Self-Powered Sensors for Structural Assessment of Bridges

Period of Performance: 12/10/2004 - 06/09/2005

$69.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

THE Illinois Connection, Inc.
1719 Lincoln Road
Champaign, IL 61821
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The primary objective of the Illinois Connection's Phase I work will be to develop a pre-prototype of a complete military load classification system for bridges. The system will consist of easy-to-install smart sensors that provide information to enhance the analytical calculations necessary for an accurate military load classification and easy-to-operate software to perform the correct calculations, help identify the bridge type, control the network of sensors, and provide guidance as to the most effective placement of the sensors. Our experienced team of investigators represents disciplines in mechanical engineering, failure analysis, electronics design, intuitive software design and MEMS fabrication technology.