MEMS Accelerometers: Design, Applications and Characterization, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 144

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Interests: MEMS accelerometers; design; vibration; calibration; characterization; metrology; sensor networks
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Dear Colleagues,

In the last decade, the advent of MEMS technology has led to the possibility of using these types of low-cost and low-power-consuming sensors in many fields of engineering and measurement science. In the particular case of vibration and dynamic motion control, MEMS accelerometers have opened the way to an unprecedented number of applications in many industrial processes, such as smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and the IoT, as well as in many other currently widespread applications, such as environmental, seismic, and infrastructure surveys, navigation and positioning systems, remote surgery and diagnoses, health feedback surveys, and environmental/natural hazards. MEMS accelerometers can also be designed with ad hoc characteristics, depending on the application, and allow the study of large-scale physical phenomena through their aggregation in sensor networks. Overall, data quality is of paramount importance in all of these applications. Thus, data characterization and calibration is also fundamental to obtain reliable and, in some cases, traceable measurements.

This Special Issue aims to bring together contributions that can highlight the potential of analogue and digital MEMS accelerometers in measuring science and in improving measurement reliability in applied sciences and engineering.

This invitation for contributions is addressed to manuscripts in the form of research articles, review articles, and case study investigations that combine theoretical research and experimental applications related to the design, modeling, fabrication, calibration, characterization, and use of MEMS accelerometers. Moreover, submissions on real-life applications and simulations of MEMS accelerometer-based sensor networks in different environments are also welcome.

Dr. Andrea Prato
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  • MEMS accelerometers
  • vibration measurements
  • sensor networks
  • design of MEMS accelerometers
  • MEMS accelerometer calibration and characterization
  • MEMS accelerometer-based applications and case studies

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