Sensors-Actuators Cooperation in WSANs for Fire-Fighting Applications

Sensors-Actuators Cooperation in WSANs for Fire-Fighting Applications
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October, 2010
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Dr Paweł Kułakowski obronił doktorat na AGH w roku 2007. Pracował na uczelniach zagranicznych: Technical University of Cartagena, University of Girona, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of Seville i University of Lisbon. Uczestniczył w licznych projektach badawczych, był w komitecie wykonawczym projektów COST IC1004 (również jako szef grupy badawczej indoor) i IRACON, obecnie jest też kierownikiem ds. badań i rozwoju w projekcie NCBiR dot. miejskich sieci 5G i edytorem wykonawczym w czasopiśmie ETT (Wiley). Jest współautorem około 50 prac naukowych (w tym 3 nagrodzonych) i trzech książek, a także laureatem stypendium MNiSW dla młodych wybitnych naukowców. Jego obecne zainteresowania naukowe dotyczą planowania i rozwoju sieci 5/6G, AI w zastosowaniach medycznych i nano-komunikacji.

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Pawel Kulakowski ( received Ph.D. in telecommunications from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland, in 2007. He was a visiting professor or he held a postdoctorial position at Technical University of Cartagena, University of Girona, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of Seville and University of Lisbon. He co-authored about 50 scientific papers, in journals, conferences and as technical reports. He was in the management committee of european COST research projects: IC1004 and IRACON, he is also an R&D manager of a national project on 5G urban networks and an executive editor in the ETT journal. He was recognized with several scientific distinctions, including 3 awards for his conference papers and a governmental scholarship for young outstanding researchers. His research interests include 5/6G networks, AI for medical applications and nano-communications.

Pawel Kulakowski, Eusebi Calle, Jose L Marzo
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proceedings paper
Proc. 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010), Niagara Falls, Canada
Wireless sensor and actuator networks for environmental operations are discussed in this paper. A scenario of a forest being under fire is analyzed. While the forest fire detection is a classical application for sensor networks, here this research area is extended, taking into account actuators and focusing on sensors–actuators cooperation. First, the spreading of the fire is illustrated, adapting a well-known model based on percolation theory and explaining its relations with epidemics propagation models. Then, it is shown how the temperature data gathered by sensors can be used by actuators to automatically perform actions to battle with blaze. Finally, the simulation results are presented, documenting the correctness of the decisions taken by the system and the efficiency of fire-fighting actions related to the sensors density.
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