Journal article

Elliptical Anomalies in Wireless Sensor Networks

Sutharshan Rajasegarar, James C Bezdek, Christopher Leckie, Marimuthu Palaniswami

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON SENSOR NETWORKS | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2009

Abstract

Anomalies in wireless sensor networks can occur due to malicious attacks, faulty sensors, changes in the observed external phenomena, or errors in communication. Defining and detecting these interesting events in energy-constrained situations is an important task in managing these types of networks. A key challenge is how to detect anomalies with few false alarms while preserving the limited energy in the network. In this article, we define different types of anomalies that occur in wireless sensor networks and provide formal models for them. We illustrate the model using statistical parameters on a dataset gathered from a real wireless sensor network deployment at the Intel Berkeley Researc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the ARC Research Network on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), DEST International Science and Linkage Grant, Microsoft SensorMap Grant, ARC Special Research Center for Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN) and the Australian Research Council (ARC).