C4.4 - Micro to Nano Integration of Intelligent Wireless Sensors Networks for Structural Meso Scale Applications

A. Amditis, M. Bimpas, D. Zonta, M. Pozzi, D. Trapani, D. Ulieru, N. Bertsch, V. Spiering, N. Saillen, J. Santana, T. Sterken, T. Torfs, D. Bairaktaris, S. Camarinopulos, M. Frondistou-Yannas, V. Kalidromitis & Y. Stratakos
Rapid advances in sensing and data transmission techniques, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), lower power wireless networking and in computation give hopes for a new generation of small, inexpensive, networked sensors that can be distributed on civil and building structures to provide accurate, quantitative information on the physical structure state while in service. This information can be used to assess the structural condition of the monitored facility and aid decision...