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SMART solutions for composite structures
Author(s): David C. Zhang; Paul Liu; Shawn Beard; Peter Qing; Amrita Kumar; Lien Ouyang
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Paper Abstract

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) that uses integrated sensor network to provide real-time monitoring of in-service structures can improve the safety and reliability of the structures significantly. Acellent Technologies' SHM systems based on SMART technology consists of the integrated sensor network, diagnosis hardware platform and the diagnosis software. This paper introduces the latest SMART damage detection hardware platform - ScanGenie and the new analysis software for damage detection in composite and metal structures. The ScanGenie is a portable high-performance hardware that provides many features such as through-transmission, pulse-echo, temperature measurement, self-diagnosis, sensor diagnosis, etc. The new analysis software is based on the ScanGenie hardware to provide functions such as temperature compensation, auto-gain adjustment, impedance-based diagnosis and probability of detection. The system can be used for damage detection in most composite and metal structures such as aircraft, spacecraft and civil infrastructures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6934, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008, 69341C (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778468
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Zhang, Acellent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Paul Liu, Acellent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Shawn Beard, Acellent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Peter Qing, Acellent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Amrita Kumar, Acellent Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Lien Ouyang, Acellent Technologies, Inc. (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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