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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-13-0086
Project Name:   Low-Powered Wired Sensors for Asset Management or Health Monitoring of Structure and Pavements
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  October 1, 2013
End Date:  September 30, 2016
Contact Information
Last Name:  Faridazar
First Name:  Fred
Telephone:  202-493-3076
E-mail:  fred.faridazar@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Team:   Infrastructure Analysis and Construction Team [HRDI-20]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Infrastructure Research and Technology Strategic Plan and Roadmap
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.
Product Type:   Research report
Technical report
Test Methodology:   Management
Expected Benefits:   Bridge management.
Deliverables: Name: Final Report
Product Type(s): Research report, Technical report
Description: Comprehensive summary of research study.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--FHWA Research and Technology
TRT Terms:   Wireless Communication Systems
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Maintenance and Preservation
Bridges and other structures
Transportation (General)


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