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A Self-organising Sensing System for Structural Health Management

  • N. Hoschke
  • C. J. Lewis
  • D. C. Price
  • D. A. Scott
  • G. C. Edwards
  • A. Batten
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4253)

Abstract

This paper describes a new approach to structural health monitoring and management (SHM) that aims to diagnose and respond to damage using the self-organization of a complex system of distributed sensors and processing cells. To develop and evaluate the approach, an experimental SHM test-bed system has been developed, with the aim of detecting and characterising the damage from high-velocity impacts such as those due to micrometeoroids on a space vehicle. An important new feature of the system is an ability to support mobile (robotic) agents that can roam the exterior surface of the test-bed, obtaining additional damage information and providing a crude repair capability. The focus of this paper is the development of a self-organised approach to the operation of such a robotic agent, for which it obtains local information by direct communication with the fixed agents embedded in the underlying structure.

Keywords

Structural Health Monitoring Hexagonal Prism Robotic Agent Underlying Cell Concept Demonstrator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Hoschke
    • 1
  • C. J. Lewis
    • 1
  • D. C. Price
    • 1
  • D. A. Scott
    • 1
  • G. C. Edwards
    • 1
  • A. Batten
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Industrial PhysicsLindfieldAustralia

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