Intelligent Sensor, Monitoring and Control Systems Based on Nonlinear Dynamics for Space Environments 2005-01-2875
A new type of systems, including in a single system multiple sensors and correlating measuring with feature analysis capabilities and control capabilities, is presented. The new systems are based on nonlinear dynamics and mimic living organism functions and sensing-control abilities. The patented systems comprise a nonlinear system that includes several sensors as elements of the system and whose dynamic is essentially chaotic. The characterization of the nonlinear dynamics (chaotic regime) reveals the intimate correlation between the values the sensors measure, thus evidencing features and patterns in the measured space. These patterns, at their turn, produce a specific control action. Several experimental examples of sensing-monitoring-control systems are presented and their advantages in space applications are discussed.