Sensor network for structural health monitoring

M. Hedley*, N. Hoschke, M. Johnson, C. Lewis, A. Murdoch, D. Price, M. Prokopenko, A. Scott, P. Wang, A. Farmer

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Abstract

Structural health monitoring (SHM) uses an array of sensors to continuously monitor a structure to provide an early indication of problems such as damage to the structure from fatigue, corrosion or impact. The use of such a system enables maintenance costs to be reduced, and new structures can be designed to be lighter and more efficient. CSIRO has developed a SHM system for detecting high-velocity impacts in the skin of a structure, such as may occur to space vehicles. The system is a large sensor network containing about two-hundred nodes, each of which contains multiple sensors. The system has been built as a flexible testbed for undertaking research in the use of sensor networks in a wide range of SHM applications. This paper outlines the testbed that has been developed and the research that has been conducted using this testbed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04
EditorsM. Palaniswami, B. Krishnamachari, A. Sowmya, S. Challa, M. Palaniswami, B. Krishnamachari, A. Sowmya, S. Challa
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages361-366
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0780388933, 9780780388932
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 Dec 200417 Dec 2004

Other

Other2004 Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing Conference, ISSNIP '04
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period14/12/0417/12/04

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