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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
Project Status:   Programmed
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 multimodal nature of the sensing system will allow the simultaneous measurement of miscellaneous quantities such as strain, acceleration, tilt, temperature, humidity, with sensitivity and accuracy comparable to state-of-the-art wired sensors.
Goals:   To develop a multifunction sensor system that accurately quantifies deformation, accelerations, 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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