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Title: Literature Review and Assessment of Nanotechnology for Remote Sensing of Wood Transportation Structures

Source: FPL RIP-3333-014

Author(s)Ritter, Michael; Wipf, Terry J.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: Recently, efforts have focused on the development of civil structures that have embedded sensors and on-board data processing capabilities-typically termed 'smart structures.' The fusion of these smart technologies into infrastructure is intended to give bridge owners and managers better and timelier information on how structures are behaving and when they need maintenance. To this point, most efforts have focused on ways to integrate conventional sensors and the development of data processing algorithms. Almost simultaneously, fundamental research has occurred on what is generally termed 'nanotechnology.' Nanotechnology can take on many forms but can generally be thought of as very, very small (i.e., nanometer-scale) sensors, machines, devices that are infused within a larger element or system.

Keywords: timber; nanotechnology; smart structure; remote sensing; transportation structures

File size: 743 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/16/2010
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Ritter, Michael A.
Assistant Director

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