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Title: Distributed computing in space-based wireless sensor networks
Author: Jallad, A. H. M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3588 6321
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis investigates the application of distributed computing in general and wireless sensor networks in particular to space applications. Particularly, the thesis addresses issues related to the design of "space-based wireless sensor networks" that consist of ultra-small satellite nodes flying together in close formations. The design space of space-based wireless sensor networks is explored. Consequently, a methodology for designing space-based wireless sensor networks is proposed that is based on a modular architecture. The hardware modules take the form of 3-D Multi-Chip Modules (MCM). The design of hardware modules is demonstrated by designing a representative on-board computer module. The onboard computer module contains an FPGA which includes a system-on-chip architecture that is based on soft components and provides a degree of flexibility at the later stages of the design of the mission.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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