An intelligent wireless system for real-time seismic monitoring of civil infrastructure

Yuguang Fu, Tu Hoang, Kirill Mechitov, Jong R. Kim, Billie F. Spencer

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Abstract

Traditional seismic monitoring systems for civil infrastructure using wired sensors can be prohibitive, due to onerous and expensive cabling networks. Wireless smart sensors (WSS) offer tremendous opportunity to reduce cost and realize the promise of pervasive sensing. However, seismic structural monitoring using WSS remains elusive, and main obstacles include stringent energy constraint and limited transmission bandwidth. To address the challenges, an intelligent wireless system is developed as a cost-effective solution of real-time seismic monitoring of civil infrastructure. The system consists of three main components: ultralow-power on-demand sensing prototypes, a high-throughput live streaming framework, and a MATLAB-based application for real-time damage assessment. The capabilities of the developed system are validated by a lab test, demonstrating that the system can detect seismic motions, provide high-quality synchronized data, and present damage assessment in real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring 2019
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
EditorsFu-Kuo Chang, Alfredo Guemes, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
PublisherDEStech Publications Inc.
Pages2485-2492
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781605956015
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT), IWSHM 2019 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2019Sep 12 2019

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Volume2

Conference

Conference12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT), IWSHM 2019
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period9/10/199/12/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management

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    Fu, Y., Hoang, T., Mechitov, K., Kim, J. R., & Spencer, B. F. (2019). An intelligent wireless system for real-time seismic monitoring of civil infrastructure. In F-K. Chang, A. Guemes, & F. Kopsaftopoulos (Eds.), Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (pp. 2485-2492). (Structural Health Monitoring 2019: Enabling Intelligent Life-Cycle Health Management for Industry Internet of Things (IIOT) - Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring; Vol. 2). DEStech Publications Inc..