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Colloquium - Fierro

 
6/7/2006
11:00am-12:00pm
ECOT 831

Motion-Enabled Sensor Nets
Oklahoma State University
Rafael Fierro photo

The emergence of small, affordable, highly-autonomous mobile devices equipped with sensing, control, communication, and computing capabilities is paving the way for the deployment of motion-enabled sensor networks in a wide range of high-performance applications. Examples include environmental monitoring systems, disaster relief operations, homeland security, autonomous sampling networks for oceanographic applications, and health monitoring of highway systems and other civil infrastructure. Currently available coordination schemes are still largely ad-hoc, and have not yet explored the fundamental limits in terms of achievable performance, energy consumption and operational time in dynamic environments.

In this talk, I will summarize some methodologies and tools that are being developed at the MARHES Lab, Oklahoma State University, to facilitate the design of coordination algorithms for motion-enabled sensor nets. Additionally, I will show some recent experimental results that verify and validate the proposed methodologies.

Rafael Fierro is an Assistant Professor of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University (OSU). His research interests include hierarchical hybrid and networked embedded systems, optimization-based cooperative control, and robotics. He is the recipient of a 2004 National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

Hosted by Gregory Grudic.


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