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ThinkMind // SENSORCOMM 2012 , The Sixth International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications // View article sensorcomm_2012_4_10_10177


COPlanner: A Wireless Sensor Network Deployment Planning Architecture Using Unmanned Vehicles As Deployment Tools

Authors:
Ramin Soleymani-Fard
Chia-Yen Shih
Marvin Baudewig
Pedro Jose Marron

Keywords: deployment planning; sensing coverage; connectivity; unmanned vehicles; waypoint planning; obstacle avoidance.

Abstract:
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have been deployed for a variety of applications. As the scale of WSN deployments has largely increased and the application scenarios have become more complex, WSN deployment planning can save unnecessary expense on redundant hardware, software and human resources and thus makes the deployment more efficient. This paper presents an ongoing research on developing a deployment planning architecture, called COPlanner. Our goal is to provide deployment planning strategies for the static and mobile WSN applications to meet their requirements with respect to sensing coverage, network connectivity and data collection. Most importantly, for the inaccessible area, we consider using Unmanned Aerial or Ground Vehicles (UAVs or UGVs) as the deployment tools. Therefore, the planning architecture also covers the Waypoint Planning problem and offers scheduled routes for the autonomous vehicles to deploy sensor nodes and collect the data.

Pages: 73 to 76

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2012

Publication date: August 19, 2012

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4405

ISBN: 978-1-61208-207-3

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from August 19, 2012 to August 24, 2012

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