Modular, Portable, and Reconfigurable Wireless Sensing System for the Aircraft Cabin

This paper describes the design and prototyping of a modular, portable, reconfigurable, and wireless multipurpose sensor system for monitoring and recording environmental conditions in aircraft cabins. The objective of this small, portable embedded sensing system is to record aircraft cabin conditions on flights of convenience to generate a large database for determination of normal conditions. By designing a sensor system that can be easily reconfigured for different needs (with the ability and flexibility to accommodate different/extra sensors), the system can be used to measure parameters that meet multiple research requirements. Through design considerations such as generalized signal interface and hierarchical code structure that can be easily reworked for new sensors, this sensor system has been developed for optimum usefulness in aircraft environment research. In the current setup, the system is configured with temperature, humidity, sound level, carbon dioxide, and pressure sensors. The system has been calibrated in the laboratory without the use of a pressure chamber. Data from six flights are presented in this report.

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    Boise State University

    1910 University Drive
    Boise, ID  United States  83725

    Kansas State University, Manhattan

    Manhattan, KS  United States  66506

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Aerospace Medicine, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Loo, Sin Ming
    • Owen, Michael
    • Kiepert, Josh
    • Planting, Arlen
    • Pook, Michael
    • Klein, Derek
    • Jones, Byron
    • Beneke, Jeremy
    • Watson, Jean
  • Publication Date: 2009-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 21p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/AM-09/18
  • Contract Numbers: Co-Op Agrmt No. 07-C-RITE-BSU
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 6 2009 3:42PM