Mobility

Optimal Deployment of Impromptu Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

The need for impromptu wireless networks arises in emergency situations where the team responding to the emergency, needs to deploy sensors (such as motion sensors, or even imaging sensors) and a wireless interconnection network, without any prior planning or knowledge of the terrain. In this paper, the authors consider a simple model for the sequential deployment of wireless relays as a person steps along a "Corridor" of unknown length, so as to create a multihop network for interconnecting a sensor to be placed at the end of the corridor with a control truck standing near the entry to the corridor.

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