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Evaluating UGS field architecture options: a quantitative analysis of networked UGS configurations
Author(s): Keith W. Brendley; Jed Marti
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Paper Abstract

A statistical model of Unattended Ground Sensor networks is developed and applied. The model assumes an UGS field comprised of clusters of UGS. Each cluster is formed by a random distribution of sensor nodes in an ad hoc network communicating with a central gateway. The model is exercised to evaluate different field parameters on model outputs such as track length, track accuracy, sensor area coverage, message throughput at choke points and so on. The model is joined with a simple model of distributed cluster management-a form of distributed processing-and the relative merits of this form of technology are assessed. The model is intended for initial UGS field design applications where it is desirable to examine very large input parameter sets or perform optimization calculations. The model has been implemented in a spreadsheet, but it is also suitable for a programmable calculator or solver program such as Matlab.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5796, Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607426
Show Author Affiliations
Keith W. Brendley, Artis, LLC (United States)
Jed Marti, Artis, LLC (United States)

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

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