Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing System for Bridge Monitoring

The problem the research team is trying to solve is how to monitor aging bridges. This is important because managing aging civil infrastructure is a major challenge facing the U.S and countries worldwide. Deterioration and premature failures of civil infrastructure have a critical impact on the U.S. economy. Fiber optic sensors are good candidates to monitor and inspect the status of bridges because they can provide fast and accurate measurements on strain and temperature. Asset owners are able to prioritize maintenance and repair of bridges based on the data provided by the fiber optic sensors. The objective of this project is to develop fiber optic sensing system using BOTDR (Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry) for monitoring of civil infrastructure systems such as highway bridges.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $401068
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wang, Xingwei

    Yu, Tzuyang

  • Start Date: 20190101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01698503
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2019 10:43AM