Recent Trends in Smart Technology
AbstractIntegration of a microsensor, microactuator and intelligent control at one place can provide aminiaturised system. Such devices go under different names, such as smart structures, smart sensors or micro electro mechanical systems (MEMSs), etc. The functioning of these systems is analogous tobiological pattern of functioning. The sensors gather information, analyse through electronic microprocessrs 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 smarttechnology and also describes a microflow meter integrated with an optical sensor developed in this Laboratory .
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