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Khan Wins NSF CAREER Award for UAV Structural Health Monitoring Research

February 3, 2014

Assistant Professor Usman Khan was awarded a NSF CAREER award for his research in remote structural health monitoring of the nation's bridges, roads, and buildings. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are currently being developed to monitor these structures, however their power sources lack the necessary energy for long range transmission of data. Khan's research will enable data collection via Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs) that will collaborate with existing WSNs to collect data and inspect structures.