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Strain Sensitive Coax Cable Sensors for Monitoring Structures
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works
  • Genda Chen, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • James L. Drewniak, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Huimin Mu
  • David Pommerenke, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract
The 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 Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Patent Application Number
11/245,480
Patent Number
US 7,421,910 B2
Document Type
Patent
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
2008 © The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
9-9-2008
Citation Information
Genda 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/