| || Recent Trends in Smart Technology
Author : Jain, V.K.;Jalwania, C.R.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:48(1) ; 1998 ; pp 21-29
Subject : 621.315.592 Semiconductors
Keywords : Microflow meter ;Microelectromechanical systems;Miniaturised system;Microsensor
Abstract : Integration of a microsensor, microactuator and intelligent control at one place can provide a miniaturised system. Such devices go under different names, such as smart structures, smart sensors or microelectromechanical systems (MEMSs), etc. The functioning of these systems is analogous to biological pattern of functioning. The sensors gather information, analyse through electronic microprocessors and then actuate accordingly. These devices have applications in medicine, aerospace, automotive and defence systems. Though some systems have been developed, most of them are in the development stage or conceptual stage. This paper presents a review of smart technology and also describes a microflow meter integrated with an optical sensor developed in this Laboratory .