Institut for Forretningsudvikling og Teknologi

Ramjee Prasad

Low Cost Wireless Sensor Network for Continuous Bridge monitoring

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  • Bo Han, Danmark
  • A Kalis, Grækenland
  • P Tragas, Grækenland
  • Rasmus Hjorth Nielsen, Danmark
  • Ramjee Prasad
Continuous monitoring wireless sensor networks (WSN) are considered as one of the most promising means to harvest information from large structures in order to assist in structural health monitoring and management. At the same time, continuous monitoring WSNs suffer from limited network lifetimes, since they need to propagate large amounts of data over regular time intervals towards a single destination in the network. Propagation of information is done through multiple hops, suffering from collisions, retransmis-sions and therefore high energy consumption. Moreover, since there is a bottleneck effect around the network sink, all routing layer algorithms will always deplete the power of the last tier before the fusion center. Fi-nally, theory shows that in such networks scalability could become an issue since transport capacity per node is severely affected as the number of nodes within the network increases. Therefore, in order for WSNs to be considered as an efficient tool to monitor the health state of large structures, their energy consumption should be reduced to a bare minimum. In this work we consider a couple of novel techniques for increasing the life-time of the sensor network, related to both node and network architecture. Namely, we consider new node de-signs that are of low cost, low complexity, and low energy consumption. Moreover, we present a new net-work architecture for such small nodes, that would enable them to reach a base station at large distances from the network, with minimal energy.
TitelBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability : Proceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012
RedaktørerFabio Biondini, Dan M. Frangopol
Antal sider6
ForlagCRC Press
Sider96 -
ISBN (trykt)978-0-415-62124-3
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-0-203-10338-8
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Eksternt udgivetJa
BegivenhedThe 6th International conference on bridge maintenance, safety and management2012 - Milano, Italien
Varighed: 8 jul. 201212 jul. 2012


KonferenceThe 6th International conference on bridge maintenance, safety and management2012

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