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VIGILANT: "Situation-Aware" Quality of Information Interest Groups for Wireless Sensor Network Surveillance Applications

Ghataoura, DS; Mitchell, JE; Matich, GE; (2010) VIGILANT: "Situation-Aware" Quality of Information Interest Groups for Wireless Sensor Network Surveillance Applications. In: Carapezza, EM, (ed.) Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VII: 20-22 September 2010, Toulouse, France. (pp. ? - ?). SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Bellingham, US. Green open access

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Effective situation awareness is a critical element for decision support in a wide range of military and para-military operational surveillance scenarios. Effective situation awareness in a surveillance scenario can greatly increase operational effectiveness, by improving the quality and timeliness of decisions. In this paper we outline a three level integrated design approach to promote situation awareness. Our approach allows deployed wireless sensor nodes to efficiently self-organise into dynamic clusters, based on a current common perceived threat situation ( context). Firstly our distributed predator aware situation assessment system ( PORTENT) models, detects and presents, in terms of quality of information (QoI), potential situations occurring within an uncertain environment. Secondly, we utilise a Bayesian belief network to understand the significance associated with the potential situation. Finally in order to obtain a better shared awareness we have developed a "context aware" service protocol that supports group formation and efficient management of sensor network assets. By combining this three level approach, we present our VIGILANT "situation aware" QoI interest group system. Extensive simulations have been undertaken to verify the VIGILANT concept, to demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach, in improving performance for network management efficiency, through utilisation of a shared "context" service provision time and QoI surveillance presentation.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: VIGILANT: "Situation-Aware" Quality of Information Interest Groups for Wireless Sensor Network Surveillance Applications
Location: Toulouse, FRANCE
Dates: 2010-09-20 - 2010-09-22
ISBN-13: 978-0-8194-8351-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1117/12.864562
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.864562
Language: English
Additional information: Article number 783310. Copyright 2010 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited.
Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, Quality of information, Context aware applications, Network management, Distributed situation awareness, Bayesian belief networks, Certainty factor model, Surveillance, Geo-localisation
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1301686
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