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Structural health monitoring utilizing Intel’s Imote2 wireless sensor platform
Author(s): Tomonori Nagayama; B. F. Spencer Jr.; Jennifer A. Rice
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Paper Abstract

The computational and wireless communication capabilities of smart sensors densely distributed over structures can provide rich information for structural monitoring. While smart sensor technology has seen substantial advances during recent years, interdisciplinary efforts to address issues in sensors, networks, and application specific algorithms are needed to realize their potential. This paper first discusses each of these issues, and then reports on research that combines the results to develop a structural health monitoring (SHM) system suitable for implementation on a network of smart sensors. Experimental verification is provided using Intel's Imote2 smart sensors installed on a threedimensional truss structure. The Imote2 is employed herein because it has the high computational and wireless communication performance required for advanced SHM applications. This SHM system is then investigated from sensing, network, and SHM algorithm perspectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2007
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6529, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2007, 652943 (18 April 2007);
Show Author Affiliations
Tomonori Nagayama, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
B. F. Spencer Jr., Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Jennifer A. Rice, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6529:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2007
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Victor Giurgiutiu, Editor(s)

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