Lan and Smith to Study Adaptive Sensors for Navy

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ARLINGTON, VA:  ISE Professors Cole Smith and Guanghui (George) Lan have received a grant from the Office of Naval Research entitled “Dynamic and Adaptive Sensor Operations Under Uncertainty.”  This project will study the deployment and operational strategy of sensors in uncertain and changing environments. Of particular interest is the case for which sensors communicate with one another via small-bandwidth channels and are subject to battery limitations, e.g., as in the case of autonomous underwater vehicle networks. The models will incorporate complexities arising from imperfect sensors, whose functionality degrades as a function of distance from targets being monitored, and from mobile sensors and targets.  The grant has been funded at a projected level of over $600,000 (in total) over three years.