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Embedded sensors results from the Winooski One Hydroelectric Dam
Author(s): Peter L. Fuhr; Dryver R. Huston; Timothy P. Ambrose; David A. Barker
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic sensors were embedded into a 7.5 MW hydroelectric dam during its construction phase. Power generation began at the facility during the spring of 1993 as did initial verification of the on-line use of certain key embedded sensors. Reliability information, as well as structural vibration signatures for the dam, has been obtained under various operational regimes. This information as well as the initial perspectives from builders, owners, users, and regulatory officials regarding embedded sensors is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2191, Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173976
Show Author Affiliations
Peter L. Fuhr, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Dryver R. Huston, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
Timothy P. Ambrose, Univ. of Vermont (United States)
David A. Barker, Univ. of Vermont (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2191:
Smart Structures and Materials 1994: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
James S. Sirkis, Editor(s)

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