Self Powered Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Bridge Health Prognosis: Achievements in the First Two Years

TitleSelf Powered Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Bridge Health Prognosis: Achievements in the First Two Years
Publication TypeConference Paper
AuthorsGodinez, V., A. Pollock, M. Gonzalez, S. Momeni, R. Goustautas, R. Fustos, B. Newlin, D. Inman, J. Farmer, S. Priya, P. Ziehl, J. M. Caicedo, B. A. Zárate, L. Yu, V. Giurgiutiu, and A. Nanni

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Looking at your article it was interesting to see how you've come along since 2011. How are the sensors installed and monitored once installed to see the structural health of the structural steel?

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Thank you for the comment.  The sensors are installed by attaching them to the surface of the structural element.  There are several ways of monitoring the sensor's activity.  One way is to connect a computer to it (via cables).  The other is using a wireless module.  The sensor itself connects to the wireless module with a cable.  The wireless module communicates with a computer when required, or logs the data in an internal memory.

I hope this answers your question.