We propose a system for real-time structural health monitoring of naval ships and engines using unique polymer-based ultrasound sensors (polyCMUTs). The sensor network operates in passive mode, complemented by an intelligent signal processing layer, to detect acoustic emission in the structure and the response to ambient vibrations.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Market Keywords: Fleet Fabrication/Sustainment, real-time/continuous structural health monitoring for ships, airframes and engines