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Embedded ultrasonic transducer design and wireless communication for intelligent monitoring of structures

Hayward, G. and Benny, C.G. and Gachagan, A. and Farlow, R. and Hailu, B. and McNab, A. and Girma, Demessie (2003) Embedded ultrasonic transducer design and wireless communication for intelligent monitoring of structures. In: 29th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, 2002-07-14 - 2002-07-19.

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Abstract

This paper describes a wireless demonstrator system designed for generation and detection of fundamental symmetrical Lamb waves (So) characterized by high velocity and low attenuation. The demonstrator comprises two piezoceramic transducers embedded within an epoxy plate, drive and pre-amplification electronics, a microcontroller and a communications interface. This arrangement can be configured to operate in an active pitch-catch or pulse-echo interrogation mode or as a passive acoustic emission (AE) sensor. The history of AE incidents, for example, may then be transmitted by Wireless link.