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Chair: Lucia Beccai
Soft sensor or virtual sensor is a common name for software where several measurements are processed together. Commonly soft sensors are based on control theory and also receive the name of state observer. There may be dozens or even hundreds of measurements. The interaction of the signals can be used for calculating new quantities that need not be measured. Soft sensors are especially useful in data fusion, where measurements of different characteristics and dynamics are combined. It can be used for fault diagnosis as well as control applications.
Chair: Lorenzo Scalise
The correct selection of the many available sensors, their metrological proprieties, the correct insertion of such sensors in the measurement chain, and the possibility to process and transmit such measured quantities to a central unit are some of the aspects of interest of this Technical Committee.
Chair: Aimè Lay Ekuakille
Nanosensors are nanoscale devices that reveal physical quantities and convert them into signals that can be detected and further analyzed. They play a key role in nowadays wide applications thanks to robust research activities backed by scientists and researchers. In general, whilst sensors are studied using classical approach, nanosensors are (and must be) designed and constructed by means of quantum theory. The TC aims at collecting national and international experiences on the topic. Connections with other similar TCs are welcome.
Chair: Stefania Campopiano & Agostino Iadicicco
Fibers have many uses in remote sensing. Depending on the application, fiber may be used because of its small size, or because no electrical power is needed at the remote location, or because many sensors can be multiplexed along the length of a fiber by using light wavelength shift for each sensor, or by sensing the time delay as light passes along the fiber through each sensor
Chair: Elena Bergamini
Biomechanics applies mechanical principles to study the movement (kinematics) and its causes (dynamics) in living organisms. At a macroscopic level, biomechanics deals with the quantitative observation of how humans move, providing information about the functions of the locomotor sub-systems and the overall strategy with which a motor activity is executed. Thanks to technological advancements, an understanding of these functions and strategies can be gained from measurements provided by non-invasive sensors, which allow for monitoring human movement in the laboratory and, in some cases, in daily life contexts. These sensors measure physical quantities related to the executed motion (force, pressure, acceleration, velocity…) from which kinematic and dynamic parameters can be estimated either in the clinical or sports context.
Chair: Andrea De Marcellis
The optoelectronics concerns electronic devices interacting with the light interfacing electrical and optical domains. In particular, the photodetection, operating an optical-to-electrical transduction, represent an important task in sensing systems and optical communications and can be performed by different optical sensing devices.
Chair: Paolo Chiariotti
Noise and vibration are topics that have always interested the scientific community. The technological improvements characterizing the evolution of acoustic (e.g. from capacitive to MEMS microphones) and vibration sensors (e.g. MEMS accelerometers or non-contact device as laser Doppler Vibrometers) have made it possible the growth of knowledge in these areas and their application to broad and different fields, from dynamic testing, machine diagnostics to physiological sensing.
Chair: Giuseppe Ferri
The electronic interface is particularly important in both sensor and sensor systems. A suitable sensor interface has to be able to adapt itself to different kinds of sensors whatever the measurand may be, through appropriate electronic circuits, and to improve signal processing by suitable circuit design able to reduce as much as possible the electronic noise.
Chair: Nicola Donato
Chemical sensors based on electrical and electrochemical transduction principles have attracted intensive research interest in the past years and have been used for a wide range of applications, due to their numerous advantages, like small sizes, high sensitivities in detecting very low concentrations of gas in gaseous mixtures or analytes in liquids (at ppb and nanomolar concentration level, or less, respectively), possibility of on-line measurements and low cost.