[2017-03-31] Prof. Susumu Ishihara, Shizuoka University, " Applications of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, on the Road and in the Underground Pipes.”
Title: Applications of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, on the Road and in the Underground Pipes.
Date: 2017-03-31 2:20pm-3:30pm
Location: R103, CSIE
Speaker: Prof. Susumu Ishihara, Shizuoka University
Hosted by: Prof. Hsin-Mu Tsai
In this talk, I will introduce our two projects on application of wireless ad hoc networks. The first project is securing autonomous platooning using radio communication and visible-light communication. Autonomous platooning is a promising technology of is a promising vehicle-to-vehicle communication application, which has the potential of decreasing fuel consumption, reducing traffic jams, and improving safety by forming groups of vehicles like a train with very short inter-vehicle gap. Since the communication between the leader vehicle and member vehicles is very crucial to keep a platoon safe, securing the communication is a key factor for realizing autonomous platooning. We have been focusing on jamming attack on platoons and considering to use visible light communication to back-up radio communication. In the talk, I will introduce the basic of vehicular communication and autonomous platooning, and our simulation-based study on securing autonomous platoons by using visible light communication. The second project is about using drifting sensor/camera nodes for a quick and laborsaving sewer survey. Since old sewer pipe have to be examined for maintenance, the cost of sewer survey is very high and bring pressures on local governments. The system we have been developing uses multiple small sensor/camera nodes like baseballs to sense the pipe condition and record video of the pipe wall, and transmit the data to a server via wireless communication. What the workers need to do with this system is just to open some manholes to attach access points on the manholes and put sensor/camera nodes into the pipe. I will introduce our work on designing camera/sensor nodes and experiments of radio communication in narrow underground sewer pipes.
Susumu Ishihara received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in 1994, 1996, and 1999. From 1998 to 1999 he was a JSPS Special Re- searcher. Since 1999, he has been with Shizuoka University, Japan, where he is an associate professor of College of Engineering, Academic Institute. He was a visiting researcher at the University of California, Irvine in 2008 and at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014-2015. His current research interests include design and implementation of communication protocols and services, especially on mobile ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, and wireless sensor networks. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and IEICE, and a senior member of IPSJ.