Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational

MEMS & NEMS Devices Chapter 6

Modeling of a Surface Acoustic Wave Strain Sensor

Authors: W.C. Wilson, G.M. Atkinson

Affilation: NASA Langley Research Center, United States

Pages: 308 - 311

Keywords: surface acoustic wave, SAW, modeling

NASA’s Integrated Vehicle Health Monitoring (IVHM) project is investigating new detection technologies that will increase aviation safety by monitoring the structural health of aerospace vehicles during flight. These new technologies must be rugged, light weight and low power. Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) devices are low power, small and make extremely sensitive sensors for performing a variety of measurements. SAW sensors can be designed to be small passive wireless sensors that are capable of operation in harsh environments like those found inside of aerospace structures. A new SAW strain sensor model has been created that aids in the development of prototype of passive SAW strain sensors.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3402-2
Pages: 862
Hardcopy: $189.95