IEM’s Smart Adaptable Wireless Sensor (SAWS) system advances the state of the art for wireless sensor monitoring for applications in safety, security regimes, and environmental monitoring.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Modular design: The end-user determines what sensors to use, what power supply is appropriate, what communications system to use, etc.
  • High sample rate: Each SAWS unit is capable of continuous sampling at rates in excess of 10 kHz; burst sample rates can exceed 100kHz.
  • High Bandwidth: IEM’s unique communication protocol enables data transfers over 700 kbps, and provides twice as many channels per network, for an effective bandwidth 40 times that which is practical using standard ZigBee wireless approaches.
  • Low Power: SAWS operates on extremely low power levels and is capable of harvesting all required power from the environment.
  • Small Size: SAWS sensor nodes, depending on precise options selected, measure as little as one inch long and a half inch high and wide.
  • Multiple Form Factors: In addition to the stacked, modular design, SAWS can also be configured using flexible circuit boards or as a low-profile single board design, enabling it to adapt to a wide range of uses.
  • On-board Memory: Supports 16GB or more memory; on-board flash stores UID and component history.
  • Custom Programming: Integrated API allows custom application development.

The SAWS system can provide advance knowledge of the need for maintenance on a helicopter, monitor temperatures and vibration in operating components, sense environmental changes in a room, or detect movement, sound, or light of an intruder in a secure area or across a perimeter depending on the precise needs of the user.