Intent-based resource deployment in wireless sensor networks

Geeth De Mel*, Tien Pham, Paul Sullivan, Keith Grueneberg, Wamberto Vasconcelos, Tim Norman

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Information derived from sensor networks plays a crucial role in the success of many critical tasks such as surveillance, and border monitoring. In order to derive the correct information at the right time, sensor data must be captured at desired locations with respect to the operational tasks in concern. Therefore, it is important that at the planning stage of a mission, sensing resources are best placed in the field to capture the required data. For example, consider a mission goal identify snipers, in an operational area before troops are deployed - two acoustic arrays and a day-night video camera are needed to successfully achieve this goal. This is because, if the resources are placed in correct locations, two acoustic arrays could provide direction of the shooter and a possible location by triangulating acoustic data whereas the day-night camera could produce an affirmative image of the perpetrators. In order to deploy the sensing resources intelligently to support the user decisions, in this paper we propose a Semantic Web based knowledge layer to identify the required resources in a sensor network and deploy the needed resources through a sensor infrastructure. The knowledge layer captures crucial information such as resources configurations, their intended use (e.g., two acoustic arrays deployed in a particular formation with day-night camera are needed to identify perpetrators in a possible sniper attack). The underlying sensor infrastructure will assists the process by exposing the information about deployed resources, resources in theatre, and location information about tasks, resources and so on.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR III
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012
EventSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201226 Apr 2012


ConferenceSPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • ITA Sensor Fabric
  • Resource deployment
  • Semantic Web


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