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Ambient Intelligence with Microsystems

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Augmented Materials and Smart Objects investigates the issues required to ensure technology platforms capable of being seamlessly integrated into everyday objects. In particular, it deals with the requirements for integrated computation and MEMs sensors, system-in-a-package solutions, and multi-chip modules. On top of this, the publication's 500 pages cover the impact of the trend towards embedded microelectronic electronics sub-systems, novel assembly techniques for autonomous MEMs sensors, and practical performance issues that are key to the AmI concept.


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Ambient Intelligence with Microsystems: Augmented Materials and Smart Objects

This text investigates relationships that Ambient Intelligence has with current and emerging Microsystems

Ambient Intelligence conceptualizes systems that are proactive, context-aware and unobtrusive. Microsystems enable these systems to be seamlessly integrated into everyday objects.

This work examines the opportunities and challenges in using integrated computing with MEMs sensors. It evaluates the impact of trends towards embedded sub-systems, including System-in-a-Package solutions, as well as rapidly growing areas of research, such as wireless sensor networks.

Methods for realizing smart objects are discussed, including smart textiles, intelligent surfaces, smart tracking and environmental monitoring systems, This provides for an infrastructure of heterogeneous systems attached to (or physically embedded in) everyday objects that enable collections of smart objects to collaborate and provide services.

Technical barriers are discussed as well as methods to meet the challenges of what is a strongly collaborative process. Co-design is integral to this; for optimal results the goal must be co-innovation, with the needs of key stakeholders recognised and addressed.

Ambient Intelligence with Microsystems: Augmented Materials and Smart Objects discusses the vision statements relevant to future embedded sensor platforms for smart objects and, ultimately, Ambient Intelligence.

Readers will find up to-date research in Ambient Intelligence and in Microsystems including;

  • A practical approach to realizing concepts within Ambient Intelligence, including new heterogeneous systems infrastructures and international R&D programs
  • Analyses of embedded microelectronic sub-systems and novel assembly techniques for autonomous MEMs sensors.
  • Reviews of initiatives in collaborative research that are leading to innovation in hardware, networking and software, including the effect of whole-systems methodologies

Ambient Intelligence with Microsystems: Augmented Materials and Smart Objects is written for researchers and professionals in the areas of microsystems, smart materials, ambient and pervasive systems, and those investigating and exploiting wireless sensor networks.



Inhalt
Introduction to Ambient Intelligence. Overview of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. The emergence of AmI: Projects and Programmes. The implementation of AmI scenarios. Roadmaps for pervasive, ubiquitous computing and Ambient Intelligence. How emerging research disciplines (e.g. molecular computers) will affect Ambient Intelligence. Augmented Materials and Cooperating Objects.- Microsystems, Micro Sensors and Nanoscale Devices. Overview of component level devices (micro sensors, Microsystems). Microsystems: Distributed embedded sensor and actuator platforms. Potential for implementation of the microsystems and nanoscale devices. Integrating Current and Future Microsystems.- Requirements for integrated computation and MEMs sensors. Embedded microelectronic sub-systems. Multi-chip modules and System-in-a-package. Novel Interconnection, Integration and Assembly Techniques. Smart Dust, Smart Matter, the eGrain and eCube programmes.- Wireless Networking and Wireless Sensor Networks. Assembly techniques for autonomous MEMs sensor nodes. Wireless Network Communications, Protocols and Localization. Heterogeneous systems linking networks of sensors. Energy scavenging and storage. Impact and Relevance of Current and Future Wireless sensor networking Research.- The Co-design Process. Overview of the Co-design Process. Good co-design: techniques, challenges, and pitfalls. Co-design techniques for hardware technologies and systems. Co-design approaches between hardware and software research. The influence of R&D on Context Awareness and Autonomics. The Impact of Wireless Network Design, Optimisation and Self Management. Future Perspectives on Co-design and the influence of User-centric Design.- Smart Materials. Overview of smart materials. Material Behaviour: Physical and Chemical Sensing. Smart textiles, Smart floors, Smart Clothing, etc. Adaptronics. Smart Materials and how they relate to Ambient Intelligence. Integration to heterogeneous systems and augmented materials.- Smart and Cooperating Objects. Overview of Smart objects. Integration of information systems into everyday objects. The Disappearing Computer initiative and cooperating objects. From RFID to The Internet of things. Embedding computing technology effectively into the everyday objects. Achieving co-operation and developing smart behavior in collections of object.- From Vision to Commercial Reality. The Nature of Future Smart Objects: Ongoing Research Challenges and Future Opportunities. Current trends and factors that affect progress. Technologies that have started to become widespread. The role that microsystems and nanoscale devices have in these programmes.- Practical demonstrable research: networkable smart objects for Ambient Intelligence. Applications-oriented examples of smart objects and Gadgets. Integration of smart systems for utility and environmental monitoring. Medical and eWellbeing Systems. Avionics and the potential of Biomimetics Technology Platforms. Marine and Water Quality Management Systems. Logistics and Maritime Systems.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Ambient Intelligence with Microsystems
Untertitel: Building Ambient Intelligence Through Microsystems Technology
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EAN: 9780387462639
ISBN: 978-0-387-46263-9
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Informatik
Anzahl Seiten: 422
Jahr: 2008
Auflage: 2008
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