Fall 2010 IAB
September 15 to 17

Dr. Anita Flynn

The Guidance & Inertial Navigation Assistant (GINA)

Early wireless sensor networking protocols had reliability problems due to network collapse (nodes re-transmitting when a link goes down due to interference, which leads to more interference, which leads to more attempts to re-transmit and so on, until the network collapses). For our research into improved networking protocols, we have developed a low-power, one-square-inch, wireless sensor platform with a number of inertial sensors. The platform is called the Guidance & Inertial Navigation Assistant (GINA) and can be used in a wide variety of applications to study what can be inferred from such sensors when either worn, or affixed in an environment under study.