Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
CNRS national platform “Sensor and Self-Organized Networks” (RECAP)
Participants : Jean Carle [ contact ] , Antoine Gallais, Michael Hauspie, Fadila Khadar, Nathalie Mitton, David Simplot-Ryl [ contact ] .
Miniaturization in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) has enabled the development of a new kind of networks: Sensor Networks. Sensor networks use small objects able to monitor their close environment such as obtaining a temperature, an air or water pollution level, to detect movements or vibrations, etc. These networks also use one or more monitoring stations (also called sink stations) responsible to collect information from sensors. Using a large number of small inexpensive sensors increases the dependability of surveillance and reconnaissance systems and also decreases the vulnerability of the system to failure. To forward their data (monitoring information, request, etc.), all these nodes use multi-hop wireless communication.
Self-adaptive and self-organized are questions of active research in a number of different research communities, ranging from hardware to applications. Many topics must be study such as topology control (addressing, localization, etc.), data communication (broadcasting, routing, gathering, etc.), architecture (hardware, system -OS-, network -communication stacks-, etc.), applications (service lookup, distributed database, etc.). The RECAP project is a CNRS national platform which aims to support research activities in this area. RECAP is organized in four sub-projects: Applications, Data Communication, Topology Control, and System Architecture.
List of participants: CITI INSA Lyon (E. Fleury), LAAS (M. Diaz), LIFL (J. Carle), LIP6 (M. Dias de Amorim), IRISA (P. Quinton), LSIIT (T. Noël), LSR (A. Duda). http://www2.lifl.fr/sensor/ .