25 April 2017 Sensor network architecture for monitoring turtles on seashore
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In the last decade, advances in information and communication technologies have made it possible to diversify the use of sensor networks in different areas of knowledge (medicine, education, militia, urbanization, protection of the environment, etc.). At present, this type of tools is used to develop applications that allow the identification and monitoring of endangered animals in their natural habitat; however, there are still limitations because some of the devices used alter the behavior of the animals, as in the case of sea turtles. Research and monitoring of sea turtles is of vital importance in identifying possible threats and ensuring their preservation, the behavior of this species (migration, reproduction, and nesting) is highly related to environmental conditions. Because of this, behavioral changes information of this species can be used to monitor global climatic conditions. This work presents the design, development and implementation of an architecture for the monitoring and identification of the sea turtle using sensor networks. This will allow to obtain information for the different investigations with a greater accuracy than the conventional techniques, through non-invasive means for the species and its habitat. The proposed architecture contemplates the use of new technology devices, selfconfigurable, with low energy consumption, interconnection with various communication protocols and sustainable energy supply (solar, wind, etc.).
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Blanca E. Carvajal-Gámez, Blanca E. Carvajal-Gámez, Victor Cruz, Victor Cruz, Manuel A. Díaz-Casco, Manuel A. Díaz-Casco, Andrea Franco, Andrea Franco, Carolina Escobar, Carolina Escobar, Abilene Colin, Abilene Colin, Chadwick Carreto-Arellano, Chadwick Carreto-Arellano, } "Sensor network architecture for monitoring turtles on seashore", Proc. SPIE 10205, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017, 102050E (25 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262947; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262947


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