Based on requirements for a next-generation rocket test facility, elements of a prototype intelligent rocket test facility (IRTF) have been implemented. The preliminary results provide the basis for future advanced development and validation using rocket test stand facilities at Stennis Space Center (SSC). Key components include distributed smart sensor elements integrated using a knowledge-driven environment. One of the specific goals is to imbue sensors with the intelligence needed to perform self-diagnosis of health and to participate in a hierarchy of health determination at sensor, process, and system levels. We have identified issues important to further development of health-enabled networks, which should be of interest to others working with smart sensors and intelligent health management systems.
|Number of pages
|IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
|Published - Aug 2005
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Shreekanth Mandayam (Manager) & George D. Lecakes (Manager)