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Low-Powered Wired Sensors for Asset Management or Health Monitoring of Structure and Pavements

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-13-0086
Project Status: 
Completed
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
End Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018
FHWA Program: 
Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Subprogram: 
Asset Management
FHWA Topics: 
Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms: 
Wireless Communication Systems; Structures; Monitoring; Infrastructure; Bridges; Research; Maintenance
FHWA Discipline: 
Structures
TRB Subject Area: 
Maintenance and Preservation, Bridges and other structures, Research, Transportation (General), Highways

Contact Information

First Name: 
Richard
Last Name: 
Meininger
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3191
Team: 
Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-20

Project Details

Project Description: 

The research will focus on the design, development, and validation of a revolutionary suite of wireless, multipurpose sensors developed for the health monitoring of transportation infrastructures. The sensors will be designed to be rugged, easy to install, maintenance-free, low-cost, and have a service life exceeding 30 years. The multimodal nature of the sensing system will allow the simultaneous measurement of miscellaneous quantities (such as strain, acceleration, tilt, temperature, and humidity) with sensitivity and accuracy comparable to state-of-the-art wired sensors.

Goals:

To develop a multifunction sensor system that accurately quantifies deformation, acceleration, and crack opening, and provides environmental information, such as humidity and temperature, that will affect the management of the United States bridge network system.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Final Report
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Comprehensive summary of research study.