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Deployment and connectivity repair of a sensor net with a flying robot

Corke, Peter, Hrabar, S., Peterson, R., Rus, D., Saripalli, S., & Sukhatme, G. (2006) Deployment and connectivity repair of a sensor net with a flying robot. In Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics.

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Abstract

We consider multi-robot systems that include sensor nodes and aerial or ground robots networked together. Such networks are suitable for tasks such as large-scale environmental monitoring or for command and control in emergency situations. We present a sensor network deployment method using autonomous aerial vehicles and describe in detail the algorithms used for deployment and for measuring network connectivity and provide experimental data collected from field trials. A particular focus is on determining gaps in connectivity of the deployed network and generating a plan for repair, to complete the connectivity. This project is the result of a collaboration between three robotics labs (CSIRO, USC, and Dartmouth). © Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2006.

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ID Code: 32637
Item Type: Conference Paper
DOI: 10.1007%2F11552246_32
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 13:10

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