Accession Number : AD1037336

Title :   Highly Efficient Wireless Powering for Autonomous Structural Health Monitoring and Test/Evaluation Systems

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 May 2013,30 Apr 2016

Corporate Author : Florida International University Miami United States

Personal Author(s) : Georgakopoulos,Stavros

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Report Date : 27 Jul 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Autonomous sensors with simultaneous wireless powering and communication will play significant role in future Structural Health Management (SHM), and Test and Evaluation (T and E) systems for military assets by: (a) reducing the expensive and time consuming installation and maintenance of wired sensors/devices, and (b) increasing the limited lifetime of battery-operated wireless sensors/devices. The scientific objective of this work is to improve the efficiency, range, and safety (in terms of EMI/EMC and signature) of wireless powering of sensors using the recently discovered method of Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). This project supports the DoD mission by leading to discoveries that will transform the development of: (a) intelligent and efficient diagnostics and prognostics, and(b) lightweight and safe airborne structures with extended service life as well as reduced fuel and maintenance costs. Also, our research is expected to have significant impact to other important technologies for the Air-Force and DoD, such as, smart runways, nano-satellites, smart skins for hypersonic vehicles, autonomous portable devices, integrated circuits, and embedded sensors. In this report, we describe our progress during the third year of our grant.

Descriptors :   structural health monitoring , WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS , test and evaluation , capacitors , ferrites , electronic components , magnetic resonance , ELECTRIC POWER

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE