Using Sensor Networks to Watch the Daisies Grow
Speaker: Thomas C. Henderson , Contact:
Date: October 18 2005
Time: 4:00PM to 5:30PM
Host: Daniela Rus, CSAIL, MIT
Alise, 253-2773, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sensor networks consist of a set of physically distributed devices
which can sense the environment, compute some useful properties, and
communicate the results to other nodes and systems. The construction
of smart sensor networks involves several distinct activities,
* model development: e.g., physical phenomena models, sensor models,
communication models, computation models, energy utilization
models, and high-level network models.
* distributed algorithm design: e.g., leadership, coordinate frames,
gradient calculation, shortest path, signal processing, target
* implementation issues: e.g., sensor node devices, programming
environment, application scenarios, etc.
Our work in these areas will be discussed, including envisioned
applications such as fire fighting, search and rescue, and the
development of a smart sensor networks to monitor snow conditions and
help determine avalanche probability in back country ski areas in the
Wasatch mountains in Utah.
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