Mobile Sensing Enabled Robust Detection of Security Threats in Urban Environments

Jie Yang, Jerry Cheng, Yingying Chen

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Abstract

Mobile sensing enables data collection from large numbers of participants in ways that previously were not possible. In particular, by affixing a sensory device to a mobile device, such as smartphone or vehicle, mobile sensing provides the opportunity to not only collect dynamic information from environments but also detect the environmental hazards. In this paper, we propose a mobile sensing wireless network for surveillance of security threats in urban environments, e.g., environmental pollution sources or nuclear radiation materials. We formulate the security threats detection as a significant cluster detection problem. To make our approach robust to unreliable sensing data, we propose an algorithm based on the Mean Shift method to identify the significant clusters and determine the locations of threats. Extensive simulation studies are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed detection algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality, Reliability,Security and Robustness in Heterogeneous Networks - 7th Int. Conf. on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, QShine 2010 and DSRC 2010.
Pages88-104
Number of pages17
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event7th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, QShine 2010, and Dedicated Short Range CommunicationsWorkshop, DSRC 2010 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2010Nov 19 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume74 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other7th International Conference on Heterogeneous Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness, QShine 2010, and Dedicated Short Range CommunicationsWorkshop, DSRC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period11/17/1011/19/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Mean Shift Clustering
  • Mobile sensing
  • security threats

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