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Optimal sensor layout for shape estimation from strain sensors
Author(s): George C. Kirby III; Douglas K. Lindner; Michael A. Davis; Alan D. Kersey
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Paper Abstract

A procedure is developed for mapping strain sensor readings into displacements. Optimal sensor layouts are determined by examining predicted mode shapes from synthesized strain data. The singular values of the transformation matrix bound the error in the inferred displacements. Issues of spatial aliasing as well as sensor spacing are also addressed. The methodology was validated by comparing both static and dynamic shape estimations with experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2444, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207709
Show Author Affiliations
George C. Kirby III, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Douglas K. Lindner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Michael A. Davis, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Alan D. Kersey, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2444:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Sensing, Processing, and Instrumentation
William B. Spillman Jr., Editor(s)

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