A Wireless System for Real-Time Environmental and Structural Monitoring
Accurate real-time monitoring of structural health can result in significant safety improvements, while providing data that can be used to improve design and construction practices. For bridges, monitoring of water level, tilt, displacement, strain, and vibration can provide snapshots of the state of the structure. Real-time measurement and communication of this information can be invaluable in guiding decisions regarding the safety and remaining fatigue life of a bridge. This paper describes the real-time data acquisition, communication, and alerting capabilities of the Flood Frog, an autonomous wireless system for remote monitoring. Battery power and utilization of the GSM cellular network result in a completely wireless system. Coupled with the low cost of the device, the elimination of cables allows deployment in locations where autonomous monitoring is hindered by cost or infeasibility of installation. The first prototype of the system was deployed in Osage Beach, MO in November 2006.
V. Plessi et al., "A Wireless System for Real-Time Environmental and Structural Monitoring," Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems, vol. 4761, pp. 456-465, Springer Verlag, May 2007.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-75664-4_48
5th IFIP WG 10.2 International Workshop on Software Technologies for Embedded and Ubiquitous Systems (2007: May 7-8, Santorini Island, Greece)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
United States. Department of Transportation
Keywords and Phrases
Autonomous Wireless System; Real-Time Monitoring; Autonomous Monitoring; Design And Construction Practice; GSM Cellular Networks; Real Time Data Acquisition; Real Time Measurements; Real Time Monitoring; Remaining Fatigue Life; Structural Monitoring; Data Processing; Data Structures; Electric Power Utilization; Wireless Sensor Networks; Data Acquisition; Embedded Systems; Fatigue Of Materials; Water Levels, Real Time Systems; Structural Health Monitoring; Wireless System; Sleep Mode; Structural Health Monitoring System
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