ProjectADA - Advance Distributed Architecture for telemonitoring services

Basic data

ADA - Advance Distributed Architecture for telemonitoring services
01/08/2001 to 31/07/2004

Abstract / short description:
Follow up of the CMOSSens project (development of measurement micro-system) in which further miniaturization of gas sensor micro-systems was elaborated together with their use in distributed networks for environmental monitoring.

Role: Investigation of the performance of the micro-system, development of filter solutions for increasing selectivity, real world measurements and evaluation of the data.
The project goal is to evaluate, develop and test a flexible network architecture for airquality
monitoring embedded in the existing telecommunication framework. The palm-size
sensing terminals host miniaturized gas sensors that are integrated into a novel systemon-
chip solution in CMOS technology. Each terminal, which also includes a gas intake
system and a wireless communication module, deploys Jini-like methods to dynamically
construct a data network over GSM/Bluetooth. Two fundamentally different applications
will be served within the project: indoor gas alarms, targeting methane and carbon monoxide,
and outdoor environmental monitoring, targeting carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide.
Major innovations include the development of intelligent sensors and terminals as well as
establishing the communication of the remote units within the network and the services
provided by the entities acting on the network. The data network architecture, as developed
during the project, will constitute an innovative implementation for distributed sensor
networks. Furthermore, the innovative features of the system provide a platform upon
which many other existing services could be linked or enhanced.
metal oxide
chemical sensors
chemische Sensoren

Involved staff


Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPTC)
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPTC)
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science


Brüssel, Belgium

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