Design, testing, and implementation of WiSeMote: A wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring

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Title: Design, testing, and implementation of WiSeMote: A wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring
Author: Hoover, Davis
Abstract: Much research has been done toward the realization of wireless sensor networks (WSN's ) that can detect damage by aggregating information in a distributed manner from civil structures . These networks are still bound by system limitations such as limited battery power , low processor speeds , and limited radio transmission throughput . While many systems have been presented that have the ability to practically perform damage detection with their limited resources , there still exists room for improvement in power consumption , noise immunity , and utilization of network resources . This research presents the WiSeMote : a new wireless sensor node and base station that improves upon the power consumption and noise immunity of existing systems . Performance characterization test results are shown for communication , time synchronization , noise immunity , and data quality . Furthermore , this research takes an existing strategy for damage detection and analyzes it from the perspective of our new sensor platform . This new strategy is also implemented on the WiSeMote in a more resource efficient manner . Improvements in power consumption , external memory usage , and processing time are made possible through a novel parallel processing strategy for real -time calculation .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /45255
Date: 2012-05

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Design, testing, and implementation of WiSeMote: A wireless sensor network for structural health monitoring. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /45255 .

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