CANEUS Workshop on Aerospace Structural Health Monitoring
 
Held in Conjunction with the
5th Annual RFID World Conference and the IEEE International Conference on RFID
2007
 
   
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Background
 
    Wired data systems have huge life-cycle costs and limited reliability for aerospace vehicles. Depending upon the application, the data necessary for making many decisions can be acquired more reliably and cheaply if wireless systems are used. Ten years of operational experience in Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions have shown that low-power wireless data acquisition and communication are reliable and very useful. While RFID tags can be used for identification and tracking of objects, recent breakthroughs have resulted in devices that can provide data from sensor-tags that have no power source: their electromagnetic reflected response varies according to the sensor attached. It is clear that maturity and confidence in the safety and operations of wireless interfaces needs to increase if there is to be hope for widespread use.For non-critical applications, wireless interfaces are already showing to be a practical solution. This workshop will address the need to follow-through with those organizations that expressed strong interest in wireless technology from CANEUS 2006 conference.  
       
    These articles provide the technical background for this workshop:  
       
  dot Fly-by-Wireless  Vision Abstract  
       
  dot Lessons Learned JSC Micro-Wireless Instrumentation Systems on Space Shuttle and International Space Station: Part 1  
       
  dot Lessons Learned JSC Micro-Wireless Instrumentation Systems on Space Shuttle and International Space Station: Part 2  
       
  dot Sandia Report - Passive Microwave Sensor Tags