Link Logic for Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks

Time: April 23, 2009 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: INI Lower Level Conference Room


Student project presentation by Yizhi Wu
Refreshments Served.

Advisor: Raj Rajkumar, Professor of ECE
Reader: Anthony Rowe, Ph.D. Candidate in ECE

Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks (WSANs) are emerging as a new generation of sensor networks. By adding actuators to the wireless sensor networks, WSANs can be used to build promising real-time control systems, such as building/home control, industrial control, traffic control systems and more. As the scale and complexity of sensor-actuator networks increases, how to efficiently deploy and manage sensor-actuator networks becomes a problem. The traditional approaches, such as node centric programming scheme, macro programming schemes or middleware approaches, did not address this problem efficiently, in terms of time efficiency and system complexity. In this thesis, a logic model is proposed to model the sensor-actuator networks, and a novel framework is built based on the logic model and CMU Firefly platform to simply the deployment and management of sensor-actuator networks. A discussion on the QoS metrics of the framework has been made and some interesting problems have been brought up.