Accession Number : ADA567165


Title :   Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks for Maritime Interdiction Operations and Regional Security


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATION SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Kontogiannis, Theofanis


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567165.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 129


Abstract : Robust communications are key to the success of naval operations such as area surveillance, control, and interdiction. Communications and sensor networks allow the flow of data and critical information that are necessary for conducting such operations from both tactical and strategic perspectives. In naval operations, platforms are hardly stationary, as the networking infrastructure operates from a variety of platforms in motion on the sea, above the sea, and from space. Sensor networks consist of nodes made up of small sensors that are able to monitor, process, and analyze phenomena over geographical regions of varying size and for significant periods. Some categories of these small sensors are able to collect and transmit sensor data about physical values (e.g., temperature, humidity, and sea state), or dynamic attributes of objects, such as speed, direction, and the existence of dangerous substances (e.g., radioactive materials and explosives). The objective of this thesis is to examine how unstructured sensor networks, known as ad-hoc sensor networks, can effectively support maritime interdiction operations and regional security by providing reliable communications and flow of information.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE , *INTERDICTION , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *MULTISENSORS , *NAVAL OPERATIONS , *WIRELESS COMPUTER NETWORKS , BUOYS , DIVERS , DRONES , FIELD TESTS , GROUND STATIONS , IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES , NAVAL VESSELS , NODES , PATROL CRAFT , RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS , RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , SWIMMERS , THESES


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Sociology and Law
      Computer Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE