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The latest advances in wireless communication in aviation, wind turbines and bridges

Sliwa, Romana Ewa, Dymora, Pawel, Mazurek, Miroslaw, Kowal, Bartosz, Jurek, Michal, Kordos, Damian, Rogalski, Tomasz, Flaszynski, Pawel, Doerffer, Piotr, Doerffer, Krzysztof and Grigg, Stephen 2022. The latest advances in wireless communication in aviation, wind turbines and bridges. Inventions 7 (1) , 18. 10.3390/inventions7010018

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Abstract

Present-day technologies used in SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) systems in many implementations are based on wireless sensor networks (WSN). In the context of the continuous development of these systems, the costs of the elements that form the monitoring system are decreasing. In this situation, the challenge is to select the optimal number of sensors and the network architecture, depending on the wireless system’s other parameters and requirements. It is a challenging task for WSN to provide scalability to cover a large area, fault tolerance, transmission reliability, and energy efficiency when no events are detected. In this article, fundamental issues concerning wireless communication in structural health monitoring systems (SHM) in the context of non-destructive testing sensors (NDT) were presented. Wireless technology developments in several crucial areas were also presented, and these include engineering facilities such as aviation and wind turbine systems as well as bridges and associated engineering facilities.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2411-5134
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 15 February 2022
Date of Acceptance: 24 January 2022
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 09:30
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/147434

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