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An integrated modular power-aware microsensor architecture and application to unattended acoustic vehicle tracking
Author(s): Michael Bajura; Brian Schott; Jaroslav Flidr; Joe Czarnaski; Carl Worth; Tam Tho; Li Wang
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a truly modular, power-aware, distributed microsensor architecture, capable of seamlessly spanning performance metrics from point-optimized low-power to point-optimized high-power applications. This type of performance is often needed in unattended ground sensor applications such as acoustic sensing and tracking, where long periods of minimal sensing activity are intermixed with short periods of intense sensor processing. The system design and implementation of a microsensor platform based on this architecture are described with experimental results. We show that although building a modular power-aware system requires additional hardware components, it results in system capable of rapid physical hardware and software reconfiguration with module reuse for new applications, while achieving a significant decrease in overall system power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606658
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Bajura, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Brian Schott, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Jaroslav Flidr, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Joe Czarnaski, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Carl Worth, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Tam Tho, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Li Wang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5796:
Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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