There is an increasing need to develop flexible, reconfigurable, and intelligent multi-spacecraft sensing networks for aerospace-based monitoring and diagnostics. Technical advancements in ad hoe networking, MEMS devices, low-power electronics, adaptive and reconfigurable hardware, microspacecraft, and micro-sensors have enabled the design and development of such highly integrated space wireless sensor networks.
This paper proposes the framework for an Evolvable Sensor Network Architecture, investigated as part of the ESPACENET project, collocated at the University of Edinburgh, Essex, Kent and Surrey. The aim is to design a flexible and intelligent embedded network of reconfigurable piconodes optimised by a hierarchical multi-objective algorithm. Although the project is targeted at aerospace applications, the same intelligent network can be used for many earth bound applications such as environmental and medical diagnostics.
|Title of host publication||AHS 2006: First NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, Proceedings|
|Editors||A Stoica, T Arslan, M Suess, S Yalcin, D Keymeulen, T Higuchi, R Zebulum, N Aydin|
|Place of Publication||LOS ALAMITOS|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||1st NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems - Istanbul|
Duration: 15 Jun 2006 → 18 Jun 2006
|Conference||1st NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems|
|Period||15/06/06 → 18/06/06|