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Framework for Dynamic Configuration and Interoperability of Heterogeneous Off-shore Oil Spill Wireless Sensor Networks

Implementing Organization

University of South Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$15,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be a complement to remote sensing. WSNs envision circumstances where low-cost wireless sensor nodes are rapidly deployed over a region where oil slicks have been spilled adhering to the oil slick above t.he water surface. As the oil slick spreads, the devices will move away from each other while floating around with the slick, sensing, processing, and transmitting information about the oil spill. Since the maximum wireless information range of each node is 1 km, there should be at least one sensor node in every square kilometer of area.

Contact

Waleed Al-Assadi
251-460-7154
waleed@usouthal.edu
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Project Partners

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