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Lightweight Management Framework (LMF) for a heterogeneous wireless network for landslide detection

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Wireless Network and Application

Publisher : Communications in Computer and Information Science.

Source : Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 90 CCIS, Chennai, p.457-471 (2010)

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ISBN : 3642144926; 9783642144929

Keywords : 802.11b/g, Computer software, Congestion problem, Data corruption, Data management, Data visualization, Earth probe, Environmental Monitoring, Factor of safety, Hardware architecture, Heterogeneous networks, Heterogeneous wireless network, India, Internet, Kerala, Landslide detection, Landslides, Low costs, Management frameworks, Minimal power, Network architecture, Network failure, Processing capability, Safety factor, Semantic Web, Sensor networks, Simulation software, Stream data, Technical presentations, Traffic congestion, University campus, Visualization, Wide area, Wide area networks, Wireless sensor networks

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA)

Department : Wireless Networks and Applications (AWNA)

Year : 2010

Abstract : Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) are networks of low cost nodes with minimal power consumption, processing capabilities and maintenance, that can be used for wide area environmental monitoring. This paper discusses the main innovations, challenges, solutions and deployment experiences in designing a Lightweight Management Framework (LMF) for a real-time, 24/7 operational, heterogeneous network. The network must reliably deliver data continuously from a set of deep earth probe sensors in a remote hilly rainforest area to a data management, analysis, and visualization center at the University campus hundreds of miles away. This framework provides the ability to incorporate different heterogeneous networks such as 802.15.4, 802.11b/g, VSAT, GPRS, GSM, Internet and also proprietary wireless sensor network and hardware architectures. It also handles various network failures, data corruption, packet loss, and congestion problems. The data is analyzed to determine the factor of safety of the landslide prone area using landslide simulation software, stream data in real-time to the internet, and give automatic warnings. The architecture has been implemented in a real-time wireless sensor network deployed in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India to detect landslides. The architecture is operational in the deployment site since February 2008 and was used to issue landslide warnings during the July 2009 monsoon. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Cite this Research Publication : S. Kumar and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, “Lightweight Management Framework (LMF) for a heterogeneous wireless network for landslide detection”, Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 90 CCIS, pp. 457-471, 2010

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