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Industrial IOT: how FHE and “invisible” form factors enable the vision (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Wilfried Bair

Paper Abstract

The speaker will provide an overview of the areas within IIOT that benefit from, or are enabled by, unobtrusive form factors. Examples will range from simple asset management tools to condition-based maintenance platforms and closed-loop distributed control systems for transportation infrastructure and safety. The speaker will describe FHE manufacturing technologies and how they enable low profile form factors and remote sensing platforms including next generation complexity in "intelligent edge devices" to the use of thinned, flexible FPGA's for neuromorphic data processing architectures. The speaker will present perspectives on looming roadblocks and necessary manufacturing developments that must be solved to scale FHE solutions to the millions of units needed for widescale deployment. Finally he will give an overview of what is being done to address these roadblocks through public private partnerships and collaborative investments, specifically, he will outline the creation of NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Institute (established by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Air Force Research Labs in 2015) and provide an update on the growing FHE manufacturing ecosystem and how they overcome manufacturing roadblocks collaboratively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2019
Proc. SPIE 10982, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications XI, 109820Y (14 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2520063
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Wilfried Bair, NextFlex (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10982:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications XI
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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