Listening to the Giants: Using Elephant Infra-Sound to Solve the Human-Elephant Conflict

  title={Listening to the Giants: Using Elephant Infra-Sound to Solve the Human-Elephant Conflict},
  author={Poshitha Dabare and Chathura Suduwella and Asanka P. Sayakkara and Damitha Sandaruwan and Chamath Keppitiyagama and Kasun De Zoysa and Kasun Hewage and Thiemo Voigt},
  journal={Proceedings of the 6th ACM Workshop on Real World Wireless Sensor Networks},
The continuing human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka has resulted in loss of human as well as elephant lives. Detecting and localizing elephants is an essential component of any viable solution to this problem. Currently, we conduct feasibility tests on using low cost sensors to detect elephants from a long distance, leveraging the infra-sounds emitted by them. In this paper we present the test environment that we have set up for this purpose and some preliminary, but promising results. 

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