Development of energy harvested wireless sensing node for structural health monitoring

Muhammad Hassan, Sin Hang Man, Cheng Zhong Ng, Amine Bermak, Chin Chen Chang

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Abstract

Formation and propagation of cracks in concrete structure are one of the earliest symptoms threatening durability and reliability of the structure. Existing solutions for crack monitoring are expensive and incapable of large scale deployment. In this paper, existing solutions targeting crack monitoring application are analyzed and new wireless sensor is proposed by harvesting ambient energy and hence providing a longer life time. In order to monitor crack, our proposed sensor is required to physically cross the crack and attached to the concrete surface on one end while the other end is placed on rubber pad. With the change in crack width, there is a proportional relative displacement in the concrete surface under sensor and this relative displacement is computed by acquiring sequential images of concrete surface and processing through digital signal processor. Moreover, In order to efficiently utilizing harvested energy, energy aware task management is adopted to accomplish tasks. As compared to existing solutions, this solution offers low power, longer lifetime and large scale deployment capability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE 18th International Mixed-Signal, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2012
Pages22-27
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2012
Event2012 IEEE 18th International Mixed-Signal, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2012 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 14 May 201216 May 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 IEEE 18th International Mixed-Signal, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 18th International Mixed-Signal, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period14/5/1216/5/12

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Keywords

  • Crack Monitoring
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Energy aware task management
  • Wireless sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Communication

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Hassan, M., Man, S. H., Ng, C. Z., Bermak, A., & Chang, C. C. (2012). Development of energy harvested wireless sensing node for structural health monitoring. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 18th International Mixed-Signal, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2012 (pp. 22-27). [6298748] (Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 18th International Mixed-Signal, Sensors, and Systems Test Workshop, IMS3TW 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/IMS3TW.2012.15