 20 June 2024.