Advanced sensors for combustion monitoring in power plants: towards smart high-density sensor networks
M. Yu and A.K. Gupta, University of Maryland, USA
M. Bryden, Iowa State University USA
Future advanced combustors and power plants will require a large number of sensors that can provide detailed information for better monitoring and control of the various on-going processes within the system. Traditional sensors are large and expensive for providing comprehensive spatial, temporal, and volume information in a process. There are some inherent barriers to develop new micro- and nano-scale sensors. The use as well as the interpretation of data from a large array of micro- and nano-scale sensors in a power plant operation ...