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Journal of Sensors
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1368309, 11 pages
Research Article

Sensor Module Based on the Wireless Sensor Network for the Dynamic Stress on the Flexible Object with Large Deformation

College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China

Received 14 December 2015; Revised 1 April 2016; Accepted 19 April 2016

Academic Editor: Alberto J. Palma

Copyright © 2016 Jinhui Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


When we are measuring the dynamic stress on flexible objects with large deformation, for example, the parachute, the morphologic structure of the tested objects changes rapidly and sharply, and the measurement is conducted in a poor and variable environment. Traditional measuring methods cannot ensure credibility, repeatability, and high precision of the test. This paper introduces stress sensor module based on the wireless sensor network for the flexible objects with large deformation. In this paper, the wireless sensor network works as the signal transmitting carrier and the Ω sensor is improved. In addition, the paper further studies the effect of module deployment on the flexible objects with large deformation and the effect of experiment environment on the sensor test. Finally, the compensation method is proposed and measurement reliability is improved. The performance experiments of the sensor verify the availability and repeatability of the dynamic sensor module. The drop experiment of the small parachute and the wind tunnel experiment prove that the sensor module can effectively measure the stress on the flexible object with large deformation and the results accord with the parachute canopy stress rule.