634 Nedderman Hall
416 Yates Street
Arlington, TX 76019-0019
Advanced Sensor Technology Laboratory
The Advanced Sensor Technology Laboratory focuses on developing state-of-the-art sensor technologies for Structural Health Monitoring and bio-medical applications and providing a multi-disciplinary learning environment for the students to participate in world class research activities.
Current research projects at ASTL cover a broad range of topics, including:
- Smart sensing and dynamic fitting for enhanced comfort and performance of prosthetics
- An integrated experimental-numerical framework for early fatigue damage study
- Simultaneous strain and temperature measurement using a single fiber Bragg grating with thermochromic coating
- SmartWalker, a new design of rolling walker to reduce falls and walker-use related side effects
- Distributed wireless antenna sensors for boiler condition monitoring
- Remote generation and steering of ultrasound using microwave
- Haiying Huang, Ph.D., Director
- Mazharul Islam, Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering
- Jun Yao, Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering
- Farshad Zahedi, Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering
- Kranthi Balusu, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering
- Franck Tchafa, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering
- Jalal FathiSola, Ph.D. student, Aerospace Engineering
- Mauricio Jaguan, M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering
- Abhay Singh, M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering
- Shahnavaz Eilbeigi, M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering
- Mohammadhesam Hajighasemi, M.S. student, Mechanical Engineering
- Hamed Tavakkoli, M.S. student, Computer Science
- Luis Eduardo Salas Nunez, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
- Austin Mears, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
- Maziar Mahdavi, Ph.D. student, Civil Engineering, UTA
- Farah Ahmed, PhD student, Electrical Engineering, UTA
- Hao Jiang, Ph.D.
- Oleg Bobrenkov, Ph.D.
- Katinska Gomes, Undergraduate student, UTA
- Ya-Yu Hew, Graduate student, Stanford University
- Erica Castillo, Graduate student, Stanford University
- Jeremiah Sanders, Graduate student, Duke University
- Nguyen Tran, Graduate student, UTA
- Irshad Mohammad, Ph.D.
- Ye Wang, M.S.
- Srikar Deshmukh, M.S., MicroChip Technology
- Manjunath Shenoy, M.S.
- Ayan Majumdar, M.S., Applied Materials
- Uday Tata, M.S., Post-doc, UCLA
Microwave wireless measurement
- Vector Network Analyzer
- Broadband horn antennas
- Microwave power amplifiers
- Microwave directional coupler
- Patch antenna fabrication
Optical fiber sensor
- Optical spectrum analyzer
- Optical circulator
- Vibration-isolated optical table
- Optical power meter
- Motorized translation stages
- Fiber cleaver
- Fusion splicer
- Tunable filter
Mechanical Testing System
- Servo-hydraulic MTS Tester
- Custom-made micro-tensile tester
- Load cells
- Strain gauge signal conditioner module
General Purpose Instruments
- Signal generator
- PC-based data acquisition
- Digital cameras/lenses
- Environmental oven
- National Science Foundation
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research
- Office of Naval Research
- U.S. Department of Defense
- Islam, M. and Huang, H., “Understanding the effects of adhesive layer on the electromechanical impedance (EMI) of bonded piezoelectric wafer transducer”, under revision, Smart Materials and Structures (July 2014)
- Huang, H. and Bednorz, T., “Introducing S-parameters for ultrasound-based Structural Health Monitoring”, in print, IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
- Zahedi, F. and Huang, H., 2014, “A wireless acoustic emission sensor remotely powered by light”, Smart Materials and Structures, v23, p035003.
- Huang, H., “Flexile wireless antenna sensor: a review”, accepted, IEEE Sensor Journal Special Issue on Flexible Sensors and Sensing Systems.
- Wang, Y., Meletis, E.I. and Huang, H., “Study of surface roughness evolution during fatigue of 316L stainless steel”, accepted, International Journal of Fatigue.
- Xu, X. and Huang, H., 2012, “Battery-less wireless interrogation of microstrip patch antenna for strain sensing”, Smart Materials and Structures, v21, 125007 (9pp).
- Mohammad, I. and Huang, H., 2012, “Shear sensing based on microstrip patch antenna”, Measurement Science and Technology, v23, 105705 (5pp).
- Xu, X. and Huang, H., 2012, “Multiplexing passive wireless antenna sensors for multi-site crack detection and monitoring”, Smart Materials and Structures, v21, p015004.
- Mohammad, I., Gowda, V., Zhai, H. and H. Huang, 2012, “Detecting crack orientation using patch antenna sensors”, Measurement Science and Technology, v23, p015102.
- Huang, H. and Paramo, D., 2011, “Broadband electrical impedance matching of piezoelectric ultrasound transducer”, IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, v58, n12, p2699-2707.
- Hew, Y., Deshmukh, S. and Huang, H., 2011, “A wireless strain sensor consumes less than 10 mW”, Smart Materials and Structures, v20, p105032.
- Deshmukh, S., Xu, X., Mohammad, I. and Huang, H., 2011, “Antenna sensor skin for fatigue crack detection and monitoring”, Smart Structures and Systems, Special Issue on Bio-inspired Sensing and Actuation, v8, n1, p93-106.
- Erdmann, J. and Huang, H., 2011, “Microwave antenna sensors for fatigue crack Monitoring under lap-joints”, Studies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, v35, p456 -465.
- Wang, Y. and Huang, H., 2011, “Optical fiber corrosion sensor based on laser light reflection”, featured article, Smart Materials and Structures, 20, p085003.
- Mohammad, I. and Huang, H., 2011, “An antenna sensor for crack detection and monitoring”, Advances in Structural Engineering, 14, p47-53.
- Huang, H., Paramo, D. and Deshmukh, S., 2011, “Unpowered wireless transmission of ultrasound signals”, featured article, Smart Materials and Structures, 20, p015017.