2. PICO-WATTS POWERED MULTIFUNCTIONAL ACTIVE SENSOR FOR DETECTION OF HARMFUL ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION by SHUZA BINZAID AND ADEYEMI TAYLOR
Keywords:Radiation sensor, Microcontroller, Sensitivity, Electronic device, TID, Single Event Upset.
AbstractElectronics devices and components including computers, tablets, and many home appliances produce electromagnetic emission and it should be at certain low levels. Health is always a concern for today's technologies that have high-frequency signal emission. To protect health from harmful electromagnetic and radiation environments, it is desirable to design multifunctional sensors that can be used to monitor both earth and space environments. This work involves the simulation and design of multifunctional sensors and electronic modules suitable for both space and earth environments. The sensors will incorporate microcontroller-based hardware-software solutions for various sensing applications. The sensors will be tested using customized program codes. Preliminary work has shown that it is possible to have multifunctional sensor that can detect two types of harmful environments. Work to be done include designing newer materials, making sensor system compact, and developing the sensor driving electronics. In addition, methods to fabricate the sensors in-house would be developed and fine-tuned for repeatable production. It is envisage that the product of this work will be the development of compact multifunctional sensors that will alert users of hazardous environments caused by ionization, radiation and electromagnetic emission. The multifunctional sensors to be developed may be used for space technology, satellites, medical, handheld mobile and IoT devices. Several government agencies, such as NSF, NASA, Department of Defense, EPA, might be interested in funding further developments of this work.
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