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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1484-1491
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003
Event30th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Green Bay, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 20031 Aug 2003

Conference

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

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.