Autarkic Sensor Systems
Autarkic sensor systems are a vital cross-application technology are important drivers of new products and services and are employed in many different industries, including the energy sector and logistics, manufacturing, building automation and medical engineering. In many application areas, the technology is rapidly moving from niche idea to becoming the factor that determines the innovativeness of new products.
Fraunhofer IZM specializes in adapting the subcomponents of autarkic sensor systems to the requirements of individual applications.
- A key element is precisely adjusting the computing power and power consumption of the processor, which lies at the heart of an autarkic sensor system. We are expert in a wide range of processors – from the simplest microcontrollers through to high-performance systems with co-processing.
- Whether long-term data logging or digital data processing and relaying in real-time – implementing efficient communication and selecting the appropriate storage is largely shaped by the degree of networking.
- Sensor elements based on high-resolution components are chosen to optimize power efficiency.
- A current development focus is integrating optical sensors for color recognition and spectral analysis.