Development of a Wireless Sensor Platform for Autonomous Topology Formation

 

Development of a Wireless Sensor Platform for Autonomous Topology Formation

    The goal of this project was to develop an autonomous data collection system consisting of a group of robots that were capable of forming a pre-designated topology from arbitrary starting locations. The design team used the Engineering Design Planner methodology to develop and follow an action plan for constructing the robotic network. The final units are capable of forming a cohesive sensor network based off of their positions in the topology. Inherent interest lied within the development of a power conscious collective, whose goal was not only to present the desired topology and sensing capabilities but also centered around a protocol designed to maximize the life of the network through the use of a power saving sensing rotation. The end result of this project is to have a functioning group of sensor platforms that can be demonstrated.

Faculty Advisor:

  • Shanchieh Jay Yang

Project Sponsors:

  • The United States
    Intelligence Community

  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering, RIT

Project Focus Points:

  • Grid Topology
  • Communication Method
  • Sensor Platform Design

Areas Covered:

  • Wireless Communications
  • Control Systems
  • Sensor Design
  • Robotics
  • Optimization Programming


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