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Development of an off-the-shelf field programmable gate array-based wireless sensing unit for structural health monitoring
Author(s): Chetan Kapoor; Troy L. Graves-Abe; Jin-Song Pei
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the preliminary results of an investigation on the application of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to civil infrastructure health monitoring. An off-the-shelf FPGA development board available at a comparable price to microprocessor development boards is adopted in this study. Advantages, disadvantages, feasibility and design concerns when using such a reconfigurable hardware architecture for implementing algorithms for structural health monitoring in a wireless sensor unit are studied in a showcase of implementing Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) in a wireless data transmitting setting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5765, Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (17 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.600348
Show Author Affiliations
Chetan Kapoor, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)
Troy L. Graves-Abe, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Jin-Song Pei, Univ. of Oklahoma (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5765:
Smart Structures and Materials 2005: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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