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SPIE Smart Structures Product Implementation Award: a review of the first ten years
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Paper Abstract

The research field of smart materials and structures has been a distinct entity for two decades. Over the past ten years, the SPIE Industrial and Commercial Applications Conference has presented a Smart Structures Product Implementation Award at its annual symposium. This paper revisits the nine winning entries to date (1998-2007) and updates their status. The paper begins with a brief description of the original and current intent of the award and follows with a short overview of the evolution of smart structures, from research to products. The winning teams and their respective products are then described. The current status of the products is discussed based on publicly available information and input from the respective companies. Note however that it is not the purpose of the paper to rank the product winners in terms of success or sales. The paper concludes with an assessment of the larger trends in productization of smart structures technologies. The application "form" for the award as well as the evaluation criteria and suggestions for improving award application packages can be found in the appendix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6527, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007, 652702 (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.715735
Show Author Affiliations
Eric H. Anderson, CSA Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Janet M. Sater, Institute for Defense Analyses (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6527:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2007
L. Porter Davis; B. K. Henderson; M. Brett McMickell, Editor(s)

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