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Health monitoring: asset damage detection
Author(s): Fred Mauss; Brian Hatchell; James Skorpik; Kurt Silvers
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Paper Abstract

The Health Monitor System (HMS) is a low-cost, low-power, battery-powered device capable of measuring temperature, humidity, and shock. Many mission-critical items are susceptible to shock damage. To help prevent shock damage, assets often are placed in robust custom containers with shock damping and absorption devices. Assets are still at risk of damage while in their protective containers. Having a Health Monitor attached to an asset or container allows the status of the asset to be determined. The Health Monitor can measure, record, store, analyze, and display to the user if a shock event has occurred that puts the asset at risk of failure. Extensive shock testing and algorithm implementation were required to develop a Health Monitor that uses a single-point 3-axis accelerometer to determine the type, height, and severity of a shock event.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6934, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008, 693417 (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776299
Show Author Affiliations
Fred Mauss, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Brian Hatchell, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
James Skorpik, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Kurt Silvers, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6934:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008
Peter J. Shull; H. Felix Wu; Aaron A. Diaz; Dietmar W. Vogel, Editor(s)

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