A cellular system for wireless structural integrity monitoring

C.G. Benny, K. Steel, A. McNab, G. Hayward

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Abstract

Installation and maintenance costs, and improved reliability of structural integrity monitoring in industrial applications demanding a large number of sensors applied to the structure can be achieved using wireless links between the sensors. This paper describes a wireless network system designed to interconnect a variety of ultrasonic transducers. Miniaturized wireless-coupled sensors which incorporate the sensor drive electronics, a DSP and Bluetooth communication module have been developed, initially for thickness measurement but capable of being reconfigured for time-of-flight crack monitoring, large area mapping using Lamb wave arrays and passive acoustic emission sensing. A networked system capable of inter-sensor and base station communications in an industrial environment is in progress and preliminary results obtained are presented.

Conference

Conference30th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
CountryUnited States
CityGreen Bay
Period27/07/031/08/03

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Structural integrity
Monitoring
Sensors
Ultrasonic transducers
Thickness measurement
Communication
Bluetooth
Acoustic emissions
Base stations
Surface waves
Industrial applications
Telecommunication links
Wireless networks
Electronic equipment
Cracks
Costs

Keywords

  • cellular system
  • wireless
  • structural integrity
  • monitoring

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Benny, C. G., Steel, K., McNab, A., & Hayward, G. (2003). A cellular system for wireless structural integrity monitoring. 1484-1491. Paper presented at 30th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , Green Bay, United States.
Benny, C.G. ; Steel, K. ; McNab, A. ; Hayward, G. / A cellular system for wireless structural integrity monitoring. Paper presented at 30th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , Green Bay, United States.7 p.
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2003. 1484-1491 Paper presented at 30th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation , Green Bay, United States.

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