A framework for pipeline infrastructure monitoring using wireless sensor networks

Imad Jawhar, Nader Mohamed, Khaled Shuaib

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Abstract

Ad hoc and sensor networks is a new area of research which is rapidly growing due to the development of new technologies in inexpensive sensors. These electronic devices have increased capabilities in processing speed, memory, communication and networking [21][22]. Such sensor networks have a vast amount of applications including environmental monitoring, military, ecology, agriculture, inventory control, robotics and health care. This paper discusses the issues and challenges in the use of this new and very promising technology in the protection and monitoring of the critical and essential infrastructures of pipelines carrying oil, gas, water, and other important resources. The paper presents an architectural model that can be used to provide this monitoring and control functions. The model includes an overview of networking and routing protocols that can be used to provide the necessary communications. In addition, the paper provides discussions and recommendations concerning network reliability and the use of different wireless sensor technologies and protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2007 - Pomona, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 26 2007Apr 28 2007

Publication series

Name2007 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2007

Other

Other2007 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPomona, CA
Period4/26/074/28/07

Keywords

  • Ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Pipeline protection
  • Quality-of-service (QoS)
  • Routing
  • Wireless networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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