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Method and system for monitoring environmental conditions

United States Patent

November 16, 2010
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Intelligent Software Agents for Enhancing Sensor Networks Monitoring of Changing Conditions
A system for detecting the occurrence of anomalies includes a plurality of spaced apart nodes, with each node having adjacent nodes, each of the nodes having one or more sensors associated with the node and capable of detecting anomalies, and each of the nodes having a controller connected to the sensors associated with the node. The system also includes communication links between adjacent nodes, whereby the nodes form a network. At least one software agent is capable of changing the operation of at least one of the controllers in response to the detection of an anomaly by a sensor.
Kulesz; James J. (Oak Ridge, TN), Lee; Ronald W. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 204,748
August 16, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the U.S. Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.