New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams. Today, there is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges. With 1 million sensing points, a newly developed fiber optic distributed sensor could offer significantly faster detection of structural problems than is currently available. Continue reading “Improving sensor performance for avoiding problems in bridges and dams”
Elizabeth Basha, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at University of the Pacific wants to use drones to recharge batteries on wireless sensor networks, particularly sensors that track potential structural damage on bridges. Continue reading “Recharging Bridge Sensors With Drones”
The goal of our project is to instrument bridges, tunnels and other large and long-lived civil engineering infrastructure items with sensors that can monitor their natural deterioration. Continue reading “Smart Civil Engineering Infrastructure with sensors (VIDEO)”
Nearly six years following the bridge disaster in Minneapolis, structures keep failing, including the I-5 bridge in Washington and buildings in both Philadelphia and Bangladesh. Each of these could have been prevented with Resensys LLC’s real-time, comprehensive, wireless, low-cost and low-maintenance structural health detection system.
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