A Noncontact FMCW Radar Sensor for Displacement Measurement in Structural Health Monitoring
AbstractThis paper investigates the Frequency Modulation Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar sensor for multi-target displacement measurement in Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The principle of three-dimensional (3-D) displacement measurement of civil infrastructures is analyzed. The requirements of high-accuracy displacement and multi-target identification for the measuring sensors are discussed. The fundamental measuring principle of FMCW radar is presented with rigorous mathematical formulas, and further the multiple-target displacement measurement is analyzed and simulated. In addition, a FMCW radar prototype is designed and fabricated based on an off-the-shelf radar frontend and data acquisition (DAQ) card, and the displacement error induced by phase asynchronism is analyzed. The conducted outdoor experiments verify the feasibility of this sensing method applied to multi-target displacement measurement, and experimental results show that three targets located at different distances can be distinguished simultaneously with millimeter level accuracy. View Full-Text
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Li, C.; Chen, W.; Liu, G.; Yan, R.; Xu, H.; Qi, Y. A Noncontact FMCW Radar Sensor for Displacement Measurement in Structural Health Monitoring. Sensors 2015, 15, 7412-7433.
Li C, Chen W, Liu G, Yan R, Xu H, Qi Y. A Noncontact FMCW Radar Sensor for Displacement Measurement in Structural Health Monitoring. Sensors. 2015; 15(4):7412-7433.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Cunlong; Chen, Weimin; Liu, Gang; Yan, Rong; Xu, Hengyi; Qi, Yi. 2015. "A Noncontact FMCW Radar Sensor for Displacement Measurement in Structural Health Monitoring." Sensors 15, no. 4: 7412-7433.