A first prototype for a mobile autonomous sensor module (ASM) was developed at the Fraunhofer Centre HTL in the EnerTHERM project. It can be used at temperatures up to 1400 °C and records relevant data from high-temperature processes: temperature, flow velocity of furnace gases and gas composition. The electronics for data acquisition, the power supply and the transmitter are located in the cold interior of the module. The transmitter ensures wireless transmission of the measurement signals to a receiver outside the furnace. However, since the application possibilities of the prototype are currently still very limited, the module is to be fundamentally revised and its functionality is to be considerably extended.
The functionality of the ASM is to be further developed for routine use in industrial furnaces and demonstrated by means of new prototypes. The following improvements are planned: