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Title: Distributed processing in wireless sensor networks for structural health monitoring
Authors: Wang, M
Cao, J 
Chen, B
Xu, Y 
Li, J
Issue Date: 2007
Source: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics), 2007, v. 4611 LNCS, p. 103-112
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.
Keywords: Distributed processing
Structural health monitoring
Ubiquitous computing
Wireless sensor network
Publisher: Springer
Journal: Lecture notes in computer science (including subseries Lecture notes in artificial intelligence and lecture notes in bioinformatics) 
ISBN: 9783540735489
ISSN: 0302-9743
EISSN: 1611-3349
Description: 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing: Building Smart Worlds in Real and Cyber Spaces, UIC 2007, Hong Kong, 11-13 July 2007
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