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Title: Real-time method for establishing a detection map for a network of sensors

Abstract

A method for establishing a detection map of a dynamically configurable sensor network. This method determines an appropriate set of locations for a plurality of sensor units of a sensor network and establishes a detection map for the network of sensors while the network is being set up; the detection map includes the effects of the local terrain and individual sensor performance. Sensor performance is characterized during the placement of the sensor units, which enables dynamic adjustment or reconfiguration of the placement of individual elements of the sensor network during network set-up to accommodate variations in local terrain and individual sensor performance. The reconfiguration of the network during initial set-up to accommodate deviations from idealized individual sensor detection zones improves the effectiveness of the sensor network in detecting activities at a detection perimeter and can provide the desired sensor coverage of an area while minimizing unintentional gaps in coverage.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1078322
Patent Number(s):
8,265,870
Application Number:
12/690,630
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Nguyen, Hung D, Koch, Mark W, Giron, Casey, Rondeau, Daniel M, and Russell, John L. Real-time method for establishing a detection map for a network of sensors. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Nguyen, Hung D, Koch, Mark W, Giron, Casey, Rondeau, Daniel M, & Russell, John L. Real-time method for establishing a detection map for a network of sensors. United States.
Nguyen, Hung D, Koch, Mark W, Giron, Casey, Rondeau, Daniel M, and Russell, John L. Tue . "Real-time method for establishing a detection map for a network of sensors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1078322.
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abstractNote = {A method for establishing a detection map of a dynamically configurable sensor network. This method determines an appropriate set of locations for a plurality of sensor units of a sensor network and establishes a detection map for the network of sensors while the network is being set up; the detection map includes the effects of the local terrain and individual sensor performance. Sensor performance is characterized during the placement of the sensor units, which enables dynamic adjustment or reconfiguration of the placement of individual elements of the sensor network during network set-up to accommodate variations in local terrain and individual sensor performance. The reconfiguration of the network during initial set-up to accommodate deviations from idealized individual sensor detection zones improves the effectiveness of the sensor network in detecting activities at a detection perimeter and can provide the desired sensor coverage of an area while minimizing unintentional gaps in coverage.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1078322}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {9}
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