Wireless passive acoustic emission sensors for structural and spacecraft health monitoring will be developed by the Wi-SENSE Project Consortium as part of the CANEUS FBW Consortia. The success of this project will lead to simplification of the testing process, enhanced accuracy of test results, and reduced test time for larger surface areas.
Wi-SENSE aims to address the need for passive wireless thermal, acceleration, and acoustic emission sensors for structural
health monitoring. This includes the distribution of sensor networks and the necessity for large quantities of sensors for testing and monitoring large structures.
The proposed technologies involved include: Passive Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) wireless interface devices, Carbon nano tube piezo sensor for acoustic detection up to the ultrasonic range, Conformal antenna deposition compatible with ultrasonic frequency, Low power data transmission and Wave propagation in Complex structures.
The proposed team to lead the Wi-SENSE project consortium consists of NASA LaRC, Flight Research Laboratory IAR-NRC, ASR&D Corp, GE Global Research, Bell Hellicopter, CLS3, McGill University, University of Liverpool, CNM-Spain, University of Sherbrooke and University of Arizona. Other stakeholders will include potential customers such as ESA, Boeing
and EADS; integrators and solution providers from the Americas, Europe, Brazil and Japan.