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Information-based self-organization of sensor nodes of a sensor network

United States Patent

8,022,987
September 20, 2011
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A sensor node detects a plurality of information-based events. The sensor node determines whether at least one other sensor node is an information neighbor of the sensor node based on at least a portion of the plurality of information-based events. The information neighbor has an overlapping field of view with the sensor node. The sensor node sends at least one communication to the at least one other sensor node that is an information neighbor of the sensor node in response to at least one information-based event of the plurality of information-based events.
Ko; Teresa H. (Castro Valley, CA), Berry; Nina M. (Tracy, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
11/ 474,615
20070003146
June 26, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under government contract no. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation. The Government has certain rights in the invention, including a paid-up license and the right, in limited circumstances, to require the owner of any patent issuing on this invention to license others on reasonable terms.