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We describe a low-power VLSI wake-up detector for use in an acoustic surveillance sensor network. The detection criterion is based on the degree of low-frequency periodicity in the acoustic signal. To this end, we have developed a periodicity estimation algorithm that maps particularly well to a low-power VLSI implementation. The time-domain algorithm is(More)
—Sound localization using energy-aware hardware for sensor networks nodes is a problem with many applications in surveillance and security. In this paper, we evaluate four algorithms for sound localization using signals recorded in a natural environment with an array of commercial off-the-shelf microelectromechanical systems microphones and a specially(More)
—We propose a programmable architecture for a single instruction multiple data image processor that has its foundation on the mathematical framework of a simplicial cellular neural networks. We develop instruction primitives for basic image processing operations and show examples of processing binary and gray scale images. Fabricated in deep submicron CMOS(More)
The desire for persistent, long term surveillance and covertness places severe constraints on the power consumption of a sensor node. To achieve the desired endurance while minimizing the size of the node, it is imperative to use application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that deliver the required performance with maximal power efficiency while(More)