Evaluate ShapeAccelArray (SAA) Real-Time Monitoring Device

This project will purchase, install, and field evaluate two ShapeAccelArray (SAA) real-time monitoring devices. The SAA is a new geotechnical instrumentation device developed by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Measurand Inc. The SSA is essentially a long flexible tube containing arrays of MicroElectroMechanical (MEMS) -based sensors spaced one foot apart which are able to collect continuous three-dimensional displacement and acceleration data. When installed in the ground and connected to an uplink device, soil deformations and vibrations can be monitored in real-time and uploaded wirelessly to the internet and the interface can also be set to send a warning to an engineer via cell phone if a certain threshold movement is exceeded. After the initial evaluation, the devices will be reused as needed on other projects.


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    • Status: Proposed
    • Funding: $50000.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      New York State Department of Transportation

      50 Wolf Road
      Albany, NY  United States  12232
    • Project Managers:

      Barendse, Matthew

    • Performing Organizations:

      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Troy, NY  United States  12180-3590
    • Start Date: 20060801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070731
    • Source Data: RiP Project 11913

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458434
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: New York State Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: C-06-02, R020.75.881
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:42PM