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Motivated by the needs of precise forest inventory and real-time surveillance for ecosystem management, in this paper we present GreenOrbs [2], a wireless sensor network system and its application for canopy closure estimates. Both the hardware and software designs of GreenOrbs are tailored for sensing in wild environments without human supervision,(More)
Efficient aggregation of data collected by sensors is crucial for a successful application of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Both minimizing the energy cost and reducing the time duration (or called latency) of data aggregation have been extensively studied for WSNs. Algorithms with theoretical performance guarantees are only known under the protocol(More)
—In this paper, we focus on the networking-theoretic multicast capacity for both random extended networks (REN) and random dense networks (RDN) under Gaussian Channel model, when all nodes are individually power-constrained. During the transmission, the power decays along path with the attenuation exponent α > 2. In REN and RDN, n nodes are randomly(More)
—Wireless sensor networks have become a promising technology in monitoring physical world. In many applications with wireless sensor networks, it is essential to understand how well an interested area is monitored (covered) by sensors. The traditional way of evaluating sensor coverage requires that every point in the field should be monitored and the sensor(More)
With the rapid development of mobile devices and the crowdsourc-ing platforms, the spatial crowdsourcing has attracted much attention from the database community, specifically, spatial crowdsourc-ing refers to sending a location-based request to workers according to their positions. In this paper, we consider an important spatial crowdsourcing problem,(More)
Physical-layer identification utilizes unique features of wireless devices as their fingerprints, providing authenticity and security guarantee. Prior physical-layer identification techniques on radio frequency identification (RFID) tags require nongeneric equipments and are not fully compatible with existing standards. In this paper, we propose a novel(More)
—Crowd counting, which count or accurately estimate the number of human beings within a region, is critical in many applications, such as guided tour and crowd control. A crowd counting solution should be scalable and be minimally intrusive (i.e., device-free) to users. Image-based solutions are device-free, but cannot work well in a dim or dark(More)
Localization is a fundamental issue of wireless sensor networks that has been extensively studied in the literature. The real-world experience from GreenOrbs, a sensor network system in the forest, shows that localization in the wild remains very challenging due to various interfering factors. In this paper we propose CDL, a Combined and Differentiated(More)
—The benefits of using mobile sink to prolong sensor network lifetime have been well recognized. However, few provably theoretical results remain are developed due to the complexity caused by time-dependent network topology. In this work, we investigate the optimum routing strategy for the static sensor network. We further propose a number of motion(More)
— In this paper, we address the problem of joint channel assignment, link scheduling and routing for throughput optimization in wireless networks with multi-radio and multi-channels. We mathematically formulate this problem by taking into account the interference, the number of available radios the set of usable channels and other resource constraints at(More)