An architecture for intelligent systems based on smart sensors

John Schmalzel, Fernando Figueroa, Jon Morris, Shreekanth Mandayam, Robi Polikar

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1612-1616
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Aug 2005

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Instrumentation
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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