Microfabricated chemical sensors for space health monitoring applications

Gary W. Hunter, Philip G. Neudeck, Gustave Fralick, D. Makel, C. C. Liu, B. Ward, Q. H. Wu, Valarie Thomas, G. Hall

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The monitoring of chemical species is an important component of an overall health monitoring system for space vehicles. Three areas of interest are fuel leak detection, fire detection, and emission monitoring. This paper reviews the microfabricated chemical sensor technology being developed to address the needs of these very different applications. This development utilizes MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) based technology, nanomaterials, and high temperature Silicon Carbide semiconductors. Application of these sensors on, for example, the Space Shuttle is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2001
EventAIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 200130 Aug 2001


ConferenceAIAA Space 2001 Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM


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