This paper presents the system level design of a sensor network targeted to acquire pressure data from aerodynamic surfaces using a wireless communication system. Each node is power-supply autonomous system able to collect data so as to introduce lower perturbation on testing structures compared to wired and standard mechanical acquisition systems. Each sensor node is composed of a polymeric membrane based pressure sensor for weak pressure field (+/-250Pascal), an electronic readout managed by a microcontroller, a commercial transceiver, a printed circuit board integrated antenna and a battery. The device targets a wide class of fluidynamic applications, being non-invasive, conformable and smart for placement. As a proof of concept, the whole system has been tested to monitor of pressure on the top of a mainsail for sailboats.

A Sensor Network for Real-Time Windsail Aerodynamic Control

ROSSETTI, ALESSANDRO;PROLI, PAOLO;TALAMELLI, ALESSANDRO;TARTAGNI, MARCO
2010

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This paper presents the system level design of a sensor network targeted to acquire pressure data from aerodynamic surfaces using a wireless communication system. Each node is power-supply autonomous system able to collect data so as to introduce lower perturbation on testing structures compared to wired and standard mechanical acquisition systems. Each sensor node is composed of a polymeric membrane based pressure sensor for weak pressure field (+/-250Pascal), an electronic readout managed by a microcontroller, a commercial transceiver, a printed circuit board integrated antenna and a battery. The device targets a wide class of fluidynamic applications, being non-invasive, conformable and smart for placement. As a proof of concept, the whole system has been tested to monitor of pressure on the top of a mainsail for sailboats.
Proceedings of 52nd International Symposium Electronics in Marine (ELMAR-2010)
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R. Codeluppi; A. Golfarelli; A. Rossetti; P. Proli; A. Talamelli; M. Tartagni
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