Fabien Chraim earned a Bachelor's degree with honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 2009. He obtained an M.S. in Civil Systems Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010 after which, he joined the PhD program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. He is a student researcher working with Prof. Kristofer S.J. Pister at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center since January 2010.
Smart Fence and other Wireless Sensing Applications for Critical Industrial Environments [BPN596]
Following the successful showcase of the Smart Fence technology, this project aims at using MEMS and Electro-Chemical Sensors in combination with Low-Power radios to implement industrial wireless sensing applications. In particular, and at the Chevron-Richmond refinery, fence-line gas sensing is added to the previous security application with regular reporting of H2S, CO and VOC concentrations. Using MEMS accelerometers and magnetometers, valve position monitoring and machine vibration sensing are added for safeguarding both personnel and equipment. This project is concerned both with the COTS-based hardware and software behind each application.