Applications of Wireless Embedded Sensor Networks
Kathy MacWillliams 100000GQFD Visits (1714)
Tremendous attention is directed towards development of Structure Health Monitoring (SHM) strategies, with the primary purpose being reliability and reduced maintenance and inspection costs. With the ability to collect synchronized and high-fidelity vibration data wirelessly, the collected data can be used to understand the behaviour of the structure in case of ambient forces, e.g., wind, traffic, as well as major natural forces, e.g., earthquakes, floods, and tornados. The main theme of topics in this courseware is how to automate the monitoring process via Wireless Sensor Networks and to examine how host system dynamics exhibited in the sensed data can be modelled to facilitate decision making upon observation of interesting events.