Solar-powered ad-hoc wireless sensor network for border surveillance

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2 Scopus citations


Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have emerged as means of providing automated monitoring, target tracking, and intrusion detection. Solar-powered WSNs that adopt innovative sensors with low power consumption and forefront networking technologies can provide rapidly deployable situational awareness and effective security control at the border at low cost. In our paper, we introduce the prototype of our new solar-powered WSN platform for Border Security. We consider practical issues in WSNs, including sensing environment classification, survivability under harsh weather conditions, and efficient solar energy harvesting. Experimental results demonstrate the performance of our new solar-powered WSN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnergy Harvesting and Storage
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Devices, and Applications III
StatePublished - 2012
EventEnergy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications III - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2012Apr 24 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherEnergy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • Wireless sensor networks
  • ad-hoc communication
  • border surveillance
  • energy efficiency
  • homeland security
  • solar energy harvesting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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