Strain Sensitive Coax Cable Sensors for Monitoring StructuresCivil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works
AbstractThe invention provides increased structural monitoring systems that have sensitive continuous coaxial cable sensors. A preferred embodiment sensor cable of the invention includes an inner conductor, a dielectric jacket, and an outer conductor that is configured to passively deform responsively to strain in an associated structure. The deformation can be aided by the physical structure of the dielectric jacket, the outer conductor, or a combination of both. The deformation translates strain into a measurable change in a reflection coefficient associated with the outer conductor.
Department(s)Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Second DepartmentElectrical and Computer Engineering
Patent Application Number11/245,480
Patent NumberUS 7,421,910 B2
Document VersionFinal Version
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Citation InformationGenda Chen, James L. Drewniak, Huimin Mu and David Pommerenke. "Strain Sensitive Coax Cable Sensors for Monitoring Structures" (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david-pommerenke/179/