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Designing, Fabricating and TestingConcurrently Active Wireless Sensors

Sammel, Jr., David Wayne (2005) Designing, Fabricating and TestingConcurrently Active Wireless Sensors. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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There are many possible uses for remotely powered environmental sensing devices. The University of Pittsburgh has obtained a subcontract to assist in the first development phase of one such device for NASA, a wireless temperature sensor that could ultimately be used to measure the temperature of panels on their spacecraft. This thesis describes the work that has been done to completely meet the project specifications set forth in the subcontract, with particular emphasis being given to the contributions made by the author. In addition to the remote sensor board hardware and software, an embedded protocol is developed that can allow hundreds of these devices to transmit their temperature readings over a single communications channel (amplitude shift keying at 418 MHz) without interference or the need for an on-board receiver. Laboratory testing results that verify the proper operation of the final prototype are included.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sammel, Jr., David
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee CoChairCain, James T.cain@ee.pitt.eduJTC
Committee CoChairMickle, Marlin H.mickle@ee.pitt.eduMICKLE
Committee MemberHoare, Raymond
Committee MemberHoelzeman, Ronald G.hoelzema@ee.pitt.eduHOELZEMA
Date: 14 October 2005
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 5 April 2005
Approval Date: 14 October 2005
Submission Date: 11 March 2005
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Electrical Engineering
Degree: MSEE - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARS; RF; RFID; antenna impedance matching; energy harvesting
Other ID:, etd-03112005-121816
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:32
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 14:35


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