Patent Number: 7,715,994

Title: Process for using surface strain measurements to obtain operational loads for complex structures

Abstract: The invention is an improved process for using surface strain data to obtain real-time, operational loads data for complex structures that significantly reduces the time and cost versus current methods.

Inventors: Richards; William Lance (Palmdale, CA), Ko; William L. (Lancaster, CA)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

International Classification: G01L 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018