Guided-Wave Powered Wireless Sensors

Researchers in the UCLA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a sensor that wirelessly detects pipe leaks over long distances. The sensor uses guided waves with low attenuation to wirelessly power the sensors. Moreover, the w…

Researchers in the UCLA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has developed a sensor that wirelessly detects pipe leaks over long distances. The sensor uses guided waves with low attenuation to wirelessly power the sensors. Moreover, the wirelessly powered energy harvesting chips are flexible, compact, and readily fit cylindrical pipe surfaces.

Abstract

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have developed a wirelessly powered, flexible sensor that detects pipe leaks over long distances.

Website

https://techtransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu/NCD/31988.html?utm_source=AUTMGTP&utm_medium=webpage&utm_term=ncdid_31988&utm_campaign=TechWebsites

Advantages

  • Wirelessly powered, no need for battery
  • Detection over long distances
  • Flexible
  • Compact
  • Readily fits pipe surfaces

Potential Applications

  • Monitoring wellbore casing integrity in oil/gas wells 
  • Detect corrosion, change in pH, cracks on pipe external surfaces 
  • Wirelessly powered sensors for pipe leak detection

Contact Information

Name: UCLA Technology Development Group

Email: ncd@tdg.ucla.edu

Phone: 310.794.0558