Abstract

The invention provides increased structural monitoring systems that have sensitive continuous coaxial cable sensors. A preferred embodiment sensor cable of the invention includes an inner conductor, a dielectric jacket, and an outer conductor that is configured to passively deform responsively to strain in an associated structure. The deformation can be aided by the physical structure of the dielectric jacket, the outer conductor, or a combination of both. The deformation translates strain into a measurable change in a reflection coefficient associated with the outer conductor.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Patent Application Number

11/245,480

Patent Number

US 7,421,910 B2

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

2008 © The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.


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