In this paper, a newly designed wireless sensing network platform for structural monitoring applications is presented, and the results of a validation test performed in the authors' laboratory are reported. The main features offered by the proposed wireless platform are the capability of real-time and multi-channel data transmission, the high compatibility to different types of sensors, a highly efficient power-supply, and low-cost. Instead of adopting the most commonly used commercial wireless modems, the wireless communication is pursued by implementing an optimized and customized solution based on a recent System on Chip wireless transceiver. The Frequency Division Multiplexing method is exploited to ensure the real-time feature of the multi-channel data transmission. A simple and practical point-to-point topology is pursued. The usage of switching regulators which feature low quiescent current, highly efficient power conversion, an adjustable output voltage, and a high output power make this platform suitable for both low-power and non low-power structural monitoring applications involving different types of sensors. In order to validate the prototyped platform, a laboratory test is performed. The measurements of the acceleration response of a simple 3-storey structure mounted on a shaking table are acquired from both a wired DAQ system and the developed wireless platform. The data comparison enables to validate the efficacy of the realtime, multi-channel wireless transmission.
|Titolo:||Frequency division multiplexing wireless connection|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|