Publication Type:

Journal Article


Int. J. Comput. Sci. Issues, Volume 8, Number 4, p.245–250 (2011)



Terrorism is one of the greatest threats to national security nowadays. Military or police forces are not sufficient to prevent these activities. In the year 2009 India faced one of the biggest terrorist attacks in Mumbai. According to the report published by Times of India, more than 600 people have been killed and several hundreds of people ravaged in various terrorist attacks in India in the last 6 years. The main problem behind this massacre is the group which is acting behind this who already know the ineffectiveness of our security systems. Even now we are following traditional metal detection doors and hand held metal detectors. No autonomous system is being used by any security forces in India till now. The main problem with the traditional systems is their bulkiness so that the intruder can easily bypass the security mechanism by following an alternate path. Here we are proposing a h ighly effective wireless sensor network solution; intelligent Wireless Explosive Detection System (iWEDS) to tackle this problem. The sensors are organized in such a manner that it has been embedded with the road reflectors, so that nobody even knows about the security system and no one can bypass it. Other key advantages are: these systems are lowpowered, fully automated and can support real-time tracking. Though iWEDS can perform automated operation we areproposing it only for assisting the police and military forces

Cite this Research Publication

Balaji Hariharan, Sasidharan, A., and Vidyapeetham, A. V., “iWEDS—an intelligent explosive detection and terrorist tracking system using wireless sensor network”, Int. J. Comput. Sci. Issues, vol. 8, pp. 245–250, 2011.