Micro sensors for health monitoring of smart structures

Kyle Mitchell, Sridhar Sana, V. S. Balakrishnan, Vittal S. Rao, Hardy J. Pottinger

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Health monitoring of structural systems has gained a lot of interest in recent times. In this paper, we consider the wireless data acquisition for health monitoring of smart structures. Some of the work done towards development of micro sensors for wireless health monitoring of smart structures is presented. The concept of smart sensors is demonstrated with the help of commercially available micro controller and wireless Rx/Tx modules. Application of these smart sensors in health monitoring is also demonstrated on a laboratory set up. A subspace system identification method known as N4SID is used for getting the state space matrices of the nominal and the damaged systems. The concepts are demonstrated on simple test article. Finally, the future goals in the development of micro sensors are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 Smart Structures and Materials - Smart Electronics and MEMS - Newport Beach, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 1 1999Mar 3 1999


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