Project Objectives

ALPINE: A Low Power, Intelligent, sensor Network architecture for Environmental management



 Project Objectives


The following objectives will help us achieve the above goal:

1.   Objective 1. Using nomenclature from the software engineering paradigm, a set of semantic domain models and environmental simulation models will be developed. The semantic models will serve as domain models for the development of the high-level ALPINE language in Objective 2. There is a bidirectional relationship between simulation models and sensor networks: on the one hand, the simulation models will aid decision making relating to the deployment of the pilot sensor network implementations. On the other hand, real data from the implementations will be used in order to improve the performance of the simulation models.

2.   Objective 2. Develop the high-level ALPINE language based on temporal first-order logic, including support for appropriate annotations. Develop e-ALPINE, a lightweight, embedded execution environment. Carry out a special investigation of using the delay-tolerant network (DTN) paradigm to address mobility (e.g. monitoring bears and wolves).

3.   Objective 3. Develop tools such as the ALPINE Compiler, tools for porting e-ALPINE on the hardware platforms of our partners, a web-based Dashboard application through which context-aware applications can be specified, an extension to ALTEC’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Atlantis software for managing wildlife and hydrological infrastructure.

4.   Objective 4. We will evaluate the proposed work through a set of two large-scale pilot sensor network deployments and several small-scale ones.

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