Accession Number : ADA556759


Title :   Market-Based Resource Allocation in a Wirelessly Integrated Naval Engineering Plant


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 2005-31 Dec 2008


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Lynch, Jerome P ; Zimmerman, Andrew T ; Swartz, Raymond A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556759.pdf


Report Date : 01 Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : The focus of this research project is the application of wireless sensor networks in naval engineering plant systems for monitoring and control purposes. During the first quarter of the project, research efforts were largely focused upon the design and construction of a wireless sensor prototype explicitly designed for embedment in the complex environments posed by navy vessels. The role of the wireless sensor is to do the following: (1) collect real-time information from sensors, (2) wirelessly communicate plant data to other sensors and/or upward in the integrated engineering plant (IEP) architecture, (3) automatically calculate plant actions, and (4) issue commands to actuators. These functional requirements were considered and appropriate off-the-shelf components were selected for the wireless sensor design. To integrate all of the selected hardware components, a four-layer printed circuit board with a small footprint was designed and fabricated. In parallel with the hardware design of the wireless sensor, software was written to achieve reliable wireless communication among sensors. The IEEE802.15.4 wireless protocol standard was adopted and current efforts are underway to code it in C programming language.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS , *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *MULTISENSORS , *NAVAL VESSELS , *STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING , *WATER COOLERS , *WIRELESS COMPUTER NETWORKS , ACTUATORS , AUTOMATION , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , DECENTRALIZATION , DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING , EMBEDDED SYSTEMS , LOW COSTS , NODES , OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS , PROTOTYPES , REAL TIME


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Marine Engineering
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE