Wireless Sensor Solutions
Examples of Applications Utilizing Wireless Sensor Technology
SmartStem® is a wireless pressure and temperature sensor built into an airplane tire’s inflation stem that makes the daily tire pressure check quick, easy, accurate, and automatically documented. Crane Aerospace partnered with Phase IV to develop this advanced technology which simplifies aircraft maintenance. The SmartStem® flies as standard equipment on every Boeing 777 and 787.
Animal Health & Agriculture
Phase IV’s Dairy Cow Health Monitoring System provides automatic identification (RFID) and temperature monitoring of dairy cows for the early detection of disease. By identifying fever and other milk producing death loss has been reduced from 7.5% to 5.5% in a typical 1,500 head dairy.
In industrial applications, predictive maintenance (also known as condition-based maintenance) can identify potential machine faults and failure before they occur. Whether it’s detecting abnormal material wear or overheating, our wireless sensor technology can be placed or even embedded in locations that are usually difficult or impossible to access. In addition, our new Phase IV Wireless Sensor Network is quick and easy to deploy – sensors can be up and running in minutes!
A Fortune 500 utility company asked Phase IV to design a small UHF beacon transmitter optimized for placement directly on high voltage transmission cables. Using breakthrough UHF technology, our client can now download and record cable or clamp temperatures from up to 100 meters away. The sensor battery life of 5 years or longer permits very long maintenance intervals.
Phase IV has developed an ultra-thin wireless temperature patch for hospitalized patients. By accurately measuring and transmitting skin temperature of comatose patients, fever spikes can easily be detected and nurses alerted.
Our ultra-miniature, battery-free sensors and battery-assisted data loggers are ideal for high temperature food processing applications (up to 150 °C/302 °F). Submersible sensors can read and transmit through liquids, and advanced RFID interface enables wireless programming and sensor data download.
Phase IV has developed an extremely rugged transmitter and repeater system utilizing an RFID tag that measures the temperature and pressure of large, expensive off road mining tires (OTR tires). Data is collected at the truck cab or fixed stations and transmitted to user’s system by Wi-Fi link, identifying potential problems before they occur.
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