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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-13-0088
Project Name:   Remote, Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensing System for Multimetric Self-Powered Monitoring of Bridge Components
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  August 19, 2013
End Date:  August 18, 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:   Development of a multimetric sensing system and data interpretation procedures for determining damage identification and quantification dramatically transform the economics of bridge preservation/management and improve the serviceability of bridges. The system will consist of a network of low-cost sensors attached to critical bridge components. Each sensor node is self-powered and capable of continuously monitoring and storing the dynamic strain, acceleration, and frequency response in the host structure.
Goals:   Health monitoring of the structures.
Product Type:   Research report
Test Methodology:   Project scope
Expected Benefits:   Highway agencies maintenance and asset management.
Deliverables: Name: Final Report.
Product Type(s): Research report, Software
Description: Final Report.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Structures
Structural Health Monitoring
Bridge Design
Asset Management
FHWA Disciplines:   Structures
Subject Areas:   Bridges and other structures
Data and Information Technology


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