Structurally integrated embedded system
Date of Award
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor: John G. Weber
New additive manufacturing techniques such as Direct Write, combined with the continually decreasing size of electronic components have opened new application areas. One such application is the integration of electronic systems with an aircraft's mechanical structure for the purpose of monitoring structural health and sensing the aerodynamic conditions surrounding the vehicle. Data from such a system could be provided to a flight control system to enable new control algorithms to address conditions such as gust loads or simply to improve fuel efficiency through minute attitude adjustments. This paper investigates structural integration techniques and demonstrates through laboratory experiments that the concept is feasible.
Embedded computer systems Research, Aerospace planes Research, Airframes Maintenance and repair Research, Detectors Research
Copyright 2011, author
Zeppettella, David L., "Structurally integrated embedded system" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 400.