The Surface acoustic wave (SAW) Sensor & Actuator Symposium brings together the science and the industry. The goal of the event is to create a platform for cross-pollination of ideas between science and industry on SAW- based sensor and actuator technology while acting as inspiration for innovative and as yet unknown applications.
SAW sensors can be operated wirelessly and exhibit very good thermal stability for harsh environment applications. SAW Sensors have been reported for physical sensing properties like temperature, pressure, strain and torque/force measurement, but also for chemical and biological sensing applications.
A SAW sensor can be considered as a low energy device with a power consumption in the range of micro Watts and makes them therefore interesting candidates for sensing applications in combination with power harvesting.
In addition, also wired sensors as well as SAW actuator applications should be addressed. Thus gas sensor applications and in general chemical and biological and further wired sensor development as well as emerging SAW actuators like atomizers and microfluidic systems will be presented. This extension shall also widen the reception of the Symposium in the community.