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

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

Abstr

Details

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

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.

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