Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is a non-destructive in situ damage detection process for critical industrial and infrastructure assets.  It integrates sensors into the target structure and allows continuous monitoring while the structure is still in service.  It enables operators to identify the damage without the expense or time required to take the structure out of service, then disassemble and manually inspect it.

Powered with the latest ultra-low power wireless vibration and temperature sensors, compact ultrasonic sensors, our real-time SHM solutions are capable of

  • Detecting the existence of the damages on the structure
  • Locating the damages
  • Identifying the type and size of the damages
  • Predicting the life expectancy of the structure

The Structural Health Monitoring solutions can be applied into a wide range of applications, including trains, ships, aircraft, oil refineries, gas utilities, pipelines, power plants, chemical processing plants, bridges,  tunnels, high-riser buildings, and other capital-intensive assets.

Our mission is to provide the best Structural Health Monitoring solutions to increase safety and longevity of the critical assets and reduce downtime by optimizing operation and maintenance activities. This provides bottom-line savings and risk mitigation for our customers.

Damage Types

Broadsens SHM system benefits

Condition Based Maintenance
  • Replacing schedule-driven maintenance with condition-based maintenance
  • Eliminating frequent disassembly and manual inspection
  • Reducing down time
  • Improving efficiency
Improving Structure Safety
  • Continuous in-situ monitoring to enable immediate response to avoid accidents
  • Accurate damage detections with multi-dimension sensor data and advanced analytics
  • Detecting damage in early stage to enable proactive response
Maximizing Asset Value
  • Increasing Asset Longevity
  • Eliminating unnecessary scheduled replacement of components
  • Extending service life with predictive maintenance
  • Predicting service life with AI algorithms
  • Extension of major overhaul cycle

Ultrasonic System for Structural Health Monitoring

ultrasonic scan of structures with lamb wave

Broadsens ultrasonic system is one of the most effective in-situ non-destructive detection methods. It integrates a grid of piezoelectric transducers into the target structure, sends and receives ultrasonic pulses, and analyzes changes in wave patterns to identify and describe structure conditions, both internally and on the surface.

Our patent pending technologies also uses other sensors with various sensing capabilities, such as temperature, accelerations, angular speeds, strains, pressures, to further analyze the structural behaviors and conditions to give the most accurate structural damage information.

Structural Health Monitoring System

Structural system with sensor, ultrasonic scanner and software

Features and Highlights

  • Best ultrasound signal quality in the industry
  • High signal-to-noise ratio
  • High dynamic range
  • High sampling rate
  • High precision in A/D and D/A conversion
  • Long transmission distance
  • Patent-pending mechanically strengthened ultrasonic transducers
  • Compact and light weight
  • Easy to install
  • Low power
  • Advanced damage detection algorithms


Structural health monitoring applications