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Remote, Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensing System for Multimetric Self-Powered Monitoring of Bridge Components

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0088
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Monday, August 19, 2013
End Date: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Subprogram: 
Asset Management
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms: 
Structures; Structural Health Monitoring; Infrastructure; Bridges; Bridge Design; Asset Management; Maintenance
FHWA Discipline: 
Structures, Safety
TRB Subject Area: 
Bridges and other structures, Data and Information Technology, Design

Contact Information

First Name: 
Richard
Last Name: 
Meininger
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3191
Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Project Details

Project Description: 

Development of a multimetric sensing system and data interpretation procedures for determining damage identification and quantification dramatically transform the economics of bridge preservation/management and improve the serviceability of bridges. The system will consist of a network of low-cost sensors attached to critical bridge components. Each sensor node is self-powered and capable of continuously monitoring and storing the dynamic strain, acceleration, and frequency response in the host structure.

Goals:

Health monitoring of the structures.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Final Report.
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Final Report.