WIT Press


Smart Objects And Wireless Sensor Networks For Monitoring: Sustainable Technology In Disaster Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN130011

Volume

133

Pages

10

Page Range

3 - 12

Published

2013

Size

493 kb

Author(s)

V. Ferrara

Abstract

Disaster management needs to control significant data in the different phases: conditioning forecast from update in real time of event evolution, emergency plan, and first reconstruction of post event. At same mode, prevention activity consists primarily in the control of important quantities that characterize each event. The aim of paper is to examine two suitable methods of the monitoring for prevention and management of disaster: by means of sensor networks and drone or micro drone unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Differently from remote sensing, sensor networks are realized by distributing detection nodes on the territory. Each of two methods, sensor networks and with drone, shows peculiarities: sensor network is suitable for continuous monitoring and for forecasting; the monitoring that uses drones has more benefits in an emergency phase. Keywords: smart objects, wireless sensor networks, low power, low voltage, unmanned aerial vehicle.

Keywords

smart objects, wireless sensor networks, low power, low voltage,unmanned aerial vehicle