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Structural Health Monitoring Systems Operating in a 5G-Based Network

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The work aims to show some preliminary results coming from a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems network. This latter is composed by five building located in the city of L’Aquila that is hosting SICURA - “caSa Intelligente delle teCnologie per la sicURezza - L’Aquila” one of the 5 “houses of emerging technologies” (Case delle Tecnologie Emergenti) promoted by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) to promote the exploitation of 5G, IoT and blockchain technologies to improve the public safety. Advantages coming from such new technologies will have beneficial effects in the management of the monitored structural data and information. One of the most relevant consists in the designing and implementation of possible strategy of early warning solutions in case of seismic events. Indeed, the 5G-based architecture can reduce the latency and increase the reliability of the measured and transmitted data. Another aspect regards the improvements connected to traditional monitoring and control procedures of the buildings. The continuous and synchronized knowledge of the whole structural health network allows to quickly identify the areas most affected during and after a critical event. A single building constitutes a sort of sentinel addressing in opportune and adequate way the emergency interventions. Such scenario poses the bases for the developing of Digital Twin models at single building and city level.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the Italian Ministry of Economic development (MiSE) under the project “SICURA – CASA INTELLIGENTE DELLE TECNOLOGIE PER LA SICUREZZA CUP C19C20000520004 - Piano di investimenti per la diffusione della banda ultra larga FSC 2014-2020” and from the research project DESDEMONA - DEtection of Steel Defects by Enhanced MONitoring and Automated procedure for self-inspection and maintenance (grant agreement number RFCS-2018_800687) supported by EU Call RFCS-2017.

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Franchi, F., Gattulli, V., Graziosi, F., Potenza, F. (2023). Structural Health Monitoring Systems Operating in a 5G-Based Network. In: Rizzo, P., Milazzo, A. (eds) European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring. EWSHM 2022. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 253. Springer, Cham.

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