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Sens-o-Spheres - A concept for location independent acquisition of process measurement signals

 
: Lüke, T.; Büker, M.-J.; Hedayat, C.; Lenk, F.; Lauterbach, T.; Gernandt, T.; Moll, R.; Buchner, P.

Otto, T. ; Fraunhofer-Institute for Electronic Nano Systems -ENAS-, Chemnitz; Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration -IZM-, Berlin:
Smart Systems Integration 2017 : International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems, 8 - 9 March 2017, Cork, Ireland
Auerbach /Vogtl.: Verlag Wissenschaftliche Scripten, 2017
ISBN: 978-3-95735-057-2
ISBN: 3-95735-057-3
pp.67-74
International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems <2017, Cork>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ENAS ()

Abstract
To address the problems of classical measurement methods for biotechnological processes, this paper presents a new concept for a location independent, fully autarkical, minimally disrupting measuring technique. A new device, the so called Sens-o-Spheres (Fig. 1), is introduced. Small spherical sensors with a diameter below 8 mm are brought into such processes instead of using conventional electrodes. The battery inside the sphere has to be charged wirelessly in order to avoid electrical connections. Thus, a power antenna is designed within the sphere. To be position independent during the charging process and also to increase usability, a multicoil charging pipe in combination with an intelligent control system is studied. A second antenna dedicated to the communication within the sphere is integrated in order to transmit the measured data towards an outside receiver station. After the spheres are awaked through a wake up procedure, they are applied via a handheld devic e into the predefined process (e. g. shaking flask or bioreactor) and can measure wirelessly physical and biochemical parameters like temperature.

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