Ett anpassningsbart sensor aktuator system för elefantövervakning

Tidsperiod: 2014-01-01 till 2016-12-31

Projektledare: Thiemo Voigt

Medarbetare: Thiemo Voigt, Kasun De Zoysa

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 744 000 SEK

The elephant human conflict is a major problem in Sri Lanka that causes the death of 150 elephants and 60 humans per year. Further, the damage caused by elephants to property and crop is tens of thousands of Euros. Our project targets wireless sensor actuator networks to understand the behaviour of elephants better, warn villagers when elephants come close and tries to prevent the elephants from entering fields and villages by flexible actuation (lights, sounds etc). Sensor networks are well suited for this task due to low cost and the intelligence that can be put into the network. While sensor networks have been deployed for animal monitoring there are only a few that also include actuation and none has targeted elephants, intelligent and huge animals which makes this task challenging. Since each deployment usually develops their own management subsystem, we develop a novel management subsystem based on recently developments: Antelope, a unique on-node database management system developed by Voigt´s PhD student, and UCSC´s TikiriDB, that enables SQL-like query and actuation commands. Considering the non-stable infrastructure in Sri Lanka, the storage-centric paradigm of our management system will help to break the dependency on steady availability of the base station assumed in previous deployments. The elephant monitoring and control application will demonstrate the efficiency of our solution and at the same time help to solve a challenging societal problem in Sri Lanka.