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Author Mackensen, E. ♦ Kuntz, W. ♦ Muller, C.
Sponsorship ISA ♦ IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Soc
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2004
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Wireless sensor networks ♦ Intelligent sensors ♦ Intelligent actuators ♦ Wireless communication ♦ Communication system control ♦ Wearable sensors ♦ Sensor systems and applications ♦ Service oriented architecture ♦ Medical services ♦ Biomedical equipment
Abstract Today a lot of different sensors and actuators are available which have an analog or digital, a standardized or not standardized interface. Many applications needs to measure sensor values, to control actuators and to interact between several sensors/actuators and other systems. Thus an intrinsic goal exists that the sensors and actuators can autonomously communicate with each other. A lot of applications are not suitable for wired communication. Hence there is an additional goal to realize the communication wireless. These goals lead to the challenge to implement smart, wireless, autonomous microsystems (SWAMs). Such a microsystem may capture the data of several sensors and control actuators. It will be intelligent and can communicate with a great number of other systems. Because the communication is wireless it is necessary that the SWAM is power aware to achieve a long lifetime. With SWAMs it is possible to build sensor actuator networks in the area of medical technology, environmental technology, process technology etc. This paper gives a survey about the requirements for the architecture of SWAMs. Then it will be pointed out, which feasibilities exist to realize such architectures. Finally the results from the implementation of such a microsystem will be presented and at the end of the paper novel applications will be showed.
Description Author affiliation: Lab. for Electr. Instrum., Albert-Ludwigs-Univ., Freiburg, Germany (Mackensen, E.; Kuntz, W.; Muller, C.)
ISBN 0780381432
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2004-01-27
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 643.24 kB
Page Count 7
Starting Page 72
Ending Page 78


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library