The damage assessment methodology in cooperation with smart sensors and inspection robots

Yoshihiro Nitta, Masami Ishida, Toshio Onai, Morimasa Watakabe, Akira Nishitani, Chisa Matsui

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Abstract

This paper proposes a damage assessment methodology for the non-structural elements, especially the ceiling, in cooperation with the smart sensors and the inspection blimp robot with the Wi-Fi camera. The developed smart sensors use the infrared LEDs in sending the measured data to the inspection blimp robot. The inspection blimp robot integrated in the proposed system has a Wi-Fi camera and an infrared remote control receiver for receiving the data from the smart sensor. In the proposed methodology, the distributed smart sensors firstly detect the damage occurrence. Next, the inspection blimp robots can gather the data from the smart sensors, which transmit the measured data by using an infrared remote control receiver and LED signals. The inspection blimp robot also can inspect the damage location and captures the photographic image of the damage condition. The inspection blimp robot will be able to estimate the damage condition without any process of engineers' on-site-inspection involved. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the inspection blimp robot, the blimp robot is utilized to estimate the aging ceiling of a real structure. For demonstrating the feasibility or possibility of the proposed damage assessment methodology in cooperation with the smart sensors and the inspection blimp robot, the conceptual laboratory experiment is conducted. The proposed methodology will provide valuable information for the repair and maintenance decision making of a damaged structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Print)9780819499882
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventSmart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Mar 102014 Mar 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9062
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceSmart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks, and Systems Integration 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period14/3/1014/3/11

Keywords

  • Infrared Data Transmission
  • Inspection Blimp Robot
  • Rapid Damage Assessment
  • Smart Sensor
  • Structural Health Monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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