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Multi-Dimensional Damage Detection
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Author and Affiliation: Gibson, Tracy L. [Inventor]
Williams, Martha K. [Inventor]
Lewis, Mark E. [Inventor]
Roberson, Luke B. [Inventor]
Snyder, Sarah J. [Inventor]
Medelius, Pedro J. [Inventor]
Parks, Steven L. [Inventor]
Abstract: Methods and systems may provide for a structure having a plurality of interconnected panels, wherein each panel has a plurality of detection layers separated from one another by one or more non-detection layers. The plurality of detection layers may form a grid of conductive traces. Additionally, a monitor may be coupled to each grid of conductive traces, wherein the monitor is configured to detect damage to the plurality of interconnected panels in response to an electrical property change with respect to one or more of the conductive traces. In one example, the structure is part of an inflatable space platform such as a spacecraft or habitat.
Publication Date: Jan 12, 2016
Document ID:
20160001294
(Acquired Feb 01, 2016)
Subject Category: STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number: US-Patent-9,233,765, US-Patent-Appl-SN-13/495,862
Document Type: Patent
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Description: 13p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: DIMENSIONAL MEASUREMENT; DAMAGE; DAMAGE ASSESSMENT; DETECTION; CIRCUIT BOARDS; PRINTED CIRCUITS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS; PANELS; STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING; INFLATABLE SPACECRAFT; SPACE HABITATS; PATENTS
Miscellaneous Notes: This application claims the benefit of priority under 35 U.S.C..sctn.119(e) from U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 61/497,631 filed on Jun. 16, 2011, the contents of which are incorporated herein by reference.
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