Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 8, 19–35, 2019

Special issue: Sensors and Measurement Systems 2018

J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 8, 19–35, 2019

Regular research article 10 Jan 2019

Regular research article | 10 Jan 2019

A validation sensor based on carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic for early activation of automotive occupant restraint systems

Gerald Joy Sequeira et al.

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Applications: Automotive and mobility
Inline quality monitoring of diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue) by using the 3ω method
Ralf E. Bernhardsgrütter, Christoph J. Hepp, Martin Jägle, Hans-Fridtjof Pernau, Katrin Schmitt, and Jürgen Wöllenstein
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 10, 5–12,,, 2021
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A novel approach for road surface wetness detection with planar capacitive sensors
Jakob Döring, Lakshan Tharmakularajah, Jakob Happel, and Karl-Ludwig Krieger
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 8, 57–66,,, 2019
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Quantitative, time-resolved detection of CH4 concentrations in flows for injection analysis in CNG engines using IR absorption
Stephan Bauke, Kai Golibrzuch, Frank Rotter, Hainer Wackerbarth, Olaf Thiele, and Thomas Berg
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 6, 185–198,,, 2017
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Concept for completeness checking of joined structures exemplified on rail vehicle car body shells
Uwe Jurdeczka
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 6, 53–63,,, 2017
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State determination of catalytic converters based on an ultra-wideband communication system
I. Motroniuk, R. Stöber, and G. Fischerauer
J. Sens. Sens. Syst., 4, 255–262,,, 2015
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Future vehicle safety systems based on forward-looking sensors require a very robust validation system. This study describes such a validation sensor system and an algorithm to trigger safety systems in a crash. The presented sensor concept can detect the first contact and estimate the position of impact and the overlap in the initial few milliseconds of crash. The results highlight the temporal advantage of such a sensor over the present systems.