Optimal Deployment of Impromptu Wireless Sensor Networks

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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.