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Issue No. 01 - January-March (2009 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1536-1268
pp: 30-36
Tim Wark , CSIRO ICT Center, Brisbane
Dave Swain , CSIRO Livestock Industries Rockhampton
Chris Crossman , CSIRO ICT Center, Brisbane
Philip Valencia , CSIRO ICT Center, Brisbane
Greg Bishop-Hurley , CSIRO Livestock Industries Rockhampton
Rebecca Handcock , CSIRO Livestock Industries Floreat
The authors' work show how the development of wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) can help protect environmentally sensitive areas using virtual fencing. Virtual fencing enables the spatial control of large cattle herds to protect environmentally sensitive regions based on real-time decisions made within WSANs. These systems can transform the way we undertake our stewardship of the natural environment by providing pervasive technologies that manage and change the environment.
wireless sensor and actuator networks, virtual fencing, sustainable agriculture, mobile networks

P. Valencia, D. Swain, T. Wark, G. Bishop-Hurley, C. Crossman and R. Handcock, "Sensor and Actuator Networks: Protecting Environmentally Sensitive Areas," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 30-36, 2009.
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