Case study: Localization of Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks

The mapping of a distribution of a physical quantity (e.g., temperature, radiation levels, etc.) over a terrain is often complicated by the presence of measurement errors and obstructions. In this case study your team will develop a tool to find the location of sensors in a rough terrain given pairwise distances between them and use that information to approximate a temperature profile over the field.


Teams of at most three students can participate. The team leader has to be a graduate student, the other members of the team can be advanced undergraduate students. Each member of the team must be registered as a full-time student at a recognized educational institution during the Spring term of the 2010-2011 academic year. The official language of the competition is English. Each team needs to register to participate in the competition and to receive the software.


Submissions are due June 15, 2011 (23:59 EDT)