Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems
The integration of functions plays a central role for the implementation of the smart systems vision. An intelligent system should not only be able to perform a function monotonic, but also interact with its environment and respond to it. Here Sensors provide the system with the necessary sense. The tasks of the sensor integration does not only include packaging, but also the sensor close preprocessing of the sensor signals.
The application areas of sensor integration design are very diverse:
Integrated Optical Sensors
Spectroscopy has developed to an important and useful analysis method over the past years. The existence of compact, portable devices in the ultraviolet, visible or near infrared spectral range offers a lot of applications and new possibilities. [...]
Integration of autarkic sensors
Current industrial trends in mechanical engineering and plant manufacturing address engines condition monitoring mainly to minimizing system failures. [...]