Hybrid Wireless Sensor Networks: A Prototype

Alá Khalifeh, Novella Bartolini, Simone Silvestri, Giancarlo Bongiovanni, Anwar Al-Assaf, Radi Alwardat, Samer Alhaj-Ali

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are widely used to assist monitoring of an area of interest whenever manual monitoring by skilled personnel is not convenient if not prohibitive. In this paper, we propose a step ahead with respect to the current status of art, with the design and implementation of a novel networked architecture which integrates a set of static ground nodes, an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV), and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in a unique monitoring system. All these devices are equipped with sensors, a microcontroller and a wireless communication module such that they are capable of covering an AoI in the terrestrial and aerial dimension. In the proposed architecture, the mobile robot can inspect areas which have no fixed ground sensors, whereas sensors installed on the UAV cover the ground areas from above, ensuring wider coverage. Once data is collected by the ground sensors, it is sent via the UAV to a remote processing center, which elaborates the gathered data for decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 - 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2019
Event17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2019 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: Sep 2 2019Sep 6 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11749 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2019

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  • Decision making
  • Remote monitoring
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV)
  • Wireless sensor networks (WSN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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