Advanced Technology for Sensor Clouds

Project Details

Project Lead
Ryan Hartman 
Project Manager
Ryan Hartman 
Project Members
Chih-Hao Shih, Vignesh Ravindran, Vinod Periasamy, Sankarbala Manoharan  
Indiana University, University Information Technological Services  
Computer Science (401) 


"Grid Computing continues to evolve into cloud computing where real-time scalable resources are provided as a service over a network or the Internet to users who need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure (""in the cloud"" as an abstraction of the complex infrastructure) that supports them. A sensor network can be a wired or wireless network consisting of spatially distributed autonomous devices using sensors to cooperatively provide data from different locations. A sensor grid integrates multiple sensor networks with grid infrastructures to enable real-time sensor data collection and the sharing of computational and storage resources for sensor data processing and management."

Intellectual Merit

Leveraging earlier research that prototyped next generation technologies for integrating and facilitating separately developed sensor interoperability, data-mining, GIS and archiving grids using publish-subscribe based mediation services, this research will investigate the incorporation of cloud computing technologies and examine the penetration vulnerabilities of these technologies.

Broader Impacts

It is an enabling technology for building large-scale infrastructures, integrating heterogeneous sensor, data and computational resources deployed over a wide area.

Scale of Use

A few VMs for an experiment


Alex Ho and Geoffrey Fox Distributed FutureGrid Clouds for Scalable Collaborative Sensor-Centric Grid Applications Ball Aerospace Dayton (Fairborn) July 27 2011