Special Issue "Health and Usage Monitoring Microsystems (HUMMs)"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2011)
Prof. Dr. Marc Desmulliez
Heriot-Watt University MIcroSystems Engineering Centre, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Earl Mountbatten Building, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)131 451 3340
Fax: +44 (0)131 451 4155
Interests: microengineering; microsystems technology advanced assembly and packaging 3D manufacturing
Over the last ten years, there has been an increased interest in the design, manufacturing, deployment and management of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). These meso-scale devices can be defined as multi-sensor systems capable of controlling the health of larger mechanical, electronic and more recently biological systems. HUMS are also used to monitor the usage of the larger systems that they are supposed to control and predict their reliability and lifetime. Traditionally employed for avionic and automotive applications, they are progressively encroaching into the sectors of healthcare and agriculture. With the miniaturization advantages offered by advances in semiconductor technology, HUMS have become HUMMs, where considerable research effort has been put into realizing multi-sensing functionalities at the micro-scale, transmitting the information subject to a limited power budget and ensuring the good management of potentially hundred of data streams.
In the face of the tremendous progress achieved in the field of HUMMs, Micromachines is proposing a Special Issue on HUMMs. Contributions are invited for all aspects of HUMMS ranging from the design, manufacturing, power budget, optimum smartness and deployment of such systems to their application in the various fields of science and engineering.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- health and usage monitoring systems
- multi-sensors systems
- wireless sensor systems
- data fusion
Article: Development of a Microelectromechanical System (MEMS)-Based Multisensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring
Micromachines 2011, 2(4), 410-430; doi:10.3390/mi2040410
Received: 15 September 2011; in revised form: 28 October 2011 / Accepted: 29 October 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1866 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Micromachines 2012, 3(1), 78-100; doi:10.3390/mi3010078
Received: 9 January 2012; in revised form: 10 February 2012 / Accepted: 10 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012| Download PDF Full-text (960 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 27 April 2011