Smart brick

Jonathan M. Engel*, Lianhan Zhao, Zhifang Fan, Jack Chen, Chang Liu

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Abstract

A prototype was developed for the wireless technologies to create networks for gathering data from distributed sources. Wireless technologies enable development of 'smart' buildings that monitor environmental parameters such as force, stress, temperature, tilt, and moisture. The prototype uses a minimum of components to provide analog to digital conversion, sensor sampling, signal multiplexing, and data transmission. The 'smart' building material packaging effects shows that incorporating such wireless sensing systems in skyscrapers, bridges, and homes are feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages39-41
Number of pages3
Volume18
No8
Specialist publicationMasonry Construction the World of Masonry
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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    Engel, J. M., Zhao, L., Fan, Z., Chen, J., & Liu, C. (2005). Smart brick. Masonry Construction the World of Masonry, 18(8), 39-41.