Specialized Sensors and System Modeling for Safety-critical Application

  • Jeong, Taikyeong Ted
  • Received : 2013.08.07
  • Accepted : 2013.08.26
  • Published : 2014.05.01


Special purpose sensor design using MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) technique is commonly used in Nondestructive Testing (NDT) research for the evaluation of existing structures and for the safety control and requirements. Various sensors and network have been developed for general infrastructures as well as safety-critical applications, e.g., aerospace, defense, and nuclear system, etc. In this paper, one of sensor technique using Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG) and Finite Element Method (FEM) evaluation is discussed. The experimental setup and data collection technique is also demonstrated. The factors influencing test result and the advantages/limitations of this technique are also reviewed using various methods.


Sensors;Safety-critical application;System modeling;Structural health monitoring


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