Interfacing guided wave ultrasound with wireless technology

Thomas R. Hay, Joseph L. Rose

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Guided wave ultrasound is a very powerful and reliable nondestructive testing technique. The emerging smart structure health monitoring strategies demand a wireless sensor for most applications. Passive sensor interfacing with wireless technology is advanced due mainly to the mW power requirements of such sensors. Guided wave sensors, on the other hand, are active sensors that require orders of magnitude more power than the typical passive sensor. Consequently, the design of the sensor, embedded electronics, and adjacent power source become more complicated. Sensor accessories can be minimized by locating zones on the phase dispersion curves where modes are efficiently generated. In this paper, this concept formulated via the source influence phenomenon. Experimentation focuses on quantifying the activation power requirements in different zone of the dispersion curves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-320
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 17 2004
EventSmart Structures and Materials 2004 - Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 15 2004Mar 18 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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