Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engr
Srikant K Chari
Alfredo Juan Ramirez
Border and perimeter security is a constant concern to many government and private entities. Large, often remote, areas must be constantly monitored for intruders or suspicious activity. This work investigates whether a wireless sensor network of intelligent nodes can provide the infrastructure needed to such applications. First a real time automated algorithm is developed for an existing profiling sensor. Results show that this automation produces reliable results on a limited dataset. To provide a more versatile, easier to deploy solution, a wireless sensor network is designed for deployment in a sensor field test bed located at Meeman-Shelby Forest. The wireless sensor network includes a custom prototype sensor designed to detect movement and send data to a base station for further processing. Preliminary performance evaluation of the prototype was conducted using humans and animals as targets. The test results show that the prototype correctly detected, captured, and transmitted the data as designed.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
White, William E. III, "An Intelligent Network of Sensors for Border and Perimeter Security" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 602.