8 April 2008 Health monitoring: asset damage detection
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The Health Monitor System (HMS) is a low-cost, low-power, battery-powered device capable of measuring temperature, humidity, and shock. Many mission-critical items are susceptible to shock damage. To help prevent shock damage, assets often are placed in robust custom containers with shock damping and absorption devices. Assets are still at risk of damage while in their protective containers. Having a Health Monitor attached to an asset or container allows the status of the asset to be determined. The Health Monitor can measure, record, store, analyze, and display to the user if a shock event has occurred that puts the asset at risk of failure. Extensive shock testing and algorithm implementation were required to develop a Health Monitor that uses a single-point 3-axis accelerometer to determine the type, height, and severity of a shock event.
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Fred Mauss, Fred Mauss, Brian Hatchell, Brian Hatchell, James Skorpik, James Skorpik, Kurt Silvers, Kurt Silvers, } "Health monitoring: asset damage detection", Proc. SPIE 6934, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008, 693417 (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776299; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.776299

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