Marco Zennaro

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The last two years have witnessed the introduction and rapid expansion of products based upon large, systematically-gathered, street-level image collections, such as Google Street View, EveryScape, and Mapjack. In the process of gathering images of public spaces, these projects also capture license plates, faces, and other information considered sensitive(More)
This paper demonstrates how an Irrigation Management System (IMS) can practically be implemented by successfully deploying a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). Specifically, the paper describes an IMS which was set up in Manja Township, City of Blantyre based on an advanced irrigation scheduling technique. Since the system had to be self-sustained in terms of(More)
Collaborating unmanned aerial vehicles can efficiently perform surveillance, mapping, and other tasks without human risk. Currently deployed unmanned aerial vehicles demonstrate a need for increased autonomy and cooperation. We present a software architecture and UAV hardware platform that have demonstrated single-user control of a fleet of aircraft,(More)
802.11 Wi-Fi technology is commonly used for creating wireless networks with a range of about one hundred meters. With careful planning and proper antennas, this same equipment can be used to make point-to-point links of hundreds of kilometers. This paper presents a successful 279 km link made by wireless experts in Venezuela, and a permanent 133 km test(More)
This paper details the software architecture of the Berkeley unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform. Developed over the course of three years, this platform has successfully demonstrated autonomous vision-based navigation and obstacle avoidance. A software architecture has been developed to allow for collaborative control concepts to be examined. This(More)
This paper presents a new Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) Architecture to be used in developing countries and reveals its usefulness by highlighting some of its key features. In complement to a previous ITU proposal, our architecture referred to as "Ubiquitous Sensor Network for Development (USN4D)" integrates in its layers features such as opportunistic(More)
More than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water in the world. Providing a way to measure automatically water quality will help tackle this problem. This paper presents the design of a water quality measuring system and proposes a prototype implementation of a water quality wireless sensor network (WQWSN) as a solution to this challenging(More)
We advocate the use of wireless sensor networks in Developing Countries as we foresee they have a great role to play not only to expedite novel solutions that help mitigate development problems, but also to facilitate research activities in crucial scientific areas such as environmental monitoring, physics of complex systems and energy management. Thus we(More)