10 May 2006 Ethernet-based smart networked elements (sensors and actuators)
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This paper outlines the present design approach for the Ethernet-Based Smart Networked Elements (SNE) being developed by NASA's Instrumentation Branch and the Advanced Electronics and Technology Development Laboratory of ASRC Aerospace Corporation at Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The SNEs are being developed as part of the Integrated Intelligent Health Management System (IIHMS), jointly developed by Stennis Space Center (SSC), KSC, and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). SNEs are sensors/actuators with embedded intelligence, capable of networking among themselves and with higher-level systems (external processors and controllers) to provide not only instrumentation data but also associated data validity qualifiers. NASA KSC has successfully developed and preliminarily demonstrated this new generation of SNEs. SNEs that collect pressure, strain, and temperature measurements (including cryogenic temperature ranges) have been developed and tested in the laboratory and are ready for demonstration in the field.
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Carlos T. Mata, José M. Perotti, Rebecca L. Oostdyk, Angel Lucena, "Ethernet-based smart networked elements (sensors and actuators)", Proc. SPIE 6222, Sensors for Propulsion Measurement Applications, 62220L (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669699; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669699
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