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Wednesday, June 28
 

10:00am

EH1: Remote and Inaccessible Wireless Sensor Strategy to Achieve IoT Long Life Battery Goals

While most IoT attention is focused on high-volume markets served by standards-based solutions, many large market niches exist for where it is crucial to support wireless sensor units which have batteries that are difficult to replace based on how the product is used or physically located e.g., units that are underground or hard-to-reach atop utility poles or buildings. These sensors must operate over extended periods without battery replacement.  This session will examine the special needs of wireless applications using coin cell and energy harvesting powered devices.


Speakers
HM

Herman Morales

Business Development Manager, Microsemi Corporation
Herman Morales is a Technical Business Development Manager for Micosemi Corporation™s Ultra Low-Power Medical Products. He has been with Microsemi for the past 4 years in various technical and business development functions ranging from Ultra Low-Power Transceivers to Wi-Fi Front-End... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom H

10:00am

EM1: Minimizing the Complexity of Hardware, Code, and Cloud Development for Embedded Devices

To develop and deploy wireless embedded devices usually requires outside developers for hardware, code development, and a cloud development and implementation.  This session describes a new generation of integrated development suites that make it possible.


Speakers
avatar for Mihir Dani

Mihir Dani

Engineering Manager, Anaren, Inc.
Mihir Dani is currently Manager of Applications Engineering for Anaren’s IOT Group. Mihir has significant experience architecting and developing IOT/Connected Product solutions, M2M communications, and end-product certifications. Mihir has worked with Anaren Microwave since 2009... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211C

10:00am

ET1: A Market Forecast for Sensors in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Alexis Macklin will discuss different devices as well as different Human-machine interaction (HMI) sensor technologies, including touch sensor, voice command, gesture control, eye-tracking, motion sensor, short range wireless and other sensors.  She will also share a projection of the market forecast until 2021.

 


Speakers
avatar for Alexis Macklin

Alexis Macklin

Analyst, Greenlight Insights


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

10:00am

IoT1: How 5G Enables IoT
While the vision for IoT has been well defined, implementations have not lived up to expectations. One key reason is that lack of wide area network coverage that is cost effective for the service provider and network bandwidth efficient for the carrier. Changes in the 3GPP standards for 5G will change many of the dynamics of providing long-range connectivity beginning with trials in late 2017 and full network deployments by 2019. This presentation will discuss the challenges facing many IoT applications in terms of connectivity and how future wireless networks will overcome many of those challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Krewell

Kevin Krewell

Principal Analyst, TIRIAS Research
Most recently Kevin Krewell was a senior analyst at The Linley Group and a senior editor of Microprocessor Report. He has spent nine years at MPR in a variety of roles, contributing numerous articles on Mobile SoCs, PC processors, graphics processors, server processors, CPU IP cores... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

10:00am

MEMS1: MEMS Sensors: What's Next?

With the legacy MEMS (accelerometers, gyrometers, pressure sensors) being commoditized, all eyes are looking for new sensors capable of restoring margins and allowing the industry to keep growing. This presentation will review current trends in MEMS sensors and will provide a glimpse at ongoing developments at CEA Leti, one of the biggest R&D centers worldwide in this domain.


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Philippe Polizzi

Jean-Philippe Polizzi

MEMS Program Manager, CEA Leti
Jean-Philippe Polizzi has been involved for more than 20 years in the field of microsystem based products developments in different companies and R&D institutes. At SAGEM, he participated to micromachined pressure sensors and accelerometers development for the automotive market. He... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom G

10:00am

NSA1: Addressing Agtech and Food Industry Challenges with Sensors

One of the challenges of the sensors industry for agriculture and food applications is its fragmentation. We are witnessing a proliferation of environmental, optical, inertial, or gas sensors enabled by new technology developments and increased availability of AgTech and FoodTech funding. There is now a sensor for everything! It is easy to become lost in this ocean of sensor experiments, but this session has the answers to what’s missing in the “operating system” of how those sensors will collectively transform the ag-food chain from seed to mouth.

 


Speakers
avatar for Rob O'Reilly

Rob O'Reilly

Senior Member Technical Staff, Analog Devices


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211D

11:00am

EH2: Battery-Free Wireless Embedded Strain Sensing - Technology Advancements and Application Examples

The session will explain RFID battery-free RFID sensing and related technologies such as long-life battery assisted RFID sensing and RFID battery assisted data logging sensing. Discover the recent technology advancements that allow for very small strain signals to be read by a small battery-free sensor. Attendees will explore technology strengths and weaknesses relative to different "breakthrough." Real-life examples of battery-free wireless sensor applications will be described.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dalgleish

Scott Dalgleish

CEO, Phase IV Engineering
Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering.  Phase IV is a recognized leader in battery-free RFID wireless sensors, battery-powered wireless sensors, wireless data loggers, and custom-engineered wireless sensors. Scott has been with Phase IV for 9 years and was the COO at... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom H

11:00am

EM2: Getting Started with an RTOS on the Raspberry Pi
There's a lot of dogma and disinformation around using an RTOS. When, if at all, is one needed? Aren't they complex, greedy, expensive? How or where do I start? This session will introduce the key concepts behind a RTOS, typical features, development tools and system requirements. eCosPro on Raspberry Pi will be used as a rapid prototyping platform to illustrate determinism, drivers and more, before migrating in moments to a highly constrained Cortex-M. Glorified super-loop be gone!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Morris

Daniel Morris

Sales & Marketing Director, eCosCentric
Daniel brings to eCosCentric a sharp customer focus honed over the last 19 years in high volume consumer electronics and software sales. His commercial expertise, intimate knowledge of the embedded market and eCos experience are a great asset to eCosCentric. Prior to joining eCosCentric... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211C

11:00am

ET2: Deep Learning Based Vision AI for Emotion Recognition from Facial Micro-Expressions

This session will reveal a novel use of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) as a Deep Learning architecture towards the creation of a facial expression recognition vocabulary. Understand how this new approach allows the vision AI algorithm to accurately read micro-expressions in real-time, and generate a wealth of invaluable behavioral data that is easy to digest and parse into other processes or applications. Discover a number of current industry verticals that are benefiting today from integrating emotion recognition technology into their commercial applications to amplify context awareness; and subsequently, enhance users experiences through a better Ambient Intelligence.


Speakers
avatar for Modar Alaoui

Modar Alaoui

Founder and CEO, Eyeris
Modar is a tech entrepreneur and expert in Artificially Intelligent vision technologies, Deep Learning and Ambient Intelligence. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, the worldwide leading Deep Learning-based emotion recognition software. The company's flagship product EmoVu... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

11:00am

IoT2: City-Scale Sensor Networks & Real World Challenges

Forward-thinking leaders of cities all over the world, big and small, are considering the potential of Internet of Things and Big Data technologies to fundamentally transform the services provided by cities. They're plotting a shift from after-the-fact problem management to proactive sense and respond. Deploying city-wide sensor networks, however, presents some difficult practical challenges of Integration, Maintenance, Scalability, Reliability, Security, Privacy and more. Uncover real-world stories, challenges and lessons from deploying thousands of wireless sensors across San Francisco, Montreal, Washington DC and other North American cities.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Willenbrink

Matt Willenbrink

VP, Marketing, Fybr
Matt is Vice President of Branding at Fybr, overseeing the company's product and sales communications. Before joining Fybr in 2016, Matt was a Digital Strategist for Momentum Worldwide, providing digital thought leadership to brands such as Microsoft, Kraft Foods, and Monsanto.Throughout... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

11:00am

MEMS2: Disruptive MEMS Temperature Sensing Technology for IoTs

Smart buildings and mobile health are, at first sight, two different trends within IoT. However, at sensor level they converge into a stringent need for disruptive technology.  Accurate body temperature measurement, for example, is harsh - thermal conditions are out of reach for state-of-the-art sensors. Emerging smart building applications will require accurate and stable thermal arrays with sufficient resolution (e.g. 30x30 pixels) at an affordable price point. People detection, counting, localization and thermal signature of the environment are crucial as input for smart lighting, HVAC and fire detection purposes. Melexis will highlight in this session its disruptive MEMS thermopile technologies with huge consequences for aforementioned markets. The session includes a demo of world's first mobile medical temperature sensor and thermal array for IoTs as described above.


Speakers
avatar for Wouter Leten

Wouter Leten

Global Technology Scouting and Innovation Manager, Melexis
Mr. Wouter Leten received his Master degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Leuven in 2007. He has been part of Melexis' semiconductor sensor development team for almost 10 years, working on a broad portfolio of sensing products such as current sensors, electronic compass... Read More →
avatar for Sam Maddalena

Sam Maddalena

VP Corporate Strategy, Emerging Markets, Melexis


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom G

11:00am

NSA2: Array of Things and the Waggle Platform: Instruments for Urban Measurement and Analysis

Based on Argonne's Waggle embedded sensing and computing platform, Array of Things is in the process of installing a 500-node sensor and deep-learning platform with the City of Chicago, with plans to expand to at least 20 more cities in 2017.  The platform is unique in providing not only sensor data collection but deep learning for in-situ analysis of camera, microphone, and sensor data in real time.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Catlett

Charles Catlett

Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago
Charlie Catlett is the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, UrbanCCD, an interdisciplinary center that explores science-based approaches to understanding, designing, and sustainably operating cities, applying expertise, tools, and resources from computational... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211D

1:30pm

EH3: Zero Pin Sensors - The Path to Self-Powered Sensor Nodes

A self-powered system affords the user tremendous freedom when commissioning a new wireless sensor network.  Without the concern for periodic maintenance, sensors can be placed in areas which are impractical or unaffordable to access, opening the door to a new world of sensor system development.  Maintenance costs can also be virtually eliminated with extended lifetime sensors.  In body worn applications, self-powered sensors eliminate the need for battery maintenance thus increasing the user satisfaction with the product.  Attendees will review methods to significantly reduce the power consumption of a wireless sensor node, in some cases by an order of magnitude or more.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Farrington

Michelle Farrington

Director, Energy Harvesting Platform Development, Analog Devices
Michelle Farrington is responsible for the Energy Harvesting strategy at Analog Devices, focusing on providing system level power solutions for IoT sensors.  Prior to her work in Energy Harvesting, Michelle held various roles in manufacturing as well as new product and technology... Read More →
avatar for Paul Perrault

Paul Perrault

Staff Field Applications Engineer, Analog Devices Inc.
Paul Perrault is a Staff Field Applications Engineer based in Calgary, Canada. Since joining ADI in 2002, Paul has supported applications in consumer, industrial, health care, and instrumentation markets.  He holds a B. Sc. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and an M. Sc... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

1:30pm

EM3: RTOS Design Techniques for Sensor Based Systems

Embedded Systems are becoming more complex and requiring more advanced design techniques in order to maintain the systems real-time performance. Employing an RTOS is a good step towards managing real-time complexity but there are many pitfalls that developers can encounter such as priority inversions and deadline. In this session, attendees will learn not only about RTOS fundamentals but how to avoid common pitfalls using RTOS synchronization tools, how to debug an RTOS based system and how to properly manage memory.


Speakers
avatar for Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo

President, Beningo Embedded Group
Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their businesses by improving product quality, cost and time to market. He has published more than 200 articles on embedded software development... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

1:30pm

ET3: A New Type of Neural Network for Anomaly Detection in Sensor Data

We are living in an area with an ever growing number of sensors, where streaming analytics and machine learning are critical.  But what does it take to automate stream processing?  How do we create machine learning models that can keep up with exploding numbers of data streams? This talk covers how to leverage HTM (Hierarchical Temporal Memory) - a new type of neural network - to create applications that learn in real time, automatically and without the need for data labeling.


Speakers
avatar for Marion Le Borgne

Marion Le Borgne

Senior Software Engineer, Numenta


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

1:30pm

IoT3: Get Your IoT Head Out of the Clouds and Into the Fog

Just as you are embracing the benefits of IoT Cloud computing, now solutions are transitioning to the Fog.  Should you?  This session will provide key trade-offs between various cloud and fog technologies. Understand development guidelines to differentiate between cloud and fog solutions and how to transition from a cloud solution to a fog solution. Development effort and strengths and weaknesses will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Lutz

Robert Lutz

VP Marketing & Business Development, Systech Corporation
Robert Lutz is currently the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Systech Corporation where he is focused on connecting all things IoT. Robert is responsible for ecosystem partner relationships at Systech and oversees the development and launch of new IoT products. You can... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

1:30pm

MEMS3: Utilizing Ultra-Low Power MEMS Sensors to Realize Intelligent Real-Time Asset Health Monitoring

Attendees will explore how intelligent IoT asset health monitoring solutions involving ultra-low power MEMS sensors, placed on a variety of transportation methods, can provide real time insight into the condition of a shipment in order to mitigate revenue loss.


Speakers
avatar for Wayne Meyer

Wayne Meyer

MEMS Sensors Strategic Marketing, Analog Devices
Wayne Meyer provides Strategic Marketing for Analog Devices™ Inertial MEMS and Sensors Technology Group. He has previously held product engineering, product  management, and business development roles for microcontroller, microprocessor, and DSP solutions.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

1:30pm

NSA3: Solid State LiDAR: Enabling Mass Adoption in Multiple Industry Sectors

Solid State LiDAR is a critical sensor for use in ADAS and autonomous driving.  Understanding how the technology works and the critical components are critical to hit the performance and cost requirements demanded by Tier 1’s and automotive OEMs.  Sensor technologies, such as silicon photomultipliers (SiPM’s), are a major part of this application and designing the system properly will yield the best performance.  This session will explore the trends in LiDAR and provide key design recommendations for building a LiDAR using the latest in SiPM technology.


Speakers
avatar for Wade Appelman

Wade Appelman

VP Sales and Marketing, SensL


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

2:30pm

EH4: Overcoming Battery Life: The Next Generation of Sensors

Among the most pressing challenges toward realizing the full potential of the global IoT is the question of power for the billions of battery-operated sensors that will make up these new connected environments. Inherent constraints in current power-supplying technologies raise concerns not only for battery cost and performance life, but also for the unavoidable invasions of physical infrastructure that are typically required to maintain battery-powered sensors in residential and M2M applications. Low-power capability may be the biggest barrier to the full instrumentation of the physical world, but new techniques for power generation and management are evolving, as are energy harvesting technologies, which may offer the most promising solution to the IoT power conundrum. Sensors that can intelligently store energy, regenerate themselves after dissipation, and expend only the minimum power required per operating instance, represent the vanguard of next-generation sensor designs.


Speakers
avatar for Mariusz Malkowski

Mariusz Malkowski

Technical Services and Business Development Director, Sigma Designs
Mariusz Malkowski has nearly 20 years in the Smart home IoT space. He has been Business Development and Technical Services Manager for the Z-Wave division of Sigma Designs for over 10 years. Prior to joining Sigma Designs on their acquisition of Zensys, Mr. Malkowski held various... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

2:30pm

EM4: Secure Network Infrastructure for Industrial IoT

This session will focus on core network infrastructure issues related to securely transporting data from millions of Industrial sensors in a slew of verticals to applications residing in public/private/Hybrid clouds. Understand the various security issues from protecting the Industrial asset to securing the data transport to isolation of sensor sub-system to minimize hack proliferation. Explore the provisioning and management issues as scale, OoS/WAN optimization, and edge analytics.


Speakers
avatar for Ron Victor

Ron Victor

CEO, IoTium
Ron Victor is a Silicon Valley-based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at startups and Fortune 1000 technology companies. To date he has enabled raising more than $30 million in startup capital for multiple startups in Silicon... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

2:30pm

ET4: Moving AI Into the Physical World with Industrial IoT Systems

AI has been changing the digital landscape for several years now, but new companies are focused on pushing these developments into the physical world.  The new volume of industrial IoT sensors and communications has enabled orders of magnitude more data to be collected -- all with the goal of building intelligence into systems that can predict anomalies, identify issues, and increase efficiency.  In this talk, Andrew Scheuermann, Prateek Joshi and Adam Kell will discuss which technologies are making this transition possible.


Speakers
avatar for Prateek Joshi

Prateek Joshi

Founder, Pluto AI
Prateek is an Artificial Intelligence researcher, a published author of 7 books, and a TEDx speaker. He is the founder of Pluto AI, a venture-funded Silicon Valley startup building an analytics platform for smart water management. His tech blog (www.prateekjoshi.com) has received... Read More →
avatar for Adam Kell

Adam Kell

Partner, Comet Labs
Adam is a product guy. He is an investment partner at Comet Labs, a cross between a venture fund and experimental research lab that focuses on AI and robotics. Adam previously co-founded a consumer electronics company, which designs, manufactures, and sells mobile phone accessories... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Scheuermann

Andrew Scheuermann

CEO & Co-Founder, Arch Systems
Andrew is an industrious and impassioned entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in energy and power devices. He is now leading Arch Systems, which provides a modular device to cloud platform allowing new IoT applications to be built 5x faster and 10x cheaper than ever before. Andrew... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

2:30pm

IoT4: An Approach to Intelligent Distributed IoT

For some applications, the most effective way to implement IoT is to rely on direct dialogues between the sensors and actuators within an IoT deployment with the cloud playing a more passive role, as illustrated in autonomous vehicles and smart HVAC. Explore an alternative way of deploying an IoT based on sensor-actuator, sensor-sensor, and/or actuator-actuator dialogues.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Freund

Tom Freund

Owner, Dig.y.SoL
Mr. Freund represents 35 years focused on advanced software technology in control, monitoring, and diagnostics of networked industrial and infrastructure equipment.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

2:30pm

MEMS4: Low Power Microphone Acquisition and Processing for Always on Applications Based on Microcontrollers

This session will focus on the tradeoff between performance and low power consumption in embedded IoT platforms used for always on microphone acquisition. It will show different system architectures based on Cortex-M microcontrollers, with one or more microphones acquisition and processing depending on the power budget and overall system performance, targeting always on microphone acquisition as input for automatic speech recognition algorithms.


Speakers
avatar for Luca Spelgatti

Luca Spelgatti

Field Application Engineer, STMicroelectronics
Luca Spelgatti has 8+ years of experience designing and developing various embedded systems. Presently with STMicroelectronics, he supports the STM32 family of ARM® Cortex®-M based microcontrollers and he's also STM32 Microcontroller Audio expert for the US Region;He is involved... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

2:30pm

NSA4: Meeting Sensor Requirements In Industry 4.0 & Smart Vehicle Applications With Extended Temperature Range Solid State Batteries

Ilika has applied its heritage of patented materials discovery with leading OEMs, to develop solid state batteries which enable the powering of autonomous IoT sensors for Industry 4.0 and Smart Vehicles. StereaxTM solid state batteries have small size (~cm2) but long life (>10 years) and, when combined with energy harvesters, provide perpetual energy to small sensing devices in difficult-to-reach, hostile and high temperature environment (operating in Extended temperature range -40 to +150°C) without the need for cabling the device or changing batteries regularly.


Speakers
avatar for Denis Pasero

Denis Pasero

Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika Technologies
Denis Pasero joined Ilika Technologies in 2008, as a scientist specializing in battery technology, to manage commercial lithium ion projects. He became part of the Ilika team to apply his strong academic knowledge to commercial applications and saw the potential to be part of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

3:30pm

EH5: Wireless Power, Energy Harvesting, Power Management Solutions for Sensors and IoT

Devices can be utilized in areas that previously could not accept sensors due to wired connections or loss of power. Join in discussing the advancements in wireless power energy harvesting, Lifetime Battery Solutions and power management solutions as it relates to sensors and devices.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Greene

Charles Greene

Powercast Corporation, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Charles Greene is the Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast Corporation. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Greene has over sixteen years of experience in the Radio... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

3:30pm

EM5: Is Your Data Acquisition System Ready for Big Analog Data?

With the proliferation of sensing and networking technologies, adding measurements to systems has never been easier and more cost-effective. This opportunity to uncover new insights comes at the risk of spending more time searching for and analyzing multiple data sets. Learn how proper metadata documentation, custom triggering, and the right analysis technique will help you save only the data needed to make informed decisions. This presentation will also explore lessons learned from the Jaguar Land Rover R&D Powertrain test team which generated and analyzed over 500 GB of data per day from more than 200 dataloggers.


Speakers
AW

Anjelica Warren

Product Marketing Manager, National Instruments
Anjelica Warren is a Product Marketing Manager for Data Acquisition at National Instruments. In her role, she has seen a wide breadth of applications across many industries including automotive, aerospace, and scientific research. Her main focus is to ensure success with NI products... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

3:30pm

ET5: Sensing and IoT Ecosystem: Opportunities at a National Research Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a federally funded research and development center, focuses on basic research that advances the frontiers of science and translates discoveries into tools and technologies in science, energy, the environment and national security. For more than four decades, our experts have teamed with government, industry and academia to tackle some of the toughest problems facing our nation.

The opportunity of sensing and the complete IOT Ecosystem at the PNNL is vast and profound. Sensors, Connectivity, Big Data, and Machine Learning can all contribute to create exceptional values in every domain at the lab, from molecular science to cities and infrastructure.

So, what are the opportunities? How and what role can the Sensor and IOT industry in a national laboratory? The author shall present pictures of both a current and future vision of such opportunities with various Use Cases after an introduction to PNNL and IOT ecosystem. At the end, Dr. Ahmed will also explore collaboration scope between industry and PNNL for groundbreaking innovation and how PNNL can work together for science and technology needs for federal clients.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Osman Ahmed

Dr. Osman Ahmed

Principal Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Osman Ahmed, a visionary innovation and technology leader, recently joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Principal Technical Advisor. Currently, he is leading groundbreaking initiative to deploy, demonstrate, and commercialize exceptional value that IOT (Internet... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

3:30pm

IoT5: Solving IoT Cost, Size, and Power Headaches, Evolving Designs with Configurable Mixed-Signal Devices

Attendees will learn about how to reduce development time and cost through the use of flexible and configurable mixed-signal devices.  Understand the various tradeoffs and considerations when designing an IoT solution and how to optimize an IoT solution when faced with a multitude of sensor, connectivity and power options.


Speakers
avatar for David Chow

David Chow

Applications Engineering, Silego


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

3:30pm

MEMS5: Ultra-Wide Angle MEMS Spatial Light Modulator for LIDAR

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is a key enabling technology for self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles. Optical phased arrays (OPA) are attractive for solid-state LIDARs, eliminating bulky mechanical scanners. More importantly, it enables sophisticated beamforming such as simultaneous scanning, pointing, and tracking of multiple objects. OPAs with various types of phase modulators have been demonstrated. Large-scale OPA has been realized with liquid crystal, but its response time is too slow for automotive LIDAR. Large scan angle has been demonstrated in silicon photonics waveguides, however, they have high insertion loss and are limited to infrared wavelength transparent to Si. Micromirror-based OPA offers microsecond response time, but to date the mirror size is larger than 20µm, limiting their scan angles. In this talk we report on a novel MEMS OPA with a pitch below 2 µm. The small pitch is made possible by integrating vertical combdrive actuators underneath the mirror. The fast response time (< 2µs), large field of view (>40° at 1550nm), wavelength- and modulation-agnostic properties make it an attractive choice for solid state LIDARs.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Youmin Wang

Dr. Youmin Wang

Research Specialist, BSAC, UC Berkeley
Dr. Youmin Wang primary research focus on optical MEMS based beamsteering devices with Prof. Ming Wu at BSAC, UC Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, where he performed research in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, imaging modalities, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

3:30pm

NSA5: New Generation of Thermal Activity Sensors Impacts Smart Building and IoT Markets

Cyrille Trouilleau will discuss how thermal activity sensors will significantly improve the ability of smart building applications and Internet of Things to sense the environment, thereby optimizing energy management (HVAC, lighting, etc.), occupant comfort, security and safety in work and public spaces. Accurately sensing and classifying human motion  data (people counting, people localization, posture classification, etc)  are key. 


Speakers
avatar for Cyrille Trouilleau

Cyrille Trouilleau

Product Manager, ULIS


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 211D
 
Thursday, June 29
 

10:00am

DA1: Wearable Sensors & Performance Biomechanics in MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL and on the Assembly Line

Join Ben Hansen to learn how data and analytics from wearables allow for performance and injury prevention discussions to be had. Attendees will explore the future of data and analytics in a broader sense.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Hansen

Ben Hansen

VP & Chief Technology Officer, Motus Global
Ben Hansen is the VP & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Motus Global – He is a biomechanics and wearable technology executive specializing in movement analysis using emerging technologies. He has previous experience as a biomechanical engineer for the Milwaukee Brewers, and was... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

10:00am

EM6: ARMv8-M TrustZone Security for Cortex-M Processors

Security has become an important issue for many microprocessor systems especially those IoT platforms connected to the Internet. Sensors need to be connected to a microprocessor and there must be security schemes present to prevent hacking and ultimate loss of system control. ARM Cortex-M processors are widely used in such systems.  With ARMv8-M architecture, TrustZone hardware is added to provide a trusted system to be implemented.  This includes hardware security such as sensors, GPIO and wireless.


Speakers
RB

Robert Boys

Product Manager, ARM
Bob has been deeply involved in the embedded world for 20 years.  This includs working with development tools such as compilers, in-circuit emulators and automotive networks such as CAN.  Bob has published many articles and application notes as well as technical talks about ARM... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211C

10:00am

FW1: Commercialization Opportunities and Strategies for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable and Functional Fabric Sensors in Wearables and Other Applications

In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors. These new printed electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates as well as on/in fabrics, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, shape conformity, light weight and low profile. The judicious use of these substrates/carrier platforms enables low-cost and high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using printing technologies in a Roll-to-Roll production line.  Targeted applications include wearables, environmental monitoring and eHealth.

 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded $75M to FlexTech Alliance to establish and manage a San Jose-based facility to create a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII).  Additionally, the recent award of $75M, also by the US DoD, with $250M in matching grants from regional governments,industry and academia for the creation of a research and development consortia, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), headed by MIT for the development of sensors and other electronic functions has validated the potential of this technology to create “smart fabrics” for consumer and military wearable applications.

 

The presentation will provide an overview of printed, flexible, stretchable, functional fabric sensors and accompanying electronics and the applications that they are currently enabling as well as their future application opportunities.    Examples from current suppliers as well as highlights from leading international research organizations will be addressed. 

 

In addition to these sensors, we will also address the challenges of their integration with other functional element of basic Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications.   We will also address the manufacturing issues to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions from both a batch mode and continuous process.  Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom G

10:00am

IoT6: Sensor Market Analysis

From smartphone to smart cities, the IoT world has been built on the great promise of the ability of sensing anything anywhere. How the sensing market will answer to this need and benefit from this opportunity? What are the sensors that will be mandatory and how will they gather value? Discover the wide range of sensors serving the IoT market and who is involved in this limitless world of IoT.


Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Girardin

Guillaume Girardin

Market & Technology Analyst, Yole Développement


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

10:00am

MD1: Ultrafast, Highly Sensitive Printed Moisture Sensors for High-Speed Sensing Applications

An ultra-fast, printed moisture sensor, with high moisture sensitivity, will be presented. These carbon-based, resistive-type sensors have almost instantaneous response to humidity fluctuation, with a response time of less than 10 milliseconds. The sensors are very sensitive to moisture, and are able to detect a moisture at a trace level of < 100 ppm. The sensors can operate at ultra-low power (<30 pW), have a flexible form factor, can be printed on any surface, and can be integrated with many existing devices. In addition, these derivative sensors can be integrated with slow, but accurate, moisture sensors, to achieve both ultra-high speed and accuracy in a single sensor system.  Discussion on pPotential areas of applications such as s of these sensors such as monitoring inert, dry gas lines, glove boxes, lab process monitoring, breath monitoring, and speech recognition, etc. which that isthat are not possible with existing, commercial slower responding moisture sensors, will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Vijaya Kayastha

Vijaya Kayastha

Lead Engineer, Brewer Science
Vijaya Kayastha is a Device Development Engineer, Team Leader at Brewer Science. He joined Brewer Science in 2008, and is currently leading sensor research and development effort at Brewer Science. Dr. Kayastha earned a Ph. D. in Engineering Physics from Michigan Technological University... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211D

10:00am

O1: Integrated Optical Sensors Challenges and Solutions

Target detection, distance and brightness measurements are basic requirements in industrial automation and safety. Industry 4.0 demands smart solutions: exact sensing, tiny design, smart connectivity, low power consumption, universal and cheap. This session will give an overview including pros and cons about principles of integrated optical sensors.


Speakers
avatar for Marko Mai

Marko Mai

Digital Design Engineer, CREATIVE CHIPS GmbH
avatar for Lutz Porombka

Lutz Porombka

Managing Director & CEO, Creative Chips GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Lutz Porombka has studied electronics in Dresden and made his doctors degree beginning of the 80th. Since this time he is involved in IC design and worked in several responsible positions at different semiconductor companies. In 1999 he founded together with three other semiconductor... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom H

11:00am

DA2: A Wealth of Data: Sensors in Black Boxes - Planes, Drones & Automobiles

In today's transportation environment, systems are growing increasingly more connected and inter-operable driving the real-time demand for intelligent sensor data. A common theme in aviation and automobiles is the next generation specification known as NEXT GEN which is defining the use case for sensor data and black box telematics. This session explores sensor advances in mobile telematics, modern black boxes and next generation smart data for aviation, drones and automobiles.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Berkin

Greg Berkin

Director, Concours Ventures


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

11:00am

EM7: IoT Industrial Protocols

Internet of Things (IoT), according to IEEE, is a self-configuring and adaptive system consisting of networks of sensors and smart objects whose purpose is to interconnect “all” things, including every day and industrial objects, in such a way as to make them intelligent, programmable and more capable of interacting with humans.

Industry experts indicate that the market of billions of IoT devices cannot be materialized without achieving interoperability, security and the capability to remotely control and update IoT constrained devices. In this session, you will learn how a device management protocol called Lightweight M2M achieves these three objectives.

LightweightM2M (LwM2M) has been developed by Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) which is the leading industry forum for developing market driven, interoperable mobile service enablers.

In this session, you will learn how the OMA LwM2M device management protocol works and how it reuses the work done by other organizations such as IETF, IPSO Alliance, and Eclipse Foundation.

Presenter will walk through the steps involved and schematic of IoT systems and share few examples of integration of Industrial sensors to the IoT cloud platform. The mechanism to transport the LwM2M payload which is done over CoAP developed by IETF. The data model used to represent the network sensors provided by IPSO alliance standards will also be demonstrated.


Speakers
avatar for Shiva Mathapathi

Shiva Mathapathi

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility
Shivakumar Mathapathi is the Co-Founder and CTO of Dew Mobility. He is the Team Lead for Global City team challenge hosted by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST USA). Shivakumar has over 25 years of experience in product development, design and faculty. Mathapathi... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211C

11:00am

FW2: Adding a Voice Command Interface to Battery-Powered Wearable Fitness, Medical and Wearable Products

Consumers have become more comfortable using voice to interact with technology as this interface has become common place on higher-end electronics device such as mobile phones and home automation appliances.  While convenient and commonplace, voice recognition historically is high-power in the 10s of milliamp range.  This session describes in details the technical process and engineering tradeoffs of adding voice commands to battery-powered fitness, medical and wearable products. This session will cover energy aware embedded system design techniques, technologies and statistical Markov model algorithms that reduce the total signal chain current consumption in order of magnitude into the micro-amps enabling always-on, hands-free voice command recognition.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Buccini

Mark Buccini

Advanced Product Platforms, Texas Instruments
Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced product platform innovation and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company's Kilby Research Labs.  He has 30 years' experience that spans a range of embedded application areas including ultra-low power systems... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom G

11:00am

IoT7: Artificial Intelligence with Sensor and Signal Data

Attendees will receive a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in this fast emerging technology of Artificial Intelligence. Applicable case studies that depict the application of machine learning to signal processing problems and sensor analytics will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Feffer

Stuart Feffer

CEO & Co-Founder, Reality Analytics, Inc.
Stuart is co-founder and CEO of Reality Analytics Inc, a company using advanced, proprietary artificial intelligence techniques to detect real-world features and events in sensor data. Reality Analytics offers products for analyzing sensor inputs, including acceleration, vibration... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

11:00am

MD2: Lessons from the Design, Development and Test of a Signal Conditioned Ultra Low Pressure Sensor

Sensors and ASIC’s can each be optimized individually for performance, but to achieve the best overall system performance all factors, including the wafer fab processing, MEMS and package design, and test algorithm must be considered. This session will discuss the design and manufacturing of an ultra-low, ultra-stable pressure sensor and its tradeoffs, the ASIC and its polynomial digital correction algorithm and overall tailored test methodology.  Measured data for both pressure and flow applications will be shared, showcasing the ease of tailored calibration for very demanding applications in industrial (HVAC) and medical (CPAP, ventilators).


Speakers
avatar for Gertjan Van Sprakelaar

Gertjan Van Sprakelaar

Design Engineering Manager, Silicon Microstructures Inc.
Gertjan "Sparky" Van Sprakelaar holds a MSEE from the Delft University of Technology. He started his MEMS design career in 1992 at Foxboro/ICT followed by NovaSensor. From 2000 till 2016 he was Analog/Mixed signal design engineer at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, developing... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211D

11:00am

O2: How to Solve the Six Most Common Sensor Challenges

Analog designers require solutions to highly complex sensing problems in today’s world. Challenges like ambient light, reliable presence detection, package size, and harsh environments vex designers on a regular basis as they develop solutions for critical applications. In this session, Brooks will uncover strategic approaches on how to effectively address some of the most common sensor issues in the industry using integrated optical sensing technology.


Speakers
avatar for Walter Brooks

Walter Brooks

Applications Engineer Manager, TT Electronics
Walter Garcia Brooks is a Field Applications Engineer for TT Electronics / OPTEK Technology. Walter has been in the optoelectronics industry since 2004 and has held the following positions in the past: Test Engineer, Product Engineer, Business Development Manager and Field Applications... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom H

1:30pm

DA3: Plug&Pray: Enablers and Barriers for Large Scale IIOT Deployments

The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is a response to the need for enormous amounts of data to monitor remote infrastructure and dispersed assets. While sensor capabilities have evolved, there is much to be done to enable the IIoT to reach its full potential. CTO of IIoT remote monitoring provider Ayyeka, Yair Poleg, will discuss how technical specifications will keep sensor manufacturers competitive in an age in which full-stack, streamlined, secure solutions are the way forward.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yair Poleg

Dr. Yair Poleg

Chief Technology Officer, Ayyeka
With a PhD in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as a former team leader and project manager with the Israeli Defense Force’s elite 8200 signals intelligence unit, Yair specializes in signals processing and spearheads Ayyeka’s technological and intelligence... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

1:30pm

EM8: Embedded Machine Learning Accelerating Innovation for the IoT Long-tail

Attendees will learn how best Embedded Machine Learning with Sensing Fusion can enable the upcoming innovative use-cases from the highly fragmented IoT long-tail small companies and single-digit developers to prototype and deploy connected sensing products.


Speakers
avatar for Nicolas Sauvage

Nicolas Sauvage

Senior Director, Ecosystem Marketing, InvenSense Inc.
Nicolas Sauvage is Sr. Director of Ecosystem, responsible for all strategic relationships, including Google and Qualcomm, and other HW/SW/System companies. He is also responsible for strategic and market-driven goal-setting of our SensorStudio developer program, and driving select... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

1:30pm

FW3: Optical Heart Rate Monitoring: System Design for Wearable Consumer and Medical Devices

This seminar will discuss the basic principles of photoplethysmography (PPG), the physiology involved and methods for measurement. Attendees considering a new wearable design will gain insights on the system design trade-offs, with real data backed by simulations, whereas those interested in low-power wearables will learn simulation and electronics design techniques for extending the life of their product. Engineers interested in physiological monitoring will benefit from this in-depth technical tutorial of the entire opto-electrical system for heart rate and pulse oximetry.


Speakers
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Craig Easson

Managing Director, IC Design, Maxim Integrated
Craig Easson is the Managing Director of IC Design for the Sensors group in the Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit. Since 2013, he has lead the design of various Bio Sensor Modules, including Maxim's first heart rate monitor, ECG, and IR thermometer.


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

1:30pm

IoT8: Short Range, Low Power RADAR IoT Sensor

This session will educate attendees about using low power RADAR sensors for a number of IoT applications.  RADAR sensors can provide information about objects 10's of meters away compared to existing sensors capable of the immediate environment.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Frizzell

Rob Frizzell

Founder, OmniPreSense


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

1:30pm

MD3: A Sensor Ecosystem For Indoor Air Quality

Humans spend an overwhelming majority of time indoors, but not until very recently has the case for indoor air quality monitoring been recognized as just as important for health as outdoor pollution. This presentation demonstrates the necessity for monitoring IAQ levels in homes, offices, schools and other buildings that humans inhabit frequently. It details the ecosystem of sensors required for an intelligent IAQ monitoring system. It describes the differing sensor types and technologies required to meet the users expectations for a system that can undertake preventative action when quality levels diminish. It describes the roles of various sensor types, for example MOX gas sensors for VOCs, PM2.5 for airborne particulates, NDIR for CO2, CO and Temperature + Humidity. It shows the interaction and algorithms required to control such a system and demonstrates the need for integration and collaboration of these sensor types and technologies.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Senior Product Marketing Manager, ams AG
Paul Wilson joined Cambridge CMOS Sensors in December 2013, which was acquired by ams in June 2016.  He has over 20 years' international experience in marketing, product management, applications and development gained at Cambridge Silicon Radio, Wolfson Microelectronics, Freescale... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

1:30pm

O3: Line Confocal Imaging Sensors - New Technology for Measuring 3D Surface Features at Sub-Micron Resolution

This session introduces the Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) method and sensors that enable high-speed 3D measurement of highly reflective, transparent, curved and other surfaces and features that are difficult or impossible to measure with traditional methods, such as laser triangulation. LCI’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed and various LCI sensor applications will also be explored.


Speakers
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Juha Saily

Sales Manager, FocalSpec, Inc.
Juha Saily is a technical sales professional with FocalSpec, Inc., located in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Raahe Institute of Computer Engineering in Raahe, Finland, with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering. Prior to joining FocalSpec, Juha held various technical... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

2:30pm

DA4: Smart, Cheap, and Discrete: A Data Story Gets Foggy with Stream Analytics (And We're Better for It)

Sensors and Analytics have been dating for a while and together producing a lot of data. IoT loves Analytics (but only when it's at its best). It also loves Cloud, which makes for a complicated relationship. Cloud and its partner, Storage, love almost everyone, but sometimes have some communication issues.


Speakers
avatar for Damian Black

Damian Black

CEO, SQLstream, Inc.
Damian Black finished as the highest scoring computer science graduate from the University of Manchester before setting out on a highly successful career in the high tech software sector, with senior management positions at HP, XACCT and Followap. He holds 11 US patents, was a finalist... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

2:30pm

EM9: Data Aquisition and Analysis with Linux

Gain an overview of the Linux Control and Measurement Interface for Data Acquisition and Analysis while learning the basics of data acquisition and analysis with Linux along with the basics of motion control.  Additional introductions to the real time extensions to the Linux kernel along with developer recommendations will be provided.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Naughton

Dan Naughton

Field Sales Engineer, CONTEC DTx Inc.


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

2:30pm

FW4: Next Generation Biometric Sensing in Wearable Devices

Attendees will learn considerations of adding biometric sensors to wearable hardware designs, including optical and skin temperature sensor selection, placement, signal quality, optical overlay design, fit, electrodes, and ambient light blocking considerations. The presentation will cover some of the tradeoffs for performance versus power consumption and cost of their solution. We will discuss the impact of ambient light noise on performance and optical blocking techniques. The presentation will also cover methods to reduce noise due to motion artifacts, including band design, skin contact, and use of an accelerometer to mitigate noise in the system.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Tompkins

Colin Tompkins

Director of Applications Engineering, Silicon Laboratories


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

2:30pm

IoT9: Ultra Wideband (UWB) Ranging and Localization for Vehicle Autonomy and Collision Avoidance in GNSS-Denied Areas

Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio ranging sensors enable precise localization in areas where GNSS either struggles or doesn’t work at all indoors, dense metropolitan areas, canyons, and tunnels.  This session will provide an overview of the enabling sensors and software and discuss real world examples where UWB is being used to increase safety and automate vehicles in these types of environments.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Reinhardt

Rachel Reinhardt

VP, Engineering, 5D Robotics (previously Time Domain)
Ms. Rachel Reinhardt leads 5D's engineering organization in the development of location-based solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles.  Ms. Reinhardt joined 5D following the company's 2016 merger with Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology pioneer Time Domain. Ms. Reinhardt previously... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

2:30pm

MD4: How Harsh/Critical Environments Are Driving Sensor Innovation

Miniaturization, mobility and combined technologies make environments using sensors extremely challenging, but its opened new worlds, enabling us to sense things in places never before obtainable. Learn what these advancements mean for future systems.


Speakers
avatar for Karmjit Sidhu

Karmjit Sidhu

Global Director Sensor Business Development, TE Connectivity
Karmjit Sidhu is Senior Director, Business Development, Sensor Solutions, TE Connectivity where he works with customers across industries to address the most challenging engineering requirements. He also focuses his efforts on the conceptual design of new products. Prior to co-founding... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

2:30pm

O4: Fiber Optic Sensing: A Visible Alternative
Over the past decade, fiber optic sensing has advanced and is emerging as a fitting alternative to traditional electrical sensors, yet not many realize the potential and advantages of this technology. Composed only of glass, fiber optic sensors are intrinsically safe and offer advantages over electrical sensors; they are not sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI), can be remoted located (upwards of 25km's away) and can be used in harsh environments. These sensors can be applied to measure mechanical forces such as pressure, flow, load and temperature (to name just a few).

This presentation will highlight optical sensor manufacturing processes, and real-world applications of fiber optic sensors versus conventional strain gauges in industries including: Transportation, Oil and Gas, and Aerospace. A customer case study, evaluating the performance of optical gauges vs. foil strain gauges with Celestica will be presented and the results will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Burgwin

Nick Burgwin

Test Engineer, Fibos Inc.


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom H