Accession Number:

ADA464105

Title:

Dynamic Resource Allocation for a Sensor Network

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ICOSYSTEM CORP CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

We describe a project that analyzes the performance of a sensor network trying to detect enemy agents in an urban environment. We simulate a network of units that can detect different enemy types using a variety of sensors. Our work aims to address key issues about networked systems, including the effectiveness of cooperative strategies, the balance of multiple constraints, and the tradeoffs between resource allocation and performance. We make use of evolutionary computing algorithms to search the space of possible configurations, carrying out parameter sweeps to test how various dimensions of the design space impact performance over a range of scenarios. Our results provide some quantitative insights into the performance of networked systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE