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Scalable Coordination for Wireless Sensor Networks: Self-Configuring Localization Systems
Nirupama Bulusu, Deborah Estrin, Lewis Girod and John Heidemann
USC/Information Sciences Institute

Citation

Nirupama Bulusu, Deborah Estrin, Lewis Girod and John Heidemann. Scalable Coordination for Wireless Sensor Networks: Self-Configuring Localization Systems. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Communication Theory and Application (St. Martin’s College, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK, Jul. 2001), to appear. [PDF] [alt PDF]

Abstract

Pervasive networks of micro-sensors and actuators offer to revolutionize the ways in which we understand and construct complex physical systems. Sensor networks must be scalable, long-lived and robust systems, overcoming energy limitations and a lack of pre-installed infrastructure. We explore three themes in the design of self-configuring sensor networks: tuning density to trade operational quality against lifetime; using multiple sensor modalities to obtain robust measurements; and exploiting fixed environmental characteristics. We illustrate these themes through the problem of localization, which is a key building block for sensor systems that itself requires coordination.

Bibtex Citation

@inproceedings{Bulusu01c,
  author = {Bulusu, Nirupama and Estrin, Deborah and Girod, Lewis and Heidemann, John},
  title = {Scalable Coordination for Wireless Sensor
  			   Networks: Self-Configuring Localization Systems},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Communication Theory and Application},
  year = {2001},
  sortdate = {2001-07-01},
  project = {ilense, scadds, scowr},
  jsubject = {sensornet_localization},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  address = {St.~Martin's College, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK},
  month = jul,
  pages = {to appear},
  location = {johnh: pafile},
  keywords = {sensor network design themes, density matters
  			   (but not heap or strobe), localization},
  otherurl = {http://lecs.cs.ucla.edu/%7egirod/papers/iscta-2001.ps},
  url = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Bulusu01c.html},
  psurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Bulusu01c.ps.gz},
  pdfurl = {http://www.isi.edu/%7ejohnh/PAPERS/Bulusu01c.pdf},
  copyrightholder = {authors},
  myorganization = {USC/Information Sciences Institute}
}
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