The successful design of SHM systems and components requires accommodating and accounting for a multitude of physical effects, physical constraints, sensing capabilities, human interfaces, economics, and the needs of society at large. Interactions between these various entities can be complicated, and even complex with emergent and unexpected behaviors. Many authors believe that an effective approach is to design and use SHM systems as part of an overall integrated structural or systemic health management effort [1-32]. Despite the apparent complexity of the task, design principles and procedures common to other engineering practices also apply to SHM system design [33]. An overriding principle is that effort expended in developing a good design usually provides high-value payback in terms of reduced fabrication and operational costs, along with increased levels of performance.