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Multidisciplinary Integration of Ultra Low Power Consumption Microsystems for Industry 4.0 environments

IKERLAN

START: 09/2017

OPEN

OBTAINING DOCTOR DEGREE: 09/2020

Description

Within the current industrial context, the creation of autonomous microsystems for industrial environments is essential for positioning the industry within the new strategy of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Their integration will have a broad impact on the creation of new products, business models and cloud services. These new elements require increasingly smaller systems (miniaturisation), along with more features (intelligence) and lower power consumption (autonomy), which can operate in complex environments (adaptability) and in various sectors (transport, capital equipment, energy and security).
More specifically, the global objectives of this thesis are:
• To define and implement a modular architecture for the development of miniaturised wireless and low-power consumption Intelligent Integrated Systems.
• To respond to various needs for industrial sensorisation in multi-disciplinary environments (for example, hostile environments) by using the most innovative components and most advanced encapsulation techniques of the state of the art.
• To carry out a robust and versatile integration of all components of the microsystem (sensors-actuators, signal conditioning, processing, power, energy management, communication, encapsulation) for the implementation into multidisciplinary environments with changing requirements. The modular design and reliability (verified techniques and materials will be used) will allow for the creation of various functionalities through various morphologies, sizes and configurations of the microsystems, at a low cost and with a short development period.
This thesis will align its development with knowledge, technologies and microcomponents obtained in another parallel thesis of Energy Harvesting system development.
The scientific-technological objectives of this thesis are:
• To create a demonstrator that represents the minimum expression of an autonomous microsystem through the integration of ultra low consumption components and encapsulation for hostile environments.
• This microsystem will consist of:
 Sensor part (e.g. Crack sensor)
 Signal conditioning
 Processing
 Energy management
 Communication

Department or unit of the Associates Technology Center

Microsystems

Investigation line

Electronics, Information and Communication Technologies

Start date planned

09/2017

Obtaining date of the doctor degree

09/2020

Requeriments

Degree and Speciality: Electrical/Electronic/Automation and Control Engineer, or similar degree in a field related to Industrial Microsystems. Languages: Fluent English. Knowledge in System-On-Chip Encapsulation is an advantage.
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