Microsensors based on MEMS technology

Amita Gupta, Amir Ahmad

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Abstract

Sensors play an important role in most of the common activities that occur in our daily lives. They are the building blocks of or microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). This combination of micromechanical structures, sensing elements, and signal conditioning is the beginning of a new era in sensor technology. Sensing systems incorporated with dedicated signal processing functions are called intelligent sensors or smart sensors. The present decade of new millennium will be the decade of smart systems or MEMS. The rapid rise of silicon MEMS recently was due to major advances in silicon microfabrication technology, especially surface micromachining, deep-reactive ion etching, and CMOS-integrated MEMS. In this paper, an overview of the currently available MEMS sensors, materials for sensors and their processing technologies, together with integration of sensors and electronics is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-232
Number of pages8
JournalDefence Science Journal
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MEMS
  • Microelectromechanical systems
  • Micromachining
  • Micromechanical sensing
  • Microsensors
  • Signal processing
  • Silicon microfabrication
  • Smart sensors
  • Smart structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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