Dr. Volkhard BeyerFraunhofer IIS/EAS
Dr. Volkhard Beyer
Structure-Integrated Wireless Sensor Technology targeting Smart Mechanical Engineering Applications
Functional integration on the micro/nano scales enables smart functionalities within mechanical engineering systems. However, while deploying a continuous condition monitoring of difficult accessibly machine parts the necessary sensors and actors cannot be integrated as usual. In this context, it is essential to design sensor systems which are miniaturized, durable, wirelessly connected and energy-efficient. Therefore, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS together with partners of the high performance center “mikro/nano” in Dresden and Chemnitz designs, develops and tests the integration of sensors and actuators within machine parts offering a development platform in order to create intelligent components for “Industry 4.0” applications.