Sensor specification using the ISA and STEP standards for sensor selection

Maarten Korsten, Dan Stefanescu, Paul Regtien

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    In this paper, a framework is proposed for computer supported sensor selection and design. An important requirement to this is that the specifications of sensors can be matched with requirements. Therefore sensors and requirements must be specified unambiguously. It is foreseen that a software system for this will have to acquire information from suppliers automatically, in order to stay up to date. Also different parts of the software system will have to exchange information. We conclude that a standard neutral information exchange format for the specification of sensors is desired. In this paper an overview of the problem is given. STEP and PLib are introduced as standards for information exchange about products and parts respectively. However, the field of sensor specification has not been developed yet and it is proposed in this paper to do this. As an example, sensor specification within the class of strain gage transducers is worked out. First an overview of modelling options is discussed and then it is demonstrated how sensor specifications might look in the PLib format. It is concluded that the PLib standard is indeed suited for exchanging specification information about sensors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationXVII IMEKO World Congress : Metrology in the 3rd millennium
    Subtitle of host publicationBook of summaries: June 22-27, 2003 Dubrovnik, Croatia
    EditorsDamir Ilić, Mladen Boršić, Josip Butorac
    Place of PublicationDubrovnik, Croatia
    PublisherCroatian Metrology Society
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7124-00-7
    ISBN (Print)978-953-9609-39-7
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2003
    EventXVII IMEKO World Congress 2003: Metrology in the 3rd Millennium - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 22 Jun 200327 Jun 2003
    Conference number: 17


    ConferenceXVII IMEKO World Congress 2003


    • Sensor selection
    • Measurement system design
    • Design automation


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