Harsh Environment (HE) Sensors are a key challenge, especially for low volume and high reliability applications in various fields like Space, Aerospace, Defense, and Energy.
Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Defense Industries and Agencies End-Users and Harsh Environment (HE) Sensors technology developers from Europe, Canada, USA, Brazil and other countries are coming together to form the International Aerospace MNT Harsh Environment Sensors/Systems Sector Consortium under the auspices of CANEUS International. These organizations are all agreeing to pool their resources in order to create a collaborative environment where the membership's proceeds are conjoined to focus on high risk, high cost aerospace HE Sensors initiatives. The unique innovation environment provided by CANEUS' Sector Consoritum model forms the basis for this collaborative undertaking.
The Workshop will develop the HE roadmaps to address aerospace needs for MNT sensors/systems. The proposed consortium project will be based on a clear identification of the end-user needs and technical capabilities provided by involved laboratory and manufacturer know-how. National and International Agencies will be also involved in the project.
Part of the objectives of the 2006 workshop are currently under realization in the framework of an EU FP7 project. The 2008 workshop thus extends this work, enlarging the MNT R&D and manufacturing offer for Harsh Environments.
Conclusions will emphasize a possible cooperation to be set up at a worldwide level and at the end of the two-day workshop; we hope to be in a position to provide answers for the following: