Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks at IPCAS Lab
Today, convergence of sensor technologies, communications, and computing has emerged to provide the potential to overcome the barriers of time, scale, and environment. Distributed sensor networks are becoming a feasible solution to various data collection applications such as military battlefields, scientific experimentation sites, medical instrumentation and domestic appliances. Typical sensor networks are often infrastructure-less and may include hundreds to several thousands of randomly scattered sensor nodes that are constrained in physical size, available energy, computational ability and transmission range. The full potential of sensor networks has yet to be realized as a result of design challenges in the sensor technology and related networking issues. Professor Fekri and his research group are investigating the fundamental limits and techniques for processing and distribution of information in wireless sensor networks. In particular we are interested in reliable and secure communication and distributed processing in the presence of constraints such as limited energy, lossy channels, interference, latency and throughput, and adversary attacks.