New electronic products and services are charactrized by networked nodes, integrated with methods for knowledge generation. As a result, we see a trend towards Cyber Physical Systems and a new role for Sensor Technology. This is the technology drive under trends like Industry 4.01).
The Sensor Technology course explains two insights that are important to understand where future technical systems are going to:
A sensor is no longer a single transducer, but part of a distributed system:
From the function perspective, the basic idea of the research line is to come from raw data towards higher value knowledge. This is explained on the page on Sensor/Actuator systems, especially in the paragraph “From measured quantities to knowledge”.
From the architectural perspective, the research line focuses on several aspects of an IoT node as shown in figure 1.
This results into the following research focus areas: