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Surface-conforming MEMS: a new approach for vehicle dynamics monitoring
Author(s): Jeffrey N. Schoess
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Paper Abstract

Future advanced fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, launch vehicles, and spacecraft will incorporate smart microsensors to provide vehicle dynamics monitoring. Qualitative measurement of vehicle aerodynamics properties, including airflow, surface pressure distribution, and thermal profiling, are becoming increasingly important. This paper presents a new packaging concept for integrating MEMS sensors into aircraft coating protectant systems to perform conformal sensing and characterize vehicle aerodynamics. A low profile 0.1-in. elastomeric packaging technique will be presented that enables assessment of vehicle low-speed air data parameters and structural integrity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4334, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Electronics and MEMS, (16 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436604
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Jeffrey N. Schoess, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4334:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Electronics and MEMS
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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