Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Two-tiered wireless sensor network architecture for structural health monitoring
Author(s): Venkata Anil Kottapalli; Anne S. Kiremidjian; Jerome Peter Lynch; Ed Carryer; Thomas W. Kenny; Kincho H. Law; Ying Lei
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

In this paper, we make a brief study of some of the important requirements of a structural monitoring system for civil infrastructures and explain the key issues that are faced in the design of a suitable wireless monitoring strategy. Two-tiered wireless sensor network architecture is proposed as a solution to these issues and the protocol used for the communication in this network is described. The power saving strategies at various levels, from the network architecture, to communication protocol, to the sensor unit architecture are explained. A detailed analysis of the network is done and the implementation of this network in a laboratory setting is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5057, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Systems and Nondestructive Evaluation for Civil Infrastructures, (18 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.482717
Show Author Affiliations
Venkata Anil Kottapalli, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Anne S. Kiremidjian, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Jerome Peter Lynch, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Ed Carryer, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Thomas W. Kenny, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Kincho H. Law, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Ying Lei, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5057:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Systems and Nondestructive Evaluation for Civil Infrastructures
Shih-Chi Liu, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top