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29 September 2011 Towards the development of tamper-resistant, ground-based mobile sensor nodes
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Mobile sensor nodes hold great potential for collecting field data using fewer resources than human operators would require and potentially requiring fewer sensors than a fixed-position sensor array. It would be very beneficial to allow these mobile sensor nodes to operate unattended with a minimum of human intervention. In order to allow mobile sensor nodes to operate unattended in a field environment, it is imperative that they be capable of identifying and responding to external agents that may attempt to tamper with, damage or steal the mobile sensor nodes, while still performing their data collection mission. Potentially hostile external agents could include animals, other mobile sensor nodes, or humans. This work will focus on developing control policies to help enable a mobile sensor node to identify and avoid capture by a hostile un-mounted human. The work is developed in a simulation environment, and demonstrated using a non-holonomic, ground-based mobile sensor node. This work will be a preliminary step toward ensuring the cyber-physical security of ground-based mobile sensor nodes that operate unattended in potentially unfriendly environments.
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David Mascarenas, Christopher Stull, and Charles Farrar "Towards the development of tamper-resistant, ground-based mobile sensor nodes", Proc. SPIE 8184, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VIII, 81840J (29 September 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.898210
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