Emergency Evacuation using Wireless Sensor Networks

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This paper presents a distributed algorithm to direct evacuees to exits through arbitrarily complex building layouts in emergency situations. The algorithm finds the safest paths for evacuees taking into account predictions of the relative movements of hazards, such as fires, and evacuees. The algorithm is demonstrated on a 64 node wireless sensor network test platform and in simulation. The results of simulations are shown to demonstrate the navigation paths found by the algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal Computer Networks, 2007. LCN 2007. 32nd IEEE Conference on
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-3000-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2007


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