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Nondestructive monitoring of a pipe network using a MEMS-based wireless network
Author(s): Masanobu Shinozuka; Pai H. Chou; Sehwan Kim; Hong Rok Kim; Eunbae Yoon; Hadil Mustafa; Debasis Karmakar; Selim Pul
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Paper Abstract

A MEMS-based wireless sensor network (WSN) is developed for nondestructive monitoring of pipeline systems. It incorporates MEMS accelerometers for measuring vibration on the surface of a pipe to determine the change in water pressure caused by rupture and the damage location. This system enables various sensor boards and camera modules to be daisychained underground and to transmit data with a shared radio board for data uplink. Challenges include reliable long-range communication, precise time synchronization, effective bandwidth usage, and power management. The low-cost MEMS technology, saved wiring cost, and simple installation without destructive modification enable large-scale deployment at an affordable cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7649, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2010, 76490P (13 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848808
Show Author Affiliations
Masanobu Shinozuka, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Pai H. Chou, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
National Tsing Hua Univ. (Taiwan)
Sehwan Kim, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Hong Rok Kim, Ctr. for Embedded Software Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Eunbae Yoon, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Hadil Mustafa, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Debasis Karmakar, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Selim Pul, Karadeniz Technical Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7649:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2010
Peter J. Shull; Aaron A. Diaz; H. Felix Wu, Editor(s)

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