We present here a design study for a planetary exploration mission using a myriad of microsensors in place of the single probes used hitherto. The purpose of the study is both to provide an attractive scenario for the promotion of the importance of pervasive microsensing technologies and to inform a continuing research agenda in this area. Some useful general conclusions about the importance of high levels of node intelligence and autonomous, self-organizing systems can be drawn from the details of this scenario.
|Title of host publication||NSTI Nanotech 2005 Technical Proceedings|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005 - Anaheim, United States|
Duration: 8 May 2005 → 12 May 2005
|Conference||2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005|
|Period||8/05/05 → 12/05/05|
- Fault tolerant computer systems
- Remote sensing
- Self organizing storage, Formal specification
- Intelligent sensors
- Planetary exploration mission
- Sensor arrays, Microsensors
Newman, R. M., Gaura, E. I., Tabor, J., Mount, S., & Laudon M., R. B. (Ed.) (2005). A realistic dream - A top-down feasibility study for MEMS planetary exploration. In NSTI Nanotech 2005 Technical Proceedings (pp. 363-366). NSTI.