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Energy-harvesting WSNs for structural health monitoring of underground train tunnels

Energy-harvesting WSNs for structural health monitoring of underground train tunnels

Research Area: Design, evaluation and test of complete solutions for Green Wireless Sensor Networks Year: 2013
Type of Publication: In Proceedings Keywords: structural health monitoring, Energy-harvesting WSNs, wind energy harvesting, underground train tunnel
Authors: Alessandro Cammarano; Dora Spenza; Chiara Petrioli
Book title: Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM WKSHPS 2013
Pages: 75-76
Address: Torino, Italy
Month: April, 14-19
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Best Student Poster Award.
Abstract:
Structural health monitoring is a vital tool to help engineers improving the safety of critical structures, avoiding the risks of catastrophic failures. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a very promising technology for structural health monitoring, as they can provide a quality of monitoring similar to conventional (wired) SHM systems with lower cost. In addiction, WSNs are both non-intrusive and non-disruptive and can be employed from the very early stages of construction.The main goal of this work is to investigate the feasibility of a WSN with energy-harvesting capabilities for structural health monitoring, specifically targeting underground tunnels.
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