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SMART Layer® Sensors

Acellent Technologies has developed a novel approach to diagnose the health of composite and metal structures through the use of built-in distributed sensor networks.

STRUCTURE

Acellent Technologies, Inc has developed a novel approach to interrogate the health of a composite or metal structure through the use of built-in distributed sensor networks. Acellent’s patented SMART Layer is an extremely thin dielectric film with an array of durable, networked piezoelectric sensors.

Thin, dielectric film w/ embedded pre network of
sensors/actuators

Precise sensor positioning w/ consistently
repeatable signals

Incorporation of multiple  types of sensors
(PZT – piezoelectric , Strain gages,
fiber-optic etc.)

More flexible copper traces to increase longevity
under fatigue loading

DURABILITY

SMART Layer makes a great product even more resilient under real-world conditions by integrating more flexible copper traces to increase longevity under fatigue loading as well as offering optional sensor protection. SMART Layer accommodates in-field repair on an individual sensor basis and increases durability with tear resistant edge construction making our next generation sensor network even more cost effective and reliable.

ADVANTAGES

The SMART Layer is well-established in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. The SMART Layer is uniquely able to provide a wider structural coverage for gathering data through its network of sensors and actuators embedded on a layer, thus eliminating the need for each sensor to be installed individually.

Flexible and adaptable to any 2D or 3D structure and geometry

Can be embedded directly into composites during the manufacturing process

Embedded in composite structures or surface mounted on existing metal and composite structures

Excellent electrical insulation processes

Multiple-path wiring option for enhanced survivability, allowing for in-field repair on an individual sensor basis

STRUCTURE

Acellent Technologies, Inc has developed a novel approach to interrogate the health of a composite or metal structure through the use of built-in distributed sensor networks. Acellent’s patented SMART Layer® is an extremely thin dielectric film with an array of durable, networked piezoelectric sensors.

Thin, dielectric film with embedded pre-configured network of sensors and actuators

Precise sensor positioning with consistently
repeatable signals

Incorporation of multiple  types of sensors
(PZT – piezoelectric , Strain gages, temperature, fiber-optic, and etc.)

Flexible wiring to increase longevity
under fatigue loading

DURABILITY

SMART Layer® is highly durable for use in real life conditions (with protective coatings). The sensors have been...

  • Durable and reliable under harsh, wet, and variable environments
  • Flight-tested, mechanical and electric fatigue tested
  • Manufactured with tear-resistant edge construction that  increases durability

ADVANTAGES

The SMART Layer® is well-established in the field of Structural Health Monitoring. The SMART Layer® is uniquely able to provide a wider structural coverage for gathering data through its network of sensors and actuators embedded on a layer, thus eliminating the need for each sensor to be installed individually.

Flexible and adaptable to any 2D or 3D structure and geometry

Embedded in composite structures or surface mounted on existing metal and composite structures

Excellent electrical insulation processes

Multiple-path wiring option for enhanced survivability, allowing for in-field repair on an individual sensor basis

SMART Layer® Options

Customized

Great flexibility in design to conform to any geometric shape and utilize any combination of PZT sensors, fiber optics, temperature, strain gauges, etc. for most applications.

Standard

Acellent provides standard off-the-shelf sensors for use and testing needs

AN END-TO-END SYSTEM

Acellent SHM Pro Software Suite works in tandem with our SMART Layer® sensor network and data acquisition hardware to detect and characterize structural anomalies in metals and composites due to the presence of cracks, corrosion, debonds, and delaminations.