Mems for Automotive and Aerospace Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780857091185, 9780857096487

Mems for Automotive and Aerospace Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Kraft Neil White
eBook ISBN: 9780857096487
Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091185
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 2nd January 2013
Page Count: 360
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Table of Contents

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Part I: MEMS for automotive applications

Chapter 1: MEMS for passenger safety in automotive vehicles

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Passenger safety systems

1.3 Accelerometers for crash sensing systems

1.4 Angular rate sensors for rollover detection systems

1.5 Strain gauges for occupant sensing systems

1.6 Future trends in safety sensing systems

1.7 Conclusion

Chapter 2: MEMS sensors for automotive vehicle stability control applications

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction to vehicle stability control (VSC)

2.2 What is vehicle stability control?

2.3 MEMS accelerometer in electronic stability control (ESC)

2.4 MEMS angular rate sensors

2.5 Vehicle architecture challenges and sensor fusion

2.5.5 Integration of all inertial sensors into a domain controller ECU

2.6 MEMS accelerometers used in active suspension

2.7 Conclusion

Chapter 3: MEMS for automotive tire pressure monitoring systems

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) applications and solutions

3.3 MEMS-based pressure sensors and technologies

3.4 TPMS requirements

3.5 Power management

3.6 Future TPMS applications

3.7 Conclusion

Chapter 4: MEMS pressure and flow sensors for automotive engine management and aerospace applications

Abstract:

4.1 Sensors used in system and engine management

4.2 The MEMS design process

4.3 Pressure sensors

4.4 Flow sensors

4.5 Concentration, density and fuel quality sensors

4.6 Sensor signal conditioning

4.7 Packaging MEMS sensors for harsh environments

4.8 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 5: RF MEMS for automotive radar sensors

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Radio-frequency (RF) MEMS components for automotive radar

5.3 Examples of RF MEMS-based automotive radar front-end technology

5.4 Unconventional MEMS radar beam steering technologies

5.5 Conclusion

Chapter 6: MEMS for passenger comfort in vehicles

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Seating

6.3 Climate control

6.4 Visual comfort

6.5 Auditory comfort

6.6 Conclusion and future trends

Part II: MEMS for aerospace applications

Chapter 7: MEMS devices for active drag reduction in aerospace applications

Abstract:

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Surface sensors

7.3 Actuators

7.4 Conclusion and future trends

7.5 Acknowledgements

Chapter 8: MEMS inertial navigation systems for aircraft

Abstract:

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Microfabrication

8.3 Integrated inertial navigation systems (INS) with global positioning system (GPS)

8.4 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 9: MEMS for structural health monitoring in aircraft

Abstract:

9.1 Introduction

9.2 State-of-the-art structural health monitoring (SHM) application for aerospace structures

9.3 MEMS devices for embedded SHM

9.4 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 10: MEMS for harsh environment sensors in aerospace applications: selected case studies

Abstract:

10.1 Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)

10.2 Examples of MEMS harsh environment sensors in aerospace applications

10.3 Conclusion and future trends

10.4 Sources of further information

Chapter 11: MEMS thrusters for nano- and pico-satellites

Abstract:

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Propulsion requirements

11.3 Propulsion technologies

11.4 Miniaturizing propulsion systems

11.5 MEMS thrusters

11.6 Design considerations of MEMS thrusters

11.7 Future trends

Chapter 12: MEMS enabling space exploration and exploitation

Abstract:

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Future trends in spacecraft – small satellites

12.3 MEMS in spacecraft subsystems

12.4 MEMS in space science instrumentation

12.5 Reliability concerns in the space environment

12.6 Conclusion

Index


Description

MEMS for automotive and aerospace applications reviews the use of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) in developing solutions to the unique challenges presented by the automotive and aerospace industries.

Part one explores MEMS for a variety of automotive applications. The role of MEMS in passenger safety and comfort, sensors for automotive vehicle stability control applications and automotive tire pressure monitoring systems are considered, along with pressure and flow sensors for engine management, and RF MEMS for automotive radar sensors. Part two then goes on to explore MEMS for aerospace applications, including devices for active drag reduction in aerospace applications, inertial navigation and structural health monitoring systems, and thrusters for nano- and pico-satellites. A selection of case studies are used to explore MEMS for harsh environment sensors in aerospace applications, before the book concludes by considering the use of MEMS in space exploration and exploitation.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, MEMS for automotive and aerospace applications is a key tool for MEMS manufacturers and all scientists, engineers and academics working on MEMS and intelligent systems for transportation.

Key Features

  • Chapters consider the role of MEMS in a number of automotive applications, including passenger safety and comfort, vehicle stability and control
  • MEMS for aerospace applications are also discussed, including active drag reduction, inertial navigation and structural health monitoring systems
  • Presents a number of case studies exploring MEMS for harsh environment sensors in aerospace

Readership

MEMS manufacturers; Scientists, engineers and academics working on MEMS and intelligent systems for transportation; R&D in the automotive and aerospace industries


Details

No. of pages:
360
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857096487
Hardcover ISBN:
9780857091185

Reviews

This book is a great all-in-one resource for learning about the enabling role of MEMS in automotive and aerospace applications – a must have., Mehran Mehregany, Case Western Reserve University, USA


About the Editors

Michael Kraft Editor

Michael Kraft is Professor in Micro-System Technology (or MEMS) in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at University of Southampton, UK.

Neil White Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southampton, UK