Smart sensor systems for aerospace applications: From sensor development to application testing

G. W. Hunter, J. C. Xu, L. K. Dungan, B. J. Ward, S. Rowe, J. Williams, D. B. Maker, C. C. Liu, C. W. Chang

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Abstract

The application of Smart Sensor Systems for aerospace applications is a multidisciplinary process consisting of sensor element development, element integration into Smart Sensor hardware, and testing of the resulting sensor systems in application environments. This paper provides a cross-section of these activities for multiple aerospace applications illustrating the technology challenges involved. The development and application testing topics discussed are: 1) The broadening of sensitivity and operational range of silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky gas sensor elements; 2) Integration of fire detection sensor technology into a "Lick and Stick" Smart Sensor hardware platform for Crew Exploration Vehicle applications; 3) Extended testing for zirconia based oxygen sensors in the basic "Lick and Stick" platform for environmental monitoring applications. It is concluded that that both core sensor platform technology and a basic hardware platform can enhance the viability of implementing smart sensor systems in aerospace applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - Chemical Sensors 8
Subtitle of host publicationChemical (Gas, Ion, Bio) Sensors and Analytical Systems
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages333-344
Number of pages12
Edition11
ISBN (Print)9781566776578
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventChemical Sensors 8: Chemical (Gas, Ion, Bio) Sensors and Analytical Systems - 214th ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 12 Oct 200817 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number11
Volume16
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

ConferenceChemical Sensors 8: Chemical (Gas, Ion, Bio) Sensors and Analytical Systems - 214th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period12/10/0817/10/08

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