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ESTS 2018 - Recent Advances and Developments in Sensor Technologies

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019) | Viewed by 14085

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Center for Technology and Business Innovation, IntAIB Pty Ltd and IND Technology Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Interests: IoT; microwave sensors; antennas; RADAR;signal processing

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School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: ion-exchange and liquid membranes; membrane applications in passive sampling; flow analysis; water treatment; chemical sensing; synthesis of metal nanoparticles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Emerging Sensing Technologies Summit (ESTS 2018) will be held from 24–26 September 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

ESTS 2018 aims to bring key researchers and industry personnel from Australia and around the world together to share and discuss the latest innovations, developments and applications in sensing technologies in areas relating to health and medicine, sports, agriculture, food, environment, mining, power networks, security, defence, distributed sensors and IoT. All those attending the summit to present oral and poster papers are invited to submit papers for publication in this Special Issue on any of the following topics to be covered at the summit:

  • Sensors for Sports, Human Performance, Health and Medical Applications
  • Sensors for Mining, Industrial Processes and Resources
  • Sensors for Food, Agriculture and Environmental Applications
  • Sensors for Smarter Cities, Security and Defence
  • Distributed sensors and IoT
  • New frontiers in sensing

Prof. Samuel B. Adeloju
Prof. Alexe Bojovschi
Prof. Spas Kolev
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Keywords

  • Sensors for Sports, Human Performance, Health and Medical Applications
    • Body area networks (e.g., flexible and organic electronics/photonics and wearables and thinkables)
    • Bio-chemical sensing (e.g., drug delivery, molecular sensing and diagnosis)
    • Optical (e.g., patient monitoring technologies) 
    • Sport sensor networks
    • Biomedical Sensing (Echography, Radiology, MRI, CT, ECG, MEG)
  • Sensors for Mining, Industrial Processes and Resources
    • Optical sensing 
    • Chemical sensing 
    • GIS and remote sensing 
    • Sensors for the power network 
    • Sensor for automation (e.g., motion control sensors)
  • Sensors for Food, Agriculture and Environmental Applications 
    • Physical and chemical sensors
    • Weather sensing
    • IoT solutions
    • Smart phone sensors
    • Virtual sensors
  • Sensors for Smarter Cities, Security and Defence
    • Sensor for air quality
    • Sensors for green buildings
    • Sensor for future lighting
    • Water quality sensing
    • RADAR and LiDAR technologies
    • Sensing for future transportation
  • Distributed sensors and IoT
    • Data analytics methods for sensor data
    • Artificial Intelligence enabled sensors
    • IoT platforms for sensor Data
    • IoT implementations
    • Sensor Networks
    • Automated systems
  • New frontiers in sensing
    • Theoretical Research
    • Sensor Fabrication and Packaging
    • Mechanisms, Modelling and Simulation
    • Nanomaterials and Composites for Sensors
    • Sensor Array and Data Analysis
    • Hybrid Sensor Devices
    • Flexible, Stretchable and Wearable Sensors
    • Signal Processing Technologies

 

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Development of a UV Index Sensor-Based Portable Measurement Device with the EUVB Ratio of Natural Light
by Dae-Hwan Park, Seung-Taek Oh and Jae-Hyun Lim
Sensors 2019, 19(4), 754; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19040754 - 13 Feb 2019
Cited by 21 | Viewed by 6324
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Ultraviolet (UV) rays are electromagnetic waves that account for about 5% of solar light, and when overexposed, they pose malevolent effects on human skin and health. However, with recent reports on the beneficial effects of some wavelength bands of UV rays, people’s interest [...] Read more.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are electromagnetic waves that account for about 5% of solar light, and when overexposed, they pose malevolent effects on human skin and health. However, with recent reports on the beneficial effects of some wavelength bands of UV rays, people’s interest in UV information has increased. This has resulted in requiring not just simple information, such as the amount of UV or UV index (UVI), but detailed UV information that directly affects health, such as EUVB (erythemally weighted UVB). However, calculating EUVB, which can be done by applying the erythemal weighted function on the intensity value in wavelength, requires specialized optical measurement devices, which cannot be easily accessed by the general public; furthermore, public institutions’ UV information services do not offer EUVB information for individuals. Therefore, the present study proposes a UVI sensor-based portable measurement device, with which the general public can have easy access to UV-related information. The proposed device comprises a UVI sensor that can measure the intensity of erythemal UV radiation, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module that supports communication, and a micro controller unit (MCU) for key operations. In addition, it applies the ratio of EUVB by month/time, resulting from the actual analysis of natural light to calculate the EUVB and provides the amount of UVI and EUVB to check if they meet conditions required for outdoor activities through the device and smartphone applications. The applicability of the proposed device was verified by the measurement performance comparison test with the standard device, a spectrometer (CAS 140 CT), which showed an average error of 0.045 for UVI and 0.0014 W/m2. The proposed device’s offering of UV-related information such as UVI and EUVB to the user is expected to prevent potential damage due to exposure to UV and to support healthy outdoor activities. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue ESTS 2018 - Recent Advances and Developments in Sensor Technologies)
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Single Exhale Biomarker Breathalyzer
by Yasha Karimi, Yingkan Lin, Gagan Jodhani, Milutin Stanaćević and Pelagia-Irene Gouma
Sensors 2019, 19(2), 270; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020270 - 11 Jan 2019
Cited by 2 | Viewed by 3478
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A single exhale breathalyzer comprises a gas sensor that satisfies the following stringent conditions: high sensitivity to the target gas, high selectivity, stable response over extended period of time and fast response. Breathalyzer implementation includes a front-end circuit matching the sensitivity of the [...] Read more.
A single exhale breathalyzer comprises a gas sensor that satisfies the following stringent conditions: high sensitivity to the target gas, high selectivity, stable response over extended period of time and fast response. Breathalyzer implementation includes a front-end circuit matching the sensitivity of the sensor that provides the readout of the sensor signal. We present here the characterization study of the response stability and response time of a selective Nitric Oxide (NO) sensor using designed data acquisition system that also serves as a foundation for the design of wireless handheld prototype. The experimental results with the described sensor and data acquisition system demonstrate stable response to NO concentration of 200 ppb over the period of two weeks. The experiments with different injection and retraction times of the sensor exposure to constant NO concentration show a fast response time of the sensor (on the order of 15 s) and the adequate recovery time (on the order of 3 min) demonstrating suitability for the single exhale breathalyzer. Full article
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Inner Profile Measurement for Pipes Using Penetration Testing
by Robert Ross, Avinash Baji and Dean Barnett
Sensors 2019, 19(2), 237; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020237 - 10 Jan 2019
Cited by 5 | Viewed by 3360
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Penetration testing has been used to measure material properties for over fifty years. Currently, it is under-utilised as a contemporary scientific and engineering tool for investigating the condition of pipes whose inner surface has been exposed to chemical attack. We describe the design, [...] Read more.
Penetration testing has been used to measure material properties for over fifty years. Currently, it is under-utilised as a contemporary scientific and engineering tool for investigating the condition of pipes whose inner surface has been exposed to chemical attack. We describe the design, development and calibration of a portable probe which uses a penetrative strain gauge load cell to measure where the semi-solid surface starts and stops within a pipe. We also describe the results of field tests of the probe in concrete sewers, affected by internal corrosion, where the probe proved to be a fast and reliable method for collecting pipe profile information. The results indicate significant benefit in the use of penetrometers to perform concrete sewer condition assessment. Full article
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