New electronic design strategies for deployment of wireless sensor netwotks in smart textile
Total activity: 10
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MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
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The fundamental objective of this project consists of the study of new techniques and methodologies for designing low-cost integrable wireless sensor networks on smart textile applications. During the execution of the project there will be defined new strategies of electronic design in order to optimize parameters such as the consumption, the size, and the circuit topology. This fact will definitely allow to reduce the cost of implementation of these motes and, as a consequence, to facilitate the massive deployment of wireless sensor networks integrated on fabric. In order to achieve the main objective and due to the nature of the sensor motes including different kinds of electronic circuits (analog electronics, digital electronics and radiofrequency electronics) it will be necessary to analyze their electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues and to propose design techniques to enhance their immunity against interference, both internal and external. In fact, the design of new topology circuits and layout will be addressed, including the use of conventional and advanced materials (metamaterials). In addition, the aging impact of the proposed motes will be analyzed in order to predict their reliability performance, as well as their behaviour under extreme conditions. From the textile point of view, new dressmaking and embroidery techniques will be investigated to provide the integration of the electronic systems on the fabric in order to achieve a high degree of comfort, strength against washing, flexion fatigue, etc. In this way, by taking into account the required specifications of the motes, several conductive textile samples based on stitch, pattern or CAD embroidery will be manufactured and analyzed according to the ISO and UNE standards. In order to demonstrate the viability of our proposal, several prototypes will be developed and tested with the aim to validate the effectiveness degree of the proposed implementations coming from the projects research outputs. Finally, after developing low-cost motes, a low-cost wireless sensor network will be set up for an e-health application. The proposed project can be linked with the national and international collaborations of the applicants as well as the Estrategia Española de Ciencia y Tecnología y de Innovación, and in particular, the Reto Economía y Sociedad digital with regard to TIC solutions.
Berbel, N.; Fernandez-Garcia, R.; Gil, I. International journal of numerical modeling. Electronic networks devices and fields Vol. 29, p. 291-300 DOI: 10.1002/jnm.2076 Date of publication: 2016-03-01 Journal article