Simulation analysis and experimental performance of a radar sensor network for distributed bridge monitoring

Shanyue Guan, Jennifer A. Rice, Changzhi Li, Changzhan Gu

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Abstract

This paper presents a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) wireless radar sensor network capable of measuring lower-frequency vibration and static deflection in bridges. An integrated simulation model that combines a multi degree-of-freedom structural model with a realistic model of the radar sensor network is introduced and used to characterize and predict the network's functionality in different measurement conditions. In addition, a series of laboratory experiments have been performed for comparison with the simulation model. Finally, challenges associated with achieving accurate measurements from the radar network in a range of testing environments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 SPIE Conference on Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2013Mar 14 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8692
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference2013 SPIE Conference on Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period03/10/1303/14/13

Keywords

  • Distributed bridge monitoring
  • Experimental results
  • Radar sensor network
  • Simulation model

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