Multi-agent system based wireless sensor network for crisis management

Ahmad Sardouk, Majdi Mansouri, Leïla Merghem-Boulahia, Dominique Gaïti, Rana Rahim-Amoud

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Abstract

During a crisis situation, the incident commanders have to tackle several problems simultaneously, e.g., (1) the monitoring of a crisis evolution, (2) guiding and tracking of rescue persons and intervention robots, (3) monitoring rescue persons' health, etc. Thus, several solutions based on wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and cellular networks have been proposed. However, the real life experience has proved that the cellular networks' base stations may be collapsed or unreachable during a crisis situation. In addition, the WSNs have been generally deployed for one application, e.g., monitoring of an occurring event. However, today technologies offer sensor nodes (SN) with higher processing and communication capacity. Based on these capacities, this paper proposes a WSN solution, for crisis management, which is not based on any base station infrastructure. This solution proposes a tracking and data aggregation methods that could be run simultaneously to treat the three above mentioned problems. It is also empowered by a multi-agent system (MAS), which allows the SNs to cooperate and to better manage their batteries. Finally, the proposed solution has proved, through successive simulations, its efficiency in terms of tracking precision, end-to-end communication delay and power optimization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Other

Other53rd IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010
CountryUnited States
CityMiami, FL
Period6/12/1010/12/10

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Keywords

  • Crisis management
  • Data aggregation
  • Multi-agent system
  • Object tracking
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sardouk, A., Mansouri, M., Merghem-Boulahia, L., Gaïti, D., & Rahim-Amoud, R. (2010). Multi-agent system based wireless sensor network for crisis management. In 2010 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2010 [5683166] https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2010.5683166