Controllers for Smart Skin Materials
SSC is developing a real-time active noise control system for use in smart materials applications. The architecture uses low cost digital signal processors that are integrated directly into a smart material. These computers enable a truly intelligent material that reacts to external stimuli and can adapt the materials' response to changing environmental conditions.
The computers are arranged in a hierarchical and distributed architecture that mimics the way biological systems achieve complex adaptive control of body movement.
An application of this technology is acoustic noise reduction for vehicles.
Controllers for Smart Skin Materials Objectives