This paper proposes a new fault-tolerant sensor network architecture for monitoring pipeline infrastructures. This architecture is an integrated wired and wireless network. The wired part of the network is considered the primary network while the wireless part is used as a backup among sensor nodes when there is any failure in the wired network. This architecture solves the current reliability issues of wired networks for pipelines monitoring and control. This includes the problem of disabling the network by disconnecting the network cables due to artificial or natural reasons. In addition, it solves the issues raised in recently proposed network architectures using wireless sensor networks for pipeline monitoring. These issues include the issues of power management and efficient routing for wireless sensor nodes to extend the life of the network. Detailed advantages of the proposed integrated network architecture are discussed under different application and fault scenarios.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings - 2nd Int. Conf. Sensor Technol. Appl., SENSORCOMM 2008, Includes
|Subtitle of host publication
|MESH 2008 Conf. Mesh Networks; ENOPT 2008 Energy Optim. Wireless Sensors Networks; UNWAT 2008 Under Water Sensors Sys.
|Number of pages
|Published - 2008
|2nd International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008 - Cap Esterel, France
Duration: Aug 25 2008 → Aug 31 2008
|Proceedings - 2nd Int. Conf. Sensor Technol. Appl., SENSORCOMM 2008, Includes: MESH 2008 Conf. Mesh Networks; ENOPT 2008 Energy Optim. Wireless Sensors Networks, UNWAT 2008 Under Water Sensors Systems
|2nd International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, SENSORCOMM 2008
|8/25/08 → 8/31/08
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computer Science Applications
- Control and Systems Engineering