Dual Degree (B. Tech + M. Tech).
Pervasive Pollution Monitoring
Prof. S. N. Merchant
Distributed pollution level measurement
Sensing elements placed along roads, in buildings and in
watercourses will provide information about both atmospheric pollution
and the threats to health from contaminants in materials that are
vital to health. This links directly to WHO and Global Health
initiatives of the UN to which both governments subscribe.
Traffic levels are set to grow in both the UK and India, and both
the nature of the movement patterns experienced by cars and the
quality of the roads are of importance to both drivers and the
authorities associated with road planning and maintenance.
In technical terms, we will address the following research challenges
(all, naturally, qualified by the application context): -
- What software systems abstractions are most suitable for
constructing adaptive sensor networks?
- What inter-sensor protocols are needed to adapt to failure and
recovery of nodes?
- How can one best describe and dynamically discover new or
evolved services, and new or evolved hardware?
- How can one provide best effort service provision – seeking to
maintain service availability in the context of energy-limited,
failure-prone hardware and noisy networks with uncertain connectivity?
- How can one manage deployed sensor networks in which there is
only partial or asynchronous connectivity?
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