Self-Organizing Wireless Networks Training

Self-Organizing Wireless Networks Training


Self-Organizing Wireless Networks Training Course Description

This two-day Self-Organizing Wireless Networks Training addresses use of ad hoc network sensors to address “smart” reconnaissance, the employment of sensing motes with relay architecture, to enable objectives as: vehicular/personnel detection and tracking, persistent surveillance, perimeter control, event monitoring, and tagging/tracking/locating (TTL) functions. The course is designed for engineers, program managers, scientists, practitioners, as well as government and industry decision-makers involved in programs and technologies that address the surveillance protected areas, borders and linear objects, and/or force protection. The course presents the concept of using small micro-sensors (“motes”) within a wireless ad hoc network to perform tasks previously assigned to larger, more power hungry sophisticated sensors such as cameras, acoustic, and seismic sensors. Through distributed processing of sensory signals within a networked field, motes can accomplish a myriad of tasks. The course introduces technologies that spawned and promoted mote-sized wireless sensors, discusses design of mote cores and associated sensors, middleware functionality and implementation requirements, and provides insights concerning C2 interfaces. Examples are provided, with background information that presents low power ad hoc networking, mote-based sensor design rules, middleware implementations, and issues associated with data exfiltration and deployment. Actual implementations of mote arrays in laboratory and field tests are reviewed along with underlying designs for specific applications. Efforts in self-organizing wireless networks stem from several sources most notably the DARPA/NEST program.

Self-Organizing Wireless Networks TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:2 days

Skills Gained:

• Why can be accomplished using ad hoc mote networks?
• What are “motes”?
• What missions are achievable with mote fields?
• What are the limitations and strengths associated with mote fields?
• How does one deploy motes, effectively?
• Which sensor technologies are suited for low-power mote applications?
• How do systems get integrated into “useable” systems and architectures?
• How do I size mote fields?
• How do I localize motes?
• What exfiltration routes exist to get data out and commands in?
• How do I program motes? And how would I reprogram motes?
• What programming can I employ? (What middleware resources available to me?)
• How to command and control unattended sensors? What are the emerging architectures to accomplish such (e.g., PULSEnet)?

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

Mote Definitions. What is a mote? Fundamental building blocks that comprise a mote core. Subsystem designs and implementations. Review of ad hoc network reviewed.

Mote Design. Mote design goals and objectives. Descriptions and examples of mote subsystems. Mote sensor systems descriptions and examples. Passive sensors, RF (ultrawideband, UWB) sensors, active-optical sensors, olfactory-based sensors.

Mote RF Design. RF propagation at ground level. RF designs. RF reliability.

Mote Programming. Review of network management systems (NMS), employing low-power media Access Communications (LPMAC). Middleware functionality. Mote constraints. Distributed sensor, signal, and data processing.

Mote Field Architecture. Self-organizing capability. Mote field logistics. Mote field initialization. Localization techniques. Relay definition and requirements. Interfaces to backhaul data communications, interfaces: Cellular, SATCOM, LP-SEIWG-005A, UHF, other.

Mission Analysis. Mission definition and needs. Mission planning. Interaction between mote fields and sophisticated sensors. Mote/sensor selection. Distribution of motes. Deployment mechanisms. Relay statistics. Exfiltration capabilities.

Situational Awareness. Situational displays employed. Sensor injection design rules and examples. Display capabilities and examples, including: C2PC. COT. Falcon View. PULSEnet.

Design of systems. Area persistent surveillance. MOUT application.

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