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Evolutionary techniques for sensor networks energy optimization in marine environmental monitoring
Author(s): Francesco Grimaccia; Ron Johnstone; Marco Mussetta; Andrea Pirisi; Riccardo E. Zich
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Paper Abstract

The sustainable management of coastal and offshore ecosystems, such as for example coral reef environments, requires the collection of accurate data across various temporal and spatial scales. Accordingly, monitoring systems are seen as central tools for ecosystem-based environmental management, helping on one hand to accurately describe the water column and substrate biophysical properties, and on the other hand to correctly steer sustainability policies by providing timely and useful information to decision-makers. A robust and intelligent sensor network that can adjust and be adapted to different and changing environmental or management demands would revolutionize our capacity to wove accurately model, predict, and manage human impacts on our coastal, marine, and other similar environments. In this paper advanced evolutionary techniques are applied to optimize the design of an innovative energy harvesting device for marine applications. The authors implement an enhanced technique in order to exploit in the most effective way the uniqueness and peculiarities of two classical optimization approaches, Particle Swarm Optimization and Genetic Algorithms. Here, this hybrid procedure is applied to a power buoy designed for marine environmental monitoring applications in order to optimize the recovered energy from sea-wave, by selecting the optimal device configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8539, High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing II, 85390H (8 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974631
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Francesco Grimaccia, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Ron Johnstone, The Univ. of Queensland (Australia)
Marco Mussetta, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Andrea Pirisi, Underground Power Srl. (Italy)
Riccardo E. Zich, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8539:
High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing II
Bormin Huang; Antonio J. Plaza, Editor(s)

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