Ensuring robustness and reliability in a safety critical monitoring system

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    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 languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009
    Place of PublicationTexas, US
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-143981782-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventNanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics : 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo - Houston, United States
    Duration: 3 May 20097 May 2009


    ConferenceNanotechnology 2009: Fabrication, Particles, Characterization, MEMS, Electronics and Photonics
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • Automated control
    • Body sensor network
    • Functional Prototypes
    • Instrumentation systems
    • Mission critical
    • Multiple sensors
    • Rapid assessment
    • Real-time extraction
    • Reliability robustness
    • Remote monitor
    • Remote stations
    • Safety-critical
    • Thermal sensations, Cooling systems
    • MEMS
    • Microelectromechanical devices
    • Monitoring
    • Nanotechnology
    • Reliability, Sensor networks

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