With the availability of advanced technologies, digital systems,
and communications, portable instruments are rapidly evolving from
simple, stand alone, low-accuracy measuring instruments to complex
multifunctional, network integrated, high-performance digital
devices with advanced interface capabilities. The relatively brief
treatments these instruments receive in many books are no longer
adequate. Designers, engineers and scientists need a comprehensive
reference dedicated to electronic portable instruments that
explains the state-of-art and future directions.
Electronic Portable Instruments: Design and Applications introduces
the basic measurement and instrumentation concepts, describes the
operating principles, and discusses the typical specifications of
three main groups of portable instruments:
Portable and handheld instruments built for specific
Intelligent sensor-based devices with few components and dedicated
features, such as implantable medical devices
Portable data systems containing fixed sensors and supporting
mechanisms, but equipped with advanced communications capabilities,
such as mobile weather stations
The author discusses sensors suitable for these instruments,
addresses how components are selected, and clearly shows that
instrument design centers on trade-offs between costs, performance,
size and weight, power consumption, interface options, ruggedness,
and the ability to operate in a range of environments. A multitude
of tables, formulae, and figures--many in full color--enhance the
presentation. Numerous examples of applications demonstrate the
current diversity of these devices and point the way to future
trends in development and applications.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!