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Pipelining in structural health monitoring wireless sensor network
Author(s): Xu Li; Siavash Dorvash; Liang Cheng; Shamim Pakzad
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Paper Abstract

Application of wireless sensor network (WSN) for structural health monitoring (SHM), is becoming widespread due to its implementation ease and economic advantage over traditional sensor networks. Beside advantages that have made wireless network preferable, there are some concerns regarding their performance in some applications. In long-span Bridge monitoring the need to transfer data over long distance causes some challenges in design of WSN platforms. Due to the geometry of bridge structures, using multi-hop data transfer between remote nodes and base station is essential. This paper focuses on the performances of pipelining algorithms. We summarize several prevent pipelining approaches, discuss their performances, and propose a new pipelining algorithm, which gives consideration to both boosting of channel usage and the simplicity in deployment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7647, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010, 76470I (1 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848112
Show Author Affiliations
Xu Li, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Siavash Dorvash, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Liang Cheng, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Shamim Pakzad, Lehigh Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7647:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2010
Masayoshi Tomizuka, Editor(s)

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