Chakrabartty's Self-Powered Sensing Technology Showcased at NSF
Showcased at NSF
Chakrabartty's AIR project leverages prior NSF-funded work that resulted in a patent for a self-powered wireless sensor called a piezo-floating-gate. When embedded in safety-critical physical structures, the ultra-low power sensor is capable of storing structural strain data significantly reducing the maintenance cost of existing civil and mechanical infrastructure. It also is suitable for use with infrastructure for structural health monitoring via wireless RFID readers over the lifetime of structures, biomedical devices and systems, individual and civil transportation and energy, according to the researchers.