Mems for Automotive and Aerospace Applications

Mems for Automotive and Aerospace Applications

1st Edition - January 2, 2013

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  • Editors: Michael Kraft, Neil White
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091185
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857096487

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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

Table of Contents

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    Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2013
  • Published: January 2, 2013
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780857091185
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857096487

About the Editors

Michael Kraft

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

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Southampton, UK

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