Smart sensor demonstration payload

John Schmalzel, Andrew Bracey, Stephen Rawls, Jon Morris, Mark Turowski, Richard Franzl, Fernando Figueroa

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Sensors are a critical element to monitoring, control, and evaluation processes such as those needed to support ground based testing for rocket engine test. Sensor applications involve tens to thousands of sensors; their reliable performance is critical to achieving overall system goals. Many figures of merit are used to describe and evaluate sensor characteristics; for example, sensitivity and linearity. In addition, sensor selection must satisfy many trade-offs among system engineering requirements to best integrate sensors into complex systems. These system engineering trade-offs include the familiar constraints of power, signal conditioning, cabling, reliability, and mass, and now include considerations such as spectrum allocation and interference for wireless sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5585068
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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