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Book chapters:
Wireless sensor networks for concrete and architectural heritage applications
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications,
  • Civil engineering and architecture
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) belong to a new field of research which is currently undergoing rapid growth. A WSN is composed of nodes, each of them has computing power and can transmit and receive messages over wireless communication links. In this chapter two applications of WSNs are presented for two different real scenarios: i) monitoring the setting and hardening processes of cementitious materials and ii) study of the decay assessment in architectural heritage conservation. Traditionally, the study of cementitious materials has been performed using wired sensor technologies. Because these technologies are expensive and difficult to install, the use of WSNs has gained increasing importance. In this work we report the construction of a WSN using Cricket and Micaz motes to monitor the setting and hardening processes of cementitious materials. Since these processes are time limited, the use of this technology is appropriate. For our research, the most important capability of Cricket motes is that they a host transmitter/receiver in the ultrasonic wavelength region for time of flight ranging. They have been adapted by reprogramming the application for inspection of concrete
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Nova Publications
Book title
Advances In Sensor Networks Research
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  • Autor: S Aparicio (ITEFI)
  • Autor: Maria Inmaculada Martinez Garrido (UPM)
  • Autor: JV Fuente (AIDICO)
  • Autor: J Ranz (ITEFI)
  • Autor: R Fort (IGEO (CSIC-UCM))
  • Autor: MAG Izquierdo (ETSIT)
  • Autor: JJ Anaya (ITEFI)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
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