Wireless Structural Health Monitoring Using an Active Sensing Node

The development of an active sensing node has brought the traditional impedance-based structural health monitoring (SHM) technique to a new paradigm. The active sensing node consists of a miniaturized impedance measuring device (AD5933), a microcontroller (ATmega128L), and a radio frequency (RF) transmitter (XBee). A macro-fiber composite (MFC) patch interrogates a host structure by using a self-sensing technique of the miniaturized impedance measuring device. All the process including structural interrogation, data acquisition, signal processing, and damage diagnostic is being performed at the sensor location by the microcontroller. The RF transmitter is used to communicate the current status of the host structure. To validate the feasibility of the proposed active sensor node, two kinds of example studies are carried out: (a) corrosion detection on an aluminum beam and (b) loose bolt inspection on a bolt-jointed structure.
Publisher
Korean Society of Steel Construction
Issue Date
2006
Keywords

wireless structural health monitoring; active sensing node; impedance; piezoelectric materials; radio frequency

Citation

International Journal of Steel Structures, Vol.6, No.5, pp.361-368

URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/14862
Link
http://www.kssc.or.kr/home/
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