Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Response Applications
Texas A&M University, US
Keywords: wireless sensor networks, emergy response applications
Abstract:Recent advances in wireless sensor network technology have motivated the development of several industrial, scientific, military and medical applications. A new class of applications is emergency response. Self-organizing wireless ad-hoc networks support the formation of hierarchical reporting channels that first responders can use.
Multi-channel access control protocols deal with network congestion transparently and robustly. The sensor nodes themselves provide real-time value: responders listen for victims trapped inside collapsed buildings; firefighters are informed of toxic gases; medical personnel remotely monitor patients; and command and control elements know the location and status of every resource available to them. In this talk, I will present a sensor network architecture for emergency response applications and several of this architecture’s components.