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Sensors Made in Dresden for Aerospace and Medicine

21.11.2005


Currently, the Institute of Aerospace Engineering at the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) is developing an innovative sensor system for human respiratory investigations which can also be applied in the space. Professor Stefanos Fasoulas and his expert team have created a high-performance miniaturised sensor which enables a simultaneous in-situ measurement of oxygen, carbon dioxide and volume flow rates.

In this regard, scientists of the Professorship for Space Systems and Utilisation and their project partners from industry and from the European Space Agency (ESA) are opening up completely new horizons in the development of sensor systems for human respiratory investigations.

By integrating diverse measurements in a single sensor, the size of the analysing unit can be reduced to a few square millimetres only. Momentarily, scientists are working on the completion of an instrument which is supposed to be used on the International Space Station (ISS) soon. Small, light-weight, portable, powerful and reliable – these characteristics make the new system the ideal device for detecting an astronaut’s fitness or conducting important experiments in the space. The European Space Agency (ESA) is supporting this development.



Of course, the project team is thinking of rather “terrestrial“ applications, too, for instance in medical engineering. In the future, patients could take the walkman-sized instrument home if necessary in order to check their respiratory function regularly or to optimise the inhalation of pharmaceuticals. Nowadays, the application in sports medicine is already being tested successfully. Yet the innovative sensor technology made in Saxony can also be applied in areas such as environmental engineering, vacuum technology as well as in measurement and control technology in various ways. For this purpose, particular production methods are already used at the stage of development, allowing for cost-effective mass production later on.

Prof Stefanos Fasoulas | alfa
Further information:
http://www.tu-dresden.de

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