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Radio Frequency Identification Tags Linked to on Board Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems in a Wireless, Remote and Intelligent Monitoring and Assessment System for Maintenance of CONstructed Facilities

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212004

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 976 006,61

  • EU contribution

    € 3 814 802

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

Objective

Advances in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), in lower-power wireless networking and in computation give hopes for a new generation of tiny, cheap, networked sensors that can be ‘sprayed’ on buildings to provide quantitative information on the structure’s physical state while in service. This can be used to assess the structural condition and aid decision making on retrofit, refurbishment and maintenance so that safety can be attained and material use and costs can be reduced. The objectives of this work are: 1. To integrate MEMS-based sensors and a RFID tag in a single package of small size that will be attached to concrete buildings to measure acceleration and/or strain that will be transmitted to a remote base station using a wireless interface. 2. To develop a Decision-Support-System (DSS) for proactive remedial measures under operating conditions and rehabilitation after an earthquake damage. 3. To evaluate the system in ‘1’ and the DSS in ‘2’ in a structural laboratory. 4. To field test an integrated package of the system in ‘1’ and the DSS in ‘2’ on an actual building. The proposed system will be used in concrete buildings like schools where information will be sent wirelessly, to a central location (e.g. ministry of education), to be processed. It will result in lower maintenance cost, since problems are cheaper to fix when they first appear, and an increase in safety. The impact on safety will be greater after an earthquake where it is essential to have a quick estimate of the building structural condition. Moreover, it will transform the SME dominated building rehabilitation sector into an advanced knowledge sector, enhance the competitiveness of European SMEs, reduce time to assess the structural condition of a building in service and decide on remedial measures, promote sustainability, offer services with a high value added and enable the entrance of MEMS European SMEs to the large building market.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Address

Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 324 320

Administrative Contact

Angelos Amditis (Dr.)

Participants (11)

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 401 924

STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 450 977

MEMSCAP SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 534 411

CONCEPT TO VOLUME BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 348 529

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 190 082

T.E.C.N.I.C. TECNICHE E CONSULENZENELL'INGEGNERIA CIVILE-CONSULTING ENGINEERS-SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 296 898

D. MPAIRAKTARIS KAI SYNERGATES-GRAFEION TECHNIKON MELETON ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EFTHYNIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 243 061

RISA SICHERHEITSANALYSEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 366 709

ADVANCED MICROWAVE SYSTEMS LTD

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 202 298

AKROPOL CHARAGKIONIS ANONYMOS ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 257 318

SITEX 45 SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 198 275

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212004

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 976 006,61

  • EU contribution

    € 3 814 802

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

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