Multi-Gas RF And RFID Sensors Research At GE: Microsystems Analytics
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom F
12:30 - 12:50
Existing and emerging applications of unobtrusive and ubiquitous sensors - for industrial and environmental surveillance, medical diagnostics, food safety, personal health, and homeland security - demand reliable, high-performance, yet affordable sensors. For these and other applications, we are developing a new generation of such sensors that bridge the gap between existing and required capabilities. Our sensors utilize radio frequency (RF) and RF identification (RFID) formats and achieve required performance via their multivariable sensor design principles and microsystem analytics. Each multivariable sensor - with its several outputs to detect diverse properties of an ambient environment - is a part of a microsystem that includes sensor-excitation and signal-processing units. Our microsystem analytics includes data-processing algorithms with a feedback to sensor-excitation and signal-processing units.
In this lecture, we will provide details on our developed microsystem analytics methodology that allows quantitation of gas components in mixtures, rejection of interferences, and correction for environmental instabilities. Examples of scenarios where such developed sensors are important include wearable and remotely deployed sensors, autonomous robotics, home health, and many others when selectivity advantages of classic analytical instruments are cancelled by requirements for no consumables, low power, low cost, and unobtrusive form factors. We will conclude with a perspective for future needs in fundamental and applied aspects of gas sensing and with the 2028 roadmap for ubiquitous gas monitoring.
Speaker Biography (Radislav Potyrailo)
Radislav Potyrailo is a Principal Scientist at GE Global Research leading the growth of GE's wireless, wearable, and industrial chemical and biological sensing technologies for diverse applications. He holds MS in Optoelectronics (Kiev Polytechnic Institute) and PhD in Analytical Chemistry (Indiana University). His research interests are in the areas of materials with multi-response mechanisms to ambient environments, design and excitation of physical transducers, multivariate data analytics, and system engineering of microanalytical instrumentation. He has been leading programs on inventing sensing systems and bringing them from lab feasibility studies, to field validation, and to commercialization. Radislav has been Principal Investigator on programs funded by AFRL, DARPA, DHS, NETL, NIH, NIOSH, and TSWG. He delivered 80+ invited and 10 keynote lectures, has 115+ granted U.S. Patents and 150+ publications.
Company Profile (General Electric Company (GE))
GE Global Research is GE's innovation powerhouse where research meets reality. We are a world-class team of 1,000+ scientific, engineering and marketing minds (600+ Ph. Ds), working at the intersection of physics and markets, physical and digital technologies, and across a broad set of industries to deliver world-changing innovations and capabilities for our customers.