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Swarm-based heterogeneous aerial sensor network for monitoring indoor applications
Author(s): Rajani Muraleedharan; Alexander D. Shibilski; Roan Woodruff
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Paper Abstract

Aerial monitoring applications can be characterized by constantly changing operating conditions, and need for adequate resources to maintain stability, mobility and communication. Heterogeneous aerial sensor network has the ability to move nodes based on application specific goals that can provide three-dimensional sensing, and data distribution using hierarchical communication strategy. In this research paper, swarm based heterogeneous aerial sensor network is deployed on the fly using off-the shelf copters to provide increased sensing accuracy and reliability in comparison networks that require a prior knowledge of the infrastructure. The robustness of swarm approach makes it a suitable algorithm for aerial monitoring environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9842, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXV, 98420T (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224133
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Rajani Muraleedharan, Saginaw Valley State Univ. (United States)
Alexander D. Shibilski, Saginaw Valley State Univ. (United States)
Roan Woodruff, Saginaw Valley State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9842:
Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXV
Ivan Kadar, Editor(s)

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