A conceptual framework for intelligent monitoring systems

Thomas Juliano, Jay Meegoda, Edip Niver, Daniel Watts, Sameer Wadhawan, Richard Finlayson

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This paper discusses the conceptual development of a continuously monitored intelligent system for underground infrastructure. The proposed sensors are based on advanced coupling and refinement of several technologies: electrically conducting composite pipe (ECCP), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and time domain reflectometry (TDR). A significant benefit gleaned from the combination of these technologies is that the resulting system may be used on non-metallic, as well as, metallic pipes. In addition, the synergism of the technologies obtains the maximum information regarding defect location and characterization. The monitoring signal, waveguides, and damage sensor are also discussed, as well as, the data fusion, dynamic modeling and simulation requirements for the intelligent monitoring system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number24
Pages (from-to)162-170
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2005
EventNondestructive Detection and Measurement for Homeland Security III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2005Mar 9 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Distributed
  • EIS
  • Monitoring
  • Pipeline
  • Remote
  • Sensors
  • TDR


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