Title: Functional architecture framework for instrumentation systems

Authors: Richard C. Millar; Kristin Giammarco

Addresses: Department of Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 93943, USA ' Department of Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 93943, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a tailored functional architecture framework to guide the definition of integrated instrumentation/sensor systems (incorporating communications media, interconnections and signal acquisition). The functional architecture framework defines a taxonomy for integrated instrumentation/sensor systems (ISS) and supports morphological variations on the functional elements. The ISS functional architecture framework focuses attention on the sensor system interfaces and transformations of the sensed parameters as the key to the definition and categorisation of new configurations and implementations of ISS.

Keywords: functional architecture frameworks; integrated sensor systems; integrated instrumentation systems; taxonomy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2014.063960

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2014 Vol.17 No.4, pp.405 - 423

Available online: 28 Jul 2014 *

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