Here's the book to keep handy when you have to overcome obstacles in design, simulation, fabrication and application of MEMS sensors. This practical guide to design tools and packaging helps you create the sensors you need for the full range of mechanical microsensor applications. Critical physical sensing techniques covered include piezoresistive, piezoelectric, capacative, optical, resonant, actuation, thermal, and magnetic, as well as smart sensing. This new resource explores all the major areas of mechanical microsensors and takes an especially close look at pressure and inertial sensors. Engineers in industry and academia can tap into current and future market trends in such key applications areas for mechanical microsensors as force and torque, flow in microfluidics, and displacement. A thorough introduction to physical sensors, MEMS, and the properties of silicon brings you up to speed with the state of the art of this groundbreaking technology.
Provides information for designing, simulating, and fabricating MEMS sensors for a full range of mechanical microsensor applications.
About the Author
Neil White is professor of intelligent sensor systems at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, U.K. A fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and the Institute of Physics (IOP), as well as a senior member of the IEEE, he earned B.Sc. in electronics engineering at North Staffs Polytechnic and a Ph.D. in sensors at the University of Southampton.
Michael Kraft is a lecturer in the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He holds a Dipl-Ing degree in electronics form Alexander von Humboldt University, Erlangen, Germany, and a Ph.D. in electronics and control from Coventry University, Coventry, U.K.
Steven P. Beeby is an advanced research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. He holds an Eng. (Hons) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Portsmouth, U.K. and a Ph.D. in mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton.
Graham Ensel is a senior research fellow at the University of Southampton. He received his B.Sc. in physics from the Imperial College, London University and his Ph.D. in medical physics from the Royal Free Medical School, University of London.