Opportunities and challenges for smart sensing technology

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Abstract

"Smart" sensors with embedded microprocessors and wireless communication links have the potential to change fundamentally the way civil infrastructure systems are monitored and maintained. Indeed, a 2002 National Research Council report noted that the use of networked systems of embedded computers and sensors throughout society could well dwarf all previous milestones in the information revolution. However, a framework does not yet exist that can allow the distributed computing paradigm offered by smart sensors to be employed for structural health monitoring; current algorithms assume that all data is centrally collected and processed. Such an approach does not scale to systems with densely instrumented arrays of sensors that will be required for the next generation of structural health monitoring and control systems. This paper provides a brief introduction to smart sensing technology and identifies some of the opportunities and associated challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure
Pages65-71
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII-1'2003 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Nov 13 2003Nov 15 2003

Publication series

NameStructural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure
Volume1

Other

Other1st International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII-1'2003
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period11/13/0311/15/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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