Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Keywords

wireless mesh network, WiFi, transmission delay, propagation delay, packet delivery ratio, wireless networks for computational public safety, canine pose estimation, canine augmentation technology, urban search and rescue

Abstract

in this paper we demonstrate that the Canine Pose Estimation (CPE) system can provide a reliable estimate for some poses and when coupled with effective wireless transmission over a mesh network. Pose estimates are time sensitive, thus it is important that pose data arrives at its destination quickly. Propagation delay and packet delivery ratio measuring algorithms were developed and used to appraise Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) performance as a means of carriage for this time-critical data. The experiments were conducted in the rooms of a building where the radio characteristics closely resembled those of a partially collapsed building-a typical US&R environment. This paper presents the results of the experiments, which demonstrate that it is possible to receive the canine pose estimation data in realtime although accuracy of the results depend on the network size and the deployment environment.

Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

Journal

International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

38

Last Page

57

Version

Publisher's version

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Original Publication Citation

Ribeiro, C., Ferworn, A., Tran, J., Denko, M. (2010). Wireless mesh network performance for urban search and rescue missions. International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications. 2(2), 38-57. 10.5121/ijcnc.2010.2203.

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