Sensor Systems for Extremely Harsh Environments
Sensors are key elements for the detection of environmental properties and are indispensable in industrial applications for process monitoring and intelligent control of processes. While highly integrated sensor systems are already state -of-theart in many everyday areas, the situation in an industrial environment is significantly different. The use of sensor systems is often not possible because the extreme environmental conditions of industrial processes such as high operating temperatures or strong mechanical loads do not allow the reliable operation of sensitive electronic components. As part of the Fraunhofer Lighthouse project eHarsh, eight institutes have bundled their competencies and created a technology platform as a basis for the development of sensor systems for extremely harsh environments.