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Mobile Sensor Networks for Inspection Tasks in Harsh Industrial Environments

Mulder, J., Wang, X., Ferwerda, F. & Cao, M., Mar-2010, In : Sensors. 10, 3, p. 1599-1618 20 p.

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  • Jacob Mulder
  • Xinyu Wang
  • Franke Ferwerda
  • Ming Cao

Recent advances in sensor technology have enabled the fast development of mobile sensor networks operating in various unknown and sometimes hazardous environments. In this paper, we introduce one integrative approach to design, analyze and test distributed control algorithms to coordinate a network of autonomous mobile sensors by utilizing both simulation tools and a robotic testbed. The research has been carried out in the context of the mobile sensing project, PicoSmart, in the northern provinces of the Netherlands for the inspection of natural gas pipelines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1618
Number of pages20
JournalSensors
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2010

    Keywords

  • mobile sensor network, autonomous robot, industrial sensing, coordination algorithm

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