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Author Smith, A. ♦ Matson, E.T.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Broadband antennas ♦ Mobile antennas ♦ Broadband communication ♦ Sensor systems ♦ Joining processes ♦ Mobile communication ♦ Terrorism ♦ Agriculture ♦ Mobile computing ♦ Computer networks
Abstract Antennas are not generally thought of as a sensor in a classic sense. An antenna used in combination with a radio form a technology capable of being classified as a sensor; specifically, when the system is used in the process of discovery or other similar systems in an uncertain task environment. In this research, antennas are used with radios and other mechanical devices and software to create nodes which can autonomously form mobile broadband networks. Each node of the network must sense and discover other nodes via a process of search, identification and connection. As each of the nodes connects to others, the end result will be a broadband network of potentially many nodes covering a great physical distance. This self-configuring network can be used in defense, homeland security, emergency response, agriculture and many other specific areas where communication is of paramount importance.
Description Author affiliation: Department of Computer and Information Technology, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA (Smith, A.; Matson, E.T.)
ISBN 9781424445486
ISSN 19300395
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-10-25
Publisher Place New Zealand
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 3.23 MB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 581
Ending Page 584


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library