Laboratory validation of MEMS-based sensors for post-earthquake damage assessment

D. Zonta, D. Trapani, F. Larcher, A. Amditis, N. Bertsch, M. Bimpas, A. Garetsos, N. Saillen, J. Santana, T. Sterken, Y. Stratakos, T. Torfs, D. Ulieru

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Abstract

The EU-funded MEMSCON project aims to produce small size sensing nodes for measurement of strain and acceleration. These integrate Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) based sensors and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags in a single package; which can be incorporated in reinforced concrete buildings and can transmit data using a wireless interface. During the first phase of the project, sensor prototypes were produced by assembling preexisting components. In the second phase we developed miniaturized MEMS prototypes fulfilling the target application requirements. This paper outlines the accelerometer operating principles and the sensor architecture, and illustrates operation at both unit and network levels. It also reports on validation campaigns conducted in the laboratory to assess system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2011
Subtitle of host publicationCondition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
EditorsFu-Kuo Chang
Pages2165-2172
Number of pages8
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 13 Sep 201115 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period13/09/1115/09/11

Keywords

  • post-earthquake damage assessment
  • damage assessment
  • MEMS-based sensors
  • Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

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    Zonta, D., Trapani, D., Larcher, F., Amditis, A., Bertsch, N., Bimpas, M., Garetsos, A., Saillen, N., Santana, J., Sterken, T., Stratakos, Y., Torfs, T., & Ulieru, D. (2011). Laboratory validation of MEMS-based sensors for post-earthquake damage assessment. In F-K. Chang (Ed.), Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Condition-Based Maintenance and Intelligent Structures - Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (Vol. 2, pp. 2165-2172)