The Field of Interest of the IEEE Sensors Journal is the science and applications of sensing phenomena, including theory, design, and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. The emphasis is on the electronics, physics, biology, and intelligence aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators.Included shall be the following:
Sensor phenomena & characterization (sensitivity, selectivity, noise, aging, hysteresis, dynamic range, interfering effects, etc.).
Sensor system integration, multiple sensor systems, intelligent sensing, sensor arrays, “electronic nose”.
Mechanical sensors such as: metallic, thin-film, thick film and bulk strain gauges, pressure sensors, accelerometers, angular rate sensors, displacement transducers, force sensors, bulk and surface acoustic wave sensors, ultrasonic sensors, flow meters and flow controllers.
Thermal sensors such as: platinum resistors, thermistors, diode and transistor temperature sensors, thermocouples, thermopiles, pyroelectric and piezoelectric thermometers, calorimeters, bolometers.
Optoelectronic/photonic sensors such as: photovoltaic diodes, photoconductors, photodiodes, phototransistors, position-sensitive photodetectors, photodiode arrays, charge-coupled devices, light-emitting diodes, diode lasers, other quantum devices, liquid-crystal displays; camera and vision-based sensors.
Ionizing radiation sensors such as gamma ray, charged particle and neutron detectors.
Integrated optics/fiber optical devices such as those based on photometry, fluorimetry, surface plasmon resonance, interferometry, ellipsometry, optical Fiber, fibre optic sensors, fiber-Bragg grating sensors.
Microwave/millimeter wave sensors.
Magnetic sensors such as: magnetoresistors, Hall-effect devices, magnetometers, magnetic-field sensors, solid-state read and write heads.
Chemical and biological sensors, with emphasis on the electronics and physics aspects of transducing chemical and biological signals into information about chemical and biological agents including microfluidic devices and lab-on-chip devices.
Mass-sensitive devices such as quartz crystal microbalances and surface acoustic wave devices.
Sensor-Actuators, including integrated sensor-actuators, smart sensor-actuators and networkable sensors-actuators.
Combined sensors (e.g., electrical & mechanical).
Automotive, medical, environmental monitoring and control, consumer, alarm and security, military, nautical, aeronautical and space sensor systems, and robotics and automation applications, intelligent sensors for applications such as on-line monitoring, process control, and test kits, Internet based and other remote data acquisition and control of sensors.
Packaging and interconnections.
Sensor signal processing and array sensor fusion; physical model based statistical sensor array processing; sensors modeling and analysis; processing of wave (EM, acoustic, etc.) and non-wave (chemical, gravity, particle, thermal, radiative and non-radiative, etc.); source detection, estimation, and classification, including of substances as with chemical sensors.
Sensor materials and solid-state sensors, such as thin-film and thick-film gas sensors, humidity sensors, specific ion sensors (such as pH sensors), radon sensors, carbon monoxide sensors, viscosity sensors, density sensors, acoustic velocity sensors, proximity sensors, altimeters, and barometers.
CAD modeling and testing of sensors.
Sensor system networks, sensor buses and communications, sensor decision and fusion, sensor telemetry.