Masters Theses

Constraint based node localization for ad-hoc wireless networks and a simulation environment for wildfire detection & mapping using wireless sensor networks


"This thesis presents a method of determining node locations in an ad-hoc wireless network. The localization algorithm uses internodal distance measurements to constrain the possible locations for each node. Simulations show that this method is viable for both small and large networks. This generalized localization algorithm was developed while assessing the viability of using a wireless sensor network to detect and map wildfires. For this task, a simulation environment was created that interfaces a wildfire simulator and a network simulator. This simulation environment is presented as a method of validating the use of wireless sensor networks to detect and map wildfires"--Abstract, page iii.


Ali, Shoukat

Committee Member(s)

Stanley, R. Joe
Sarangapani, Jagannathan, 1965-


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2007


ix, 75 pages


© 2007 Michael Ellebrecht, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Forest fires -- Detection -- Mathematical models
Sensor networks
Wireless LANs
Wireless communication systems

Thesis Number

T 9233

Print OCLC #


Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

This document is currently not available here.

Share My Thesis If you are the author of this work and would like to grant permission to make it openly accessible to all, please click the button above.