ParkNet: A mobile sensor network for harvesting real time vehicular parking information

Suhas Mathur, Sanjit Kaul, Marco Gruteser, Wade Trappe

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Abstract

This paper describes the architecture and design of ParkNet, a mobile sensor network consisting of vehicles, which collects and disseminates real-time information about the availability of parking spaces in urban areas. We outline the broad challenges in real-time data collection and consumption by a mobile sensor network, as well as the design issues specific to ParkNet. Sensor nodes in ParkNet are a combination of privately owned and city owned vehicles and employ low cost ultrasonic sensors to detect the presence of vacant parking spots as they drive by. We present early results on the performance of our sensor platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobiHoc S3 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 MobiHoc S3 Workshop, co-located with MobiHoc 2009
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages25-27
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781605585215
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2009
Event2009 MobiHoc S3 Workshop, MobiHoc S3 2009 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: May 18 2009 → …

Publication series

NameMobiHoc S3 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 MobiHoc S3 Workshop, co-located with MobiHoc 2009

Other

Other2009 MobiHoc S3 Workshop, MobiHoc S3 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period5/18/09 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Algorithms
  • Design
  • Experimentation
  • Measurement

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