Smart engineers extend capabilities of smartphones
Mar 2, 2012
Here is another project Mizzou Advantage researcher Wenjun Zeng is part of.
From MIZZOU Engineer Magazine
With funding from a U.S. Army/Leonard Wood Institute research grant, the University of Missouri College of Engineering professor has enhanced the device’s capabilities for target localization and tracking functions. These new capabilities go hand-in-hand with his work to create ad hoc networks with smartphones, allowing the wireless devices to communicate with each other without the presence of a router.
The MU researcher has worked for 10 years in this vein of research, which he says is a “hot” area of study. His research team initially used wireless sensor nodes for peer-to-peer communication. A paper he submitted on those ad hoc network investigations to the 2003 Association of Computing Machinery Conference on Mobile and Ad Hoc Computing has been cited more than 700 times.
Shang has since replaced the sensor nodes with the “off-the-shelf” technology represented by the smartphones, and at the same time has opened the device’s treasure trove of additional capabilities. More…