Middleware for heterogeneous sensor networks in urban scenarios

Yicheng Wen, Doina Bein, Shashi Phoha

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Abstract

We address the issue of self-adaptation of a sensor network with mobile sensors to better observe and track events of interest in an urban scenario. We present middleware called Event-driven Network Controller (ENC) that resides at every sensor node in the network and is independent of the sensor type. ENC translates the requirements of the application layer (focused on improving of the quality of the heterogeneous data fusion) into messages that are diffused throughout the wireless network with the intent of clustering heterogeneous sensor nodes in the vicinity of an event and dynamically changing the local network topology to meet the fusion needs of the cluster. ENC combines the cluster control and the resource management into a unified framework. We implement ENC in NS-2 and we show its applicability for localizing and tracking a mobile target in an urban scenario using a heterogeneous sensor network, formed by pressure, video, and magnetic sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationITNG2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations
Pages654-659
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 2010
Event7th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, ITNG 2010 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Apr 12 2010Apr 14 2010

Publication series

NameITNG2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations

Other

Other7th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, ITNG 2010
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period4/12/104/14/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Wen, Y., Bein, D., & Phoha, S. (2010). Middleware for heterogeneous sensor networks in urban scenarios. In ITNG2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations (pp. 654-659). [5501657] (ITNG2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations). https://doi.org/10.1109/ITNG.2010.32