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A monitoring system and method for monitoring a predetermined set of physical characteristics associated with a structure using the monitoring system. The system is distributed in the structure and comprises a distributed optical sensing device (30), further comprising a fiber optic cable (20, 22); a light source (18a) operatively in communication with the fiber optic cable (20, 22); a light detection device (18b), operatively in communication with the fiber optic cable (20, 22), for measuring the light received at the light detection device (18b) from the fiber optic cable (20, 22); and a data processor (18) capable of using the light measured to calculate a predetermined set of physical parameters describing the predetermined set of physical characteristics.

Title
Method and system for monitoring smart structures utilizing distributed optical sensors
Application Number
10/312235
Publication Number
6913079 (B2)
Application Date
June 26, 2001
Publication Date
July 5, 2005
Inventor
Paulo S Tubel
The Woodlands, 77381
TX, US
Agent
Duane Morris
IPC
G01K 011/00
G01N 021/84
G01V 008/16
E21B 047/00
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