Monitoring Wild Life Passages across Transport Infrastructures Using Delay Tolerant Wireless Sensor Network
Wireless sensor networks have become a far-reaching technology with diverse potential applications for the monitoring different environments and to gather application specific parameters such as sound, vibration, temperature or pollutants. The authors are concerned about the wireless sensor networks which are used in wildlife monitoring. In these particular contexts, specimen protection and conservation is a challenge, especially in natural reserves, dangerous locations or hot spots of these reserves (i.e., roads, railways and other civil infrastructures). This paper proposes and studies a WSN based system for generic target (animal) tracking in the surrounding area of transportation infrastructures to establish safe ways for animals to cross these infrastructures.