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Wireless intelligent monitoring and analysis systems
Author(s): Nina Berry; Donna Djordjevich; Teresa Ko; Ben Coburn; Stephen Elliott; Brett Tsudama; Melissa Whitcomb
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Paper Abstract

The wireless intelligent monitoring and analysis systems is a proof-of-concept directed at discovering solution(s) for providing decentralized intelligent data analysis and control for distributed containers equipped with wireless sensing units. The objective was to embed smart behavior directly within each wireless sensor container, through the incorporation of agent technology into each sensor suite. This approach provides intelligent directed fusion of data based on a social model of teaming behavior. This system demonstrates intelligent sensor behavior that converts raw sensor data into group knowledge to better understand the integrity of the complete container environment. The emergent team behavior is achieved with lightweight software agents that analyze sensor data based on their current behavior mode. When the system starts-up or is reconfigured the agents self-organize into virtual random teams based on the leader/member/lonely paradigm. The team leader collects sensor data from their members and investigates all abnormal situations to determine the legitimacy of high sensor readings. The team leaders flag critical situation and report this knowledge back to the user via a collection of base stations. This research provides insight into the integration issues and concerns associated with integrating multi-disciplinary fields of software agents, artificial life and autonomous sensor behavior into a complete system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5434, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2004, (12 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542918
Show Author Affiliations
Nina Berry, Sandia National Labs (United States)
Donna Djordjevich, Sandia National Labs (United States)
Teresa Ko, Sandia National Labs (United States)
Ben Coburn, Sandia National Labs (United States)
Stephen Elliott, Sandia National Labs (United States)
Brett Tsudama, Sandia National Labs (United States)
Melissa Whitcomb, Sandia National Labs (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5434:
Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2004
Belur V. Dasarathy, Editor(s)

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