2007 IEEE International Conf. on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP) (2007)
Montreal, QC, Canada
July 9, 2007 to July 11, 2007
Guna S. Seetharaman , Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Michael L. Talbert , Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Erik Blasch , Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Recent advancements in the design, fabrication and packaging of micro electro-mechanical (MEM) sensors with embedded computing and wireless communication capabilities have made positive impacts on persistent surveillance of large areas in hostile conditions. We outline a set of core capabilities required of smart sensors to establish their precise location and perform collaborative sensing to gain and maintain maximum situation awareness. Such features include: CORDIC structured computations, direction selective transmission and reception through RF-MEMS, chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC), infra structure assisted sensing, among others. Then we outline several system-level considerations such as: command, control, collaborative & cognitive computation and communication, and offer an enduser perspective of intelligent sensors in mission oriented sensor networks. The objective is to provide insights into the critical challenges for increasing the effectiveness of future sensor networks. We use a hypothetical counter-sniper system as an example to concretely emphasize the value of such features.
E. Blasch, M. L. Talbert and G. S. Seetharaman, "Architectural elements of integrated micro-sensors for distributed sensor networks," 2007 IEEE International Conf. on Application-specific Systems, Architectures and Processors (ASAP), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2007, pp. 157-165.