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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AVM865
Subject Title Sensors and Actuators


Introduction and historical background, Microsensors : Sensors and
characteristics, Integrated Smart sensors, Sensor Principles/classification-Physical
sensors ( Thermal sensors, Electrical Sensors, tactile sensors, accelerometers,
gyroscopes , Proximity sensors, Angular displacement sensors, Rotational
measurement sensors, pressure sensors, Flow sensors, MEMS microphones etc.),
Chemical and Biological sensors (chemical sensors, molecule-based biosensors,
cell-based biosensors), transduction methods(Optical, Electrostatic,
Electromagnetic, Capacitive, Piezoelectric, piezoresistive etc.), Microactuators :
Electromagnetic and Thermal microactuation, Mechanical design of
microactuators, Microactuator examples,-microvalves, micropumps, micromotors-
Microactuator systems : eg. Ink-Jet printer heads, Micro-mirror TV Projector.
Introduction to interfacing methods: bridge circuits, Programmable gain
instrumentation amplifiers, A/D and D/A converters, microcontrollers
Applications and case studies: Microsensors and actuators in environmental
sensing, RF/Electronics devices, Optical/Photonic devices, microsensors for space
applications, MEMS sensors in navigation systems, radiation sensors, Medical
devices, Bio-MEMS

Text Books

smae as reference


1. Micromechanical Transducers: Pressure sensors, accelrometers, and gyroscopes by M.-H. Bao, Elsevier, New York, 2000
2. "Microsensors" by Richard S. Muller, Roger T. Howe, Stephen D. Senturia, Rosemary L. Smith, and Richard M. White, IEEE Press, IEEE Number PC 0257-6, ISBN 0-87942-254-9, New York, 1991.
3. "Micromechanics and MEMS: Classic and Seminal Papers to 1990. " by William Trimmer, IEEE Press, IEEE Number PC4390, ISBN 0-7803-1085-3, New York.
4. Beckwith T. G., Margoni R. D., Lienhard J. H. “Mechanical Measurements”, New York: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co, 1995
5. Micro and Smart Systems by G. K. Ananthasuresh, K. J. Vinoy, S. Gopalakrishnan, K. N. Bhat, and V. K. Aatre, Wiley-India, 2010.