The possibility to wirelessly monitor the state and the evolution of cracks is of increasing interest in emerging structural health monitoring systems. A simple and effective measurement method considers the placement of two passive radio frequency identification (RFID) antennas on top of the crack, so that the crack’s evolution will produce a change of the inter-antenna coupling and in turn of the phase of the backscattered field. An ad-hoc design technique, based onto the coupled-modes physics, permits to maximize the sensor’s sensitivity avoiding, or at least mitigating, the read range reduction during the evolution of the displacement that is instead typical of amplitude-oriented RFID displacement sensors. The proposed idea is demonstrated by numerical and experimental examples showing the possibility of sub-millimeter resolution with low-cost devices.
|Titolo:||Wireless Crack Monitoring by Stationary Phase Measurements from Coupled RFID Tags|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|