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Signal processing for determining water height in steam pipes with dynamic surface conditions
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Paper Abstract

An enhanced signal processing method based on the filtered Hilbert envelope of the auto-correlation function of the wave signal has been developed to monitor the height of condensed water through the steel wall of steam pipes with dynamic surface conditions. The developed signal processing algorithm can also be used to estimate the thickness of the pipe to determine the cut-off frequency for the low pass filter frequency of the Hilbert Envelope. Testing and analysis results by using the developed technique for dynamic surface conditions are presented. A multiple array of transducers setup and methodology are proposed for both the pulse-echo and pitch-catch signals to monitor the fluctuation of the water height due to disturbance, water flow, and other anomaly conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9438, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2015, 943804 (23 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084519
Show Author Affiliations
Shyh-Shiuh Lih, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hyeong Jae Lee, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9438:
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2015
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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