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Interfacing guided-wave ultrasound with wireless technology
Author(s): Thomas R. Hay; Joseph L. Rose
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Paper Abstract

Guided wave ultrasound is a very powerful and reliable nondestructive testing technique. The emerging smart structure health monitoring strategies demand a wireless sensor for most applications. Passive sensor interfacing with wireless technology is advanced due mainly to the mW power requirements of such sensors. Guided wave sensors, on the other hand, are active sensors that require orders of magnitude more power than the typical passive sensor. Consequently, the design of the sensor, embedded electronics, and adjacent power source become more complicated. Sensor accessories can be minimized by locating zones on the phase dispersion curves where modes are efficiently generated. In this paper, this concept formulated via the source influence phenomenon. Experimentation focuses on quantifying the activation power requirements in different zone of the dispersion curves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5391, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (29 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.539853
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas R. Hay, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Joseph L. Rose, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5391:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Shih-Chi Liu, Editor(s)

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