Types and Applications of Sensors
Esam A.M. ALSUMAIT, Department of Switching, Training Faculty Member, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAET), Higher Institute of Telecommunication & Navigation Institute (HITN), Kuweit, Al ‘Āşimah, Kuwait.
Manuscript received on December 02, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on December 12, 2016. | Manuscript published on December 15, 2016. | PP: 1-10 | Volume-4, Issue-8, December 2016. | Retrieval Number: G1011094716/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: Sensors are the most important part of the robotics and the embedded system. we use the sensors to minimize the logic circuits and make the system more efficient. Beside advantages; recent advances, and cost reductions has stimulated interest in fiber optical sensing. Researchers has combined the product outgrowths of fiber optic telecommunications with optoelectronic devices to emerge fiber optic sensors. researches have been conducted in past decades using fiber optic sensors with different techniques. Intensity, phase, and wavelength based fiber optic sensors are the most widely used sensor types. In this paper, an overview of sensors and their applications are presented.
Keywords: Sensors types , Fiber optics, optical fiber sensing, fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs), interferometry, micro bending, smart structures , IR sensors, temperature sensors, Touch sensors, Proximity sensors, UV sensors and advanced sensor technology.