Sensor Platforms-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Sensor Platforms-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Sensor Platforms


SensorFly - a unique, cloud sensing system that consists of miniature helicopter-based sensing nodes to assist in emergency situations. 
  • Aveek Purohit, Zheng Sun, Pei Zhang, “SugarMap: Location-less Coverage for Micro-Aerial Sensing Swarms”, 12th ACM/IEEE Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’13), 2013 (To Appear)

Device Interaction


  • Pei Zhang, Christopher M. Sadler, Steve A. Lyon, and Margaret Martonosi. "Hardware Design Experiences in ZebraNet", SenSys 2004. The Second ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems. Nov, 2004.
  • T. Liu, C. Sadler, P. Zhang, and M. Martonosi. "Implementing Software on Resource-Constrained Mobile Sensors: Experiences with Impala and ZebraNet", Mobisys 2004. The Second International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services. June, 2004.
Pei Zhang

Prof. Pei Zhang

Indoor Location Tracking

Within the SmartCommunities and Disaster Management initiatives, a clear need has emerged to be able to locate people and objects in spaces where GPS-based techniques dont work. Our approach is to build very simple, wall-pluggable in- frared beacons that continuously transmit unique IDs and to use IR sensors in or coupled with smartphones to detect, store and relay this information to a server. The scheme is low cost- per-room and relies largely on existing cellphone technology for backhauling the data no in-building network is required. On-site tracking of emergency personnel and assets, using this approach, is being explored. Poster

Bob Iannucci

Prof. Bob Iannucci

Smart Communities

We consider a smart community system of software and hardware based sensory systems that will integrate several subsystems of a physical region such as water distribution, local drainage, buildings and energy, and enable a range of services to the inhabitants and resource managers of the region. Learn more.