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Simulation analysis and experimental performance of a radar sensor network for distributed bridge monitoring
Author(s): Shanyue Guan; Jennifer A. Rice; Changzhi Li; Changzhan Gu
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) wireless radar sensor network capable of measuring lower-frequency vibration and static deflection in bridges. An integrated simulation model that combines a multi degree-of-freedom structural model with a realistic model of the radar sensor network is introduced and used to characterize and predict the network’s functionality in different measurement conditions. In addition, a series of laboratory experiments have been performed for comparison with the simulation model. Finally, challenges associated with achieving accurate measurements from the radar network in a range of testing environments are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8692, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013, 869215 (19 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009727
Show Author Affiliations
Shanyue Guan, The Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jennifer A. Rice, The Univ. of Florida (United States)
Changzhi Li, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)
Changzhan Gu, Texas Tech Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8692:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013
Jerome Peter Lynch; Chung-Bang Yun; Kon-Well Wang, Editor(s)

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