Distributed processing in wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring

Miaomiao Wang, Jiannong Cao, Bo Chen, You Lin Xu, Jing Li

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Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have found many applications in a variety of ubiquitous computing environments. One of the key applications is Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) which seeks to monitor the functionality and detect the possible damages of large civil engineering structures, by measuring the structural responses to ambient or forced excitation. WSNs are a promising new technique for SHM, but the contradicting considerations on the unique characteristics of WSNs and the inherent requirements of SHM pose challenges for practical implementation. Distributed processing in WSNs can help reduce energy consumption, make efficient use of network bandwidth, and improve system response time. In this paper, we analyze the design issues of WSN-based SHM, and propose distributed processing architecture with algorithms. Results of performance the evaluations using both simulation and emulation demonstrate the effectiveness of our proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Intelligence and Computing - 4th International Conference, UIC 2007, Proceedings
Pages103-112
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: Building Smart Worlds in Real and Cyber Spaces, UIC 2007 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4611 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: Building Smart Worlds in Real and Cyber Spaces, UIC 2007
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/07/0713/07/07

Keywords

  • Distributed processing
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Wireless sensor network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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