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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2006 vol. 10)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 26-34
Erik Johnson , University of Southern California
John Caffrey , University of Southern California
Sumit Rangwala , University of Southern California
Ramesh Govindan , University of Southern California
Nupur Kothari , University of Southern California
Krishna Chintalapudi , University of Southern California
Jeongyeup Paek , University of Southern California
Tat Fu , University of Southern California
Sami Masri , University of Southern California
ABSTRACT
Structural health monitoring (SHM) is an active area of research devoted to systems that can autonomously and proactively assess the structural integrity of bridges, buildings, and aerospace vehicles. Recent technological advances promise the eventual ability to cover a large civil structure with low-cost wireless sensors that can continuously monitor a building's structural health, but researchers face several obstacles to reaching this goal, including high data-rate, data-fidelity, and time-synchronization requirements. This article describes two systems the authors recently deployed in real-world structures.
INDEX TERMS
sensor networks, health, earthquake, crack propagation, wireless
CITATION
Erik Johnson, John Caffrey, Sumit Rangwala, Ramesh Govindan, Nupur Kothari, Krishna Chintalapudi, Jeongyeup Paek, Tat Fu, Sami Masri, "Monitoring Civil Structures with a Wireless Sensor Network", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. , pp. 26-34, March/April 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.38
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