ESPACENET: A framework of evolvable and reconfigurable sensor networks for aerospace-based monitoring and diagnostics

T. Arslan, N. Haridas, E. Yang, A. T. Erdogan, N. Barton, A. J. Walton, J. S. Thompson, A. Stoica, T. Vladimirova, K. D. McDonald-Maier, W. G J Howells

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There is an increasing need to develop flexible, reconfigurable, and intelligent multi-spacecraft sensing networks for aerospace-based monitoring and diagnostics. Technical advancements in ad hoc networking, MEMS devices, low-power electronics, adaptive and reconfigurable hardware, micro-spacecraft, and micro-sensors have enabled the design and development of such highly integrated space wireless sensor networks. This paper proposes the framework for an Evolvable Sensor Network Architecture, investigated as part of the ESPA CENET project, collocated at the University of Edinburgh, Essex, Kent and Surrey. The aim is to design a flexible and intelligent embedded network of reconfigurable piconodes optimised by a hierarchical multi-objective algorithm. Although the project is targeted at aerospace applications, the same intelligent network can be used for many earth bound applications such as environmental and medical diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationAHS 2006
EditorsAdrian Stoica
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0-7695-2614-4
Publication statusPublished - 22 Dec 2006
Event1st NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2006 - Istanbul, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 200618 Jun 2006


Conference1st NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • aerospace computing
  • intelligent sensors
  • reconfigurable architectures
  • wireless sensor networks

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