Research Opportunities

Resensys, LLC - Structural Health Monitoring Research Scientist

SBIR Award Title

SBIR Phase II: Kaiser Trigger: A Nano-Watt Powered Technology for Ultra-Low Power Fatigue Crack Detection

SBIR Award Abstract

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is the result of introducing a new generation of low-power wireless sensors for detecting Acoustic Emission events and detecting fatigue damage in structures. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the US transportation infrastructure has 605,102 operational bridges, of which 66,561 are structurally deficient. In particular, the fatigue damage monitoring technology of the project will initially target the more than 18,000 US highway bridges that are ... more

Research Opportunity

Structural Health Monitoring Research Scientist


387 Technology Dr.
College Park


Mehdi Kalantari Khandani

Principal Investigator

Mehdi Kalantari Khandani


Resensys has developed wireless low cost devices for health monitoring of civil and mechanical structures. Resensys sensors have successfully been deployed on a number of highway bridges in the US and around the World. The structural analysis scientist will be in charge of processing data collected by Resensys SenSpot sensors. The final goal is to develop structural diagnostics tools based on long term measurements of Resensys sensors. The sensors are capable to measure strain, tilt, inclination acceleration, temperature, and natural frequencies at distributed points of a structure. In addition, the devices are capable of detecting acoustic emission events and metal fatigue. The structural diagnostics based on measurements of Resensys sensors will reduce data of SenSpot sensors into actionable information about the location and severity of integrity problems of the structure and the kind of maintenance/repair actions need to be conducted to restore safety and integrity of the structure.

Desired Knowledge

The desired skills are: background in structural health monitoring, structural analysis, knowledge of structural engineering, and structural analysis of different types of highway bridges, building, and tunnels. Familiarity with fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis methods is required. Familiarity and working knowledge of finite element analysis methods and tools will be counted as a plus.