This issue of Sensor TechVision TOE profiles innovations in smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, sensors for smart home monitoring, Fiber Bragg grating sensors, transformer hot spot temperature sensors, and MEMS pressure sensors.
Sensor TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures global sensor-related innovations and developments on a weekly basis. Innovations are directed toward developing smart and intelligent sensors with functionalities beyond sensing. Research focus areas include: low power sensors (energy harvesting), industrial automation sensors (M2M, vision sensor), ubiquitous sensor (WSN, sensor fusion), smart sensors (wearables, quantified self), high sensitivity and smaller size (MEMS, nanosensors), and improved security (CBRNE, terahertz). The need for low power, smaller, lighter sensors with enhanced performance attributes and minimal false alarms is driving innovations in the sensors space. The Sensors and Instrumentation cluster covers innovations pertaining to technologies such as wireless sensors and networks, energy harvesting, haptics and touch, MEMS and nanosensors, Terahertz, ubiquitous/smart sensors, CBRNE, quantified-self, sensor fusion, M2M communications, and drones.
1. Recent Developments in Sensors
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Sensor
Smart Sensor for Homes
High-temperature Sensor Based on FBG Technology
Transformer Winding Hot Spot Temperature Monitoring System
MEMS Pressure Sensors for Aerospace and Defense