Sensor/Sensor - Sensor/Weapon Connectivity Technology

Period of Performance: 12/02/2003 - 10/01/2004

$70K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Fusion Numerics, Inc.
1320 Pearl St., Suite 210
Boulder, CO 80302
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Sensor networks need to be designed carefully because power and communications bandwidth are a scare resource. Attention to routing protocols, compression algorithms, and query schedules must be given. Because of the rich design space for sensor networks, Fusion Numerics proposes to build TransSensor. TransSensor will provide a platform for sensor-network design and simulation using state-of-the-art algorithms developed and/or implemented by Fusion Numerics. TransSensor will include new algorithms for network topology detection, sensor query optimization, health monitoring, routing protocols, and data compression. With these techniques, a sensor network designer will be able to create the best architecture for a particular application. TransSensor will also serve as a simulation test-bed for new sensor-network management techniques.