New Trends in Smart Sensors for Industrial Applications - Part I

Stoyan Nihtianov, Zhichao Tan, Boby George

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In modern industry, productivity, quality, reliability, and safety heavily depend on the performance of the sensors employed. They form an interface between the production equipment and the surrounding environment providing feedback based on the results of the executed operations. Thus, sensors can be found in an extremely wide range of applications in industrial systems, in which they play a very important role. The first element in any control and measurement system is the sensor itself. Sensor performance defines the performance of the control/measurement system and that of the industrial system as a whole. It is not possible to distinguish between correct and incorrect information provided by a sensor, unless additional information provided by another sensor is used. This validates the statement: No machine can perform better than its sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7281-7283
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • manufacturing systems
  • sensors
  • industrial systems
  • production equipment
  • sensor performance
  • smart sensors
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Performance evaluation
  • Sensor arrays
  • Sensor phenomena and characterization
  • Smart devices
  • Special issues and sections
  • Wireless sensor networks


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