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Tunable mechanical monolithic sensors for real-time broadband monitoring of large civil infrastructures
Author(s): F. Barone; G. Giordano
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the application of the monolithic UNISA Folded Pendulum, optimized as inertial sensor (seismometer) for low frequency characterization of sites (including underground sites) and structures (e.g. buildings, bridges, historical monuments), but, in general, for applications requiring large band low-frequency performances coupled with high sensitivities. The main characteristics of this class of sensors are high sensitivity, large measurement band, compactness, lightness, scalability, tunability of the resonance frequency, low thermal noise and very good immunity to environmental noises. The horizontal and vertical versions of folded pendulum allow an effective state-of-the-art mechanical implementation of triaxial sensors, configurable both as seismometer and/or as accelerometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2016
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10008, Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments, 100080X (26 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242085
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F. Barone, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)
G. Giordano, Univ. degli Studi di Salerno (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10008:
Remote Sensing Technologies and Applications in Urban Environments
Thilo Erbertseder; Thomas Esch; Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Editor(s)

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