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Recent Research from University of Piemonte Highlight Findings in Reliability Engineering (Markovian agents models for wireless sensor networks...

August 27, 2014



Recent Research from University of Piemonte Highlight Findings in Reliability Engineering (Markovian agents models for wireless sensor networks deployed in environmental protection)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Telecommunications Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Reliability Engineering. According to news reporting out of Alessandria, Italy, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are gaining popularity as distributed monitoring systems in safety critical applications, when the location to be controlled may be dangerous for a human operator or difficult to access. Fire is one of the major thread in urban as well as in open environments, and WSNs are receiving increasing attention as a mean to build effective and timely fire protection systems."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Piemonte, "The present paper presents a novel analytical technique for the study of the propagation of a fire in a wide open area and the interaction with a WSN deployed to monitor the outbreak of the fire and to send a warning signal to a base station. For the complex scenario under study, an analytical modeling and analysis technique based on Markovian agents (MAs) is discussed."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It is shown that, even if the overall state space of the models is huge, nevertheless an analytical solution is feasible, by exploiting the locality of the interactions among MAs, based on a message passing mechanism combined with a perception function."

For more information on this research see: Markovian agents models for wireless sensor networks deployed in environmental protection. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 2014;130():149-158. Reliability Engineering & System Safety can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Reliability Engineering & System Safety - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/405908)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D. Cerotti, Univ Piemonte Orientate, DiSit, Alessandria, Italy. Additional authors for this research include M. Gribaudo and A. Bobbio.

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Alessandria, Environment, Reliability Engineering

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