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The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook

John G. Webster, ed.

(1999) 2608 pages

The Measurement Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook: describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences. The book examines:

Organized according to the measurement problem, each section addresses the different ways of making a measurement for a given variable. Chapters present information on three levels:

The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook: provides a graded level of difficulty from start to finish, serving the reference needs of the broadest group of readers. Edited by one of the more noted instrumentation experts in the world, the book contains nearly 150 contributions, covering all aspects on the design and implementation of various instrumentation.

"… concise and useful reference covering a wide range of measurement, instrumentation, and sensor topics… With 14 chapters filled with a wealth of useful information, this comprehensive reference will be a valuable addition to anyone who works with instrumentation and measurements."

—John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 4


Measurement Characteristics

Characteristics of Instrumentation

Operational Modes of Instrumentation

Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Instrumentation

Measurement Accuracy

Measurement Standards

Spatial Variables Measurement

Displacement, Linear and Angular

Thickness Measurement

Proximity Measurement

Distance Measurement

Position, Location, Attitude Measurement

Level Measurement

Area Measurement

Volume Measurement

Angle Measurement

Tilt Measurement

Velocity Measurement

Acceleration, Vibration and Shock Measurement

Time and Frequency Measurement

Time Measurement

Frequency Measurement

Mechanical Variables Measurement - Solid

Mass and Weight Measurement

Density Measurement

Hardness Measurement

Stress Measurement

Strain Measurement

Force Measurement

Torque and Power Measurement

Elastic Moduli and Stiffness Measurement

Tactile Sensing Measurement

Mechanical Variables Measurement - Fluid

Pressure and Sound Measurement

Acoustic Measurement

Flow Measurement

Point Velocity Measurement

Viscosity Measurement

Surface Tension Measurement

Mechanical Variables - Thermal

Temperature Measurement

Thermal Conductivity Measurement

Heat Flux Measurement

Thermal Imaging

Calorimetry Measurement

Electromagnetic Variables Measurement

Voltage Measurement

Current Measurement

Power Measurement

Power Factor Measurement

Phase Measurement

Energy Measurement

Conductivity and Resistivity Measurement

Charge Measurement

Capacitance Measurement

Permittivity Measurement

Electric Field Measurement

Magnetic Field Measurement

Permeability and Hysteresis Measurement

Inductance Measurement

Immittance Measurement

Q-Factor Measurement

Attenuation Measurement

Distortion Measurement

Noise Measurement

Intermodulation Measurement

Microwave Measurement

Optical Variables Measurement

Photometry and Radiometry

Densitometry Measurement

Colorimetry Measurement

Optical Loss Measurement

Polarization Measurement

Refractive Index Measurement

Turbidimetry Measurement

Laser Measurement

Vision and Image Sensors

Radiation Measurement

Radioactivity Measurement

X-Ray/Gamma Ray Measurement

Charged Particle Measurement

Neutron Measurement

Dosimetry Measurement

Chemical Variables Measurement

Composition Measurement

pH Measurement

Humidity and Moisture Measurement

Environmental Measurement

Biomedical Variables Measurement

Biopotentials and Electrophysiology Measurement

Blood Pressure Measurement

Blood Flow Measurement

Ventilation Measurement

Blood Chemistry Measurement

Medical Imaging Measurement

Signal Processing

Amplifiers and Signal Conditioners



Spectrum Analysis and Correlation

Analog-to-Digital Converters



Sensor Networks and Communication

Electromagnetic Compatibility


Human Factors in Displays

Cathode-Ray Tube Displays

Liquid Crystal Displays

Plasma Displays

Electroluminescent Displays

Light-Emitting Diode Displays


PID Control

Optimal Control

Electropneumatic and Electrohydraulic Instruments

Explosion-Proof Instruments

Positioning and Motion Control


Conversion Factors (English to SI; SI Prefixes)