Fence Monitoring - Experimental Evaluation of a Use Case for Wireless Sensor Networks
Georg Wittenburg, Kirsten Terfloth, Freddy Lopez Villafuerte, Tomasz Naumowicz, Hartmut Ritter, Jochen Schiller – 2007
In-network data processing and event detection on resource-constrained devices are widely regarded as distinctive and novel features of wireless sensor networks. The vision is that through cooperation of many sensor nodes the accuracy of event detection can be greatly improved. On the practical side however, little real-world experience exists in how far these goals can be achieved.In this paper, we present the results of a small deployment of sensor nodes attached to a fence with the goal of collaboratively detecting and reporting security relevant incidents, such as a person climbing over the fence. Based on experimental data we discuss in detail the process of in-network event detection both from the conceptual side and by evaluating the results obtained. Reusing the same traces in a simulated network, we also look into the impact of multi-hop event reporting.