Ensuring robustness and reliability in a safety critical monitoring system

John Kemp*, Elena Gaura, James Brusey

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The work reported here explores and assesses the benefits of deployed BSNs for bomb disposal mission critical monitoring, in terms of: providing detailed physiological profiles of operatives; supporting on-line, realtime extraction of accurate human thermal sensation estimates based on multiple sensor measurements; reporting of useful information rather than data to a remote station, thus enabling rapid assessment of hazardous situations; supporting automated control of cooling systems commonly integrated with armoured suits; and providing alerts to both operatives and remote monitors. BSNs deployed in this manner must be both robust and reliable in order to fulfil the safety critical requirements of the application. The paper describes and evaluates a fully functional prototype instrumentation system which complies with these requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009
Subtitle of host publicationFabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
Pages517-520
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventNanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics - 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: 3 May 20097 May 2009

Other

OtherNanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics - 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009
CountryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period3/05/097/05/09

Keywords

  • Body sensor networks
  • Critical missions
  • Reliability
  • Robustness

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