Wireless Sensor Networks
We have performed extensive
research on wireless sensor networks, including:
- The Mantis
multi-threaded operating system for mote-based
wireless sensor networks
- FireWxNet -
a WSN application deployed in the mountains of
Montana to measure weather effects surrounding
forest fires, in collaboration with the
University of Montana at Missoula
- X-MAC - a
duty-cycled MAC protocol for energy-efficient
communication in WSNs
routing, communication, and code distribution in
Our most recent sensor networks project concerns
equipping wild deer with mote-based collars to
track contact rates and hence disease propagation
in wild deer populations. This is an ongoing
collaboration with Colorado State
University. Pictures forthcoming of the
Here's a small
selection of our publications:
- J. Allred, A. B. Hasan, S. Panichsakul, B.
Pisano, P. Gray, J. Huang, R. Han, D. Lawrence, K.
An Airborne Wireless Sensor Network of Micro-Air
Vehicles", ACM SenSys 2007, pp. 117-129.
- V. Krunic, E. Trumpler, R. Han, "NodeMD:
Diagnosing Node-Level Faults in Remote Wireless
Sensor Systems", ACM MobiSys 2007, pp. 43-56.
- M. Buettner, G. Yee, E. Anderson, R. Han, "X-MAC:
A Short Preamble MAC Protocol for Duty-Cycled
Wireless Sensor Networks", The 4th ACM
Conference on Embedded Sensor Systems (SenSys),
2006, pp. 307-320.
- Best Paper
Award: C. Hartung, S. Holbrook,
R. Han, C. Seielstad, “FireWxNet:
A Multi-Tiered Portable Wireless System for
Monitoring Weather Conditions in Wildland Fire
International Conference on Mobile
Systems, Applications and Services (MobiSys)
2006, pp. 28-41
J. Deng, R. Han, S. Mishra, “Decorrelating
Network Traffic to Inhibit Traffic Analysis
Attacks”, Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile
Computing Journal, Special Issue on Security
in Wireless Mobile Computing Systems,
volume 2, issue 2, April 2006, pp. 159-186.
J. Deng, R. Han, S. Mishra, “Secure
Code Distribution in Dynamically Programmable
Wireless Sensor Networks”, ACM/IEEE
Conference on Information Processing in Sensor
Networks (IPSN) 2006, pp. 292-300.
J. Deng, R. Han, S. Mishra, "INSENS:
Intrusion-Tolerant Routing For Wireless Sensor
Networks," Elsevier Journal on Computer
Communications, Special Issue on Dependable
Wireless Sensor Networks, 2005, vol 29,
issue 2, pp. 216-230.
H. Dai, M. Neufeld, R. Han, "ELF:
An Efficient Log-Structured Flash File System
for Wireless Micro Sensor Nodes", 2nd
ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor
Systems (SenSys), 2004, pp. 176-187.
- S. Bhatti, J.
Carlson, H. Dai, J. Deng, J. Rose, A. Sheth, B.
Shucker, C. Gruenwald, A. Torgerson, R. Han, "MANTIS
OS: An Embedded Multithreaded Operating
System for Wireless Micro Sensor Platforms,
" ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks
& Applications (MONET), Special Issue on
Wireless Sensor Networks, vol. 10, no.
4, August 2005, guest co-editors P.
Ramanathan, R. Govindan and K. Sivalingam, pp.
Melanie J. Davis, Sravan Thokala, Xinyu Xing, N.
Thompson Hobbs, Daniel P. Walsh, Richard Y. Han,
Shivakaht Mishra, "Developing
a data-transfer model for a novel
wildlife-tracking network", Wildlife
Society Bulletin, Volume 36, Issue 4,
pp. 820–827, December 2012, DOI:
Mantis Project in Wireless Sensor