Wireless Sensor Networks and Real-Time Locating Systems to Fight against Maritime Piracy

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Abstract
There is a wide range of military and civil applications where Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Multi-Agent Systems (MASs) can be used for providing context-awareness for troops and special corps. On the one hand, WSNs comprise an ideal technology to develop Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLSs) aimed at indoor environments, where existing global navigation satellite systems do not work properly. On the other hand, agent-based architectures allow building autonomous and robust systems that are capable of working on highly dynamic scenarios. This paper presents two piracy scenarios where the n-Core platform can be applied. n-Core is a hardware and software platform intended for developing and deploying easily and quickly a wide variety of WSNs applications based on the ZigBee standard. In the first scenario a RTLS is deployed to support boarding and rescue operations. In the second scenario a multi-agent system is proposed to detect the unloading of illegal traffic of merchandise at ports.
Year of Publication
2012
Journal
International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
Volume
1
Issue
Special Issue on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence
Number
5
Number of Pages
14-21
Date Published
06/2012
ISSN Number
1989-1660
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http://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/IJIMAI20121_5_2.pdf
DOI
10.9781/ijimai.2012.152
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