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Sensor Network Architectures for Monitoring Underwater Pipelines
AbstractThis paper develops and compares different sensor network architecture designs that can be used for monitoring underwater pipeline infrastructures. These architectures are underwater wired sensor networks, underwater acoustic wireless sensor networks, RF (Radio Frequency) wireless sensor networks, integrated wired/acoustic wireless sensor networks, and integrated wired/RF wireless sensor networks. The paper also discusses the reliability challenges and enhancement approaches for these network architectures. The reliability evaluation, characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages among these architectures are discussed and compared. Three reliability factors are used for the discussion and comparison: the network connectivity, the continuity of power supply for the network, and the physical network security. In addition, the paper also develops and evaluates a hierarchical sensor network framework for underwater pipeline monitoring.
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Mohamed, N.; Jawhar, I.; Al-Jaroodi, J.; Zhang, L. Sensor Network Architectures for Monitoring Underwater Pipelines. Sensors 2011, 11, 10738-10764.View more citation formats
Mohamed N, Jawhar I, Al-Jaroodi J, Zhang L. Sensor Network Architectures for Monitoring Underwater Pipelines. Sensors. 2011; 11(11):10738-10764.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mohamed, Nader; Jawhar, Imad; Al-Jaroodi, Jameela; Zhang, Liren. 2011. "Sensor Network Architectures for Monitoring Underwater Pipelines." Sensors 11, no. 11: 10738-10764.