Wireless Networks

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 409–423 | Cite as

SENDROM: Sensor networks for disaster relief operations management



SENDROM is a new sensor network architecture to manage the rescue operations after large scale disasters. This architecture mainly consists of sensor nodes deployed prior to a disaster and central nodes that can query sensor nodes. Central nodes are stored nearby the emergency operation centers and airports before a disaster. Following a disaster rescue teams are assigned one mobile central node and guided to a region based on the data in the SENDROM database. This paper explains the SENDROM architecture as well as our new task and data dissemination, localization of a detected person, and end-to-end reliable event transfer schemes introduced for SENDROM. Then it evaluates the performance of these schemes analytically and through simulation.


Sesnor networks Data dissemination Task dissemination Disaster relief operations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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