Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Design of trustworthy fielded sensor networks
Author(s): Gregory J. Pottie
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

Sensor networks are finding application as monitoring systems and as tools in the study of complex natural systems. In either situation, the primary goal is computation of some inference from the observations and available models. From this basic problem flows a broad set of practical and theoretical issues, among them assurance of data integrity, sufficiency of data to support the inferences made concerning models/hypotheses, deployment density, and what tools and hardware are required not just to take observations but enable a community of non-engineers to participate in and adapt a sequence of experiments as new observations are obtained. The resulting constraints for designing systems for such purposes are quite different from those commonly assumed in the infancy of wireless sensor network research, and even now in much ongoing systems research. We describe these constraints in light of experience in deploying sensor networks in support of scientific study at the Center for Embedded Networked Sensors (CENS).

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6943, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VII, 69430U (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.786264
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Pottie, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6943:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top