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Special Issue "Metrology in the Era of Sensors"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Optical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2023 | Viewed by 248

Special Issue Editors

Danish Fundamental Metrology, Kogle Allé 5, 2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
Interests: high-resolution spectroscopy; sensors, trace gas monitoring; molecular line broadening; metrology
Danish Fundamental Metrology, Kogle Allé 5, 2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
Interests: photoacoustic gas sensing; Raman spectroscopy and microscopy; quantum metrology and sensing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the fast-growing use of sensors for climate, environment, safety, health, defense and space monitoring, it is important to ensure that the results obtained are trustworthy and can be used in relation to regulatory activities and scientific research.

Sensors in use today range from low-cost sensors to advanced analyzers with various specifications, typically with higher accuracy for the more expensive advanced analyzers. Low-cost sensors are typically applied to obtain spatial resolution by placing several sensors at strategic physical positions. The newest generation of air-quality low-cost sensors are easy to deploy.

Amongst the physical quantities measured by sensors are gas concentrations, temperature, pressure, humidity and particulate matter (size and amount). Sensor systems have been shown to play an important role in environment and climate sensing, enabling smart decisions in relation to atmospheric pollution and climate changes, as well as predicting future scenarios.

To ensure the trustworthiness of sensors, it is important to have knowledge of their measurement accuracy, including an estimation of measurement uncertainties and traceability to the SI (the International System of Units), including how this is secured and the method of calibration, which includes the frequency of calibration.

Topics that are welcomed to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the fields mentioned above, using existing sensors/sensor networks, new directions for sensors/sensor networks, and new metrology approaches for sensors/sensor networks.

Dr. Jan C. Petersen
Dr. Mikael Lassen
Guest Editors

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  • sensors
  • sensor network
  • smart sensors
  • accuracy and traceability
  • measurement uncertainty
  • new calibration methodologies
  • new applications

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