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Accession Number ADA567165
Title Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks for Maritime Interdiction Operations and Regional Security.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 129p
Personal Author T. Kontogiannis
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.
Keywords Ad hoc sensor networks
Boarding teams
Cenetix(Center for network innovation and experimentation)
Field tests
Ground stations
Improvised explosive devices
Information exchange
James river(Virginia)
Joint military activities
Law enforcement
Manet(Mobile ad-hoc networks)
Maritime interdiction operations
Naval operations
Naval vessels
Nmiotc(Nato's maritime interdiction operational training cen
Patrol craft
Port authority of new york and new jersey
Radioactive materials
Radiological warfare agents
Regional security
San francisco bay
San francisco police department
Souda bay(Greece)
Uav(Unmanned aerial vehicles)
Usv(Unmanned surface vessels)
Wireless computer networks
Wireless sensor networks
Wmn(Wireless mesh networks)
Wsn(Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 88B - Information Systems
92C - Social Concerns
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
63F - Optical Detection
85G - Marine & Waterway Transportation
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of Informational Sciences.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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