A smart sensor for the measurements of strain and vibrations: A work in progress

Jorge De J. Lozoya-Santos*, Juan Carlos Tudon-Martinez, Andres Campos-Ferreira, Adriana Vargas-Martinez, Ruben Morales-Menendez, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza

*Corresponding author for this work

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The use of smart sensors has been increased for several applications. The measurement of a surface motion and its strain, typically, is done with strain gauges. However, these transducers are not easy to use nor maintain in right conditions. This work explores the use of smart materials as new transducers for vibration and strain. The conceptualization of a smart sensor using Magneto-Rheologic Elastomers and Piezoelectric transducer is presented. The setup of the prototype as a sensor for the internet of things allows to show and log the results in the cloud. The fabrication of a prototype and its study under a set of experiments shows the resistivity variation due to physical manipulation and the capability of voltage generation under vibration can be used to create a new sensor technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII
EditorsAlper Erturk
ISBN (Electronic)9781510625891
ISBN (Print)9781510625891
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2019
EventActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII 2019 - Denver, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 20197 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the support of Laura Pena Paras for her valuable contribution to this paper. In addition, the authors acknowledge the Tecnologico de Monterrey and Universidad de Monterrey for the facilities to realize the project. Finally, to Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia and Tecnologico de Monterrey to provide an excellence scholarship with an ID: A01420570, for studying the academic master's program in manufacturing systems.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Copyright SPIE.

Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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