Electronic Portable Instruments: Design and Applications

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Overview

Electric Portable Instruments: Design and Applications is the first book dedicated to electronic portable instruments. It explains how to design them and covers the cost, performance, size and weight, power consumption, user interface options, ruggedness, and the ability to operate in a range of environments. The author provides many examples for the uses of portable electronic instruments including: testing and laboratory instruments, medical applications, environmental monitoring, radioactive measurements, consumer products, chemical analysis and gas sensors, GPS and telemetry based systems, hobby and leisure instruments, and many more and includes numerous figures, formulae, and tables to enhance reader comprehension.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849319983
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/16/2003
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

MEASUREMENTS, INSTRUMENTATION, AND ELECTRONIC PORTABLE INSTRUMENTS
Fundamentals of Measurements
Units and Standards
General Concepts on Instruments
Introduction to Portable Instruments
Response and Drift
Errors and Uncertainty
Calibration and Testing of Instruments
Controlling and Networking of Instruments
Signals and Signal Conditioning
Noise and Interference

SENSORS, TRANSDUCERS, AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS
Introduction
Voltage and Current Sensors
Magnetic Sensors
Capacitive and Charge Sensors
Semiconductor and Intelligent Sensors
Acoustic Sensors
Temperature and Heat Sensors
Light Sensors
Radiation Sensors
Chemical Sensors
Gas Sensors
Biomedical and Biological Sensors
Environmental Sensors
Pollution Sensors
Distance and Rotation Sensors
Navigational Sensors
Mechanical Variables Sensors

DIGITAL ASPECTS: HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND ELECTRONIC PORTABLE INSTRUMENTS
Introduction
Microprocessors, Microcontrollers, and Computers
Signal Conversion
Digital Signal Processing
Instrument Communication and Telemetry
IEEE-1451 Standards for Sensors and Actuators: Smart Transducer Interface
Virtual Instruments and Portable Instruments

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ELECTRONIC PORTABLE INSTRUMENTS
Introduction
Design Considerations
Power Supplies and Energy Sources
Passive Circuit Components
Active Components and Circuit Design
Digital Aspects, Communication, and Networks
Operator Interface
Construction and Assembly
Software Aspects

EXAMPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF PORTABLE INSTRUMENTS
Introduction
Laboratory Instruments
Environmental Instruments
Chemical Instruments
Biomedical Instruments
Mechanical, Sound, and Vibration Instruments
Radiation, Light, and Temperature Instruments
GPS and Telemetry-Based Instruments
Computer-Based and Intelligent Instruments
Domestic, Personal, Hobby, and Leisure Portable Instruments

CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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