Miniature Low power Multi-parameter Wireless Sensor Network for Infrastructure

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-11-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: A102-112-1747
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: A10-112
Solitcitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
Duns: 161911532
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Xiaoliang Zhao
 Program Manager
 (301) 294-5232
Business Contact
 Mark James
Title: Director, Contracts and Proposals
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
Infrastructure and equipment health monitoring are becoming increasingly important. There is a need to provide a cost effective means to not only inspect a significant number of structures but to also prioritize situations where immediate maintenance actions will result in a major reduction in renewal and repair costs over the lifetime of the structure. That would require the use of sensors for monitoring structural integrity in combination with environmental severity. To reduce manual inspection costs, the system should provide the ability to remotely access data and provide a clear actionable output. We propose to develop a multi-parameter wireless smart sensor network for infrastructures. It includes distributed wireless sensor nodes for monitoring and mapping environmental load that communicate with central gateway nodes. The environmental load wireless sensor node is a miniature low power sensor node that includes a suite of sensors and communicates through IEEE 1451 protocols to the gateway node. The sensor gateway node collects the sensor node data and performs the diagnosis on the structure condition. The gateway node will send the information to a nearby crossing vehicle or maintenance staff wirelessly, or to a remote office for further analysis.

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