Nanoscale Sensors for Structural Health

This project will investigate self-powered, very large-area wireless sensors for the real-time monitoring of potentially dangerous cracks in steel bridges. The sensing elements are made by inkjet printing nanoparticles onto flexible organic substrates. Carbon nanotube-based materials will be explored for scavenging solar and vibrational energy to power the sensor nodes. Multiscale wireless communication approaches are proposed for convenient access to the sensor data over the Internet.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Ghasemi, Hamid

  • Start Date: 20100304
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130304

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01576002
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2015 2:47PM