Wireless Communication Solution for Distributed Structural Health Monitoring

Artur Andrzejczak, Paweł Łeczycki, Maciej Makowski, Bartosz Pekosławski, Piotr Pietrzak, Andrzej Napieralski


This paper describes a design of wireless distributed SHM (Structure Health Monitoring) system with a particular emphasis on comparison of wireless communication standards. The presented solution is being deployed in the TULCOEMPA project. Several wireless communication standards are compared, with their benefits, disadvantages and typical areas of application. A choice of proper ISM (Industrial Scientific Medical) band and reasons for use of Wireless Sensor Networks are also discussed. The last part of this paper presents the proposed structure and designed prototype. The chosen architecture of the system and the program algorithm used for communication and measurements are described.

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