10A Systems and packaging
Sensors are essential tools for monitoring the environment and controlling processes in public areas, industrial manufacturing, and health care. It is therefore of socio-economic interest to have available the most performing, robust, and error tolerant sensors. We address this requirement in a first line of attack by implementing thousands of identical sensors, so called 'sensor swarms', which inherently can be error tolerant and due to large number effects achieve unsurpassed system stability. The second strategy focuses on the interface between the sensor and its environment, our everyday world. This contact is provided through the so-called 'package' of the sensor.