Tiered Architecture for On-Line Detection, Isolation and Repair of Faults in Wireless Sensor Networks
Source: University of California
Wireless sensor networks fuse data from a multiplicity of sensors of different modalities and spatiotemporal scales to provide information for reconnaissance, surveillance, and situational awareness in many defense applications. For decisions to be based on information returned by sensor networks it is crucial that such information be of sustained high quality. While the Quality of Information (QoI) depends on many factors, perhaps the most crucial is the integrity of the sensor data sources themselves. Even ignoring malicious subversion, sensor data quality may be compromised by non-malicious causes such as noise, drifts, calibration, and faults.