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Data harvesting using optical wireless communication for earthquake rescue effort
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Paper Abstract

Networks of sensors are an emerging technology for real-time data gathering in a wide variety of civilian and military applications. Sensor networks comprise a large number of miniature nodes with sensing, computing and wireless communication capabilities and are randomly deployed in an area or volume of interest that may be remote or hazardous especially in defense applications. Using optical wireless communication (OWC) a population of sensor nodes can be located and mapped and encoded data can be transmitted to the base station. In this paper we review some theoretical and experimental work in this area and underline some of the challenges and possible solutions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6736, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV, 673615 (5 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737807
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Shlomi Arnon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Debbie Kedar, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6736:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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