Textile-integrated electronics for small airplanes

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In the paper, a concept of a wireless sensor network for the exploitation on a board of a small airplane is discussed. Both the transmit side (an array of pressure sensors in a seat) and the receive side (an antenna connected to a central unit) are integrated into three-dimensional knitted fabrics optimized for vehicular applications. The textile substrate supports electronic functions and provides required mechanical properties (thermal insulation, attenuation of vibrations, utility properties) at the same time. A complete on-board wireless sensor network fully integrated into knitted substrates has not been described in the open literature yet.

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Wireless sensor network, textile integrated transmission line, textile-integrated antenna, screen printing, on-board applications