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Relocatable, automated cost-benefit analysis for marine sensor network design


D'Este, C and de Souza, P and Sharman, C and Allen, S, Relocatable, automated cost-benefit analysis for marine sensor network design, Sensors, 12, (3) pp. 2874-2898. ISSN 1424-8220 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/s120302874


When designing sensor networks, we need to ensure they produce representative and relevant data, but this must be offset by the financial cost of placing sensors. We describe a novel automated method for generating and combining cost and benefit values to decide on the best sensor locations using information about the specific constraints available in most coastal locations. Costs in maintenance, negotiation, equipment, exposure and communication are estimated using hydrodynamic models and Electronic Navigation Charts. Benefits in maximum coverage and reducing overall error are also determined using model output. This method demonstrates equivalent accuracy at predicting the whole system to expert-chosen locations, whilst significantly reducing the estimated costs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sensor network design, marine monitoring
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information systems
Research Field:Information systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:de Souza, P (Professor Paulo de Souza Junior)
ID Code:83394
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-03-12
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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