The objective of this research work is to develop sensor agents for surveillance and monitoring applications in unknown or potentially dangerous environments. An autonomous sensor agent that can be either thrown or rolled from a distance into the surrounding area of interest or placed beside the object of interest, and send sensory data wirelessly back to a central base station for sensor fusion and processing. Hence, it does not require a human to be present in the potentially dangerous environment in order to operate the device. The sensor agents are capable of detecting various types of physical conditions.
Project: Sensor Balls for Environment Monitoring
Funding Sources: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and The New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)