WIT Press


Sensor Data Collecting System For Railway Facilities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE090601

Volume

108

Pages

12

Page Range

647 - 658

Published

2009

Size

2,036 kb

Author(s)

Y. Watanabe, N. Sato & R. Tsuchiya

Abstract

The application of health monitoring systems to railway structures is now being discussed and some experimental systems have already been implemented and tested. It is expected that health monitoring systems will bring positive effects on structural maintenance. We have developed a health monitoring system in which one can select two methods of data collection: one is a data collecting system with a RFID tag and a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) and another is a data collecting system with a wireless radio network (ZigBee) and a cellular phone network. This paper describes the overview of our sensor data collecting system and its application to railway structures. Keywords: wireless sensor network, structural health monitoring.

Keywords

wireless sensor network, structural health monitoring