Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

725

Date

2012

Date of Award

11-27-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Electrical and Computer Engr

Concentration

Computer Engineering

Committee Chair

Eddie Jacobs

Committee Member

Srikant K Chari

Committee Member

Alfredo Juan Ramirez

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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