Sensors, Transducers & Actuators
A Sensor is a device that detects and responds to input from the physical environment. The various stimuli include light, stress, heat, motion, moisture and pressure. The output is a signal that is converted to human-readable and understandable outputs. An actuator is a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system. A transducer is a device that converts variations physical parameters into an electrical signal, or vice versa. These are key elements of smart controlling systems and structures.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to
- SENSORS: Thermal,Mechanical,Electrical,Chemical,Optical and acoustic Sensors
- TRANSDUCERS: Electricochemical,Electroacoustic,Electromagnetic,Electrostatic,ElectroMechanical,Photoelectric,Thermoelectric
- ACTUATORS:Thermal,Electrical,Mechanical Actuators