Presentation Title

Sensor Area Coverage Analysis and Experimentation

Advisor Information

Azad Azadmanesh

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Council Room

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-3-2013 3:00 PM

End Date

8-3-2013 3:15 PM

Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been employed in numerous military and civilian applications. Some application areas are in battlefield, surveillance, biological detection, and environmental monitoring. A major challenge to such applications is the sensor area coverage, which refers to the placement of sensors and their coordination in a mission space (field), so that the application coverage requirements are achieved. Some parameters of coverage quality include the relationship between the mission space points and number of sensor nodes1, the coverage rate, and the resiliency of field coverage in case of sensor failures. This thesis 1) develops a software package that simulates various coverage algorithms and their enhancements to maintain certain quality of service, and to compare the simulation results against the analytical results of those algorithms; 2) takes advantage of one potential WSN application, e.g. the detection and tracking, to develop a prototype of the object-detection-and tracking application. The prototype will be able to communicate with the simulation software that visually tracks the object movement.

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Sensor Area Coverage Analysis and Experimentation

Milo Bail Student Center Council Room

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been employed in numerous military and civilian applications. Some application areas are in battlefield, surveillance, biological detection, and environmental monitoring. A major challenge to such applications is the sensor area coverage, which refers to the placement of sensors and their coordination in a mission space (field), so that the application coverage requirements are achieved. Some parameters of coverage quality include the relationship between the mission space points and number of sensor nodes1, the coverage rate, and the resiliency of field coverage in case of sensor failures. This thesis 1) develops a software package that simulates various coverage algorithms and their enhancements to maintain certain quality of service, and to compare the simulation results against the analytical results of those algorithms; 2) takes advantage of one potential WSN application, e.g. the detection and tracking, to develop a prototype of the object-detection-and tracking application. The prototype will be able to communicate with the simulation software that visually tracks the object movement.